After 20 years of widespread civil and structural engineering design experience throughout Australia, Damien Dakin created The 4th Little Pig as a boutique and independent engineering business in 2017. We have produced solutions to countless engineering challenges with a service rate that we are very proud of.

As you may already wonder, “Why The 4th Little Pig?”

Everybody knows the story of The Three Little Pigs. The 4th Little Pig was seen as an opportunity to become a true leader and to restore personability in engineering, with an innovative approach to structural design of new homes in particular. We work closely together with our clients, whilst thinking outside-the-box to get the best results in the least amount of time. Our sense of humour in the business title has reinforced our approachability and made many satisfied customers as a result.

At the same time, our extensive project management experience allows us to deliver the best results for our clients outside of the direct client-engineer relationship, where personability may not be the ideal approach. We pride ourselves on our ability to negotiate and navigate our way through design and construction matters in a professional and agreeable manner, all with the best interests of our clients as the main priority.

Our structural engineering expertise particularly caters to the residential construction market. We prepare for new builds for the budding first-home buyer, right through to detailed renovations, extensions and floor additions for the established home occupier who is in need of extra floor space, or improved functionality.

Our civil design experience is also highly regarded by our clients. We are well-versed in subdivisional developments (both greenfield and brownfield) and have to ability to provide premium civil engineering design and project management services in a tight-knit package. Our services also include any replacement, extension, or augmentation works to existing services and road construction.

Our continual collaboration with architects, developers, contractors, and government authorities ensures that costs to our clients are reduced as much as feasibly possible. Our fee structures are transparent from the beginning to ensure that the worth we provide to the project is clearly understood.

Feel free to browse through our list of services and expertise, and please get in touch if there are any particular queries you have that we can assist with.


Do you have a civil design problem that needs solving? We deal in Land Development, Stormwater Drainage, Sewerage, Water Supply, Pavement Construction, Bulk Earthworks, Pump Stations, Retaining Walls & so much more.


Do you have a structural design challenge for us? We deal in Home Renovations, Home Extensions, Floor Additions, Retaining Walls, Sheds & Warehouses, Carports, Commercial Precincts, Industrial Pavements & so much more.