Fleming Homes team

Fleming Homes Team

If you’re embarking on a self-build project, you need a great team. At Fleming Homes, we believe this is the single most crucial factor in a project’s success. That’s why we strive to be the best team in the business.

Fleming Homes specialises in good people. We’re a dynamic mix of knowledge, experience, and timber frame expertise, and we all share an unrivalled passion for the traditional values of self-build.

Whatever stage of the self-build process you’re at, we can help. You’ll find us approachable, reliable and refreshingly easy to deal with. At the last count, we had over 240 years’ timber frame experience between us. That’s some thought!

Check us out below, then get your self-build started by calling us on 01361 883785.

Sarah Mathieson
SARAH MATHIESON

MANAGING DIRECTOR
 

Sarah joined Fleming Homes as Managing Director in 2017. Prior to this, she served the company as a Non-Executive Director and Marketing Consultant. Today Sarah feels privileged to lead a team that goes the extra mile every day for each other and for our customers. 

Hayden Martin

HAYDEN MARTIN

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
 

Hayden learned the timber frame trade on the factory floor, and rose to become an experienced construction design technician, company director  and then company owner. His passion for self-build underpins all his work, and particularly his commitment to making sure Fleming Homes continually delivers outstanding products and service.

Scott Hunter
SCOTT HUNTER

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING & BUILDING REGULATIONS

Scott heads our planning and building regulations service. His technical expertise is matched by a tireless enthusiasm for securing planning permissions. Scott deals with councils throughout the UK, and has one of the trickiest roles in the company – although he doesn’t show it! With Scott, you can count on two things: he’s always got a smile on his face, and he always gets the job done. In July 2024, Scott was appointed Director of Planning & Building Regulations.

Asher Humphrey-Martin

ASHER HUMPHREY-MARTIN

CONSTRUCTION DESIGN
DIRECTOR

Asher leads our construction design team. He started his time with the company on work experience, was offered a permanent position after just two weeks, and hasn’t looked back since. From the start, Asher showed the potential to be not just a brilliant technician, but also a well-liked and respected member of our team. After successfully completing a Modern Apprenticeship, Asher went on to complete a Graduate Apprenticeship, achieving a first class BSc Hons in Architectural Technology. He was appointed Construction Design Director in July 2024.

Marisa Thomas
MARISA THOMAS

OFFICE MANAGER 

Marisa keeps the Fleming Homes office running smoothly week in, week out. She also manages our finance function ensuring our suppliers are paid on time, issuing our client invoices, and assisting with our stock management process. 

Sally Martin
SALLY MARTIN

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR 

Sally is co-owner of Fleming Homes. She has been around the business for as long as she can remember; Mike is her Dad and she's also married to Hayden. Ever cheerful, Sally plays a key role in maintaining the admin for the company's H&S function and Health & Safety Committee. 

Mike Keher
MIKE KEHER

ESTIMATOR

Mike's overwhelming strength is his ability to instantly relate to people and their projects. His helpful and approachable demeanour is matched by over 30 years’ expertise in the timber frame industry, and unrivalled passion for the traditional values of self-build.

Bernard Buss
BERNARD BUSS

HEAD DESIGNER 

Bernard has been designing timber frame homes for over 45 years. His vast work portfolio includes hundreds of designs for clients throughout the UK and abroad. As Head Designer, Bernard oversees all Fleming Homes’ design work, ensuring that we continually excel in meeting quality standards for timber frame homes.

Jason Hartley

JASON HARTLEY

ESTIMATOR
& SALES MANAGER 

Jason works across our sales and operations functions. A member of the Fleming Homes' team since 2013, his extensive experience in the timber frame industry and his passion for successful self-builds make him a valuable resource for any self-builder to tap into. 

Pawel Lemanski
PAWEL LEMANSKI

FACTORY & PRODUCTION
SUPERVISOR

Pawel joined Fleming Homes' panel fabrication team in January 2008 and is one of our most experienced fabricators. In 2018 we were sad to lose him when he decided to return to Poland with his family; however, we were delighted to be able to tempt him back to the UK in August 2019 to head up our factory team. 

Dave Loomis
DAVID LOOMIS

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Dave brings an excellent mix of exemplary CAD skills and a natural flair for design - the attention to detail of a top technician, and the artistic eye of a quality designer. He’s also a lively character and keeps us smiling in the office! 

Antti Sjöblom
ANTTI SJÖBLOM

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

From a background in graphic design, branding and communications, Antti pursued his passion for architecture, achieving a first-class BSc Hons in Architectural Technology. Hailing from Finland, where building in timber is a prevalent construction method, he places high value in simple harmonic aesthetics, energy efficiency, functionality, and the overall Scandinavian approach to design. With a personal goal to encourage efficient and sustainable building, Antti makes a fine addition to our architectural design team.

Vanda Martin
VANDA MARTIN

MARKETING
COORDINATOR

Vanda joined Fleming Homes in 2023 with a background in architecture and design and more experience than she cares to admit. She is enthusiastic about her role in supporting the team in all things marketing. 

Max Ellis
MAX ELLIS

NATIONAL
SALES MANAGER

Max joined the team in February 2022 bringing with him 20 years of experience in construction sales. He is passionate about low-energy building methods and products and can regularly be found working from our office at The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon - although call ahead to arrange a meeting as he is often on the road meeting customers across England & Wales. 

Fiona-Brewer
FIONA BREWER

SALES MANAGER
 

Fiona joined Fleming Homes following a successful career in hospitality. Ensuring a friendly and generous welcome is firmly baked into who Fiona is. If you are self-building in Scotland, she will most likely be your first point of contact during the sales process. 

David Hutchison
DAVID HUTCHISON

SITE PREPARATION
COORDINATOR

David (affectionately known as ‘Hutch’) started out on the factory floor before moving into an office-based role scheduling project materials and managing our after-sales service. In April 2021, Hutch stepped into a new role working closely with our customers to help ensure their sites are ready for the delivery of their timber frame. A regular for Duns RFC’s first XV David strives for excellence on and off the field of play.

Lisa Laing
LISA LAING

CLIENT SERVICES
COORDINATOR

A self-builder in her own right, Lisa joined Fleming Homes in 2023. She has over 20 years of experience in sales and customer service, having previously run her own online estate agency. With a passion for property and customer care, Lisa hopes to make working with us as fun and stress-free as possible.

Craig Fairbairn
CRAIG FAIRBAIRN

OPERATIONS
COORDINATOR

Craig joined Fleming Homes in November 2016, accruing experience in our factory, with our planning and building regulations team, and as a construction design technician. In August 2022, he travelled on secondment to New Zealand, where he worked in the timber frame industry for 12 months. He returned in September 2023 bringing his wide experience to our Operations Team. Teamwork is important to Craig both in the office and on the rugby field where he plays for the Melrose 1XV. 

Josh Herbert
JOSH HERBERT

PLANNING & BUILDING REGS TECHNICIAN 

Josh isn’t slow in coming forwards in his role on the pitch for Duns RFC’s first XV. A great team player, he brings this energy and enthusiasm for supporting others to work with him, alongside a will to win. Josh will do anything for anyone making him an asset to any self-builder navigating the tricky planning and building regulations landscape.

Ethan Sneddon
ETHAN SNEDDON

PLANNING & BUILDING REGS TECHNICIAN

Ethan began his journey with Fleming Homes as part of a flexible work experience placement during his final year at Berwickshire High School. He joined the company full time in August 2019 and immediately began a Modern Apprenticeship in Architectural Technology which he completed with stellar graded units. Today he's a key member of our planning & building regulations team. 

Will Pate
WILLIAM PATE

CONSTRUCTION DESIGN
TECHNICIAN

William is an experienced construction design technician. Embracing our company values of ambition and growth, he is currently working towards achieving Chartered Architectural Technologist status with CIAT. 

Douglas McGeachin
DOUGLAS MCGEACHIN

CONSTRUCTION DESIGN
TECHNICIAN

Douglas is a highly experienced timber frame construction designer, who has worked on everything from bespoke homes to office blocks. When he is not designing in front of a computer you'll find him behind the wheel of a fast car, on a motorbike (he is an instructor at CBT level), or participating in mixed martial arts. 

Brodie Wood
BRODIE WOOD

CONSTRUCTION DESIGN
TECHNICIAN

Brodie joined Fleming Homes in June 2023.  His design skill (achieving first class BSc in Architectural Technology from Napier University), significant customer service experience and friendly demeanour means he has slotted seamlessly into our talented construction design team. Apart from architecture and design, Brodie’s passion is snowboarding. He spent the 2021-22 winter season in Austria and, whenever the weather permits, loves to hit the slopes closer to home.

John Drynan
JOHN DRYNAN

CONSTRUCTION DESIGN
TECHNICIAN

John joined the Fleming Homes’ factory team in September 2023. This first-hand experience of our manufacturing process made for a smooth transition into our Construction Design Team in July 2024.

PANEL FABRICATORS & FACTORY TEAM

RUSSELL PATTERSON, KRZYSZTOF RYBSKI, KELVIN NOLTE, BLAZEJ BOGUSZEWSKI, DUNCAN AITKEN, DUNCAN BROWN, ADAM DOBSON, MACIEJ RYBSKI, RIO AKPOKAVI

Our boys on the tools are the most important cog in our timber frame manufacturing machine. We’re committed to our quality production standards, and it’s a point of great pride each and every panel is made by our experienced, highly trained and qualified fabrication team. So much so that each panel we produce is personally signed by the makers.