BiographyI am a young French timber framer. I’m here in Scotland because I wish to realise a professional and human experience in a foreign country. I have been learning carpentry with the association Compagnons Du Devoir for a few years now. I particularly enjoy the way this institution has conveyed for centuries, all the knowledge in craftsmanship to younger generations, which I belong to. Thanks to this association, I graduated in my SVQ, then in my Vocational Certificate in Timber Framing and Carpentry as an external candidate.
Before that I had already studied wood frame construction, aiming for another SVQ. The most enriching aspect of my adventure was the opportunity to travel around France in different companies doing the ’Tour de France’ and therefore discovering so many different ways to practice our great job and in so many fields - from the industrialised carpentry with the most high-tech machines, to the traditional mountain chalets and the restoration of the French heritage. Indeed, restoration of old historical monuments was my first working experience at the beginning of my Tour de France, working on the cathedral of Langres and it was deeply satisfying. Our heritage in construction has been preserved over the centuries by thousands of men and I am proud today to be one of them to make it continue for the future generations, so it is very important to me to do my work correctly, in the right way.