The regular expenditure of a small amount of maintenance funds is much better for a building, and more cost effective, than large injections of capital every 20 years or so. People often think that once a building has been ‘restored’ it doesn’t need to be looked at again for many years. But many major repairs to historic buildings could have been prevented if simple things like leaking down-pipes and gutters had been cleaned out or repaired quickly.
Preparing a maintenance plan: Information sheet 1.1
The main reason for a maintenance plan is that it is the most cost-effective way to maintain the value of an asset. When buildings are neglected, defects can occur which may result in extensive and avoidable damage to the building fabric or equipment.
- 1 March 1998
- Heritage Office
- Heritage publications, Information series, Fact sheet, Publication
- ISBN 1-87641-572X
- File PDF 204KB
- Pages 8
- Name preparing-a-maintenance-plan-information-sheet.pdf