June 4, 2024
4 mins

Asset Finance for Construction, Plant and Machinery Businesses

Key take away points:

  • How asset finance allows businesses to acquire essential machinery
  • How spreading payments over time helps businesses manage cash flow
  • How you could be making the most out of the available tax benefits
  • How Bluestone can help you finance your machinery

In the fast-paced world of construction, plant, and machinery, staying ahead of the competition requires access to the latest equipment and technology. However, the substantial costs associated with acquiring these assets can strain your business’s financial resources. This is where asset finance steps in, offering a practical solution that ensures you can keep your operations running smoothly without the burden of large upfront payments.

These assets include heavy machinery such as excavators, bulldozers, cranes, and loaders,which are essential for large-scale construction projects. Plant equipment like generators, compressors, and concrete mixers can also be financed, ensuring your operations run smoothly. Additionally, trucks, trailers, and company cars can be covered, facilitating efficient logistics and transportation.

For businesses in specialised industries, financing options extend to agricultural machinery like tractors and harvesters. This comprehensive range of financeable assets allows businesses to stay equipped with the latest technology and maintain operational efficiency without the strain of upfront costs.

Looking to finance machinery for your company? Contact us today for a no-obligation finance quote.

Why Choose Asset Finance?

Asset finance provides a host of benefits tailored to the unique needs of construction,plant, and machinery businesses. Here's how financing can transform your operations:

Access to the Latest Equipment Without Large Upfront Costs

Investing in new machinery or upgrading existing equipment often requires significant capital. Asset finance allows you to spread the cost over time through manageable monthly payments. This means you can acquire the latest technology and tools necessary for your projects without depleting your working capital.

Improved Cash Flow Management

By opting for asset finance, you avoid the hefty initial expenditure, preserving your cashflow for other operational needs. With predictable monthly payments, budgeting becomes more straightforward, allowing for better financial planning and stability.

Tax Efficiency

One of the standout advantages of asset finance is its tax efficiency. The monthly payments can often be offset against taxable profits, reducing your overall tax liability. Additionally, businesses can reclaim VAT on the financed amount, providing further financial relief.

Protection Against Depreciation

When you finance an asset, the finance company retains ownership until the end of the agreement.This means you are shielded from the depreciation risks associated with owning machinery outright. At the end of the term, you have the flexibility to either purchase the asset, upgrade to newer equipment, or simply return it.

Preserve Existing Credit Lines

Asset finance typically does not impact your existing bank borrowing capacity. This ensures your other credit lines remain open for different financial needs, giving you greater flexibility in managing your overall finances.

Comparing Asset Finance toTraditional Loans

Traditional loans might seem like a straightforward way to finance new equipment, but they come with their own set of challenges, especially for construction companies. Let’s compare the two options:

Preserves Working Capital

Unlike traditional loans that require a significant upfront payment, asset finance spreads the cost over time, preserving your working capital for day-to-day operations.


Fixed,Tax-Deductible Payments

The fixed monthly payments in asset finance agreements are generally tax-deductible, offering a clear advantage over variable loan repayments. This consistency aids inaccurate budgeting and financial planning.


Avoid Depreciation Risks

With traditional loans, your business bears the depreciation risk of the asset. Asset finance eliminates this burden, as the finance company retains ownership of the equipment.


Flexible End-of-Term Options

At the end of a traditional loan, you own the asset, for better or worse. Asset finance offers flexible options: you can purchase the asset, upgrade to newer equipment, or return it. This adaptability ensures your equipment remains up to date.


Faster Access to Technology

Asset finance enables quicker access to the latest technology, keeping your business competitive without the need to wait until you can afford an outright purchase.

Contact our team to discuss your requirements and explore your finance options.

Industries That Benefit from Asset Finance

While asset finance is highly advantageous for construction businesses, its benefits extend to various other sectors that rely on heavy machinery and equipment:

  • Manufacturing: Stay ahead with the latest production technology without the capital burden.
  • Agriculture: Upgrade farming equipment to boost productivity and efficiency.
  • Transportation and Logistics: Maintain a modern fleet of vehicles to ensure reliable service.
  • Healthcare: Acquire cutting-edge medical equipment to provide top-notch care.

Financing Your Assets With Bluestone

At Bluestone, we understand the unique challenges faced by construction, plant, and machinery businesses. Our asset finance solutions are designed to help you acquire the equipment you need while preserving your financial health. With a commitment to flexibility, tax efficiency, and protecting your working capital, we stand as your trusted partner in achieving sustained growth and success.

 As you navigate the demands of your industry, consider Bluestone's asset finance solutions to keep your business at the forefront.

 For more information on how Bluestone can support your financing needs, contact us today and take the first step towards a financially empowered future.


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