Articles for the Year: 2021

Get Started with your Self-Build Design

Here, Fleming Homes Designer, Dave Loomis, shares five things that will help you get started with your self-build design. For me, designing a timber frame home is a collaborative process. ...

Build your self-build knowledge at the NSBRC

Growth is one of our FLAGSHIP values which explains our enthusiastic commitment to learning. For us, the curious mind and a thirst for knowledge are fundamental to the success of ...

Material cost increases and your quotation

In May we wrote an article addressing material cost increases within the construction sector, and what they mean for self-builders. A month on, the perfect storm of COVID, stronger domestic ...
Stack of timber for use in self build timber frame house project

Market dynamics and the supply of materials for self build timber frame

If you have a self-build timber frame house project underway, or you are planning one, you will already be aware that the availability of materials is an issue affecting the ...

What does ‘wind and watertight’ mean?

In our last article 'learning the lingo' we tackled timber frame terminology, explaining the typical terms, materials, and details that self-builders would benefit from knowing. Another phrase that self-builders often ...

Tackling timber frame terminology

Getting to know the terminology of timber frame construction is a big step in every self-builder’s journey. Learning the ‘lingo’ can aid and ultimately lead to stronger communication channels with ...

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