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Non Standard Construction Mortgage

In the UK there is a huge variation of property types available, some being hundreds of years old while others were finished yesterday. As a result of having such a diverse range of homes available, there are lots of different types of construction and each of these has implications for mortgage lenders.

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Standard construction

Standard construction in England and Wales is defined as brick or block walls. This means that anything else is considered non-standard. This could include homes with thatched roofs, concrete walls, high rise flats or modern prefabs- each type comes with different risks for a mortgage lender and as a result, each lender has a slightly different appetite for what they'll provide mortgages for.

Anyone who has bought a flat above the fifth floor in a block, or a timbre-framed home or tried to finance a Huf Haus will know that it's no easy task finding a mortgage. This can be frustrating, as often the quality of the property is of a very high standard, but the lender has rules about what they will and won't lend against.

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Know your lenders

Knowing which lenders are willing to lend on the different types of non-standard construction is critical to getting your mortgage approved; applying to one and hoping for the best is likely to result in being declined, and this can have a negative impact on your credit score.

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Not all mortgage brokers specialise in helping borrowers to secure a mortgage but having a really good, up to date knowledge of which lender is looking for what can mean you are able to buy your dream home or not. Speak to a specialist now.

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Find Out Current Best Rates

Property Value
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Mortgage Amount
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Reason for Mortgage
Mortgage Type
LenderInitial RateTypeForThenAPR*ERC*Fee
Progressive BS 2 Year Discount No Fee Purchase BPG0.51%Discount2 years4.35%3.17%2 years £0
Progressive BS 2 Year Variable No Fee Purchase Foreign Currency Loan BPG0.79%Discount2 years4.35%3.26%2 years £0
Progressive BS 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Purchase BPG0.89%Fixed2 years4.35%3.96%2 years £995
Barclays Bank 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Purchase No ERC BWO1%Tracker2 years3.74%3.3% £999
Skipton BS 2 Year Tracker £995 Fee SBS1.02%Tracker2 years4.64%3.9% £995
Accord Intermediary 2 Year Discount £495 Fee Purchase Free Val ACC1.04%DiscountMar-20244.49%3.7%31-Mar-2024 £495
Nationwide BS RETENTION 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Existing Borrowers BNW1.04%Tracker2 years3.74%3.4% £999
Nationwide BS 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee BNW1.04%Tracker2 years3.74%3.4% £999
Nationwide BS FTB 2 Year Tracker £999 Fee Cashback BNW1.09%Tracker2 years3.74%3.4% £999
Progressive BS 2 Year Discount No Fee Purchase Family Assist BPG1.09%Discount2 years4.35%3.36%2 years £0
Mortgage product availability is subject to status and availability. Although great care is taken to ensure that product details are as accurate as possible no liability can be accepted for errors or omissions.
*APR = Annual Percentage Rate *ERC = Early Repayment Charge
*These figures are only illustrative. An assessment of your needs will be confirmed before a recommendation can be made. A Key Facts Illustration, which is personal to your circumstances, will be provided if a recommendation for a mortgage product is made.

Best Discounted Rates

LenderRateType
Progressive BS 2 Year Discount No Fee Purchase BPG0.51%
then 4.35
(variable)
DiscountRead More
Progressive BS 2 Year Variable No Fee Purchase Foreign Currency Loan BPG0.79%
then 4.35
(variable)
DiscountRead More
Stafford Railway BS Direct 2 Year Discount £1000 Fee SRB0.85%
then 2.95
(variable)
DiscountRead More

Best 5 Year Fixed Rates

LenderRateType
Progressive BS 2 Year Fixed £995 Fee Purchase BPG0.89%
then 4.35
(variable)
FixedRead More
Barclays Bank 2 Year Fixed £999 Fee Purchase BWO1.11%
then 3.74
(variable)
FixedRead More
Progressive BS 2 Year Fixed No Fee Purchase BPG1.14%
then 4.35
(variable)
FixedRead More
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