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    Welcome to our blog, curated to help you make smarter decisions when it comes to development finance.

    You’ll discover helpful how-tos, essential what-not-to-dos and expert advice, along with opinion and industry insights from our team of property finance specialists.

    Industry Insights

    Industry Insights (February 2023)

    Welcome to February’s Industry Insights, the inside track on property development. Read our views on the current economic climate, house price correction, adapting to the new market and why 2023 will hold plenty of opportunities.

    Developer Tips

    Who is eligible for development finance?

    Property development finance: who is eligible, what is the qualifying criteria and what costs are involved? How Brickflow can help you apply and secure the best development finance loan for your project. 

    Developer Tips

    Brickflow Guide to Design and Access Statements

    A Design and Access Statement (DAS) is an integral part of a planning application and required by planning rules.  Every property developer or architect working on anything other than a very small project must submit one. 

    Developer Tips

    What are the pros and cons of property development?

    We’ve all been captivated by the transformation journey of property, whether on the countless TV programmes or the extensive renovations of a neighbour’s home.  So what are the pros and cons of property development?

    Developer Tips

    How does property development finance work?

    Whether it’s a low-key investment or large-scale site, property development projects wouldn’t get off the ground without funding. We’re looking at the key features and main uses of property funding, beginning with how does property development finance work?

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    Reasons why you should use a bridging loan

    After 2022’s soaring housing market, things are cooling throughout 2023, meaning less competition and good opportunities for savvy investors. There are various funding options for property purchases, so we’re discussing the reasons why you should use a bridging loan.

    Industry Insights

    Industry Insights (January 2023)

    A new year ahead and an altered property market emerging. Read January's Industry Insights for our views on the back drop to the economic downturn, why interest rates are rising, why we’re facing a liquidity crunch and the outlook for 2023.

    Developer Tips

    Why is development finance important?

    How a property development project is financed can affect everything from how quickly the project progresses to how profitable it will be. It also impacts how quickly you scale your business. So, why is development finance important?

    Developer Tips

    What are the different types of development finance?

    Every property development scheme has vast differences in scale, build type and budget, which means developers need different types of finance for each project.  So, what are the different types of development finance?

    Developer Tips

    What are the pros and cons of a bridging loan?

    There are numerous ways to finance property investments and bridging loans have become a key component in a developer’s financial toolkit. Here we look at some of the pros and cons of bridging finance.  

    Developer Tips

    What is a bridging loan?

    Anyone exploring property development or investment will find various financing options, most likely including bridging loans.  So, what is a bridging loan, how do they work, what types of bridging finance are available and how do you apply?


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