Fleming Buildings are a construction company based in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow, and were established nearly 55 years ago. We are expert builders specialising in timber frame engineering. As a family business, we benefit from being a strong, close-knit unit, sharing our values of wisdom, experience, loyalty, accountability, inclusion and respect with the wider Fleming family (by that we mean our employees). As a result, early half of our 80 strong workforce have been with us for more than 15 years.
Everyone at Fleming Buildings works together to ensure that projects run smoothly and are completed to the highest standard. This includes management, the in-house design team and those out on the job - site managers, foremen, bricklayers, joiners and labourers.
Our business has grown over the years, not only in terms of staff and clients, but also in terms of the range of work we undertake. Furthermore, we have always been committed to giving opportunities to young people, investing not only in their future but also in the building trade. At the moment we have a total of eight apprentice joiners.
Timber Frame Engineering: We’ve been using timber for more than half a century. Demand for wooden infrastructure is still very high and we have the level of craftsmanship and know-how to create your perfect wooden build. From hospitals to schools to care homes to churches, our design and manufacturing teams create a wide range of bespoke timber engineered structures.
Using timber instead of concrete, masonry or steel means we can manufacture almost the whole structure off-site at our own factory, a huge advantage in Scotland particularly given our climate and the needs and demands to have projects completed on programme and to budget.
Furthermore, the expertise and options that we can offer and the benefits of timber frame construction means we design buildings that are more cost-effective and energy efficient. Indeed, we believe in sustainability with all our materials sourced from our certified supply chain. For every tree removed, another three are planted.
Contracting: We are the primary contractors on a number of building projects throughout Scotland at any one time. We work across many sectors including health, education, community and residential. Our teams can manage the whole process from early concept stage to practical completion, making things as easy for the client as possible.
Cost certainty and quality are of prime importance to us. Health and safety, environmental impact and community support are also at the forefront of what we do. Community involvement takes many different forms such as working with local schools and colleges. Additionally, we look for opportunities to train young people in the local area and use local suppliers and subcontractors where possible.
Environment: We take the environmental impact of our work very seriously and we encourage our customers, suppliers and indeed all business associates to do the same. We make sure to take the following measures to reduce our impact on the environment:
- minimise our waste and reuse or recycle as much of it as possible
- minimise energy and water use in our buildings, vehicles and processes
- source materials from local suppliers where appropriate to reduce carbon footprint
- use timber sources that ensure that for every tree that is removed, three are planted
- We are an ISO 14001 accredited company - an internationally accepted standard for effective environmental management.