About Caledonia Log Homes

Head builder:

Christopher Houston is the founder and Head Log Builder of Caledonia Log Homes Ltd. Chris graduated from Sheffield University in 2004 with a BA in American Studies, after which he followed his lifelong interest of working with wood. He initially fell in love with log home building while in Canada and decided to pursue it as a career. Chris attended the well respected 'Okanagan School of Log Building' in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada and after completing the course he worked for a successful Log Home building company in BC for over three years where he expanded his skill set and knowledge of all aspects of the building process.

Chris felt that the best way for him to truly understand the industry and craft was to travel and work for different companies and with different builders, which he has actively done by working on various projects in France, Austria and New Zealand. Chris has gathered a wealth of expertise and building knowledge and has greatly enjoyed learning from some of the top builders in the industry.

In late 2010, while in New Zealand, Chris decided he was ready to set up and manage his own Log Building Company and subsequently Caledonia Log Homes Ltd was formed. He  returned to Scotland in 2011 and founded Caledonia Log Homes, which is based near Selkirk, in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

The Team:

Julien Serrand, our French builder, hails from Brittany and joined the team in March 2013. He has a wealth of experience working as a handcrafted log home builder in France. He came here for the weather...

Gramem Hill began working as a trainee log builder in January 2013.Graeme came to handcrafted log building after traveling and working as an experienced ‘natural builder’ in South America, Africa and Ireland.

Chris and John, founders of the company.
Julien and Graeme, our two builders