Learn To Build With Logs
Log Building 101
Are you thinking about building your own handcrafted log home or log cabin? Fancy a career change? Or just want to try something different?
Log building requires a completely unique set of skills from selecting the logs and stripping off the bark, to scribing and cutting them out accurately and efficiently.
At BLC we want to share our skills and knowledge to help expand our industry in the UK. We want to bring handcrafted log construction into the public eye, and help it to become a more mainstream building method.
The materials that we use are sustainable and the structures we build are solid, stunningly beautiful, and last for hundreds of years. Log building is great fun whether you want to learn the skills to use in your own project of whether you want to make a career out of it.
In 2021 we are running another log building course covering the basics of log construction. Once you have completed the two-week course you will have the knowledge and basic skills to be able to build a simple four sided log structure with a post and purlin roof system.
Log Building Course Info
This year's course is now fully booked. Register your interest for next year's course below.
The principles of building from log centres
Cutting your half logs
Rough scribing and scribing
The Scandinavian Saddle Notch theory and practice
Cutting out (Chainsaw)
Cutting out (Axe and hand tools)
Cutting and preparing saddles
Post and purlin roof calculations
Post and purlin roof cutting
Chainsaw ticket (CS30 - maintenance and cross-cut minimum)
Your own chainsaw appropriate PPE
Passion to learn new skills
A reasonable level of physical fitness
Signing a liability waiver
£2,000 + vat
10 days instruction
Exclusive written course booklet
Professional Log Builders to teach and supervise the course
Logs for practicing select skills and for the construction of the course cabin
All tools and fuel
Certificate of completion
Log building is an inherently dangerous practice and all participants on the course will be required to sign a waiver before being allowed to take part.
A non-refundable £1000 deposit is required to secure your place on the course with the balance due 4 weeks prior to the course start date. Due to high demand places will be reserved on a first come first served basis.
The course will take place at our yard in Welshpool (your own transport will be required as our site is remote).
Accommodation is not provided but there are hotels, B&Bs and campsites within the local area.
Should we fail to reach the minimum number of participants required and the course is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund of your deposit.
If you decide to withdraw from the course for any reason the deposit may be transferred to a subsequent course or to another participant but unfortunately cannot be refunded.