Success stories

Two New Homes in Exeter City Centre

Published by Clive Banks, 2019
Dave Haines and David Chard were experts in building other people’s properties. Their building company has a long-established track record of delivering excellent projects for other people.
But when the pair wanted to develop for themselves it was an existing link with Bricks that led to them financing their first building project. Dave and David had been contracted by Clive Banks for a project he was developing himself and it was through that partnership that discussions began on how to raise finance.

Dave takes up the story: “We had already bought a plot of land in Exeter and were planning to develop it. But it was the usual story with the banks – when you go to them for finance they want you to have a track record in developing before they will consider you. It’s a chicken and egg situation – you don’t have the track record because you don’t necessarily have the finance to start your projects. So it’s impossible to get started.”

David adds: “I had a couple of meetings with banks about lending us some money but it was hopeless. You feel like giving up.”

But, having got to know Clive through the established working partnership, it wasn’t long before they had decided to apply to Bricks formally for funding for their project – to build four two-bedroom semi-detached homes on the site of a former house and shop in Salters Road, Exeter. “It has been really easy from the start,” adds Dave. “Clive knows the development business himself and so he instantly understood what we were trying to achieve.

Dave concludes: “I’d really recommend Bricks Finance for anyone who needs to raise finance for their project. It has been easy and straightforward for us to arrange things and they do not want to keep pestering you about what is happening. They just allow you to get on and make things a success.”

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Experience, standing by you

Clive Banks

founder and investor

Will Michelmore

founder and investor

Jerry Rihll

founder and investor

Tracey Abbott

head of lending

Mark Crang

lending officer

Angela Connelly-Cole

Finance Manager

What our customers say

Thank you again so much for being completely brilliant. Thank goodness there are people like you, Clive, Will, Jerry and Lyn out there."

Tracey, home finance

Bridging Finance

Personally, I found the service from Bricks 11/10 in every aspect, and I would highly recommend."

Oli, Property Developer

Devon

Property Development Loan

Thank you so much for everything you have done to help us secure this purchase. We are finally looking forward to a good night's sleep now!"

Stuart and Emma, Dream Home Purchase

Devon

Bridging Finance

This would not have been possible without your support and faith in us to deliver the project. Bricks Finance took the time to understand it. It has made an amazing difference to our lives."

Nick, Solar Energy Park

Somerset

Bridging Finance

This is our second deal and again we have achieved the first drawdown within 6 weeks from start to finish which is impressive!"

Richard, Finance Broker

Bristol

Equity Release Mortgage

Being able to purchase the site would not have been possible without the backing of Bricks."

Darren, Land Purchase

Monmouthshire

Bridging Finance

Bricks have given me the support I needed to do this. I couldn’t be happier to see it going up before my very eyes."

Russ, Beach House Development

Cornwall

Property Development Loan

Bricks have been amazing. Without them, I doubt we would have saved the pub for the village."

Becky and John, The Rose and Crown

Dorset

Refinance

When the guys from Bricks say they are going to back you they do, and it has been a real pleasure partnering with them on this project."

Matt, Property Development

Devon

Property Development Loan

I was really pleased with how quickly I had access to finance. I would recommend them to anyone looking to raise finance."

Jon, Property Development

Somerset

Property Development Loan

I’d really recommend Bricks Finance for anyone who needs to raise finance. They just allow you to get on and make things a success."

Dave and David, Property Development

Devon

Property Development Loan

I will be forever indebted to you all (thankfully no longer financially!) for taking a punt on somebody looking for a leg up in a new industry."

Alex, Forest Holiday Village Development

Cornwall

Land Finance

We found like-minded people who were prepared to take the time to understand our business and support our student accommodation in Exeter."

Angus & Alison, Landlords

Devon

Landlord Mortgage

I feel like Bricks is part of our team and wants a successful outcome for us as much as we want it."

Sam, Property Development

Devon

Property Development Loan

Having used Bricks myself, I now feel comfortable referring clients who have similar needs. The beauty of Bricks is their speed, flexibility and being FCA regulated so they can provide regulated and unregulated loans."

Geoff, Finance Broker

Somerset

Property Development Loan

Bricks are so easy to deal with; they get involved and take an interest in the project all the way to completion."

David, Finance Broker

Cornwall

Bridging Finance

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