Making a plan defining who, what, where, and when the maintenance and repairs your building requires will be undertaken is essential, not only for making sure they take place, but also for defining and sticking to a budget.
Whilst there are plenty of preventative measures you can and should take, regardless of whether your building has started to present major issues, using your Quinquennial Inspection Report to include the recommended works identified by your inspection is critical, as every building is different, and its age, location, materials and even design, will all affect both its rate of deterioration and how easy it is address its maintenance and repair needs.
Maintenance Plan Templates:
To help you get started we have a number of Maintenance Plan templates you can use – please email us to request these.
Further Resources and information:
Historic England guidance on maintenance and repair for places of worship.
Maintenance Booker is a national service which links experienced conservation professionals and practitioners who undertake a range of maintenance services with churches.
Visit their website to find out more, register, and receive quotes.
We recommend the following organisations' resources about maintenance and repair - let us know if you can't find what you're looking for.
You can also check the Grants page for possible sources of funding
Don't forget you can claim back VAT on works to your chapel!!! - click here to find out more or read the BU Guidelines
Read or download the BU Guidelines:
Looking after your church building
Buildings Materials and External Fittings in Listed Churches
Furnishings in Listed Church Buildings
Please click here for information about finding conservation practitioners