resources for the self-builder
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Feedback like this leaves us confident that our approach, designed to support customers during their self-build journey, is one that delivers real value to those self-builders who choose Fleming Homes. Support is one of our FLAGSHIP values, and it underpins how we operate and the decisions we make. Our values have also guided the development of the educational resources you will find in this section, created to help you achieve a successful self-build home.
TIMBER FRAME SELF-BUILD TIMELINE
FINDING A PLOT
DESIGNING YOUR HOME
FINANCING YOUR BUILD
TIMBER FRAME MANUFACTURE
ERECTION TO WIND
The Self-Build Process & Hurdles
The key ingredient of a successful self-build project is, not surprisingly, you, the individual self-builder.
The ability to create something that is absolutely bespoke to you and that responds directly to your aspiration for living is one of the beauties of building your own home. It is also one of the reasons that each project follows its own unique timeline and there is no hard and fast rule for how long your build should (or will) take. The timber frame self-build timeline detailed above illustrates typical timescales (the average self-build takes between 8-12 months) which can be used as useful guide when starting to draft your project plan.
Here we dive into the stages of the timeline in more detail, highlighting some of the hurdles that self-builders face and tactics for overcoming them.