SLN Consulting

Structural Engineer Brisbane

Your trusted structural engineer in Brisbane. We aim to exceed customer expectations by offering expert structural engineering design, inspections, and investigations.

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We’re professional structural engineers helping Brisbane property owners

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SLN Consulting is an expert in the provision of structural designs, construction inspections and building investigatory works. An experienced structural engineering firm, we work with owners, architects and contractors on a range of residential, commercial and industrial projects.

Throughout, we are committed to ensuring the highest levels of customer service and the most effective solutions. If you’re planning a new building or addition to an existing property, you’ll want to make sure you have a trustworthy structural engineer to prepare all technical drawings to ensure all requirements are met, and your vision becomes a reality.

Residential Structural Engineer Brisbane, Gold Coast & Tweed Heads
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Our engineers listen & take the time to understand your technical plans

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We take the time to listen to and understand your goals, before offering straightforward advice and developing the most appropriate and cost-effective solution, for the best possible outcome. Once our registered engineers have completed your technical plans, we’ll issue a Form 15 Certificate (Design) to confirm this vital aspect of the construction process has been completed in accordance with all relevant Australian standards and guidelines.

This will enable you to obtain the required permit from a Building Certifier, allowing work to commence. Throughout the construction process, we will remain on-hand to inspect the quality of work at specific stages, in order to issue a Form 16 Certificate (Construction) upon completion, confirming that all plans were adhered to.

Our Structural Engineering Services

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Our team also provides structural design and inspection solutions for:

Technical Drawings & Reports

Re-Stumping & House Raising

Retaining Walls, Awnings & Screens

Investigations

Over 20-Years Experience in Structural Engineering

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We pride ourselves on our dependability, meticulous attention to detail, strong communication skills and our ability to complete every job within budget and on deadline. With such a high quality service, it is little wonder that much of our business comes via referral or through existing relationships with satisfied clients.

With more than 20-years of experience both locally and internationally, our engineers are registered with the Institute of Engineers Australia, the Board of Professional Engineers Queensland and the Victorian Building Authority.

Residential Structural Engineer Brisbane, Gold Coast & Tweed Heads

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Phone:
0424 870 888

Trading Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a structural engineer do?

If you’re planning a new-build or addition to an existing property, it’s vital to make sure you have a trustworthy expert to prepare the technical designs needed to ensure all necessary requirements are met, and your vision becomes a reality. And that is where your structural engineer comes in! While your architect will take more of a focus on how a building looks from an aesthetic perspective, your structural engineer will focus on how it will be built, and what materials will be used to ensure safety, durability and functionality.

How much does it cost to hire a structural engineer?

Every job is different. Each quote is individually developed based on our experience and expertise, as well as the size and complexity of the build. All work is quoted for using an hourly rate and an estimate of the time required to do the job. Importantly, we won’t take any payment from you until the job has been completed to your absolute satisfaction.

What does a structural engineer report on?

Our registered structural engineers complete all technical drawings outlining how a building should be constructed for safety, durability and functionality. Once we’re satisfied the designs meet all necessary codes and standards, we’ll issue a Form 15 Certificate (Design). This is your official confirmation that this aspect of the process has been completed. It also outlines all the relevant project details and applicable standards that need to be met, depending on the site itself, the surrounding conditions and the materials being used.

Do you need a structural engineer to build a house?

The simple answer is yes. For the construction of any complex structure, you’ll need to ensure you have the right certification (i.e. a Form 15 Certificate), issued by an appropriate, accredited professional. For that reason, 95 per cent of building works require the input of a structural engineer to help ensure your vision is brought to life in the safest way possible.

What does a structural engineer look for in a building?

While your architect will design a building with aesthetics top-of-mind, your structural engineer will focus on ensuring it is constructed safely and will function as you need it to once completed. They achieve this by selecting materials, determining the structural elements of the design, and specifying all electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing requirements.

What is the difference between an architect and structural engineer?

Architects and structural engineers are each responsible for planning the design of a building. Both have the same endgame, i.e. a well-structured building. However, the focus they take during the development process is markedly different. While architects tend to be more concerned with how a building looks based on a client brief, structural engineers focus on how it will be built from a technical and structural perspective, including material selection and how those materials should be used to guarantee a robust finish. Essentially, your structural engineer is responsible for ensuring the design is safe and meets all appropriate building codes and standards.

Testimonials

“SLN Consulting Pty Ltd carry out numerous structural solutions for our swimming pool customers Australia-wide. Their technical knowledge and practical experience exceeded our design requirements time and time again. I would highly recommend using SLN Consulting to everyone.” – Nigel Butcher, Shipping Container Pools ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Scream Visual has engaged the services of SLN Consulting Pty Ltd over the past five years, on numerous projects around Australia. We have always found them to be prompt, professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of engineering, as required for the works undertaken by our company. Their turnaround time and service is second to none, and I would highly recommend them for your all your engineering requirements on your next project.” – James Birchley, Scream Visual ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Sometimes in life you feel lucky to come across a highly professional tradesperson. That’s how I felt when SLN Consulting completed work for us. Not only were they very personable and incredibly swift to respond, but the quality of the work was outstanding. A delight of a company to be involved with – they know their stuff, care for the outcomes and make life easier for you. I highly recommend Nenad and SLN Consulting.” – Sonja Bernhardt ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“SLN Consulting Pty Ltd provided excellent structural engineering solutions and value for our most recent project. They showed great attention to detail in regards to our design requirements and were happy to explain in depth any technical questions we had. I have recommended SLN to friends who have also used them. We are in the process of engaging SLN for our next design and will continue to do so in the future.” – Peter Jenkinson, Thirtyeight Group ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We here at OIC Engineering PTY LTD have worked alongside SLN Consulting for many years. They have provided technical data and certification for our metalworks and structures, for many tier 1 and 2 builders. We find SLN Consulting services to work within our tight time frames, easy to deal with and that they provide a great service. We highly recommend SLN Consulting for any structural service needed for residential, domestic, commercial or any other engineering field.” – Marek and Peter, OIC Engineering Team ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I contracted SLN Consulting Pty Ltd for a recent project and the team delivered over and above. They provided an effective structural solution for the project and ensured it was completed on time and to a high standard. They demonstrate experience, professionalism and, in particular, sophisticated technical knowledge which achieved specific and detailed design requirements. I would highly recommend SLN Consulting to anyone.” – Ananth Swamy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What is our process?

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SLN Consulting offers an entire suite of structural engineering services. Whether it’s a new build or renovation, the process will usually begin once you have received preliminary drawings from your architect. To ensure you are successful in receiving your building permit, we will then review these drawings and develop the structural designs that will bring them to life. We offer our services to both residential and commercial clients in Brisbane, Tweed Heads and on the Gold Coast

Initially, we’ll sit down with you to run through all requirements and take the necessary time to understand your objectives, before working to develop the most appropriate and cost-effective solution. From here, we’ll develop a quote outlining all elements and associated fees. Importantly, we don’t take any payment until the job has been completed, and all necessary permits have been issued.

Once you have approved your quote, we’ll work with you to gather all the necessary information to get the job done. Our fully-accredited and highly-experienced engineers will then work to complete your technical plans, and ultimately issue a Form 15 Certificate (Design), which is your official confirmation that this element has been completed in accordance with all relevant Australian standards and guidelines.

Following your structural drawings being completed and your Form 15 having been issued, we’ll remain on-hand to conduct ongoing inspections throughout the construction process, so you can rest assured that all requirements are being met. Our involvement here allows us to issue a Form 16 Certificate (Construction) upon completion, confirming all structural plans were adhered to correctly.

Why Choose Us?

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SLN Consulting has more than two decades of experience in the industry. Over the past 20 years we have developed a solid reputation as the go-to experts when it comes to developing effective structural designs, construction inspections and building investigatory work. We are renowned for our dependability, attention-to-detail, exemplary communication skills and commitment to offering the highest levels of customer service.

We care passionately about our client’s goals and remain committed to taking the time to fully understand exactly what they want to achieve. There is a unique sense of collaboration that runs through everything we do. We keep clients informed at every stage throughout the process, continually inviting feedback to ensure we get everything absolutely right.

We provide an end-to-end service, staying involved in the projects we work on until the process has been successfully completed. Beyond the development of the structural designs, we continue to work with clients to conduct inspections at various points, and make any necessary adjustments in-line with all the relevant standards.