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Wooden wonders
to swim in or live in!
When you think of a wooden cabin it might well conjure up a picture of a
Hansel and Gretel type building nestling in the woods with smoke gently
drifting from its chimney. That vision is possible with a wooden building
but as you will discover, the possibilities are almost endless
orwegian Log Buildings Ltd is
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based in Reading and was
formed by MD Nick Forrester
almost 25 years ago. The
company can supply just about any type of
wooden structure from a garden playhouse
to a multi-storey home.
Their record is impressive with a number
of high profile developments under their
belts. In 2003 Olympic Gold Medal
oarsman Sir Steven Redgrave officially
opened the Hazel Court School
hydrotherapy pool in Eastbourne. The pool
was designed for children with special
needs and funded by Sir Steven’s own
charity. “We have had a lot of experience
of projects involving charities,” says
Norwegian Logs MD Nick Forrester. “We
relish projects of this nature and working
alongside the school and fundraisers was a
real privilege.”
Despite the economic climate in 2008
Norwegian Log report an increase in
The complete wooden building package from Pinelog – the domestic pool market has added to
demand for pool enclosures for private
the company’s range
indoor pools and for school pools. It seems
that everybody is looking for a product
that they trust and provides value for
money. Nick continues: “We can deliver Norwegian Log’s wide range even includes and best practice in matters like
the finished building in weeks, saving transportable homes offering rewarding insulation,” says Robert. “We were
months on the build time compared with opportunities for leisure developers. The attracted by the high level of natural
traditional building products and at an attractive, low visual impact designs insulation that log construction offers,
extremely competitive price. We have pool enhance any site, helping to attract and because it saves on direct heating costs – a
companies that have been buying our pool retain discerning visitors. Norwegian Log very obvious environmental benefit.”
enclosures for the last 25 years and there is have built developments of holiday homes The Norwegian Log lodges have under-
no better referral than a demanding pool all over the UK including the prestigious floor heating that is economical as well as
company that keeps coming back. Add to Harleyford Estate near Marlow where 115 cosy, thanks to the estate’s central wood
that the advantage of dealing with only holiday homes have been completed in chip boiler. This was also installed with
one company and no main contractor to four phases overlooking the river Thames. sustainability in mind, and is fuelled from
slow down your payments and you begin The company’s latest innovation is a the estate’s own woodland. The estate
to understand the long lasting appeal of development of eco lodges for Greetham already has some 25,000 trees, and more
dealing with us.” Valley Hotel & Golf Club near Oakham, are being planted. “Norwegian Log’s
Norwegian Log recently built their Rutland. Managing Director Robert Hinch lodges are a wonderful match for our plans
largest school pool enclosure to date at cannot praise the company highly enough and ambitions here at Greetham Valley,”
Reigate Grammar School. The 25m pool is saying: ‘’Norwegian log lodges appealed says Robert. “Spacious, comfortable,
housed within a building that is 38m long x because they are made from natural frankly luxurious, yet still environmentally
15m wide erected using 5” logs and fully material from a sustainable source. We responsible.”
insulated to Building Regulation Standards. discussed our plans with Norwegian Log, Another well known name is that of
Diversification has been a vital aspect of and found that they had accumulated a Pinelog Ltd which was initially formed to
the company’s growth in recent years. great deal of expertise in log technology carry out the manufacture of timber
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