As a child I enjoyed trips to the weald and downland museum where I guess my passion for vernacular architecture, and timber framed buildings started.
At the age of 11 my family moved to the south west of France, where my parents bought an old Béarnaise farm house and over the years I helped my father renovate it. Traditional Béarnaise buildings are truly beautiful and if you so happen to be on holiday in the area and share my love for timber roof structures L’Église Saint-Girons de Monein is well worth a visit.
After completing an applied arts baccalaureate in Bordeaux, I joined The Compagnons du Tour de France to train as a carpenter. The Compagnons du Tour de France is a french organization of craftspeople and artisans dating from the middle ages and still active today. Their traditional and technical education includes the Tour de France and being apprentice to competent masters. The compagnonnage is an original way to learn a trade while developing character by experiencing community life and traveling. However after a few years of strict communal life style I returned to England and followed my own “Tour” working with and for various oak framing companies and carpenters.
I finally settled down in beautiful Cornwall in 2000 and set up Stephan Roux Ltd in 2003.
I’m passionate about what I do and love making peoples dreams and ideas become reality.