Mary Riley has a wealth of experience in the Self Build Arena and has first-hand experience of developing funding concepts that allow those looking to either Self-Build, Renovate, Convert, Knock Down and Rebuild, Extend their properties, or undertake a Custom Build project to realise their dreams and aspirations. She is a recognised industry expert and is asked to participate in numerous media forums providing information and sharing her knowledge.
Mary Riley is recognised as an industry expert, appearing on television shows such as STV Safe as houses 2006; Channel 4 Trade Secrets 2007; BBC Breakfast TV 2008; Granada TV feature on Self Build Timber Frame Properties and Economic Climate 2008 “Ask the Expert” Panel Grand Designs 2004 to present.
Mary Riley Custom Build Funding - engages with lending institutions to further develop the product range of “Green Mortgages” and funding to accommodate residential regeneration projects. It is becoming increasingly more important to ensure appropriate funding is available to those who wish to own or build a reducing carbon home. Green mortgages generally “off set” the carbon footprint by funding the planting of trees in international countries and /or provide a secured lending product that facilitates a reduction in the rate of interest once the property has been built and has achieved a specific build standard. In 2009 Mary Riley co wrote a booklet "A Guide To Self Build Mortgages" to help inform those looking to undertake a Self build, Renovation, Conversion or Extension to existing home project. How to avoid some of the pitfalls!
Mary Riley Custom Build Funding