Repair of traditional buildings

Overview | Find the cause | Use skilled people | Source suitable materials | Keep a record of repairs

Keep a record of repairs

A record of repairs and maintenance shows that a building has been well cared for. It will also help and reassure potential buyers.

You should keep:

  • maintenance inspection checklists
  • records of repair work carried out
  • details of the tradespeople or contractors and any professionals involved
  • a note of the dates of the work
  • invoices detailing the costs

It’s also useful to take photos before, during and after the repairs.