We have written about the organisation Futurobois a few times on this blog. It was recommended to us but the regional Architect that we contact them to talk about our build. The Architect also thought that they could help with suggesting a builder who could build to the specifications that Tom has designed. For those that don’t know Futurobois is an inter-professional association of timber companies in the Poitou-Charentes region, including all firms, from logging, to architects, to sawmills, coopers and carpenters. They also assist professionals in the responsible and sustainable development of their business, through collective or individual actions.
The also happen to hold a Regional Wood Awards which celebrates buildings made of timber that have been built over the last year. Now in its 11th Year, the event, ‘Building with wood;’ is being held on 29th January 2016 in Niort. Tom and our builders Marandat entered the competition, but are yet to hear if they’ve been short listed. However, the programme for the day has been released and we are chuffed to see that Tom’s building has been used on the front cover! Even if the house is not short listed, this is great advertising, everyone who attends the conference will see his design and you can’t get much better than that!