Home Trends this Spring
Spring has arrived! In addition to giving your home its annual spring clean, check out other seasonal touches with our latest on-trend tips.
How to Choose the Right Company for your Home Improvement Project
When considering significant home improvement projects, it is understandable that you would only entrust your home to a reputable company to bring your vision to life. How do you choose the right home improvement company? Patricia Power, renowned Quantity Surveyor and Global's Construction Expert shares her expert tips & advice in our must-read guide.
Exploring PVCu Material and its Benefits
There are many reasons why PVCu is a popular material for the construction of windows and doors and we'll explore those in this post.
Global’s Sash Windows - A Classic Window Design Reinvented
Sash windows will forever be a classic in our homes. Global's sash windows are a modern twist on the traditional style, promising many contemporary benefits.
Our thoughts on what it means to be a Guaranteed Irish company
The community spirit shown by the people of Ireland throughout the pandemic was so heart-warming, not least the support shown to Irish businesses such as our own.
Some Fang-tastic Home Decorating Ideas For This Halloween
Halloween is fast approaching, but you still have enough time to decorate your home in a frightfully impressive way.
Why We Believe Our Customers Deserve Triple Glazing As Standard
The wide range of benefits offered by triple glazing is why we provide it as standard to all of our fantastic customers. You, and your home, deserve it.
3 Ways Of Solving The Conundrum Of Condensation
We know that condensation becomes an issue for some householders at this time of year. You can find some solutions to the problem in this blog post.
Is It True That Triple Glazed Windows Can Reduce Noise?
Some window suppliers will advertise triple glazed windows as being noise-reducing. That can be true, but it all depends on how the windows are specified.
How New Roofline Will Protect Your Home This Winter
Roofline plays such an important role in safeguarding your home from the weather, so you need to give it the attention it deserves.
Why You Should Replace Your Ageing Flat Roof With Our Flat Roofing Technology
Our flat roofing technology will prove far more reliable than an old flat roofing system, for so many reasons.
Global Home Improvements Is Highly Rated By Its Customers
Global scores an impressive five out of five on Feefo, an independent review site, proving that we provide a superior customer experience.
3 Home Improvement Ideas For Smaller Irish Homes
It can be frustrating if your home feels small inside, but there are things you can do to make it feel a lot bigger than it actually is.
Don’t Miss Out! Make A HUGE Summer Saving At Global
If you are currently looking to improve your home, take advantage of the summer savings being offered at present by Global.
How To Get Your Entrance Door Looking Insta-Worthy
Make your entrance door worthy an Instagram post and one that receives lots of 'likes' from other users of the social media platform.
Over 40 Years In Business - You Can Trust Global
Global Home Improvements has been a part of the industry for more than 40 years, so it proves we're a company you can trust and rely on.
How To Bring That Summer Feeling Into Your Home
You don't want to miss out on all this lovely weather when you're in your house because summer won't be here forever. Let us advise you on how you can invite it into your living space.
Love Your Home With These 3 Easy DIY Ideas
If you're looking to keep busy at home this summer, we have some DIY jobs you could complete to create a nicer house.
Why A Tiled Roof Will Make Conservatory Use In Summer Possible
You don't want to miss out on using your conservatory over the summer. A tiled roof will solve any overheating issues that you experience with it during hot conditions.
Do You Know That Global Offers One Of The Industry’s Best Guarantees?
With every product you buy from Global Home Improvements, you get a fantastic guarantee, which entitles you to instant cover during the guarantee period.
Why French Or Patio Doors Are Great To Have In The Summer
The summer months at home will be so much more fun if you have French or patio doors you can use to bring your home and garden together.
Global’s Guide To Buying New Replacement Windows For A Home
If it's time to replace your current windows, have a read of our window buying guide before you go out and get any.
3 Of The Best Ways Of Improving The Sale Price Of Your Home
You should always be thinking that one step ahead when it comes to your home and look to make improvements to it that will enhance its value.
How To Get Yourself Well Setup For Working From Home
Working from home is so much easier when you have a good setup for doing it, and it can be achieved relatively simply. We can offer advice on this.
Triple Glazing - Why It’s The Right Option For Your Property
There are a number of reasons why we insist on providing triple glazing as standard, and we go into them for you in this blog post.
3 Things To Think About When Buying A Conservatory Tiled Roof
Replacing your existing conservatory roof for a tiled roof will make it far more energy efficient. But there are things to consider ahead of getting one installed.
Global Is A Trusted Company And Q Mark Accredited
The fact that Global Home Improvements is Q Mark accredited tells you that we are a company you can trust to do a great job at your home.
Always There For You - Global Provides 365 Emergency Cover
Although installations from Global have had to be paused at the current time, you can still avail of our 365 Emergency Cover if you have an urgent issue.
The Causes Of Condensation And What You Can Do To Stop It
Condensation is very prevalent at some homes at this time of year. There are are reasons why it appears, but the good thing is, it can be stopped.
3 Home Improvement Projects That Can Potentially Decrease Your Home’s Value
Some home improvements just aren't worth doing as they can actually decrease the valuation of your property, which is the last thing you want to happen.
3 Of The Best Ways Of Significantly Reducing The Cost Of Energy
Global has some great energy-saving tips if the cost of your energy bills is getting out of hand.
Be Quick - Global’s Biggest-Ever January Sale Will End Soon
You only have a short period left to get some bargain home improvements ordered in our January sale.
3 Home Trends That Are Set To Be Huge In 2021
Wanting to know what will be hot in home interiors this year? Global can give you some insight into 2021's biggest home trends.
Security In The Home During Winter
Break-ins can happen at any time of year but the winter season brings a higher number of incidents. With shorter days and long dark nights, it is the perfect situation for the would-be burglar. Houses are often empty as people leave their homes at Christmas choosing to go on holiday or visit family.
For the safety of your entire family and security of your belongings, it is worth making sure that your house will offer the degree of protection you deserve.
5 Signs That Your Windows Need Replacing
While replacing your windows might seem costly but if they are not doing the job they are supposed to, investing in new windows sooner rather than later could save you a lot of money in the long run.
Phased Reopening beginning on the 18th May
Throughout this unprecedented period, we have followed all Government and HSE advice to keep everyone safe, and we will continue to do so over the coming weeks and months. As per the recent Government instructions, we are planning to reopen on a phased basis from the 18th May.
Global Home Improvements wants to keep you updated on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Customer Update: 23rd April 2020.
As per the recent Government instructions, we have continued with the suspension of all non-essential home visits including installations and manufacturing operations until Tuesday 5th May.
Covid-19 Update - Contact Information for our Customers
As per Government instructions on Friday 27th March, we have suspended all non-essential home visits including installation and manufacturing operations until Monday 20th April.
40 Years in Business
As we start another year, we are also beginning a new decade and looking forward to all that it brings. This year is a particularly special year for Global Home Improvements as we celebrate 40 years in business.
Looking back as another successful year ends and looking ahead to Global’s bright future!
At this time of year, we look back and take stock of the year just passed. For us, it is a time to be grateful for all the customers who trusted us to enhance their homes in 2019.
Another Award for Excellence
Global Home Improvements has done it yet again. The family company, which will soon celebrate four decades in business, has been honoured for excellence at the 2019 National Q Mark Awards.
Global nominated for prestigious national Q Mark
Another Awards Ceremony for Global, as they are nominated for the Prestigious national Q Mark
Proud to Support this Great Cause
Global Home Improvements are delighted to be a sponsor of the Cill Dara Summer Show this year.
Global Home Improvements launch new security glazing that will help to protect homes from burglary
Global Home Improvements are proud to introduce an innovative new glazing product, Glass Shield Plus+, that will increase the protection of your home against burglars and break-ins.
Tired of painting your fascia and soffits? gutters leaking?
Global Roofline is the only solution to ensure you have no more maintenance and you protect the roof of your home.
Stay warm in your home
The low temperatures of winter can now be felt as the shorter days are upon us. It is normal to want to enjoy warmth and comfort in your own home, but there are many factors that can influence the ability of your house to retain heat.
Security In The Home During Winter
Break-ins can happen at any time of year but the winter season brings a higher number of incidents. It is worth making sure that your house will offer the degree of protection you deserve.
Don’t Miss Out On Our Amazing Scrappage Offer!
Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we have the best deal for you this winter. We are running our Windows & Doors Great Winter Sale with a special promotion of up to 37% off. Plus, as an extra bonus for new customers, you could get up to €4,000 in scrappage!
Replacing your windows – How to choose the right style
Before you make any buying decision you will take the time to look at you options. When purchasing something as significant as new windows for your home you will want to get all the information you can to make the right decision
How to keep your New Windows Looking Great
Replacing the windows in your home will be an investment you won’t regret. Why not make that ‘new look’ last even longer.
Time to upgrade your conservatory?
Are you getting a warm or cool welcome from your conservatory? If you are not still in love with your conservatory it might be time to make some significant changes.
Members of The Glass and Glazing Federation
Global Home Improvements are delighted to announce their membership of The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF).
Spring is a great time for home improvements
This time of year brings a ‘spring in our step’ and we have the energy and motivation to get some of those essential jobs planned.
Last chance to avail of the Home Improvements Grant
Many people are still unaware of the government grant that has been available for some time now to offset much of the costs of common home improvements.
A Healthy Happy Home Will Make for A Better Life
By taking just a few steps to improve your home, you can create a happier and healthier environment.
Improving Your Home Over the Winter
Taking steps to improve your home are usually considered summer projects. Summer is great for certain projects but winter can also be a good time to improve your home.
We are currently recruiting Window and Door Fitters.
Due to expansion we are currently recruiting Window and Door Fitters.
Secure your home this winter
As the clocks go back, the shorter days offer more opportunity to the burglar that is trying to gain entry to homes under the cover of darkness.
Global Home Improvements Nominated for this year’s National Q Mark Awards
Global Home Improvements are delighted to be nominated, yet again, for the National Q Mark Awards which takes place on Friday 29th September.
Aftercare and guarantees that exceed industry standards
In life sometimes things don’t go accordingly to plan and on occasion things can go wrong. When it comes to your new windows, doors or any home improvement product you purchase from us, you can be assured that if it there are issues we will look after you.
4 Reasons to Change Your Front Door
If you have lived in your house for some time, chances are your front door may need an upgrade. A new front door can benefit you in a lot of ways from an updated look to better security.
There is a lot to consider when you are replacing your windows and doors
When you have made the decision to replace your windows and doors there are quite a few important things that you need to take into consideration. Measuring, fitting, aftercare and attention to detail are some of the important ones.
Transform your conservatory with a Global tiled roof
Who would not understand the appeal of having a conservatory? Somewhere to relax, to read the papers while enjoying a nice view of your garden. In a conservatory even though it’s obvious you are in the house, it can feel like you are in the garden which is a very peaceful feeling.
Time to replace your Fascia and Soffit?
As you drive into your home are you looking up at dirty flaking paintwork on your fascia and soffit and dismayed by its unsightliness? Are your neighbours ones gleaming white and making yours look even worse? It might be time to upgrade.
Global Home Improvements Encourage Startups by Supporting Enterprise Hub
As a successful long established business, Global Home Improvements felt it was appropriate to support some smaller businesses as they start out on their journey.
While most people acknowledge the benefits of double-glazing, few have a good word to say about double-glazing companies. However, not all companies are the same.
Global Home Improvements raises €5,910 for Focus Ireland
Sometimes we don’t realise how lucky we are and we tend to take alot of things for granted that others may not have. That’s why Global Home Improvements decided to give something back by getting involved in raising much needed funds for Focus Ireland.
Government Grant for Home Improvements
Many people are not aware of the recently introduced government home renovation scheme (HRI). At Global Home Improvements many of our customers have availed of significant tax relief that has made their improvements cost efficient as well as adding to the value and comfort of their home.
Another First for Global - Awarded prestigious worldwide customer service award
In its recent worldwide awards, Feefo awarded Global Home Improvements the 2017 Gold Trusted Service Award.
Shine a Light 2016 – in aid of Focus Ireland
Our Managing Director, Barry Shevlin, was amongst other members of the Business Community at the Shine a Light event 2016 on Friday 20th October at Christchurch Cathedral.
That Winning Feeling
Quality enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that local company Global Home Improvements were nominated for a prestigious Q Mark Award at this year’s National Q Mark Awards, held in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel.
Global Supporting our Children’s Sport Clubs
Global Home Improvements sponsors St. Ita’s U16 Football team by supplying the team with their kit for the 2016/2017 season.
Global Home Improvements continuously strive to improve Health and Safety procedures and policies. It is of the utmost importance to keep our staff, and customers, safe.
6 things you should never store in your attic
If you’ve recently installed attic insulation in your home and it’s been installed correctly, then it’s important to make sure you’re careful what you store in your attic from now on. If you don’t, then it could be just like storing your belongings in an outside garden shed with no heat on!
Voted Best Home Improvements Company in Ireland for the second year in a row!
At Global we cannot stress highly enough the emphasis we put on quality of our work and service. That's why we firmly believe that companies should be independently assessed to audit their standards and performance. Global Home Improvements have been audited by the Irish Quality Association and been awarded the Q Mark every year since 1992.
Solve your flat roofing problems
Does your home have some form of flat roofing – a dormer, extension, bay window or garage roof perhaps? It’s almost certainly covered with traditional materials such as felt, or bitumen and chippings, and it’s probably a continuing concern for you. Our climate is harsh on these materials and blistering, cracking and leakage occur all too soon.
Claim 13.5% tax back on home improvements
Now is the time to take advantage of the government’s Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme as it will be finishing up at the end of 2015. The HRI scheme allows you to claim 13.5% tax back on home improvements.
Home Security - Windows
More than a third of burglars will enter your property through a window. Vulnerability depends on three main factors:
- The accessibility of the window
- The visibility of the window to neighbours or passers-by
- The quality of the fabrication, strength and installation of the window
Has your house been on the market for a while with no offers?
Has your house been on the market for a while with no offers?
There are some simple steps you can take to improve your home’s appeal to potential buyers.
While most people acknowledge the benefits of uPVC, few have a good word to say about window and door companies. Traditionally, they rate poorly alongside used car dealers, politicians and insurance companies, a reputation kept alive by aggressive, poorly trained reps, and guarantees not worth the paper they are written on.
Homes for Life
Today, more of us continue live in our own home in our retirement - homes that were designed and built for the world of the fit and the able. We are all living longer than we used to and it’s affecting large numbers of us in our everyday lives.
Take steps to protect your home
Did you know that burglaries typically go up by 25% in the winter months (due to the longer evenings)? This has prompted Gardaí to warn house-holders to take steps to protect their homes.
How to reduce condensation?
How to reduce condensation? The more heat efficient and better insulated our windows become, condensation can be an issue. Condensation happens when warm, moist air meets surfaces that are cooler than its dew point temperature. Modern windows work so well at keeping the heat in that this can sometimes be an issue!
Preserving the value of your home
Most of us cannot put a name to that part of the house where the roof meets the walls. As we hurry on with our increasingly busy lives few give it a second glance from one year to the next. Yet the roofline, where you find fascias, soffits, bargeboards, gutters and drainpipes, is an important and vulnerable part of the house.
Keep unwanted noise out
Noise is unwanted sound. Some would say it is the most intrusive pollution there is, an ever present fixture of the modern environment. Noise is an outside nuisance from your neighbours, from factories, traffic, trains and planes that invade the comfort of our homes. Even if you don’t live on a busy street, noise can undermine the quality of your life and relationships, and it’s getting worse. Levels are increasing in urban and rural areas alike.
Install double and triple glazing to prevent condensation. By acting as a heat barrier and providing an inner pane which is considerably warmer than the outer pane, the likelihood of the formation of condensation on the inner pane is reduced.
Act on CO2: Energy saving begins at home
Act on CO2 says that the key to being green and reducing one's carbon footprint is making simple changes at home. It claims that people can save money and energy at the same time by changing their attitudes and making adjustments to their property, the Journal has reported.
Insulation is “planning for the future”
It has been claimed that people who insulate their homes in Ireland are making wise decisions to safeguard their future. John Henry Boyle has reportedly created a home in Donegal that has been designed to be energy efficient and take advantage of natural light, reports the Irish Independent.
The home is the key to climate change, WWF says
Individuals are responsible for more than half of the overall impact on climate change, according to the WWF. The good news is that individuals can also make a difference.