Meet the new faces at Norwegian Log

Spotlight on staff - 08/02/18


We are proud that our team at Norwegian Log is expanding and would like to introduce our new apprentices.

Perry, Will, Jacob and Harry (pictured above with our CEO Dan Barber and Contracts Manager Paul Williams) joined us last year and since then have been learning the carpentry ropes.

Building our log cabins requires specialist skills and so, with the help of the Construction Industry Training Board, we decided to start our own apprenticeship scheme. 

The apprentices train on the job with our experienced staff, combined with study placements at Reading College. They are all working towards their NVQ Level 1 in Carpentry this July and will hopefully be fully qualified by July 2019 with their Level 2. They have also been learning how to drive and use kit such as forklifts, side lifts and a telescopic handler.

Dan Barber said: “Our apprentices are proving to be a great bunch, very willing to learn, and fitting in well with the rest of the team. It’s also great to see our current qualified carpenters impart their knowledge and wisdom to the next generation.”    

Will Lamb, 18, has been with Norwegian Log since August. He has now experienced every part of our build process and has enjoyed working away on a project in Kippford in Scotland. He said: “I’ve been interested in woodwork since school, so learning specialist carpentry skills, and how to use the tools has been brilliant. The team is so friendly and welcoming, and it’s great that the company is expanding.”

Harry Holley, 17, the youngest of our apprentices, said: “It’s been really interesting. I’ve been all over the country, meeting different people. I am being taught the build process step-by-step, on-the-job, and it’s brilliant to be able to see the final product, a home that people can live in.”

Harry spotted the Norwegian Log apprenticeship ad after undertaking some work experience as a joiner. He now attends college once a week, has passed his driving test and is part of a three-man Norwegian Log construction team.

Our other apprentices are Perry Orme, 18, and Jacob Clifford, also 18.



It's warm and it's cosy; it's solid and it's quiet. The fragrance of pine reminds you of Scandinavian forests and summer evenings. Your imagination starts to take you places. You imagine a wood burner, perhaps a desk or why not just some space to think?

Our show home is 30 years old, yet customers still say it looks and feels brand new. That's the quality of our workmanship and the materials. When you step into a Norwegian Log building you're stepping into a feeling and just like our buildings it's one that will last.

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