Success stories

Seven Luxury Homes, Newton Abbot

Published by Jerry Rihll, 2020
Local tradesmen Sam and Simon started their careers in the building industry and, like many others, did the odd bit of private work for friends and family in their spare time.

When they formed their own development company, 10 years ago, they had no trading record and their local high street bank was unwilling to support them. They worked with a national speciality finance company, which started well but became too restrictive and impersonal for the kind of long-term partnership that they wanted. So Sam and Simon came to Bricks.

Sam said, “I am Devon born and bred, like my family, and if we can support suppliers on our doorstep then we do. You get better service locally and that is why we chose Bricks. Speed is of the essence and Bricks understands that. I feel like Bricks is part of our team and that we are all battling for the same side. Bricks want a successful outcome for us as much as we want it, and couldn’t be more helpful, efficient and proactive.”

Simon added: “What’s great for us as a company is that Bricks actually wants to see our business grow and succeed as well. We have created a close working relationship by working side by side.” Jerry Rihll said: “Since 2016, we have built a close collaboration with Sam and Simon based upon mutual understanding, strong performance and shared commercial success. We are proud to be starting out on our fifth development project together.”

Sam and Simon (pictured here with Jerry Rihll) trawl through the internet daily to source new developments. They have made good connections with local estate agents and that helps in terms of site acquisition. Their previous site in Kingsteignton never actually came onto the open market as the agent offered them first refusal. And with quick finance from Bricks, they took it.

Sam and Simon’s current project is located in Newton Abbot, Devon. It comprises 7 detached houses, one of which will be a new home for Sam himself who said: “We bought the site with a personal mortgage from a high street lender. Unfortunately, we were then left in the lurch as the lender would not be party to the Section 106 agreement with the council; basically, their computer said no, which prevented us from getting planning approval. Bricks came to our rescue by refinancing the site.”

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Clive Banks

founder and investor

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founder and investor

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founder and investor

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head of lending

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lending officer

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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

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

Oli, Property Developer


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


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


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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


Equity Release Mortgage

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

Darren, Land Purchase


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


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



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


Property Development Loan

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Jon, Property Development


Property Development Loan

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Dave and David, Property Development


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


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


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


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


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