Success stories

New Homes in Somerset

Published by Jerry Rihll, 2019
Jon Evennett, a housebuilder for the past 16 years in the South West, describes his initial contact with Bricks Finance to discuss lending for his latest project – an exclusive development of four and five-bedroom homes in Somerset – as being like a breath of fresh air. “The guys were just great and I couldn’t be more pleased at how it has been to work with them,” says Jon, Director at Peninsular Developments SW Ltd.

“Obviously, having been in the property building business for some time I was used to the more traditional methods of raising finance. But around 2007/08 when the financial crisis happened, the game just changed and it became so hard to raise finance, even if you had a perfectly viable proposition for the banks to lend to. They just didn’t want to know and it made it so difficult and time-consuming to raise the money – even if you had a good project,” adds Jon.

That’s where contact with Bricks came in. Linked up with the business through a friend who knew partner Clive Banks, it wasn’t long before an informal discussion had led to a formal offer of money to back his plans. “That’s the great thing about the guys from Bricks – they have been there themselves in business and so they know how it works and they can empathise with what you are trying to achieve,” reveals Jon. “I was really pleased with how quickly the decision was taken to lend me the money, how soon I had access to the finance, and how enthusiastic Bricks is about being involved in the project.

“I’d certainly use them again for future projects and I would recommend them to anyone looking to raise finance. These days the old ways of doing it seem so bound up in red tape, it’s been good for me to work with such a dynamic group of guys who support you 100% of the way in what you are doing.”

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What our customers say

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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