Gleeson is offering buyers a fantastic interior design package absolutely free on selected 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes at its Hackworth Place & Shafto Court developments in Shildon & Newton Aycliffe.

The spacious homes, which are ready to move into now, start from just £83,196 for a 2 bedroom home at Shafto Court using the Government backed FirstBuy Scheme with monthly mortgage repayments from less than £100 per week, which for many buyers is cheaper than renting.

The FirstBuy scheme, which was launched by the Government last year, aims to help over 10,000 individuals in England purchase a brand new home with a small selection of housebuilders in each region chosen to allocate the money.

Under the FirstBuy scheme, the government and Gleeson will jointly provide a 20 percent loan to top up first-time buyers’ own deposit of 5 percent. This will allow them to take out a mortgage for 75 percent of the property.  The 20% loan is interest free for 5 years and lasts for the term of the mortgage.

Sales Manager, Gary Anderson explains, “By purchasing a home using FirstBuy you have the opportunity to get on, or move up, the property ladder by taking advantage of lower mortgage repayments.  Mortgage repayments at our Co Durham developments can start from less than £100 per week and many first time buyers are delighted to find that it can be cheaper to buy a new home than rent”.

The interior design package includes fitted carpets throughout, fitted curtains using designer materials plus light fittings to all rooms.  Gleeson has enlisted the help of well-known interior designer Avril Deehan of Classic Interiors to help buyers choose the right look for their new home.

Says Gary, “Many people are keen to use current interior design trends when decorating their new home.  We have asked our designers to create a number of design boards which match colour schemes with different samples of fabrics from cutting edge designs to more traditional patterns.  Buyers will be able to choose their preferred colours and style to create their own, professionally designed interiors.”

Gary adds, “We are really excited that people will be able to create their dream home using our interior design package.  But I would urge buyers to hurry as the interior design package is only available on selected plots for a limited time.”

Gleeson’s Sales Offices at Shafto Court & Hackworth Place are open Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm. Please visit for more information.