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.
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.
Getting to Grips With Planning Applications
Understanding how the planning process works makes a project run much smoother for developers.
To help with gaining planning permission, here’s a step-by-step guide to how local authorities view applications, with some pointers to the pitfalls.
How to Work With the Right Architect
Architects play a vital role in any property development. Which means finding a good one and building an effective partnership are essential elements in ensuring a project’s success. We reveal what to look for when choosing an architect, the costs involved and how you can put together a top quality brief that builds the foundation for a successful project.
Navigating Permitted Development Rights (PDR)
Navigating the choppy waters of permitted development rights (PDR) can be frustrating and time consuming at the best of times. But with the announcement of government changes that will see the biggest shake up of planning rules for a generation, it’s never been more important to get up to speed. We look at the latest updates to PDR, what’s allowed under the rules and how to make sure a project stays on the right side of the law.
Brickflow Guide To Air Rights
Not everyone knows about air rights, but they significantly boost the value of a building project by allowing developers to extend into the air space above a property. We explain what air rights are and how you can use them to take your development to new heights.
How to Get Your Development Finance
Getting the application right is a vital factor in determining whether borrowers will receive a loan for their property development or investment. Increase your chances of getting the best possible terms and learn How to Get Your development finance Application approved.
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 seven 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.
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?
How to gain Development Experience
What is the Capital Stack?
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 and 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.