Compiling a heritage property maintenance logbook | Brisbane City Council

Compiling a heritage property maintenance logbook

A logbook is an invaluable tool for heritage-property owners as part of the ongoing maintenance of heritage places.

What the logbook includes 

This logbook shows the essential information to record about different elements of a heritage place.It is made up of a series of sheets in Microsoft Word format which can be adapted to the specific needs of a heritage place, depending on its size, complexity and the number of times a building inspection needs to be made.

The logbook sheets comprise of:

  • heritage listings
  • property details
  • emergency contacts
  • site and building details
  • site and building plans
  • record of inspections and work
  • plumbing and other services
  • interior and exterior elements.

You need to have Microsoft Word or Microsoft Word Viewer installed on your computer to view this document. 

Download the heritage property maintenance logbook (Word - 188kb).

How to complete each logbook sheet

  • a sample sheet is provided to show what information to record about a heritage place
  • only complete the relevant sections of a sheet when carrying out a building inspection
  • name and/or number each room and allocate a separate sheet for each of them
  • reference and mark windows, doors and fireplaces. Doors are considered to be part of the room into which they open
  • provide sufficient space to draw a site plan and key plan of each level (including the roof), indicating the main features
  • record any additional relevant information in the spaces allocated for sketches/notes
  • it may be helpful to use the following abbreviations when looking at the condition of buildings/structures:
    • G = Good
    • F = Fair
    • P = Poor.

More information on conservation

For more information contact Council's Heritage Unit.

07 May 2014