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What do you mean by non-standard construction?

Asked on Mar 16 2010, General in Doncaster | Report content

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  • It is probably easier to start with explaining what standard construction is, as anything described as Non Standard can be a multiple of possibilities. Standard constructed properties consist of brick and/or block walls under a tiled pitched roof sat on concrete foundations. Non standard is anything that differs from this and could be concrete, wood, steel framed etc, which typically are more difficult to obtain a mortgage on and therefore less valuable and more difficult to sell. Hope this helps

    Answered on Mar 16 2010, Report content
  • My colleagues answer is spot on once you know the actual construction ask you mortgage broker to check they can get you a mortgage on it before spending any money and get it in writing 1st.

    Answered on Mar 16 2010, Report content
  • As with previous answers always check out your mortgage company will touch it first think Halifax is one that will mortgage non constructive properties but be careful as you might not get anything back in the future when it comes to selling the property on.

    Answered on Mar 27 2010, Report content
  • It means prefabricated concrete and steel frames in the majority of cases. Best place to see a conversion from the old non standard construction to a traditional construction (brick and mortar) See the link for more information regarding this and the images/presentations. Also the before and afters give you lots of insight into some of the non standard constructed houses out there. If I recall there are around 34 types of these homes that are unmortgageable unless PRC repaired.

    Answered on Jun 11 2010, Report content

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