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Ecology Building Society mortgages are different


Specialist sustainable mortgages

Ecology Building Society is a pioneer in providing self-build, renovation and conversion mortgages for properties and projects that have a positive environmental impact.  We welcome unique projects including a wide range of non-standard and modern methods of construction.

Some high street lenders can only offer a mortgage on habitable properties, which makes it difficult to find the necessary funding to complete extensive projects.  At Ecology, we’re not put off by unusual builds or the condition of your property, so as long as the works required improve the energy efficiency of the building.

We’ll consider lending on:

  • Self-build and custom build, e.g. timber frame, clad or steel frame
  • Modern methods of construction
  • Renovations and conversions, e.g. old/derelict buildings, barn conversions, thatched, historic and listed buildings
  • Community-led housing including development works to poor quality, derelict and empty properties
  • Small-scale developments that encourage sustainable living.

Flexible decision making

Our experienced team of specialist mortgage advisers consider every project on a case-by-case basis and have extensive experience in non-standard properties, energy efficiency improvements and ecologically sound building practices.

We’re committed to always giving you the best service that we can, with over 95% of Ecology borrowers rating us as very good or excellent.

Trusted since 1981

Since 1981 we’ve lent to over 3,000 projects, supporting individuals, charities, environmental businesses, and community-led housing organisations to realise their sustainable living ambitions.

As a mutual building society, all our mortgages are funded through our range of simple, transparent, ethical savings accounts, which gives our members the confidence to know their money is having a positive environmental and social impact.

Want to find out more? Visit us at ecology.co.uk/mortgages.

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