timber frame, France, oak frame, green oak, Douglas firIn France all artisans in the building trade are required by law to have ‘responsabilité civile décennale’ insurance. This covers the completed work for ten years following completion. This insurance is only offered to artisans who can give enough proof of professional experience and skills.

As Louis Maw has over 13 years’ experience as a professional timber framer, he is fully insured with ‘responsabilité civile décennale’ and ‘protection juridique’.