Mortgage Acceptance for BecoWallform
Back in February 2010, Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) became officially recognised in the UK as a standard form of construction by the Valuation Panel for the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Now a part of UK Finance, the CML established two conditions that ICF system suppliers have to meet in order to benefit from this acceptance. Firstly, the ICF system in question must have valid third party product certification. Secondly, the ICF system’s manufacturer must belong to and abide by the monitoring requirements of the ICFA, the UK’s Insulated Concrete Formwork Association.
In our case, BecoWallform has carried 3rd Party Product Certification since 1998. Furthermore, Beco Products Ltd is a founding member of the ICFA and has been a member ever since helping to establish the Association back in 2002 in partnership with The Concrete Centre.
Here is a copy of the Council of Mortgage Lenders letter.
Specialist Mortgages for Self-Build
For anyone looking to embark on a self-build project, finance is usually a major consideration regardless of the method of construction.
Besides the various products offered by the normal high-street mortgage lenders, specialist self-build mortgage services now also exist, specifically designed for those looking to build their own home. BuildStore, among others, offer a number of flexible products designed specifically for self-builders.
You can find out more about BuildStore’s products and services at the BuildStore website.
Reduced Mortgage Rates for Energy Efficient Homes
The Ecology Building Society is currently offering reduced mortgage rates to those building more energy efficient homes and reducing their carbon footprint. Based on the final building specification and performance, discounts of 0.25% to 1.25% against the Society’s standard mortgage rate are available to those taking out a mortgage with Ecology. Known as the C-Change discount, this scheme aims to encourage the move to mitigate Climate Change and minimise our carbon footprint.