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Workshops, Seminars & Demo Days

Our bespoke events are designed to provide you with everything you need to know when it comes to self-building with timber frame.

Our next Timber Frame Demo Day will take place on Saturday 2 May 2020 at The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon.

What to expect...
Our 2019 event saw over 50 self-builders come together to learn more about the benefits of choosing timber frame in an environment that welcomed questions and promised answers.

Here's what attendees said about the event...
"Excellently organised and inspiring informative day on the benefits of timber builds by experts in the industry with resources and example products on hand within the NSBRC. I have already recommended the course to friends!" Karen O

"We found the content and quality of presentations excellent. It certainly broadened our knowledge and provided us with lots of information to help move our project forward"
Michael and Birgit

"The day gave a really balanced, thought-provoking insight into timber frame structures, their pros and cons and more importantly, what to think about with regards to budgeting." Ben N

"This event is an absolute must for any self-builder or project manager not familiar with timber frame." Rebecca F

"A very worthwhile course. A day well spent listening to and talking with highly qualified individuals who have every-day hands-on experience in the timber frame self-build industry. Highly recommended." Krys U

"Any builder who is still in doubt about the benefits of timber frame should attend an event like this." Mervyn F

We'd love to see you at our next event...
To express your interest in a free place on the course on Saturday 2 May 2020 please email enquiries@fleminghomes.co.uk with a few details about your project (the location of your plot and the stage you are at).

A sample event agenda is detailed below; however, we're always working to build on and improve our event programme, so you can expect lots of new elements.

Sample agenda
09.30-10.00  Registration, welcome, tea and coffee
10.00-10.30  Introduction to timber frame
10.30-10.50  Review of the different types of timber frame construction using live educational exhibits
10.50-12.00  Deep dive into the self-build process using timber frame
12.00-13.00  Lunch
13.00-13.40  Live timber frame demos
13.40-14.00  Understanding how timber frame suppliers vary
14.00-14.20  Timber frame design; value engineering, tips and advice
14.20-14.40  Getting to grips with the costs
14.40-15.00  Longevity; the life of your timber frame
15.00-15.20  Q&A
15.20-16.00  Peer to peer discussions, tea, coffee and cakes.