MyJobQuote Logomyjobquote
  • Post a Job
  • Trade Signup
  • Ask a Trade
  • Cost Guides
  • About
  • Login
  • Over 1 million homeowners and over 30,000 tradespeople
    use MyJobQuote nationwide each year

    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade
    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade

    Ask a Tradesman

    Do any building companies offer finance?

    Builders

    How feasible is it to find companies that would offer to do work on finance? And would it be possible with bad credit or is this a guaranteed rejection even where buy now, pay later plans apply?

    Asked by caroline on 11th May 2022
    Share this question

    Best Answer

    C S Douglas Ltd

    "Some of my clients opt to pay by credit card, I’d imagine the criteria to get a credit card is very similar to getting alternative finance"

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    KG Craft

    "Hello, you may be able to find a builder that would do this informally with a contractually agreed set of payment terms that extend out final payment to a specific date. But you'd expect to pay a premium for this and its quite risky for both parties, technically companies have to be licenced and approved in order to offer "proper" credit and it's a very infrequent request in my experience so I can't see a small/medium builder doing this.

    Depending on the work it might be best to speak to your mortgage company, it's very common for clients to pay for significant works like extensions via a re-mortgage. These usually come with some terms like chunks of funds being made available at specific stages of the build.

    Home improvement loans may be another option as even with bad credit you at least have something to secure the borrowing against.

    Generally speaking I'd say stay as mainstream as you can with lenders, the last thing you want is a dispute with a builder you've made and "informal" arrangement with. Good luck."

    Answered on 27th Jun 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Dafydd Williams

    "No I don't best I offer is split the invoice into three payments one deposit one half way one on completion."

    Answered on 11th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report

    Ask a Trade

    Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.

    Ask your Question

    Related questions

    Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?

    get started
    x

    Report Content