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.
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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
- view other Council fact sheets:
For more information contact Council's Heritage Unit.