FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of common questions we get asked. Get in touch with us if you have any specific questions you need answers to. We’d love to help.

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Why choose The 4th Little Pig?
  • We provide engineering services with a “pigs can fly” approach (anything is possible)!
  • We like getting ourselves dirty for our customers. If we need to climb into (or onto) your roof, or under your floor, consider it done.
  • We take great pride in ensuring our clients are happy.
  • We take the engineering jargon away so everything is explained in a clear and concise manner.
  • We don’t stop until our design proposals and intentions are clearly understood by you, the customer.
How much do you charge for your services?
Every task & project is unique. To ensure you receive a competitive price, it is best to get in touch with us to determine what you need and to evaluate the respective cost.
What are your credentials as an engineer?

 We have over 20 years of extensive engineering experience with structural and civil engineering design projects, as well as registration with overarching authorities such as the VBA and ieAust.

How long does it take to complete your services?
This depends on the extent of the task or project. It is advisable to give us a call so we understand what your required timing is so we can deliver within your timeframe.
Do you do structural inspection reports?

Our structural reports are arranged so they are easy to follow by anyone. These are typically presented in dot point form, and any existing site problems rated on a level of severity. The severity level assists to determine the order of priority in which any existing problems should be attended to.

Do you certify temporary structures for special events?

We are often asked if we can assist with certification of temporary structures that need to be signed-off prior to the commencement of public events. These could be anything from stages for live performances and public marquees through to inflatable arches for charity events (for example). We are happy to help out and welcome your inquiry.

Do you offer peer reviews?

Yes, we certainly do. If you have a set of civil or structural design drawings that require an independent and thorough review, we can provide this service. Depending on the complexity of the project, this is considered important to some clients in order to reduce the risk of unexpected construction costs, or potentially economise an existing design. Feel free to get in touch if you are interested in this service.

What areas do you service?

We are currently registered to service statewide Victoria and Tasmania. However, rapid expansion sees us likely to expand into other states.

For interestate enquiries, please call to discuss your requirements.

How do I get a quotation for your services?

The best approach is to complete the online form with any support documentation.

When do I need a structural engineer?

A structural engineer is needed when you need to ensure a structure is designed safely. This includes:- residential buildings, renovations, extensions, retaining walls and essentially anything else considered to be a structure. 

When do I need a civil engineer?

Civil engineers are consulted for land development projects and rehabilitation of existing space alike. This may include:- stormwater drainage systems, sewer reticulation, potable and non potable water supply, bulk earthworks and issues relating to flooding.

Do you have any other questions to ask? Get in touch today!

CIVIL DESIGN

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.

STRUCTURAL DESIGN

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.