Welcome to the


Log Building Association

of New Zealand

"We love log buildings."

Our aims are to:

- foster the highest standards of log building

- monitor building code revisions affecting log buildings

- and offer information to log builders and the public.

This Association originated back in the 1980s from people keenly interested in log buildings. Our first log building tutor B. Allan Mackie came from Canada intending to teach one course. The interest was so great that he ended up teaching three.

We invite you to become a member. Annual membership includes our 20 page quarterly newsletter "No Problem!", named after Allan Mackie's favorite response to any challenge. You can choose to have the newsletter emailed ($75 per year) or posted ($95 per year). See "Links" for an example. Members also have ready contact with log builders, owner-builders and folks who live in and love their log homes.

2023 Conference

We have just completed our biennial conference last June and are now looking forward to 2023 where we will meet in Palmerston North. You are welcome to join us at that time when we share news, ideas and friendship. It is always during Queens Birthday weekend. Contact for more information.

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We also offer annual log building courses - check them out!


2022 Dates to be confirmed

Our 14 day log building course is held in Geraldine NZ once a year. We limit the number of students to 8 so everyone gets the attention they need. Click on the 7 page for all the details.

This is in an active log building yard so you have access to all the tools and equipment you could ever need when building your own log house. As well as the tutor, there are professional log builders on site who can help with questions or demonstrate a procedure.

Despite not having confirmed dates yet, we are taking contact information from interested folks and will get in touch as soon as we have a date for 2022.


If there happen to be public gathering restrictions at the time of the course, all tuition paid will be returned in full.

Total cost $2625.00

A deposit of $525.00 is required to secure your place, balance of $2100.00 is due about 2 weeks before the course starts.

Email for answers to any questions or to get a registration form.

Click on for previous students' impressions.


Please get in touch!

If you would like to speak with someone in your area, get in touch with a Committee member. They can answer any questions or arrange a log home visit.

North Island
  • Justin Long, President, Masterton 021 516 637

  • Peter Hadley, Whakatane 07 312 9069

  • Karen McCosh, Featherston 06 308 8453

  • Alan Baguley, Whakatane 07 312 9904

  • South Island
  • Graeme Mould, Geraldine, Vice President 027 221 3812

  • Marian Ganzeveld, Secretary & Editor, Nelson (temporary 06 370 8199)

  • Andrew Packer, Nelson 03 744 3128

  • Doug Sanders, Geraldine 03 693 9078

  • Jane Dixon, Onekaka 03 525 9241