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Timber frame has been around for centuries and is widespread across the globe. In the UK today it is the fastest growing build method, and it is quickly becoming the building method of choice. This is because of the inherent benefits timber frame can add to a self-build project. 

Fleming Homes has been manufacturing timber frame homes since 1986. And for good reason. A timber frame structural system offers many benefits to self-builders, making it the smart choice for most self-build situations. Timber frame houses often come as kits, and lend themselves to endless bespoke design options, giving self-builders the chance to realise their vision at a manageable cost.

We’re obviously great fans of timber frames; here’s why

Speed of construction is a widely recognised benefit of timber frame. Off-site manufacture within a factory environment enables faster on-site construction, so weather becomes much less of a problem and self-builders gain more control of their build schedule. 

The factory environment also reduces risk. Precision engineering means your kit will be manufactured to strict auditable standards minimising the risk of defects. The consistency of process that is achieved within a factory also corresponds to improved quality and ultimately a more predictable product. 

Timber frame construction allows great flexibility to suit different budgets and aspirations, from standard-specification kit packages to fully bespoke architect-designed projects.

Timber is a natural, renewable and sustainable resource with low embodied energy. As wood requires carbon dioxide to grow, it has an important role to play in storing it and in doing so countering climate change. By using wood in the homes that we build, we are effectively locking away the carbon for even longer. By choosing timber frame as your structural system, you will be effectively reducing the amount of concrete, bricks and steel used, all which have an enormous environmental cost.

The ability and ease of achieving a highly energy efficient home is also a major benefit of timber frame. This is largely due to the fact that the core insulation layer within the dwelling is housed within the timber frame structure. On top of this multiple layers of insulation can be added to the structural fabric of the house to increase its thermal performance. 

Our team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about choosing timber frame for your self-build project. Contact us on 01361 883785 or via email If you already have architect’s drawings, we’d be happy to provide you with a timber frame quotation.

 Each one of the timber frame kit homes we have manufactured since 1986 has been bespoke, a one-off home created to meet the exact requirements of the self-builder. Accredited to international standards with ISO 9001:2015, we have gained a sterling reputation for the quality of our work. This is matched only by our commitment to exceptional customer service that puts you at the very heart of your project. 

We aim to support you from the outset of your self-build project with a range of services which start with the design of your new home. From there our experienced team can help you through the planning and building regulations phases. If you already have the architect’s drawings, we will simply jump straight to the construction design phase. Each one of our homes is manufactured in our factory and each prefabricated panel is hand-crafted by an experienced maker. Once complete our accredited erection team will quickly and efficiently progress your project to the wind and watertight stage or we can supply your kit to be erected by your own team. 

You’ll find flexibility is an option at every stage of the process, from the services we supply to the specification you require, everything can be determined according to your needs.  

We are especially proud of the feedback we receive from our customers. Here are just a few examples to give you an idea of what you can expect.

“I would wholeheartedly encourage self-builders to use Fleming Homes without reservation.  The product is of high quality and eco-friendly. We had a faultless experience from start to finish.”

Sylvester Dengzee

“Fleming Homes have been exceptionally helpful in all aspects of our build. We felt we could always phone for advice, and someone would be able to help us out. Everything was clearly explained from start to finish. Cannot fault the company and cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Karen and Martin Young

“The first thing I need to do is thank you Scott, and Josh, Bernard, and Marisa along with the rest of the team at Fleming Homes for working so hard, being helpful and always being so cheerful…even at the worst of times…2020! I am so glad I get to work with you”.

Gill Renshaw

Putting you at the very heart of your project, you will find us there for the journey – not just for your timber frame.