The deposit could take you years to build up to the desired amount. There are other ways of gaining a (larger) deposit.
Gifted deposits are acceptable but again, something to research and consider when choosing a lender. How a gift is given and by whom is equally as important.
Help to Buy loans are available to boost your ability to purchase a property. This loan is a government incentive worth looking into if you are considering a newly built home. The loan repayments start after five years and will be taken into consideration when making an application to ensure they do not cause hardship when repayments become due.
Shared Ownership properties are available from many housing providers, this type of purchase will reduce the amount required at the onset by allowing you to purchase between 25-75% of the property and paying rent on the remaining share. You then could increase your share ownership over time to 100% and eventually owning the entire property. Useful again for a first-time buyer and home movers with the potential to borrow more over time with promotions, increased income and accumulated savings. The rental payments on the unpurchased percentage will be taken into consideration when processing the application