Construction finance loans allow you to borrow up to £2 million towards a construction project of your choice. Whether you are a homeowner looking to renovate your existing home or a developer looking to add value to a new or existing residential or commercial property, we can help find the product to suit your requirements. Having the right finance in place can give you peace of mind that you can purchase the land, materials and labour effectively and allow for your project to run smoothly. By making an enquiry below, you details will be passed onto SPF Short Term Finance who are an award-winning broker and they will help you every step of the way to find the best construction finance.
How To Apply For Construction Finance
By completing the application, your enquiry will be processed by London-based SPF Short Term Finance who are one of the best brokers in the country. With experience dealing in all kinds of queries relating to property, development and construction, they will respond to your enquiry on the same day by phone or email. The dedicated staff will ask some follow up questions to understand your project better and talk you through the different options available for obtaining finance.
Every customer is treated on a personal and individual basis and we will always try find the best product that the customer is looking for and at the lowest price. This is part of our commitment to Treating Customers Fairly which involves six outcomes and makes sure that the customer is put at the centre of the organisation.
The process of applying for a loan to approval requires various checks to be completed including:
Decision in principle
Affordability and credit checks
Valuation of the property
Legal agreements with your solicitor
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What is Construction Finance Used For?
The loans we facilitate can be contribute towards the following costs:
Light refurbishments (kitchens, lofts, home offices)
Heavy refurbishments (basements, renovations)
Labour costs (builders and contractors)
Build costs (interiors and materials)
Design and architects
A construction project can add a lot of value to an existing or new development project. For instance, loft conversions alone can add up to 20% to the value of the property and basements as much as 30%. Perhaps you are a homeowner looking to increase your living space for you and your family or maybe you are an investor or established property developer looking to grow your portfolio. Using our construction loans, you can transform an empty plot of land or rebuild an existing home or flat. Once completed, you can generate income by renting it out to the local public, through buy to let or sell the house for a higher value than you bought it.
Types of Construction Finance For Property Development
Light construction involves changing the interior and not making drastic changes to the outside of the building such as adding a new kitchen, interior design, bathrooms and living spaces. Heavy construction involves far more work and adjustments to the exterior of the property such as loft conversions, new floors or turning a house into flats. Our partners are able to accommodate all kinds of construction purposes and are experienced to answer any enquiries and questions you may have.
The Terms of Our Construction Loans
Based on the construction lenders that we work with; applicants can typically borrow between £50,000 to £2 million with an average duration of 12 months to repay. The amount you borrow is broken down into:
100% of construction costs for new builds or conversions
50% of the land or property price
up to 50% of the Gross Development Value (GDV) – this is the market value of the property once all renovations have been completed.
If your application has been successful, the money will usually be transferred to you in stages. This is intended to help you manage your cash flow better and not spending it all at once. By receiving the funds in small amounts, you are able to plan accordingly, using the money to purchase the land and pay contractors and maintain control of your financial position.
In terms of repayment, it is common to roll up the interest and only pay when the loan term is complete. The construction lenders we work with can also offer alternative repayment structures such as making equal monthly repayments, interest deducted and they allow early repayment if you find that you are in a financial position to repay early. You can simply contact the lender you are working with to clear your account, however, there may be a small fee for doing so.