22 March 2022

How we invest for your customer and a greener planet

By Chris Brown , Head of Lifetime Mortgages Distribution at OneFamily

How we invest for a brighter future

With customers and organisations now more environmentally aware than ever; we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about the ‘green’ aspects of our lending policy. We will consider lending on properties such as those with eco-friendly solar panels, domestic wind turbines and air and ground source heat pumps.

We are also able to consider alternative construction methods – for those properties that are made with climate-friendly materials, using low-impact sustainable building techniques such as:

  • Cob construction - Cob homes are one of the most durable types of earth architecture and considered an alternative to modern construction types
  • Thatched roofing - Considered highly environmentally friendly, as the materials needed are grown easily and harvested with little mechanical intervention
  • Wattle and Daub – This is a green way of making walls and buildings, as the materials used are renewable and come from sustainable sources (with minimal energy consumed in their production)

Please note, lending for all the above will be subject to the property construction being deemed suitable by the valuer. A specialist building insurance is also required for any ‘thatched roofing’ prior to completion.

For more information speak directly with our underwriters on 0800 802 1645 option 4 or via e mail lifetimemortgages@onefamily.com Lines are open 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.


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