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Home Trends this Spring

Home Trends this Spring

31/03/2022

Spring has arrived! In addition to giving your home its annual spring clean, check out other seasonal touches with our latest on-trend tips. 

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How to Choose the Right Company for your Home Improvement Project

How to Choose the Right Company for your Home Improvement Project

25/02/2022

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.

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Exploring PVCu Material and its Benefits

Exploring PVCu Material and its Benefits

14/01/2022

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.

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Global’s Sash Windows - A Classic Window Design Reinvented

Global’s Sash Windows - A Classic Window Design Reinvented

23/11/2021

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.

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Our thoughts on what it means to be a Guaranteed Irish company

Our thoughts on what it means to be a Guaranteed Irish company

04/11/2021

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.

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Some Fang-tastic Home Decorating Ideas For This Halloween

Some Fang-tastic Home Decorating Ideas For This Halloween

08/10/2021

Halloween is fast approaching, but you still have enough time to decorate your home in a frightfully impressive way. 

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Why We Believe Our Customers Deserve Triple Glazing As Standard

Why We Believe Our Customers Deserve Triple Glazing As Standard

04/10/2021

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. 

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3 Ways Of Solving The Conundrum Of Condensation

3 Ways Of Solving The Conundrum Of Condensation

09/09/2021

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.

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Is It True That Triple Glazed Windows Can Reduce Noise?

Is It True That Triple Glazed Windows Can Reduce Noise?

05/09/2021

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. 

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How New Roofline Will Protect Your Home This Winter

How New Roofline Will Protect Your Home This Winter

01/09/2021

Roofline plays such an important role in safeguarding your home from the weather, so you need to give it the attention it deserves. 

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Why You Should Replace Your Ageing Flat Roof With Our Flat Roofing Technology

Why You Should Replace Your Ageing Flat Roof With Our Flat Roofing Technology

11/08/2021

Our flat roofing technology will prove far more reliable than an old flat roofing system, for so many reasons. 

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Global Home Improvements Is Highly Rated By Its Customers

Global Home Improvements Is Highly Rated By Its Customers

09/08/2021

Global scores an impressive five out of five on Feefo, an independent review site, proving that we provide a superior customer experience. 

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3 Home Improvement Ideas For Smaller Irish Homes

3 Home Improvement Ideas For Smaller Irish Homes

01/08/2021

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. 

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Don’t Miss Out! Make A HUGE Summer Saving At Global

Don’t Miss Out! Make A HUGE Summer Saving At Global

15/07/2021

If you are currently looking to improve your home, take advantage of the summer savings being offered at present by Global. 

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How To Get Your Entrance Door Looking Insta-Worthy

How To Get Your Entrance Door Looking Insta-Worthy

14/07/2021

Make your entrance door worthy an Instagram post and one that receives lots of 'likes' from other users of the social media platform. 

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Over 40 Years In Business - You Can Trust Global

Over 40 Years In Business - You Can Trust Global

13/07/2021

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. 

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How To Bring That Summer Feeling Into Your Home

How To Bring That Summer Feeling Into Your Home

21/06/2021

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. 

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Love Your Home With These 3 Easy DIY Ideas

Love Your Home With These 3 Easy DIY Ideas

18/06/2021

If you're looking to keep busy at home this summer, we have some DIY jobs you could complete to create a nicer house. 

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Why A Tiled Roof Will Make Conservatory Use In Summer Possible

Why A Tiled Roof Will Make Conservatory Use In Summer Possible

11/06/2021

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.

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Do You Know That Global Offers One Of The Industry’s Best Guarantees?

Do You Know That Global Offers One Of The Industry’s Best Guarantees?

20/05/2021

With every product you buy from Global Home Improvements, you get a fantastic guarantee, which entitles you to instant cover during the guarantee period. 

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Why French Or Patio Doors Are Great To Have In The Summer

Why French Or Patio Doors Are Great To Have In The Summer

15/05/2021

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. 

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Global’s Guide To Buying New Replacement Windows For A Home

Global’s Guide To Buying New Replacement Windows For A Home

10/05/2021

If it's time to replace your current windows, have a read of our window buying guide before you go out and get any. 

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3 Of The Best Ways Of Improving The Sale Price Of Your Home

3 Of The Best Ways Of Improving The Sale Price Of Your Home

16/04/2021

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. 

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How To Get Yourself Well Setup For Working From Home

How To Get Yourself Well Setup For Working From Home

09/04/2021

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. 

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Triple Glazing - Why It’s The Right Option For Your Property

Triple Glazing - Why It’s The Right Option For Your Property

18/03/2021

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. 

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3 Things To Think About When Buying A Conservatory Tiled Roof

3 Things To Think About When Buying A Conservatory Tiled Roof

11/03/2021

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. 

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Global Is A Trusted Company And Q Mark Accredited

Global Is A Trusted Company And Q Mark Accredited

10/03/2021

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. 

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Always There For You - Global Provides 365 Emergency Cover

Always There For You - Global Provides 365 Emergency Cover

15/02/2021

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. 

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The Causes Of Condensation And What You Can Do To Stop It

The Causes Of Condensation And What You Can Do To Stop It

10/02/2021

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. 

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3 Home Improvement Projects That Can Potentially Decrease Your Home’s Value

3 Home Improvement Projects That Can Potentially Decrease Your Home’s Value

03/02/2021

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.

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3 Of The Best Ways Of Significantly Reducing The Cost Of Energy

3 Of The Best Ways Of Significantly Reducing The Cost Of Energy

29/01/2021

Global has some great energy-saving tips if the cost of your energy bills is getting out of hand. 

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Be Quick - Global’s Biggest-Ever January Sale Will End Soon

Be Quick - Global’s Biggest-Ever January Sale Will End Soon

26/01/2021

You only have a short period left to get some bargain home improvements ordered in our January sale. 

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3 Home Trends That Are Set To Be Huge In 2021

3 Home Trends That Are Set To Be Huge In 2021

21/01/2021

Wanting to know what will be hot in home interiors this year? Global can give you some insight into 2021's biggest home trends. 

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Security In The Home During Winter

Security In The Home During Winter

24/11/2020

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.

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5 Signs That Your Windows Need Replacing

5 Signs That Your Windows Need Replacing

09/11/2020

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. 

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We are open for business

We are open for business

08/06/2020

 Global Home Improvements: The safest choice for your home

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Phased Reopening beginning on the 18th May

Phased Reopening beginning on the 18th May

06/05/2020

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.

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Global Home Improvements wants to keep you updated on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Global Home Improvements wants to keep you updated on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic

23/04/2020

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.

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Covid-19 Update - Contact Information for our Customers

Covid-19 Update - Contact Information for our Customers

30/03/2020

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.

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40 Years in Business

40 Years in Business

01/01/2020

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.

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Looking back as another successful year ends and looking ahead to Global’s bright future!

Looking back as another successful year ends and looking ahead to Global’s bright future!

19/12/2019

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.  

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Another Award for Excellence

Another Award for Excellence

09/10/2019

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.

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Global nominated for prestigious national Q Mark

Global nominated for prestigious national Q Mark

25/09/2019

Another Awards Ceremony for Global, as they are nominated for the Prestigious national Q Mark

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Proud to Support this Great Cause

Proud to Support this Great Cause

12/06/2019

Global Home Improvements are delighted to be a sponsor of the Cill Dara Summer Show this year.   

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Global Home Improvements launch new security glazing that will help to protect homes from burglary

Global Home Improvements launch new security glazing that will help to protect homes from burglary

27/05/2019

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.

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Tired of painting your fascia and soffits? gutters leaking?

Tired of painting your fascia and soffits? gutters leaking?

17/05/2019

Global Roofline is the only solution to ensure you have no more maintenance and you protect the roof of your home. 

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Stay warm in your home

Stay warm in your home

13/12/2018

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.

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Security In The Home During Winter

Security In The Home During Winter

10/12/2018

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.

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Don’t Miss Out On Our Amazing Scrappage Offer!

Don’t Miss Out On Our Amazing Scrappage Offer!

30/11/2018

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!

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Replacing your windows – How to choose the right style

Replacing your windows – How to choose the right style

31/08/2018

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

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How to keep your New Windows Looking Great

How to keep your New Windows Looking Great

11/07/2018

Replacing the windows in your home will be an investment you won’t regret.   Why not make that ‘new look’ last even longer.

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Time to upgrade your conservatory?

Time to upgrade your conservatory?

25/06/2018

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.

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Members of The Glass and Glazing Federation

Members of The Glass and Glazing Federation

16/05/2018

Global Home Improvements are delighted to announce their membership of The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF). 

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Spring is a great time for home improvements

Spring is a great time for home improvements

15/03/2018

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.

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Last chance to avail of the Home Improvements Grant

Last chance to avail of the Home Improvements Grant

14/02/2018

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.  

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A Healthy Happy Home Will Make for A Better Life

A Healthy Happy Home Will Make for A Better Life

06/12/2017

By taking just a few steps to improve your home, you can create a happier and healthier environment.

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Improving Your Home Over the Winter

Improving Your Home Over the Winter

20/11/2017

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. 

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We are currently recruiting Window and Door Fitters.

We are currently recruiting Window and Door Fitters.

15/10/2017

Due to expansion we are currently recruiting Window and Door Fitters.

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Secure your home this winter

Secure your home this winter

11/10/2017

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.   

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Global Home Improvements Nominated for this year’s National Q Mark Awards

Global Home Improvements Nominated for this year’s National Q Mark Awards

26/09/2017

Global Home Improvements are delighted to be nominated, yet again, for the National Q Mark Awards which takes place on Friday 29th September.  

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Aftercare and guarantees that exceed industry standards

Aftercare and guarantees that exceed industry standards

17/08/2017

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. 

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4 Reasons to Change Your Front Door

4 Reasons to Change Your Front Door

25/07/2017

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. 

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There is a lot to consider when you are replacing your windows and doors

There is a lot to consider when you are replacing your windows and doors

17/07/2017

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. 

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Transform your conservatory with a Global tiled roof

Transform your conservatory with a Global tiled roof

10/07/2017

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.  

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Time to replace your Fascia and Soffit?

Time to replace your Fascia and Soffit?

26/06/2017

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. 

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Global Home Improvements Encourage Startups by Supporting Enterprise Hub

Global Home Improvements Encourage Startups by Supporting Enterprise Hub

21/06/2017

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.  

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Window Shopping

Window Shopping

07/06/2017

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.

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Global Home Improvements raises €5,910 for Focus Ireland

Global Home Improvements raises €5,910 for Focus Ireland

23/05/2017

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.

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Government Grant for Home Improvements

Government Grant for Home Improvements

18/05/2017

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.

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Another First for Global - Awarded prestigious worldwide customer service award

Another First for Global - Awarded prestigious worldwide customer service award

14/04/2017

In its recent worldwide awards, Feefo awarded Global Home Improvements the 2017 Gold Trusted Service Award.  

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Shine a Light 2016 – in aid of Focus Ireland

Shine a Light 2016 – in aid of Focus Ireland

24/10/2016

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.

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That Winning Feeling

That Winning Feeling

04/10/2016

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.

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Global Supporting our Children’s Sport Clubs

Global Supporting our Children’s Sport Clubs

17/06/2016

Global Home Improvements sponsors St. Ita’s U16 Football team by supplying the team with their kit for the 2016/2017 season. 

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Safety First

Safety First

21/04/2016

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.

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6 things you should never store in your attic

6 things you should never store in your attic

15/02/2016

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!

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Voted Best Home Improvements Company in Ireland for the second year in a row!

Voted Best Home Improvements Company in Ireland for the second year in a row!

26/11/2015

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.

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Solve your flat roofing problems

Solve your flat roofing problems

12/05/2015

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.

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Claim 13.5% tax back on home improvements

Claim 13.5% tax back on home improvements

09/02/2015

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.

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Home Security - Windows

Home Security - Windows

28/11/2014

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

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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?

18/08/2014

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.

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Window Shopping

Window Shopping

12/05/2014

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.

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Homes for Life

Homes for Life

13/01/2014

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.

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Take steps to protect your home

Take steps to protect your home

28/10/2013

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.

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How to reduce condensation?

How to reduce condensation?

21/08/2013

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!

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Preserving the value of your home

Preserving the value of your home

20/05/2013

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.

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Keep unwanted noise out

Keep unwanted noise out

12/02/2013

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.

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Condensation…the facts

Condensation…the facts

08/11/2012

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.

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Act on CO2: Energy saving begins at home

Act on CO2: Energy saving begins at home

11/11/2011

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.

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Insulation is “planning for the future”

Insulation is “planning for the future”

17/08/2011

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.

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The home is the key to climate change, WWF says

The home is the key to climate change, WWF says

08/05/2011

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.

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