A conservation report is the primary document used to assess the problems and needs of an individual building and to detail a strategy for addressing them. To better understand the building or structure a conservation report will draw together many different types of information. From the in-depth understanding gained in this process of drawing together information, an informed conservation strategy can be developed and outlined.
The contents of a conservation report will be tailored to address the individual building or structure under review. Depending on the needs of the building, particular elements may be developed in more detail in the report. Some of the different types of information that may be included are: