Design & ConstructionConsultancy & Management


Château Auguste

St Emilion, France. We are delighted to work from our home base among the vines. Château Auguste's understated Girondaise architecture combining stone, lime, terracotta, wood and iron creates a wonderful backdrop for calm elegant interiors with a timeless...

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Château De La Grénerie

Salon La Tour, Corréze , France. We had the opportunity to help the new owner of this amazing 45 room châteaux on +200 hectares & 6 lakes. The estate includes a street of extensive outbuildings with a forge, bakehouse and magnificent stables, 6...

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Château Peyfaures

Cottage Renovation, Gironde, France. Six week renovation of a vine-workers cottage to provide accommodation for the new château owner. The work included a challenging alteration a massive chest-high tie-beam to provide usuable head room on the upper...

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Château Colombe D’Or

Entre deux Mers, France. Project management & contractor supervision plus practical hands on finishing of bathrooms, tiling & wine room.  

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Château Rigaud

Wedding Venue, Gironde, France. Contracted as Estates & Property manager at a high-end wedding venue in South West France. Taking care of everything from cutting grass and trimming trees, handling all breakdowns and maintenance issues, undertaking special projects...

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From Trees to Timber Frame

Moulin Bégasse, Morbihan, France Exciting project creating a timber frame hanger and workshop using cypress trees felled on the property to extend an old dog house/run and to finish using recycled materials: corrugated sheets for the roof; old flush doors &...

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Bridge Building

Meslan, Brittany, France. Opportunity to create a 'Monet' style bridge using larch across the mill stream. Always following our ethos of designing and making things that are beautiful & useful!

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New Roofs & Barn Conversions

Morbihan, Brittany, France. When we moved to France 2011, I got the opportunity to work on re-roofing several ancient granite houses. This involved designing the frame or roof structure, building it in the workshop and then assembling on site and finishing with...

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Water Wheel Restoration

Moulin Bégasse, Brittany, France. Completing the tricky task of replacing the outside ring, paddles and stays of a water wheel. Restored using cypress trees felled on the property where the wheel is located. The paddles were from a tree felled within 10 metres of the...

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Cruck House

Beaufort, North Carolina, USA. Traditional English-style oak frame construction was at the heart of this creekside home. Finding naturally bent trees in North Carolina was a bit tricky, but a visit to the forest with the sawyer yielded what we needed. In fact, often...

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The John James Audubon Lodge

The Sanctuary, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. You know how it is when you want to express something but can’t quite find the words. Frustrating isn’t it? Then, someone says exactly what you had on your mind - what a relief! That’s how this...

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Cider House Furniture, Devon, England. Launched at the 2002 Country Living Fair in London, the Moulin range brought a fresh twist to some classic designs. In Fresh-Cut oak of reclaimed cider vats this strong and practical design works a treat....

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Jonathan Loy, CEO

Jonathan’s managerial experience and hands-on practical abilities enable him to offer the all-around skills necessary to manage an estate and take care of the needs of its owners. Hospitality has characterised a large portion of Jonathan’s life; organising events, managing venues and being a host. This has been expressed in running community events, London exhibitions, catering for weddings and celebrations in the United States. After relocating to France, Jonathan has been an estate manager & host at a beautiful water mill in Brittany and an estate manager for a château near St Emilion, Bordeaux region.

Jonathan was raised in Devon, England and began his career following the family line in the building industry, with an emphasis on design and management. His talents led him into the field of computer aided design, working with Apple computers in the 90’s and into furniture design and manufacture in the early 2000’s. Jonathan emigrated to the USA in 2004 to develop an English Oak framed house design and build company, where he qualified as a Class A Building Contractor and his timber frame designs won awards. Since moving to France in 2011 Jonathan has specialised in estate, property and hotel management in Brittany and the Bordeaux region.


  • Qualified Artisan Charpentier & Menuisier, France 2015.
  • Virginia Licensed Class A Building Contractor 2007-2011.
  • Accepted into The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, London in 2003.
  • Full member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) since September 1997.
  • University of Coventry, Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Building Design & Management, 1981-1985.

Thanks for helping us with our house. Thank you 🙂 

Corner Store Camp St., Restoration

Maddy, aged 9., New Orleans, Louisiana

Thank you for sharing this amazing château with myself & my friends. Everything from the decor, to the grounds and especially the food, have been nothing short of perfection…. Please never stop being AMAZING!

Château Le Petit Verdus Guest

Alesia, from New York City

“You made the Cruck house come to life.”

Cruck House, Beaufort, North Carolina

Barbara, Client

Award for Best timber frame design for a commercial project South Eastern USA 2008.

The Sanctuary Lake Wyle, Charlotte, NC

Jonathan Loy, TimberFab Inc.


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Château Auguste
33420 St Aubin de Branne


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