If you are still at the very early stages of self-building there is a fair chance you have already started to map out your ideal home by sketching out floor plans.
Whether you already have a clear vision of what you want to achieve, or you need help translating your ideas, there will be things you can learn, borrow and adapt from people who have been there and done it before. Your ideas will reflect your priorities for living and we believe this is what should drive the design of your self-build home.
At Fleming Homes, our purpose, our reason for being, is to help you create an amazing home that, simply put, is just right for you. We have created this section of our website to give you access to design styles and floor plans that we hope will fire your imagination and provide you with the inspiration needed to move your project to the next stage.
Our inspiration section can help you at different stages in your self-build journey.
I’m just starting out and don’t yet have a plot of land
Our house designs and floor plans will help get your creative juices flowing, but don’t forget to check out our resources section too which contains advice and guidance to help get you started with finding a plot, accessing finance and budgeting plus lots more useful information for first time self-builders.
I am keen to discover what is possible when it comes to self-building
Anything is achievable with timber frame self-build and taking inspiration and learning from other self-builders is a great way to start to explore the possibilities. Our case studies section shares some of our customers’ own inspiring stories.
I own a plot but haven’t started the design process
This is the perfect time to dive into our house designs and floor plans, house styles, interiors and finishings to start to develop and refine your design ideas. Our design brief questionnaire will help you focus on the key elements of your new home and can be used to access our free initial design service.
Knowing how your ideas will fit together into a dwelling design that’s practical to build and cost effective can be challenging and it pays to engage with our timber frame design experts early as they can help you build cost efficiencies into the design of your timber frame home. Our team can also help you identify how your individual plot influences the design process in relation to the size, shape and the orientation of your proposed home, in addition to more subtle factors such as south facing windows for solar gain and glazing to maximise the best views.
I know what I would like to build but I’m not sure if I can afford it
Use our wide range of floor plans alongside our cost calculator to increase your understanding of the cost of a self-build home in relation to floor area. Plug in the size of different designs to gain an indicative idea of the total build costs. You can then use these ball parks to build up a picture of what is affordable for you in terms of floor area.
Getting a handle on what you can afford to build early in the process will give you a head start when it comes to project success. It is particularly important to understand your budget parameters before you start the design process. Find out more about self-build budgeting here.
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TIMBER FRAME QUOTATION
Fill in our online quotation form, upload or email your drawings and we'll call you to discuss your project.
Speak to one of our timber frame experts
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Meet us in person
Why not come and meet the Fleming Homes team in person? We’re there to help you with all your self-build and timber frame questions.
Below are the upcoming exhibitions we’re scheduled to attend. A full list of the shows where you can meet the Fleming Homes team is available on our Events page. Hopefully there’s an event near you soon. If not, just give us a call!