Pre purchase building inspections

For the peace of mind you need when you buy your new home

Structural inspections

Are you confident that the property you are getting ready to purchase is structurally sound? Or will it be a burden causing you continual repair work? This is where we come in.

As a premium building inspection company servicing Tasmania, we perform structural inspections in Hobart, Launceston and wider Tasmania. All are carried out by an expert structural inspector in accordance with Appendix C of AS4349.1-2007.

Being a reputed Tasmanian building inspection company, HICAM’s pre-purchase inspections are calculated to offer you vital and objective counsel regarding the structural condition of the building you intend to buy or sell.

Armed with advice from our experts you will be empowered to make an insight-based decision on whether to buy a particular property or not.

Our team leverages state-of-the-art technology to carry out building inspections.

HICAM’s building inspection experts have garnered a tremendous amount of knowledge through many years of experience. From the roof to the foundation – our experts will gauge the health of your entire building.

HICAM’s well-trained and certified inspectors leverage their wealth of domain knowledge and experience accumulated through their careers, including your local ordinances and codes to deliver professional quality building inspections.

Premium Pre-purchase building inspections

We perform pre-purchase property and building inspections in Hobart, Launceston and wider Tasmania. All are carried out by an expert structural inspector in accordance with Appendix C of AS4349.1-2007.

As a premium building inspection company in Tasmania, our focus is on providing you with pre-purchase building inspections that are completely independent. We are aware of what goes into making a property investment or purchasing a family home.

This is why HICAM is at your service, to offer you a hassle-free experience. Our professional inspectors leave no stone unturned in making sure the health of your building is completely ensured.

Our certified inspectors will share with you an in-depth report with photos showing findings, and the project SOW which a contractor can take advantage of to carry out the correction/repair tasks. We are available to discuss your building defect difficulties and home inspection needs at your convenience.

A premium building inspection encompasses the following elements:

Interior inspections cover each room individually and all aspects of the interior of the dwelling including:

  • Ceiling lining
  • Cornice
  • Walls
  • Floors & floor coverings
  • Doors & door furniture
  • Cupboard spaces skirtings
  • Architraves 
  • Tapware
  • Sinks
  • Showers
  • Baths
  • Wall tiles & fitted joinery items
  • Flooring
  • Bearers
  • Joists
  • Ventilation & moisture
  • Sub floor door
  • Piers
  • Brickwork & suspended slabs
  • Exterior cladding & finishes 
  • Windows
  • Windowsills
  • Doors & door sills
  • Chimneys & flue weep holes
  • Carports
  • Decks & pergolas

Roof structure trusses or pitched roof framing and condition of the elements.

  • Insulation
  • Reflective foil
  • Interior
  • Roof coverings & fixings
  • Ridges
  • Gutters
  • Downpipes
  • Valleys
  • Eaves
  • Fascia
  • Bargeboard & flashing
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Why choose HICAM?

Protect yourself with a pre purchase building inspection with HICAM:

Fully accredited experienced practitioner with over 30 years of experience

Fast efficient service

Easy to order the inspection and we will organise everything

Complies with BCA AS4349.1 2007


What's included in the report?

20 or more pages long, depending on the amount of defects reportable and includes the following:

  • A description of the property
  • A summary of any safety hazards, major and minor defects
  • A detailed “area by area” description of any safety hazards, major and minor defects found at the property including photographs
  • Recommendations for further investigation
  • Use us for a quality pre-buy building and property inspection to ensure you purchase quality real estate

I was very happy about the service received from HICAM. Paul was a wealth of knowledge and explained things very well. I was certainly made aware of what I was buying and was confident moving forward with the purchase once I had received the report and had a post report conversation with Paul.


We were very happy with the service provided by Paul at HICAM. Paul took extra effort to complete a comprehensive inspection and report for us at short notice, and was very thorough and explained everything to us in detail. We felt very confident going into our house purchase with his expert advice.

Cassie L

Very thankful to HICAM and Paul for their time, advice and patience with us, once again, and also, and for the prompt report. It has been terrific working with Paul on a such a short timeframe and turn around was extremely quick and helpful. Have no reservation in recommending HICAM "highly" to any prospective customers requiring a pre purchase building inspection as their professionalism, honesty, speed and no mess around approach is absolutely wonderful; big claps for HICAM.

Pat & Garry

I needed a property inspection and report within a short (2-day) timeframe. HICAM was able to provide me with a detailed inspection report within a 24 hour period, which provided me with the confidence to make an offer on the property concerned.


Paul the Building Inspector is so professional and efficient. He really did put my mind at ease with carrying out the building inspection. From the first phone call to Paul, I knew I was dealing with someone I could trust and he was readily available to answer any questions I had. I highly recommend Paul, a true professional.


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