About Gleeson Homes Ltd

Gleeson Homes is a residential development company based in South Yorkshire. Founded in 1903, the company specialises in building low cost homes across the North of England. Gleeson Homes’ mission statement is to “change lives by building affordable, quality homes” and currently have over 70 developments across the UK.

Number of Developments

27

Ratings

3.64 Rating

Rating (based on 306 reviews)

Excellent

17.97%

Very Good

40.85%

Average

29.08%

Disappointing

6.21%

Very Poor

5.88%

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its been a nightmare

I have been living on this estate 4 years and we have only just last year had the road block paved which i think wasnt very good because it was dangerous the state they left the road in for 3 years and also the potholes everywhere were ruining peoples tyres . Whilst they have been building the houses and still are its been a nightmare because of the lorries coming to and fro and leaving mud everywhere . Our house was rushed to be completed and because the sale of our old house fell through we missed our chance to have extras so we couldnt pick our kitchen . Also the upstairs floor creaks alot in the back bedroom and you can hear people talking very clearly from downstairs . The plastering in the house wasnt v professionally done . We have no boiler cover in our kitchen and i think this should be a standard thing that should be already done – not an extra . The gardens should be lawned also when you move in and ours was a right state when we moved in lots of builders rubble left ! And also the fencing should also be done .we had to pay for ours which isnt v practical when you have a dog . There isnt enough storage space in this house so we have to put our hoover in the downstairs toilet . The bedrooms are v small and should come with fitted wardrobes at least in the main bedroom . The small bedroom is too small to use as a bedroom and the bathrooms are also too small and so arent v practical . Most people like a bath and a seperate shower but these only have a bath .i dont think i would recommend buying this style of house or even a newbuild . I dont like where they have put the park on this estate we have alot of older kids coming in that dont live on this estate and vandalise it and we have to pay to replace things which isnt at all fair .

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Its bad for parking on our street . There are people who visit and leave their cars parked anywhere and block people in . The binmen just leave the bins on the road when theyve emptied them . It is mainly quiet where we live but we just get the odd one who occasionally like to throw noisy parties and act like morons but luckily its not very often . I do think they need a bus stop closer to the top of our estate for a barnsley bus route because i have a long walk to catch the bus to work .

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I would think more about what style of house i would buy depending on your personal circumstances and what is the most practical style of house for you because sometimes you look around a showhouse and just see the fixtures and decorations but you dont always think practically .

What is the best feature of your home:

I like my kitchen diner .i like the size of my kitchen and also my living room at the back its nice to open the french doors in the warmer months .

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Quality Control missing?

The design of the houses is good in itself, the execution is not so good IMHO. I would say that the builders need to completely review the way that the buildings are designed and built and executed, otherwise they will no longer be builders much longer. For example they use a cunning modern method of underfloor insulation but this is not actually executed properly, resulting in bad thermal bridges [at the door openings for example]. What’s more this insulation (which supports the Slab concrete) is also broken by a number of vertical walls to support the roof – another Thermal Bridging area.
No facilities were included on the site, being a small site. Unless you include drives and garages for each house. The latter are a minor problem because the garage is not used for the car and therefore most people park on the street, as available.
It became obvious to me that (for my house anyway) Quality Control was not present. So I did expect that the on-site inspection before final handover would spot these things but this was not so, apart from minor matters. I paid for a professional Snagger, who provided an excellent report; he said that the NHBC inspector had missed so many snags which in normal circumstances would have disallowed the Certificate. The management did their very best to ignore this snagging report (as with all the rest of it) but many months later did come round to some of it.
Readers may be interested to know that when I completes the purchase I was handed an EPC certificate, of course. Later inspection showed me that it was not for my house (the area was too small). So I was in course provided with the correct EPC but I wonder about this certificate, quite a lot.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

This are of Sheffield is very well served by public transport, besides which the centre is easily walkable for most people. There are parks and mini parks all over the place, which is excellent. All necessary facilities are therefore available. Now that we are back to normal after Covid19 traffic is also back to normal: this is not paricularly heavy but it is noisy – dependant on wind direction.
Many people park on the street, which is a problem for eveyone. However soon enough people will catch on to the fact that petrol will become more expensive and private cars will become less acceptable (I hope).

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

High volume builders will spend a lot of time and effort in persuading you that you don’t know what you are talking about, everything’s fine and your house is exactly as it should be! This may not be true.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Starting with the Brexit thing where all the extraneous builders left the country, followed by the Covid19 disaster, all responses to problems have been severely delayed. However I did get the overwhelming impression that Management are not very aware of what goes on at the Cliff Face. More disturbingly they appear to live in a different place where buyers are very misinformed or ignorant and most importantly very wrong. Luckily for myself things appear to have improved a bit just lately and a new manager has been appointed to get things done [at last]. Some workers/contractors have been excellent – as many are – but in my experience a large number are not professional and are not to be trusted. On a site where Quality Control is assumed to be present when it is not, the question I often consider is “Should I forget the problems rather than risk having them Bodge it again?”

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Linkswood Park Review

The development seems very well laid out with considerable land between properties. The gardens also feel private and are overlooked only by direct neighbours. The sales office is very caring and helpful both during purchase and afterwards supporting with snagging and fault resolution in a timely and professional manner. There are occasionally issues with site rubbish blowing onto occupied properties and due to the site still being under construction the main road is in need of repair due significant use by construction vehicles but this will hopefully be resolved shortly. Furthermore, despite still being an active construction site, the peace of the site is rarely unreasonably disturbed.

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There are a wide range of shops nearby at the Parkgate retail park. There are also several restaurants and large Asda and Lidl supermarkets within walking distance. Furthermore, with the Meadowhall centre and Rotherham Town Centre less than 10 minutes away. Herringthorpe playing field is also less than a 5 minute walk and makes a great dog walk. There is a local bus route less than 5 minutes away to Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham town centre on the A630. The development is very close to both the M1 and the A1M via the A630 which can get congested in rush hour but the traffic noise cannot be heard from the development. The development is largely peaceful and the local authority seems very responsive and provides a good service with regards to local provisions including bin collections.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

View the property / site at different times of day to get a sense of traffic congestion, noise, night life etc

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

The resolution of issues has largely been dealt with in a timely, fair and professional manner.

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Don’t go with gleeson

The problems started just after our final inspection, we decided to get an independent snagger in on the 17th of April after moving in on the 1st of April. There were over 200 snags listed by the professional, some are minor but some are more serious like breaching nhbc regulations. We have now been in 4 months and still waiting for basics to be done, such as the glass in the windows replacing due to them being scratched prior to completion. We have had numerous false promises such as a free outdoor tap, integrated appliance cupboards which neither have been done. One of the problems on our list was how debries were left in the rear garden, we have had to pay for a landscaper to do our garden yet 3 of our neighbours have now been given free turf to their rear gardens and outside taps fitted for free. When we’ve asked if they had it done for free we have been lied to and they have been hushed. We have uploaded issues to the my gleeson site numerous times and some have been declined we have had only 3 out of over 200 solved. Still after numerous emails and complaints we are yet to speak to someone or get a response from anyone higher up at gleeson. I love the layout and plot we have on the site but I would never recommend gleeson as a company to anyone absolutely apauling customer service.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

It’s nice that Stainforth finally has some money put into it after being a mining village. The new link Road and development plans are promising and the location of this gleeson site is in walking distance but not too close for traffic/noise pollution.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

If I knew I would have the live with workmen still coming in and out my house I’d have bought an older house and renovated it

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Appallingly as stated above no response from anyone at gleeson

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