Insights

We get it. Development finance is complex, even for experienced developers.

So, we’ve created Brickflow Guides, Brickflow Answers, and Brickflow Webinars to help unblur the lines and explain the process in words you won’t need to google.

Download a jargon-free e-book, watch a short video or enjoy a more comprehensive webinar, each designed to answer your development finance FAQs.

If there’s anything you’d like us to add or explain in more detail, we’d love you to let us know.

Brickflow Guides

We ditch the industry-speak to unravel the peskier parts of the borrowing process, along with some of the trickier development finance terms, in our series of easy-to-read guides.

The Smart Guide to Development Finance

We’ve pooled our hive of experienced minds to create the ultimate Smart Guide to Development Finance.  Our exclusive e-book contains all the advice, expertise and insider knowledge you need to maximise profit on every deal, and be more successful, sooner.

Calculating Development Finance

Development finance is the most complex property-based loan to calculate. We explain how a lender decides how much they’re willing to lend and on what terms, how to maximise your debt, and how to make the most of your precious equity.

Nailing the Application Process

From an initial enquiry to loan drawdown, applying for development finance can be a minefield if you don’t know what you’re doing. We break down all the documents you’ll need to provide, and what to expect from the lender, QS and solicitors along the way.

Stretching your Equity Further

If you don’t have a hefty deposit to help secure development finance, it doesn’t mean it’s game over for your ambitious development plans. We share six smart ways to stretch your equity further and set yourself up for success.

Cracking the Capital Stack

Understanding the Capital Stack, or the layers of your development funding, is critical to your success as a developer. We take a look at each of the layers, and provide all the essential information you need to structure your debt in a way that works for you.

Understanding Personal Guarantees

You’ve probably heard the term and understand the basics, but Personal Guarantees are an important part of the finance process to get to grips with. We explain in detail what they are, why they matter and how they work in the real world.

Brickflow Answers

You asked, so we’re here to tell.  Watch our series of short videos (all under 3 minutes), answering the development finance questions we get asked the most.

What is Sweat Equity?

What is a Personal Guarantee?

How to Source a Good Architect? 

Brickflow Webinars

We get together with thought leaders from across the industry to discuss the hot topics in property finance and share practical advice for borrowing smarter.

Brickflow X Nimbus

How to Maximise Equity in Today’s Lending Climate

We were invited by leading Proptech business Nimbus Maps to discuss the common strategies employed by the most successful property developers.

In the webinar, we talk:

  • The make-up of the development finance market; understanding the key players and the rise of the non-banks
  • How to stretch your equity further, maximise your profits and double your return on the time and capital you invest
  • How to present a project to get the funding you deserve. Only 1 in 25 lending enquiries turns into a loan; learn how to become the winning one

Have you heard our Podcast? Brick by Brick…

Brick by Brick Podcast

Plug in and listen up to our new podcast for the property development industry.  In each episode we speak to experts and stakeholders from across the sector, sharing ideas and advice on how to get ahead of the game.