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Mortgages for Timber Framed Houses

Our Mortgage Service for Timber Framed Houses

Getting a mortgage if you have a house which is timber framed can bring with it a range of complexities when arranging mortgage finance. Our mortgage service offers:

  • Whole of market service - we work with most UK lenders who will consider lending on wooden framed properties
  • Access to leading market mortgage rates 
  • Access to exclusive mortgage deals not available on high street
  • Specialist lenders who will lend on wooden framed construction
  • Fast turnaround - speak to us today if you need to move quickly
  • We have lenders who will take into account previous credit issues 
  • Looking to raise additional finance on top of your existing mortgage or buy to let mortgage? - we have access to a range of innovative finance solutions

To investigate your mortgage options if you are a looking raise finance on a timber clad construction call our specialist mortgage team on 0117 313 7780 or fill in our callback request form.

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Mortgages for Timber Framed Construction

If you are purchasing an existing timber framed house – whether it’s a Tudor cottage or a modern construction - you could face difficulty securing a mortgage on the property. This is because timber framed building are classed as being of a non-standard construction, which means that some lenders may be more reluctant to offer a mortgage deal for this type of property than they would be for a house made of bricks and mortar in the traditional fashion.

Getting the right mortgage for a timber framed house

One of the key reasons that some standard mortgage lenders will refuse to offer mortgages on timber framed houses is that they fear the non-standard construction materials will affect resale value.

Essentially, mortgage lenders want the reassurance that, in the event that they need to repossess the property they will be able to sell it quickly and easily to recoup the money owed.

However, there are several advantages to a timber framed house. Firstly, they can be extremely eco-friendly and well insulated, especially modern buildings. Secondly, they have a unique character which many prospective buyers find very appealing.

What criteria will be considered when applying for a mortgage for a timber framed house?

Fortunately, there are plenty or mortgage providers who specialise in offering mortgage deals for harder-to-mortgage properties such as timber framed houses. If you apply for a mortgage for a timber framed house then the potential lenders that you approach are likely to take into account certain criteria such as:

  • The state of the timber framed building – you may be more likely to get a mortgage deal on a modern or well-maintained timber framed house than on a dilapidated timber framed property that requires restoration
  • The structure of the building - a comprehensive survey is likely to be required in order for a mortgage for a timber framed house to be approved
  • The intended financing of any renovations that may be required – some mortgage providers will only lend on timber framed properties that do not require any work, while other providers may offer you a mortgage in instalments to help you cover both the purchase of the house and the cost of building materials
  • The status of the timber framed house – if the timber framed house that you proposed to purchase is very old, or of a unique design, it may be a listed building, which may affect your mortgage application. It will also restrict any amendments you may be planning to make to the property.

Our dedicated whole of market mortgage team can help you to locate the right timber framed house mortgage deal for you – call us today on 0117 313 7780 or To speak to one of our mortgage advisers click here »

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