Self Build Mortgages: Latest Rates

Self-build mortgage table: Find the right mortgage funding for your self-build project with our guide to the best deals from leading lenders
Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It magazine
8th May 2021

Applying for any type of mortgage has become a complicated process, with new affordability rules to understand as well as a variety of changeable criteria to keep up with.

With a self-build or renovation project this can be even more challenging, as there is so much more to consider when arranging your mortgage finance.

For instance, where do you intend to live while your house is being built? And how will the cost of these arrangements (i.e. mortgage or rental payments) affect the amount you’re able to borrow to construct your new property?

Most lenders now take these factors into account when assessing your project profile, and therefore what level of funding you can afford to service.

This will be the case even if the costs are only short-term. So it makes sense to find out early on exactly what your borrowing options are, as different lenders will apply different rules.

Accessing suitable self build mortgages

Thankfully, the lenders who operate via BuildStore offer tailor-made self-build and renovation mortgages that account for the extra flexibility required for this type of project.

The following tables are a guide to the various mortgage products currently available for self-builders. The information is verified monthly by BuildStore and was last updated in May 2021.

Note some abbreviations used in these tables:

  • BS – building society
  • DPP – detailed planning permission
  • LTV – loan to value

Table 1: Advanced Stage Payment Mortgages (BuildStore exclusive)

Created by and exclusive to BuildStore, these mortgages provide guaranteed stage payments based on your costs before each phase of the build. This offers certainty in your budget and peace of mind that you can plan for and pay your bills on time..

LenderMortgage TypeLTV LandLTV End ValueInterest Rate1st Stage Payment
Bath BSSelf & Custom95%80%3.90%DPP & Building Regs
Darlington BSSelf & Custom85%80%4.84%DPP & Building Regs
Furness BSSelf & Custom80%80%3.95%DPP & Building Regs
Mansfield BSSelf & Custom85%80%4.49%DPP & Building Regs
Tipton & Cosley Building Society Self & Custom85%75%4.89%DPP & Building Regs
VernonSelf & Custom85%80%5.50%DPP & Building Regs

Table 2: Arrears Stage Payment Mortgages (BuildStore exclusive)

These mortages release funds after each stage of building works is completed. To trigger the payments, a valuation must take place that shows an uplift in value. BuildStore’s exclusive mortgages can offer increased borrowing of up to 85% of your costs.

LenderMortgage TypeLTV LandLTV End ValueInterest Rate1st Stage Payment
Chorley BSSelf & Custom85%80%3.95%Foundations
Darlington BSSelf & Custom85%80%4.64%Foundations
Furness BSSelf & Custom80%80%3.79%Foundations
Loughborough BSSelf & Custom80%80%3.75%Foundations
Mansfield BSSelf & Custom80%80%4.09%Foundations
Newcastle BSSelf & Custom80%80%5.69%Foundations
Stafford Railway BSSelf Build85%75%3.59%Foundations
Tipton & Coseley BSSelf & Custom85%75%4.54%Foundations
VernonSelf & Custom85%80%4.74%Foundations

Table 3: Arrears Stage Payment Mortgages (Non BuildStore Exclusives)

LenderMortgage TypeLTV LandLTV End ValueInterest Rate1st Stage Payment
Beverley BSSelf Buildn/a80%4.99%Wall Plate
Earl Shilton BSSelf Build75%75%4.64%Flexible
Ecology BSSelf Build80%80%4.15%Flexible
Melton Mowbray BSSelf Buildn/a50%3.49%Foundations
Penrith BSSelf Build75%75%4.99%Foundations
Saffron BSSelf & Custom80%80%4.19Flexible

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  1. Nestor Fedorak says:

    Very good and useful

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