We’re up for an award for helping build homes, not just society

We’re up for an award for helping build homes, not just society

We are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted alongside other regional providers in the Best Self Build Lender category of the BuildIt Awards.


The national awards, an annual event celebrating all aspects of self-build and renovation, including completed projects, services and suppliers, are an opportunity to bring together key industry figures in recognition of innovation and excellence in the custom and self-build home sector.


Judges were impressed with our Accelerator Mortgage, a product launched in February 2017 following years of providing a traditional self-build mortgage.


As our members are at the forefront of everything we do, we offer a common-sense approach to lending meaning each application is assessed on an individual basis without any automated credit scoring.


Caroline Darnbrook, general manager – customer strategy and delivery, explains further: “Our approach gives comfort to each person looking to self-build, getting to know their circumstances and property, knowing we will try our utmost to support them in achieving their dream home.”


The product is exclusively available through BuildStore, a leading provider or specially tailored mortgage solutions, insurances and support services for budding home-builders, with whom we have a fantastic relationship.


“The team at BuildStore always deal with one main point of contact here at Darlington Building Society giving continuity, saving time and giving them confidence knowing exactly who to turn to.


“We want to be seen as approachable experts which ultimately means BuildStore and the end customer are secure in the knowledge that we have their best interest at heart.”


The BuildIt Awards ceremony is being held in London on September 22nd when we will find out if we have won the Best Self Build Lender Award.


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Darlington Building Society provides mortgages for those building their own homes through BuildStore, the specialist mortgage broker based in Livingstone, Scotland. In 2014 the Society were recognised by achieving the Self-Build Lender of the Year Award at the Annual Build-It Awards held in Swindon.