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Welcome to the Log Builders' Association of New Zealand
The Log Builders' Association of New Zealand (LBANZ) was first established in 1982 after Canadian log builder Allan. B. Mackie tutored two eight day log building courses in the Wairarapa. It was from these courses that the initial interest was sparked for the formation of an association.
The LBANZ now produces newsletters annually for its members. The newsletter, 'No Problem!', aims to provide up to date information on what's happening on the log building scene in New Zealand and around the world. With new building techniques and ideas developing all the time, the LBANZ passes this information on to its members. The LBANZ also have log building books and tools available for sale.
Every second year the LBANZ holds a Get-together and Conference over Queens Birthday weekend - alternatively in the North and South Islands.
Annually the LBANZ run log building courses that run for 10 days with 100 hours of professionally tutored hands on log construction work. During the course one day is set aside for visiting log buildings in the district.
In the Association there are around 100 members. Many of these people have attended courses and gone on to build their own home. Some are keen to build a log home later on in life. All have an interest or passion for log buildings and it is through the LBANZ where these people share their ideas and dreams.
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