Timber Frame House Exterior

about fleming homes

Timber frame products have been designed and manufactured at our premises in Berwickshire for over 40 years, giving us a strong reputation in the industry, based on proven experience and solid networks.

Fleming Homes Ltd. began life in 1986, when local businessman Thomas Fleming bought the timber frame manufacturing company, Clanwood Homes, and developed the business on from the same site in Duns.

In 2007, Hayden Martin was appointed Managing Director of the company. Hayden was initially employed to work on the factory floor manufacturing our timber frame panels, before becoming an accomplished construction designer, then manager and finally director of the company.

Following the passing of friend and mentor Thomas, Hayden led a management buy-out of Fleming Homes to become company owner in 2014. To this day, Hayden honours Thomas Fleming’s strong company ethics of loyalty, honesty and integrity, at the same time adding his own brand of enthusiasm, purpose and passion.

In September 2017 Sarah Mathieson took over as Managing Director of Fleming Homes allowing Hayden to focus on his number one priority - ensuring the delivery of first-class customer service in his role of Operations Director.

We jointly believe that what sets a company apart is its people – particularly with self-build, where smooth teamwork is crucial. Fleming Homes specialises in good people who can deliver the best advice, the right information and the most personable service.

We’re passionate about timber frame and believe it’s the future of self-build not just in continental Europe, but also in the UK. We continually develop our internal procedures to make the self-build process as easy and cost-effective as possible, to showcase timber self-build as a realistic option for all new home seekers, not just the privileged few.

Fleming Homes Meet Us In Person


Our values are part of who we are, driven by our team, defining what we stand for and how we work.

  • Our values give us a shared understanding of what is important to us
  • Common experiences and activities enable us to create friendships that mean we work in a fun and relaxed environment 
  • A sense of camaraderie helps us to deliver the best results possible for our customers every time
  • Our actions are guided by respect for each other
  • We recognise that as humans we are all ‘a work in progress’ so we do not judge harshly and offer support where it is needed
  • Our actions at work are always guided by what is in the best interests of the company
Fleming Homes Ambition
  • We embrace the concept of continuous improvement, actively searching for ways to improve in all areas
  • We never settle for “good enough”
  • Drive and purpose encourage us to always reach for new heights
Fleming Homes Growth
  • A pioneering environment encourages us to express ourselves through hard work and development opportunities
  • We overcome challenges by embracing a positive mindset whilst being open to new ways of self-development
  • We work together to continually improve our services to allow our customers to realise their dreams
Fleming Homes Support
  • We put our personal priorities aside if a colleague needs help
  • We are not afraid to ask for help when we need it 
  • We believe that being our best self is the optimum way to contribute to the team
  • We invest in ourselves and recognise the value in putting ourselves first
  • We’re mindful of what we need to do to be our best selves 
  • Professional – we willingly act in a manner that conveys the Fleming Homes values to all  
  • Personal – we are true to ourselves and our own values
  • Product – we consistently and intently focus the quality of our work and our customer service
Fleming Homes Positivity
  • We embrace a ‘can do’ attitude
  • We approach every situation creatively and constructively
  • We own our mistakes and actively seek to learn from them  

Our customer charter provides more information about working with Fleming Homes and the level of service and attention our customers can expect from us. Read more here.


“We are onto our third self-build project. We've used Fleming Homes’ design team for each of our houses and have been delighted with their flexible, friendly and reliable approach to timber frame supply.”

Mr & Mrs Downie, York

“The personal service is excellent and it was reassuring to be able to pick up the phone and speak to someone throughout the self-build process.”

Mrs G Douglas, Nenthorn, Scotland

“Fleming Homes are one of the finest and most client-focused commercial firms we have ever encountered. It was a very happy and positive experience.”

Dr & Mrs Lovegrove, Perthshire

“Pulling all the component parts of a self-build project together is the real challenge. Fleming Homes are extremely helpful in this respect. Their service is exceedingly thorough right through the build process. Working with them is an enjoyable experience.”

Roy Croucher, Brighton

“We first made contact with Fleming Homes at the Harrogate show, and from that initial contact, the whole experience of obtaining a quotation based upon our own design, accepting the quote, converting our design to detailed drawings for production, delivery and erection exceeded my expectations. Excellent service from start to finish.”

Lee McKenzie, Derby

“A great kit, a great company, and a great team. The guys at Flemings are the best I have had the pleasure in dealing with. They really do care, and if you have any queries they will resolve straight away. Friendly, upbeat, positive. I have a few more builds still to go, and you bet I will be using Fleming Homes.”

Steve Owen, Scottish Borders

“Wow, what a whirlwind journey, from arriving on a truck to sign-off of the timber frame in just three weeks. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone work such long hours in freezing conditions, wind, rain and the occasional sunshine! Thank you Fleming Homes for helping make our dream a reality.”

Julie Voller, Chertsey

“I’d happily recommend Fleming Homes to my clients in my planning consultant capacity.”

Kate Jenkins MRICS MRTPI, Director, Ericht Planning & Property Consultants

“Fleming were amazing from start to finish. We could not have done it without them.”

Mr & Mrs Fairley, West Sussex

“Fleming Homes are an all round excellent company to work with. The service provided by every contact I've had has been extremely professional and nothing was a problem. Fleming Homes have been one of the easy parts of building a house!”

Mr. Bulloch, Dunlop, Ayrshire

“I’d do it all again and with Fleming Homes. We are thrilled with our new house and it's turned out far better than we could have ever hoped for.”

Paul Bates, Carmarthenshire

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

Sylvester Dengzee, Ipswich

“We were delighted with every aspect of dealing with your company and our kit home, you could not do enough to help us and answer all our questions so promptly. Also the quality of the kit was excellent. We would use you again without question, your staff were so professional and did a great job.”

Bill Cheape, Edinburgh

“I just wanted to let you know how impressed I  have been by the quality and the professionalism of all your team. They've done a great job and I would be happy to recommend them to anyone.”

Peter Murphy, Buckinghamshire

“A massive thank you for everything you and your colleagues have done for us so far. The service from all at Fleming Homes has been superb. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned.”

Neil Archer-Munro

“An excellent service and each and every call I made to Fleming Homes I felt I was speaking to a good friend.”

Morris Manson

“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. We moved into the new house in Sept 2020 and are loving it.”

Karen & Martin Young, Northumberland

“We made the right decision going with Fleming Homes, they were helpful, efficient and professional.”

Jess & Tom Nancarrow

“Our sincere thanks for all your assistance with our build. We felt fully supported from start to finish and are so happy with how the house has come together. Thank you for always getting back to us and for keeping us updated throughout. Paul, Davey and Connor have been absolutely amazing. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better team to erect our timber frame. No question or favour was ever too much for them. They always took the time to talk us through details of the house and the work they had carried out. They really have done a superb job.”

Mr & Mrs Parratt, Bristol

“We are extremely delighted with the product and workmanship of our Fleming Homes’ timber frame. Furthermore, the timber frame erection team that Fleming Homes allocated to us were exceptional - by choosing this option they helped us realise our build quickly and efficiently - something which in hindsight we could never have achieved as well ourselves.”

Paul & Debbie Renshall, Northumberland

“The first thing I need to do is thank you Scott, and Josh, Bernard, 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, Lincs

“All told, very satisfied with things... great job everyone from Fleming Homes have done, yourself (Michael), Richard, David nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Even with cantankerous, mind-changing, awkward customers like me! 5 Stars for all concerned.”

Derek Jamieson, Alnwick

“Can I just say what an excellent service we’ve had from Fleming Homes over the years. You’ve been able to help us with several enquiries since we built our house nearly a decade ago and it is very much appreciated.”

Cameron Mabon, Duns