Karolina and Laurynas story


Despite their mortgage being more expensive at £700 per month compared to their previous £450 rent, the couple are thrilled with the value for money in their new Gleeson home. They now have a beautiful detached home with a huge garden, plus a garage, driveway, open-plan kitchen-diner with a utility room and four spacious rooms, the master with an en-suite.

After visiting a number of other new build developers, Karolina and Laurynas decided that Gleeson came out on top thanks to the affordability and knowledge that once they have moved in everything will be brand new, meaning they don’t have to worry about anything breaking or replacing thanks to the Gleeson two year warranty and the NHBC Buildmark Warranty. After the couple spoke with a friend who recently bought a new build, and viewed a show home at their local development, they knew that a Gleeson Carlow would be the perfect home for them to start a family in.

Karolina said: “Gleeson was at the top of our list due to how affordable the homes are. We viewed a number of other new build developers, but what we could get for the price Gleeson was offering, no others could compare! We also didn’t want to move too far away from the area we were currently living, with our chosen development ticking all those boxes, it was a no brainer. We are so much happier since moving into our gorgeous Gleeson home. Our home was an extremely popular plot, with a lot of interest from other customers, however the Sales Executive was great and kept us informed throughout every step of the way and from the moment we put our deposit down to collecting our keys, everything went so smoothly. As first-time buyers, we felt that Gleeson and their recommended mortgage specialists Meridian Mortgages really looked after us, and made the whole process much less daunting and as easy as can be.”

Buyer name

Karolina (27) and Laurynas (28)


Water Technician and Logistics Worker

Date of purchase

September 2022


Petersmiths Park, Newark, Nottinghamshire

House type

4 bedroom detached Carlow

Mortgage cost


Previous rental cost

£450 per month (1 bedroom flat)