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Construction Stage Inspections

Melbourne's leading new construction inspection company | Building Assessment Unit

Construction Stage Inspections

As the trusted Victoria Building Inspectors, Building Assessment Unit undertakes extensive overview and compliance checks of the home at various stages, providing a detailed report with applicable refences to the National Construction Code, Australian Standards and manufactures specifications, ensuring that your home new home is being built to a high quality and standard. 

Your Melbourne Construction Inspector will assess the following:

Foundation Inspection:

  • This inspection occurs after excavation, after the installation of the steel and before pouring concrete.
  • Ensures the foundation is properly prepared and meets structural requirements.
  • Checks for proper reinforcement, formwork, and site drainage.

Framing Inspection:

  • Conducted after framing of walls, floors, and roof structures is complete.
  • Verifies framing members are properly installed, plumb and braced.
  • Ensures compliance with structural requirements and building codes.

Lock-Up Inspection:

  • Conducted once the home is completely enclosed, 
  • Review of all the external brickwork and cladding verifying installation as per the Australian Standards.
  • Review of the roof condition and installation including flashing, and fixings.
Pre-Plaster Inspection
  • Occurs after insulation installation but before wall coverings are added.
  • Verifies insulation meets energy efficiency requirements.
  • Ensures insulation is properly installed without gaps or compression.
  • Inspects the installation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems before closing up walls.
  • Checks for proper placement, connections, and compliance with codes.
  • Ensures systems are correctly installed and ready for finishing work

Fixing and Waterproofing:

  • Conducted after architraves, skirtings, painting and waterproofing is completed but before finishing work.
  • Checks on levels, installation standard and deviations to finishing materials.
  • Review of painting condition.
  • Assessment of the waterproofing to ensure compliance with current waterproofing codes.

Final Inspection:

  • Occurs when construction is nearly complete.
  • Comprehensive inspection covering all aspects of the building, including fixtures and fittings, finishes, and safety features.
  • Verifies compliance with building codes, safety standards, and contractual specifications.
  • Ensures the building is safe for occupancy and meets quality expectations.

These inspections are conducted by a Victoria Construction Inspector or qualified professionals hired by the project owner or developer. They help ensure that construction meets quality standards, complies with regulations, and results in a safe and functional building. Identifying and addressing issues during construction stages can prevent costly rework and ensure the final product meets expectations

Our Customers are Talking

Geno Alvarez
Geno Alvarez
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These guys are the best. Professional, courteous, quick and knowledgeable. My pre purchase home inspection gave me the confidence to renegotiate our offer because of some issues discovered in the inspection. Thank you! BAU.
Joanna P
Joanna P
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No Worries Mate! If you need a Home inspection in Melbourne call the Building Assessment Unit. They did a great job for me, I highly recommend.
Chris Rose
Chris Rose
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I needed a Home inspection the best and I had a great experience with BAUThe Inspector showed up on time and was able to clearly explain everything before the work began. Not only was the price lower than the other Home Inspection companies I called he was quick, professional thanks!
Alex S
Alex S
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Building Assessment Unit were great. We needed a home inspection because our house was damaged in big storm They were able to schedule us quickly, they were there on time, the work was completed very efficiently, and they actually charged us a little below what the estimate was. Fantastic group, and I would certainly use them again!
Candice G
Candice G
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Mark did an amazing job. Getting the appointment was very easy, I texted and he called back right away. The Job was done quickly and professionally. He came recommended by a friend, and I can only recommend BAU further!
John Ortega
John Ortega
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I highly recommend Building Assessment Unit. I had to have major work done on our house including installing a new electrical panel and new plumbing underneath the house to allow for the installation of an EV charger and new electric appliances that would replace our failing gas oven and cooktop. Getting confirmation that all is well helps my wife and I peace of mind.

Why Choose Building Assessment Unit

Melbourne Home Inspection Services Services?

Choosing Building Assessment Unit means partnering with a trusted Building Consutant dedicated to delivering exceptional service and tangible results. Here’s why clients rely on us:


Our team comprises seasoned professionals with extensive experience in building assessment and related fields.

Tailored Solutions:

We understand that every project is unique, which is why we tailor our services to meet the specific needs and objectives of each client.

Client-Centric Approach:

At Building Assessment Unit, client satisfaction is our top priority. We prioritise clear communication, responsiveness, and transparency throughout the assessment process.

Commitment to Quality:

We adhere to the highest standards of quality and integrity in everything we do, ensuring reliable and accurate results.


Innovation: We stay abreast of the latest advancements in building assessment technologies and methodologies, enabling us to deliver innovative solutions that drive value for our clients.

Time and Cost Savings

A thorough inspection can uncover hidden problems or potential issues with the property before you finalize the purchase. Addressing these issues upfront saves you time and money!

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