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BuildLoan and Newcastle BS mortgage offers up to 90% of land and build costs

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BuildLoan has launched a new range of products with Newcastle Building Society offering self and custom builders up to 90% of their land and build costs, significantly reducing the cash a client needs to put into their build.

The new products can provide up to 90% of the project costs for loans up to £500,000.

For larger mortgages, up to 85% of build costs are available for loans to £750,000 and 80% of costs for loans up to £1m.

Chris Martin, Head of Product Development and Underwriting at BuildLoan, commented: “We’ve created these products to make designing and building your own home more accessible for people who have a smaller amount of cash of their own to put into their project.

“In the past, clients would need around 20% of their land and build costs in cash as well as funds to cover planning and architects’ costs – which we believe average around £30,000.

“These new products make building your own home a genuine option even for those with not much more than 10% of their total costs, particularly if they choose a custom build site where much of the planning and design fees are taken care of by the developer.

“We know that not having cash when they need it during the build is one of the biggest worries for self-builders. So all of our products have the unique promise of guaranteed funds at each stage of the build, with no valuations while the house is being built.

“For many brokers, helping a client with their self or custom build mortgage can appear very complex and as the UKs leading self and custom build specialist, we are here to guide and support them through the process.”