Building Finance

Building finance from Regentsmead refers to borrowing between £150,000 and £2 million towards renovation, refurbishment or construction of a new property. This type of short term finance is commonly used by property developers until the completion of the project. The property is then refinanced onto a buy to let mortgage and rented out, or sold on the open market at a higher price.

As an established building finance provider, Regentsmead can help property investors and developers borrow money for the following purposes:

  • Conversions and extensions
  • Basement digs
  • Renovations and refurbishments
  • Mixed use property developments, where there is a commercial aspect
  • Developments consisting of multiple units

This type of finance can help pay for the contractors and materials required for your development project, including plumbing, electrics, flooring, insulation, windows and more.

Building Finance from Regentsmead

We appreciate how hard it can be for developers to raise the finance they need to build a property, and getting access to bank funding is not easy. The Government has also acknowledged this as the Builders Finance Fund was set up to help small developers get back on their feet after thousands of properties in the UK were stopped mid-build during to the housing crash.

At Regentsmead, we are here to help. We offer a more personal approach to development finance and by treating every client as an individual, we have built long-lasting relationships. We encourage you to get in touch with us by email or phone and one of our dedicated staff members will be able to discuss your individual project with you.

How it Works

We start by getting a better idea of your project, your future plans, and your financial position. This can be achieved by completing a decision in principle which tells us more about the property, security and finance you require.

With our building loans ranging from £150,000 to £2 million, we can lend up to 50% of the Gross Development Value (GDV). Whether it is a new build or refurbishment of an existing property, we can usually pay up to 100% of the construction costs and 50% of the purchase price. We can tell you immediately whether we can fund your development project, and progress quickly to a formal offer.

The funds for the build are provided in stages, which is an ideal way to manage the cashflow of your project. Typically, contractors are paid at different stages of the build process; this allows you to pay them in an efficient manner.

You will only be charged interest when the money has been released, so you are only paying interest for money that is being used. For instance, if you are borrowing £500,000 and releasing £100,000 every 3 months, you only pay interest as soon as it has been released and not for the entire £500,000 in one go.

Case study

We financed a development of two new builds in Shrewsbury, consisting of 4 bedroom detached houses. The customer borrowed £200,000 towards the constructions costs of the two new homes.

Our client commented: "From our first meeting at Regentsmead’s office we knew this was the company that was right for us. All the legal work was very straight forward between our solicitor and Regentsmead. The build was straight forward and stress free. As most small developers know how stressful it is with cash flow on projects like this, from the independent surveyor coming out to check works completed at agreed stages. Within 24 hours our money was in our account hassle free, we have more projects like this and would recommend Regentsmead over any high street bank."

How much can I borrow?

*We will contact you immediately to advise how much you can borrow