Mitigate Risk with Building Maintenance & Facility Services

Building maintenance is a crucial part of facilities management. But how can it help reduce risk and ensure compliance across your business? Building fabric maintenance plays a major role in helping businesses ensure health and safety and reduce risk across the board. That’s why Elogs Facilities Services is such a game-changer. In this article, we’ll consider the role of fabric maintenance in mitigating risk and how Elogs Facilities Services can help your business remain compliant.

What is fabric maintenance and why is it important?

Essentially, fabric maintenance encompasses building maintenance works spanning from functionality to aesthetic appeal. Building fabric maintenance covers the areas of your building that aren’t viewed as specialist, electrical, or mechanical. Fabric maintenance covers a wide range of works, including but not limited to:

  • Decoration.
  • Carpentry.
  • Glazing.
  • Doors.
  • Windows.
  • Floors.
  • Doors.
  • Lighting.

As a property or facilities manager, you must keep your properties in good working condition to ensure your tenants and investors are satisfied. Fabric maintenance plays a huge role in maintaining the integrity, functionality, and aesthetic appeal of your buildings. But unfortunately, it’s easy to let it slip off the list of priorities because it generally focuses on the smaller issues in a building rather than the larger problems.

Although it might not make it seem like something worth worrying about, it can have a huge impact on the success of your business. By ensuring effective fabric maintenance, you’ll be more likely to attract investors, retain tenants, and add value to your existing assets.

How does fabric maintenance mitigate risk across your business?

Reduce risk of financial loss.

By ensuring regular fabric maintenance, your business reduces the likelihood of equipment breakdowns and future repairs. This means you’ll be less likely to lose value across your properties and gives you the chance to extend the lifecycle of your assets. Businesses that ensure efficient building fabric maintenance can preserve the market value of their properties.

In many cases, you can increase property value by doing fabric works such as decorating, landscaping, and new walls and brickwork. Routine fabric maintenance can also be a great way to attract new investors and tenants, which in turn can boost revenue and cash flow.

Reduce risk of expensive repairs on major works.


Often, many businesses view fabric maintenance as a low priority; this is because they see minor works as less important. But ironically, by attending to minor works across your buildings, you can prevent major repairs further down the line. For example, drainage is considered a ‘fabric work’.

So, if you didn’t fix a drainage or plumbing problem at one of your properties, it could cause serious damage. In some cases, it might even become a health hazard. If a health hazard of this nature arose, it could threaten occupant safety and you could even face legal repercussions due to non-compliance.

By ignoring something that seems insignificant, like a blocked drain, you are far more likely to require expensive and time-consuming works further down the line. This often has an extreme knock-on effect, which could lead to residential and commercial tenants moving out, investors to withdraw, and businesses in your buildings to temporarily close.

To avoid this domino effect, it’s crucial that you keep up the fabric maintenance of your buildings and address any minor fabric issues before they become a significant problem.

Reduce risk of non-compliance.

Although fabric maintenance includes works related to the aesthetic of your buildings, it is also vital for ensuring safety and compliance. If your properties fall into disrepair, or equipment is not adequately maintained, you could put your tenants and workers at risk.

Through fabric maintenance, you can prevent unexpected equipment failures which makes it easier to remain compliant with government legislation. The HSE even outline specific guidance around maintaining work equipment.  So, if you own commercial or residential properties, fabric maintenance is a must.

Without routine fabric maintenance checks, you might miss serious health and safety risks. This means your buildings could become unsafe. Without sufficient building maintenance, you could also damage your professional reputation. To keep investors and other key stakeholders on side, you need to demonstrate your commitment to health and safety through regular fabric maintenance.

How does Elogs Facilities Services reduce supply chain risk?

Elogs Facilities Services manages your fabric maintenance requirements efficiently, cost-effectively, and to the highest quality. One of the unique aspects of Elogs Facilities Services is that our supply chain is made up of Prosure360 verified suppliers and contractors. Prosure360 is a supply chain management software that allows you to make an informed decision about who you work with.


Our supply chain, backed by SCM software, ensures your service providers are compliant. This means non-compliant suppliers won’t be deployed. This means you can have confidence that all fabric maintenance jobs will be completed to a high standard by qualified and appropriately insured professionals.

Without using verified suppliers and contractors, you risk the reputation and financial health of your business. If your business deploys service providers who are non-compliant, you are more likely to experience supply chain disruptions due to a lack of quality control.

Additionally, if your fabric maintenance suppliers fail to deliver a high-quality service, not only will your tenants been dissatisfied, but your investors will lose trust that you can effectively manage your property portfolio. Minimising supply chain risk is essential for facilities management businesses—that’s why facility services is such a game-changer.

How does Elogs facilities services help you ensure compliance and reduce risk?


We have unrivalled experience in helping organisations ensure they are safe and compliant with all things related to fabric works. Elogs Facilities Services will enable you to save time because you won’t need to find a reliable contractor or constantly raise invoices and oversee payments

With a well-oiled supply chain made up of verified contractors, your business can reduce risk of accidents, poor workmanship, and reputational damage. Facilities Services keeps your assets and equipment up to scratch, thus improving the health and safety of your properties. This ensures that you remain compliant and reduce any risks to tenant and occupant safety. Ultimately, Elogs Facilities Services will help your business:

  • Enhance relationships within the supply chain.
  • Improve employee utilisation.
  • Reduce the administrative burden involved in fabric maintenance.
  • Take control of your workday.
  • Maximise efficiency.

Facilities Services also pairs with our CAFM+ Service Desk. This means you’ll have total visibility of job status and 24/7 support to ensure nothing gets dropped.

Reduce risk and enhance property performance with Elogs Facilities Services!


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