Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pressure Treated Lumber - Not Just Green

Our customers in the Caribbean and Bermuda know they can come to us with their requests -- no matter how specific or strange -- and we will find a solution for them.

One of our customers in the British Virgin Islands wanted pressure-treated pine lumber for their exposed beams. Because the beams were exposed they needed two things:

1)  No pine characteristics -- just a smooth piece
2)  A pressure treatment that was not green

Okay, is exactly what we said. We worked with our mills to have them hand select the beams to meet the smooth, non-knotty appearance the customer wanted. We then had the beams pressure treated in clear. The result was both functional and BEAUTIFUL!

Because of our established relationships with our suppliers, we can make all kinds of things happen. Please contact us with your needs and we'll find a great solution for you!

Also, to learn more about lumber, click here.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Keen Eye on Commodities in Lumber

The price of lumber fluctuates like the price of gold or grain. We keep a careful eye on the market’s ebb and flow to help our customers choose the right time to buy.

This is especially important for our stocking customers in the Caribbean and Bermuda. We’ll let them know if the price is good and they should stock up. If the price isn’t ideal, we’ll tell them to wait to purchase. This way they get the best bang for their buck for the lumber AND economies of scale in shipping.

We don’t want one order, we want to be your trusted partner for years to come. To learn more about our lumber capabilities, please click here.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Need Lumber?

Lumber is a key component of most building projects. We can help you get the specific sizes you need for your project and help you ship them EFFICIENTLY.

When you talk directly to a mill, you’ll often here, “We only …” “It only comes …” “We don’t break packs” “We don’t have that …” 
That's because no one mill is going to meet all your construction needs AND be able to help you efficiently consolidate and ship your order to Bermuda and the Caribbean.

That’s where we come in! We work with a mix of over 20 big mills and smaller, specialty mills to accommodate every need our customers have. From exotic species like ipe and cypress to specific size and finish requirements, we can find and efficiently deliver exactly what you need. Click here to see find out more.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Save BIG on Shipping to the Caribbean and Bermuda!

Finding building products at good prices is important when building in the Caribbean and Bermuda, but that's not where the saving story ends. Shipping your products isn't a one-price-fits-all equation. There are hundreds of rules, methods, shipper policies and regulations involved with shipping. It’s knowing all of these and how to use them in your favor that is the secret.

We’ve saved our customers tens of thousands of dollars.

With a lot of knowledge and a customer-focused attitude we find creative shipping solutions for our customers every day.

Click here to read some real examples including one where we saved our customer $2369 USD!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Rich, All-Wood Cabinets - 20% Off!

There are so many options when it comes to purchasing cabinets. We take the guesswork out of searching for cabinets by offering only all-wood, high-quality cabinets. Our customers trust us to offer cabinets and building products that are going to LAST. This is especially important in the Caribbean and Bermuda where cheaper products like particle board or melamine will get destroyed.

High-quality doesn't have to be high-price. We're excited to offer a line of ready-to-assemble, all plywood construction cabinets from International Kitchen Supply. This month you can get 20% off their Mocha Shaker line. Here's a quick look at the high-end features:

  • Full Overlay Door
  • 5 Piece Matching Drawer Front
  • All Plywood Construction
  • Wood Veneer Matching Interior
  • Rich Mocha Stain
  • Full-Extension Soft Close Drawer Glides
  • Solid Wood Drawer Box
  • Concealed 6 Way Adjustable Hinge
  • Adjustable 3/4″ Plywood Shelves

The 20% off sale is good through 12/29/2011, so contact us to order today!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A KLEER Choice for Exteriors

For the exteriors of homes in the Caribbean and Bermuda, wood is beautiful, but hard to maintain and can really get beaten up by the weather. We recommend a PVC product by KLEER.

KLEER is expanded, cellular PVC that looks and works like wood but has unique physical properties that make it a better choice than traditional wood for most exterior non-load-bearing applications.

  • Limited lifetime warranty against splinters, rot, delamination or excessive swelling due to moisture
  • Can be cut, shaped, nailed, glued, sanded and painted
  • Available with a smooth surface or a wood grain surface that closely resembles natural cedar
  • KLEERSnap post wraps create a finished look and protect wood posts from moisture and insects 
Click here to read more about mouldings and trim. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fypon Moulded Millwork - Beautiful & Tough!

Looking for mouldings that hold up to the elements both indoors and out? Plus, that offer the look of wood? Fypon Moulded Millwork is a great solution indoors and out for louvers/gable vents, window and door trim, decorative millwork, columns and so much more.

Fypon Moulded Millwork is constructed of urethane foam created by mixing isocyanate and resin. The mixture is kept under pressure in a mould as it expands to any desired shape. The result is a high-density, thermoset material that is perfect for interior or exterior trim. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Resists rot, mildew, insects, warping and splintering
  • Decorative and functional pieces are ideal for residential and commercial projects
  • Made of high density materials, closed cell structure prevents water penetration and absorption
  • Each piece has a consistent quality and finish – no additional priming or sealing required
  • Coated at manufacturing location with a double-primed exterior grade ultraviolet stable coating
  • After installation, pieces can be painted, stained and faux finished
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Pieces can be nailed, cut and sanded just like wood products
To learn more about this and other moulding and trim options, visit our website today!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Conquer Curves & Arches With Flexible Mouldings

Curvy walls and arches are no problem with DuraFlex from Resinart. You can enjoy the look of real wood, but the flexibility to go along curved ceilings as crown and trim for arch top windows.

This amazingly adaptable material can accommodate virtually any radius which is 3 times a profile width or greater with seamless construction. Plus, it's moisture and insect proof, and can withstand extreme heat and cold temperatures without warping, cracking or deteriorating.

Click here to learn more!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Q&A with Jeff Collins: Moulding & Trim

We sat down with Jeff Collins, president of Global Sales, to find out more about the large array of mouldings Global Sales has to offer.

Using his vast knowledge of the construction practices in the Caribbean and Bermuda, Jeff has helped hundreds of customers find the building supplies they need and ship those products affordably and efficiently to their destination. Jeff frequently visits the area to meet with homeowners and contractors about their upcoming projects.

Q. Why do you offer so many choices in mouldings?
A. We want to be able to meet every need our customers may have. That’s why we offer everything from high end, custom mouldings made from exotic wood species to basic trim profiles at low prices. Plus, many other options for different scenarios – indoor, outdoor, curved ceilings, radial windows. Just tell us what you have and we’ll help you find the right product for your space and your budget.

Q. How should a customer select the right moulding type for their project?
A. The best thing to do is give us a call to discuss your project. We’ve helped hundreds of customers and contractors find the right product for their project. Think about your design and your budget – do you want your trim and door jambs to match your flooring or doors? Are you going to paint your trim? If you are doing a historical restoration, we can replicate existing elements to help you meet local building codes.

Also, think about how you can carry the design throughout your home. Moulding has the ability to unify a home as a common element that creates continuity from room to room.

Q.  Where should people look for inspiration?
A.  We have a lot of photos on our website for ideas. Magazines are also a great place to go for inspiration.

Q. What is the coolest project you've ever done with moulding?
A. Two interesting ones come to mind. On one job, we had enormous arch top windows, and we put together an arched casing package that coupled multiple moulding profiles that really turned out well.

On another project, we did beams that were part of the roof structure with a sculpted profile at the end of the beams that protruded out into the fascia on the exterior of the building. These touches and attention to detail made these buildings really stand out.

Q. What is important to note about using exterior mouldings in Bermuda and the Caribbean?
A. Finding the right product for the right situation. We work closely with several manufacturers and have used their products for years. So, we know what not only looks good from a design perspective, but what will hold up to the heat, ocean spray, rain and other conditions in Bermuda and the Caribbean.

There are great, durable, low maintenance options with so many design variations. Fypon and KLEER Trimboard have some incredible products designed for the outdoors that really perform. We want you to buy the product one time and enjoy it for years to come.

Q. How do you know how much to order? Can Global Sales help with that?
A. Absolutely. We can do plan take offs, and work with your contractor. If you are doing it yourself, we’ll walk you through what measurements are necessary. We’ll also make sure you have enough extra material to account for mitered cuts and waste. We want to make sure you have everything you need to get the job done without having to wait for another shipment.

If you are installing the moulding yourself, we can give you some great tips to getting the most out of your project.

Visit our website for more information.

Monday, October 31, 2011

20% Off All Wood RTA Cabinets

Want high-quality, all-wood cabinets that are also inexpensive?

With the Savannah line of ready-to-assemble cabinets from IKS you can have both!  Save 20% on all Savannah cabinet orders placed on or before 11/30/2011.
  • Full Overlay Door with Solid Raised Insert Panel & Decorative Applied Molding
  • 5 Piece Matching Drawer Front
  • All Plywood Construction
  • Wood Veneer Matching Interior and Exterior Side Panels
  • Cinnamon Stain with Chocolate Glaze
  • Full-Extension Soft Close Drawer Glides
  • Solid Wood Drawer Box
  • Maple/Birch Wood Species
  • Concealed 6 Way Adjustable Hinge
  • Adjustable 3/4" Plywood Shelves
Ready for quick ship, these cabinets have been pre-fitted for precise and consistent quality.  For more info visit our website or contact us today!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jeld-Wen Bifold Louvered Doors 30% Off!

Louvered bifold doors are perfect for closets, pantries and tight spaces because they don't take up alot of space and the louvers let air flow from place to place.  

These Jeld-Wen bifold doors are 30% off for a limited time. Check out pricing and size options on our online store.  

If you have any questions or need help measuring for your new door, just contact us.

Friday, October 14, 2011

SALE! All Wood Kitchen 10% Off

International Kitchen Supply offers ready to assemble, quality all-wood cabinets with no particle board. For October 2011, their Sienna Rope style is 10% off.

Finished with a cognac stain and a chocolate glaze, these beautiful cabinets feature full overlay doors with solid raised insert panels, 5 piece matching drawer fronts, full extension soft close drawer glides, matching interiors, plywood box construction, and solid wood faces and door frames.

If you want a beautiful, affordable, high quality kitchen quickly -- this is it! Contact us today for your free kitchen design. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Holiday Shopping -- Never too early!

Now is the perfect time to order items for Christmas. New furniture, updated lighting, even new appliances all make great gifts.

As always, we'll handle the ordering, consolidation and shipping for your items so they'll arrive in plenty of time for the holidays.

Please visit our Product Page and Online Store for ideas.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Door Handing for Your Patio Doors

Thinking about installing new patio doors?

Here are a few tips for ordering: 
The French Doors from Jeld-Wen are outswing doors, which means, when you are standing outside of the building, the doors swing toward you.
Double Doors
You can specify which door is active and which door is passive.

The active door is the main operating door that has the locking mechanism. You open this door first. The passive door is the second one that opens and is usually held in place by a flush bolt at top and bottom.

From the outside of your home, specify which door will be active and which will be passive.  For instance, if you want the door on your left hand side to open first, then you'll specify that the left door is active.
Single Doors
When ordering, you can specify your door handing -- which side the handle will be placed.  Handing is measured from OUTSIDE your home:

  • Left hand outswing – Hinges are on the left side and door swings into the outside (toward you)
  • Right hand outswing – Hinges are on the right side and door swings into the outside (toward you)
Visit our site for pricing and info.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jeld-Wen's ImpactGard Protection

We recommend ImpactGard protection glass to our customers because it holds up to the elements in Bermuda and the Caribbean. Plus, since it is already impact glass, you don't need to add the expense of hurricane shutters.

Jeld-Wen's ImpactGard glass is engineered and tested to stand up to the strong impacts of windborne debris, as well as the harsh conditions inherent to coastal areas. With the industry’s leading laminated glass technology, windows with ImpactGard protection can withstand a nine-pound piece of lumber striking the glass head-on at approximately 34 miles per hour. In addition, it significantly reduces sound transmission, blocks up to 95 percent of harmful UV rays, and offers superior forced-entry resistance.

To learn more about ImpactGard glass, visit our French Doors or Windows page.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Beautiful New Bermuda Kitchen

These are our favorite emails to get -- lots of great pictures and wonderful news from our customers. We worked with Adrian and Sue on their kitchen appliances, cabinetry, countertops and cabinet hardware. Here is what they had to say about their project:

"Sue and I are delighted with the finished result, and we have high praise for Global Sales. Your knowledge and experience, honesty, responsiveness, excellent customer service and keen prices all had a huge positive impact on our project.

"We are more than content to recommend (and indeed have already recommended)your company to friends who are thinking of re-furbishing (or installing) a kitchen."

- Adrian H. in Bermuda

For more customer stories, please visit our Testimonials page. Also, if you are thinking of renovating your kitchen or are planning a new construction project, check out our Kitchen Starter Guide for some helpful tips and info.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Live Video Consultations!

Making choices for your new kitchen is now even easier with our NEW, live video consultations! Through Skype, we can talk to you one-one-one and show you hundreds of kitchen cabinet styles, tile options, countertop samples and more. Check out the video with Global Sales Kitchen Designer Amanda Lopez for some info on how it works. Or, contact us to schedule your video consultation.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Grundfos MQ Water Pump

For new construction, the Grundfos® MQ pump system is a great choice. This compact, all-in-one pressure boosting system is designed for domestic water supply applications. The MQ, with its smart operation is both easy to install and reliable.
  • Complete system - both pump and pressure tank in one
  • Low noise
  • Takes up less space
  • Built-in protective functions
  • Automatic reset
For more info, please visit our Water Systems page.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Roof Collection and Water Tank Tips

Water is such a precious resource -- one we use and depend on every day. Global Sales can help you revamp your current water system or order a water system for new construction. You'll enjoy a more energy-efficient, effective system with the great options we offer. Click here to find out more.

Plus, here are some helpful roof collection and water tank tips from Bermuda's Ministry of Works and Engineering:
  • Keep the roof clean and painted
  • Before cleaning, block the drain pipes so that nothing enters the tank
  • Check your tank levels regularly, at least once a month
  • Clean your tank at least once every five years
  • Disinfect water – 1/4 cup of household bleach to every 1000 gallons of water. Use formula: tank length x tank width x tank depth x 6.25 = tank capacity in gallons
  • Trim overhanging trees to prevent leaves from entering your tank
  • Consider using a qualified contractor to clean your tank
  • When purchasing water, remember only buy enough to take your tank to about half, always leave enough space for rainwater collection

Thursday, September 1, 2011

NEW Kitchen Starter Guide!

Where do you start with a new kitchen project? There are so many things to think about -- cabinet styles, layout, countertops, lighting.

At Global Sales, we've put together a NEW Kitchen Starter Guide to help make the process a little easier. Click here to download the guide. It's full of great organization and design tips from our designers. Plus, some handy measuring tips and an easy-to-use form for showing your measurements.

If you would like us to put together a kitchen layout rendering for you, all we need is a few simple measurements. This is a FREE service, so contact us today to get started.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stunning Sinks

Your bathroom can make an elegant statement when you install one of these beautiful, handmade glass bowl sinks.Each unique bowl is made of solid tempered glass with a polished interior and textured exterior. The faucet is included and designed to perfectly complement your new sink. 
Visit our Kitchen and Bath Fixtures page on the Global Sales Store to find out more.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wood Flooring Installation Methods

One of the great things about wood flooring, aside from the stunning appearance, is the installation. You have a few installation choices depending on your subfloor and the type of wood floor you choose. Here's a quick look at the installation methods:

Nail Down – With this option, the floor is nailed directly into a wood subfloor.

Glue Down – You can glue down most engineered wood to a properly treated concrete subfloor or wood subfloor.

Float – Floating flooring comes two ways: You can either click and lock the planks together, like with Kahrs flooring, or glue together the planks at the tongue and groove – where they fit together. The finished product "floats" over the underlayment – similar to the way a dance floor works.

Visit our Wood Flooring page to learn more.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Charlie's Picks - Lighting

My next pick is lighting. It's and easy change that can update the look of any room. There are literally thousands of choices to choose from, some cost effective choices I suggest looking at first are from Progress Lighting and Kichler Lighting. Check out our image gallery and online store.

If you are hardwiring a new fixture, to be safe turn off the MAIN breaker first. Sometimes lights aren't wired to the room they say they are in the breaker box!

Satin and Brushed Nickel finishes are quite popular with interior decorators right now. For a complete updated look, think about switching out door handles and hardware to match the finish with lighting fixtures. You might want to think about coordinating plumbing fixtures in bathrooms, too.

If you decide to change the door hardware to match, Satin Stainless finish is very similar in appearance, you might not notice the difference unless you know look for it. I always recommend satin stainless door hardware, as it holds up better to corrosion.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Customer Stories

We are lucky to have such great customers. Together, there is no challenge we can't meet. Timing, products, design, budget -- we're on it!

Here are some customer comments that really made us smile:
I have worked with Global Sales for approximately 10 years for two different projects. I have always been satisfied with their punctual response and the professionalism. What ever you need they go out of their way to see if they can get it. I would recommend Global Sales anytime.
- Nikeisha W. in Bermuda
We supplied a variety of products including doors, cabinets, countertops and furniture.  

I am delighted with the service of Global Sales. I recommend them unreservedly to anyone else thinking of installing a kitchen in Bermuda or the Islands. Friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, ethical and committed to great service.
- Adrian H. in Bermuda
We worked with Adrian on his kitchen appliances, cabinetry, countertops and cabinet hardware.

If you would like to share your thoughts or pictures, please email us. Thank you!

To see more customer letters, visit our testimonials page.

Friday, August 5, 2011

You'll Be Floored!

Bring warmth, dimension and beauty to your home with wood flooring. In the past ten years, the offering of wood products has really grown and improved. The choices are no longer just oak, hickory or maple. Today, you have so many exotic species and finish options.

We’ve put together a quick wood flooring guide about installation options, materials, and measuring.

Also, check out our new online store with great wood selections from Cala Flooring.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

We're Open! Check Out Our NEW Online Store

Our new online store offers just a sampling of the thousands of products we offer. We wanted to find a quick, easy way to provide pricing and info on our top sellers and customer favorites.

As always, if there is something specific you are looking for, the sky is the limit! We have access to tons of products and can help steer you toward the product that will work with your personal style and construction needs.

We've started with a selection of tile, wood flooring, doors and door hardware, and bathroom and sink fixtures. We'll be adding products all the time, so check back often. Happy shopping!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Plan Your Tampa Trip!

Visiting our Tampa Showroom is a great way to get all the details for your project nailed down. Our customers love visiting our showroom because they always leave feeling like they have accomplished weeks of work in just a couple of days.

At our showroom you can:

  • View samples including cabinets, counter tops, tile, flooring, windows, doors and more
  • Make real-time changes to kitchen layouts
  • Get in-person product consultation – however long you need from 2 hours to 2 days
  • Receive instant quotes on your projects
Make the Most of Your Visit
To prepare for your visit, send your architectural drawings in advance. We'll do the legwork, prepare and have recommendations and quotes ready for you. When you get to Tampa, you can review the options and make your selections.

Plus, Tampa is a really fun, easy-going city. Check out this travel planner.  Also, visit our website for more info about planning your trip.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Caring for Corian

Corian countertops are beautiful when they are installed and easy to keep beautiful for a lifetime. This video gives you a few tips on caring for your Corian surface. 


Visit our Corian Countertop page for more information to see our photo gallery.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cool, Clean Corian

Corian is a beautiful, affordable and versatile choice for your countertops. With several edge options and over 100 styles, you'll enjoy a solid surface that is nonporous and maintenance free. Stains can't penetrate the surface - and neither can mold, mildew, or bacteria. Corian also resists burns and scratches. Plus, an integrated Corian sink makes for a seamless look.

Corian is great for kitchens, bathrooms, and throughout your home.  

Check out our Corian page and photo gallery

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Quartz Image Gallery

Check out all the possibilities with a quartz countertop at our Quartz Photo Gallery. Quartz offers so much in terms of selection. Whether your look is sleek and contemporary or traditional and elegant, you'll find a Quartz countertop and edge option that will meet your needs.

Plus, Quartz by Silestone is so resilient and maintenance free. There are only three other natural minerals — diamond, sapphire and topaz — that are harder than quartz. So, while a careless slip of the knife will scratch most other countertops such as laminates and solid surfaces, it won't leave a mark on Quartz by Silestone. Silestone is a compound made up of 94% natural quartz – an extremely hard surface that resists acids, stains and scratches. Click here to learn more about the many countertops we offer.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Countertop Tips & Trends

Delivering beautiful countertops to the Caribbean and Bermuda is one of our specialties. Here are just a few tips and trends that might work in your home. Visit our Countertops page to learn more about the different kinds of countertops we offer.

Custom Cutting Board
When working with a solid surface like Corian or Quartz, the piece that gets cut out for your sink doesn't have to be wasted. For just a little extra, you can have the ends finished and voila - you have a custom, matching cutting board or serving piece.

Corian Sinks

A Corian sink is an elegant alternative to stainless steel. You get all the strength and ease of use Corian offers, but integrated right into your sink. You can pair a Corian sink with Quartz, too.

Islands Can Stand Alone

Many customers choose to try something different for their kitchen island. The contrast makes the island stand out and look more like a piece of elegant furniture.

Sink Pre-Attached
An undermount sink lets you enjoy the beauty of your Corian or Quartz countertop even more. To save time we can professionally install your sink before it ships.

All Wood Countertops

Prepare to be blown away! These countertops are so elegant and lovely. Some of our customers have chosen to do just the island and some have gone for the whole kitchen. Check out this photo gallery and prepare to be inspired. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Charlie's Picks - Shower Enclosures

Shower enclosures are a great way to add a dramatic effect to your existing shower.  Simply add new faucets and a shower enclosure and you can very affordably transform your entire bathroom with an upscale feel. 
I like shower enclosures because they really open up a small space and make it seem larger with more depth. Plus, if you invested in tile, the glass door lets you showcase your tile design.

There are several options including frameless and framed. Each piece is custom built for you and carefully crated and packed so it arrives safely and ready for installation. Contact us today to get more information or for a no obligation quote.

Monday, June 27, 2011

JELD-WEN ImpactGard Windows and Doors

Check out this video from JELD-WEN about their ImpactGard windows and doors. You'll be impressed with the quality performance. For a no obligation quote for your windows in the Caribbean or Bermuda, visit our Hurricane Season page.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Furniture for Bermuda and the Caribbean

Many of our customers are surprised to find out we offer furniture, too. Check out our furniture page to learn more. Tommy Bahama, Kincaid, Ashley, Jordan Brown and so many more - you'll find the perfect indoor and outdoor furniture for your home. Also, check out our mattress selection.  

We handle ordering, order consolidating, paperwork and shipping coordination for your furniture and more. Please contact us for details.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What Makes Global Sales Different?

Often when we talk to a new customer, the first thing they ask is what makes Global Sales different or what can you offer that other companies can't.

We've put together a quick side-by-side comparison of what Global Sales offers vs. working with other companies.

Exporting products to Bermuda and the Caribbean is what we do – and we do it well. We know how things have to be packaged, what paperwork is required, and what the shipping deadlines are, so that your shipment will be accepted and your project kept on track.

We focus on the big picture of your project and – at the same time – handle the small things that make a big difference to your budget and your schedule. We always send extra finishing pieces, we make sure your items are properly marked, we stay on top of your order through our established relationships with manufacturers and shippers.

YOU are our business, and we are dedicated to knowing and doing everything possible to help you succeed.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hurricane Season: Stand By Generators

Especially during hurricane season, enjoy convenience and peace of mind with an automatic stand by generator. A back up to your electrical system, the generator operates whether you are home or away. Within seconds of an outage, it automatically supplies power directly to your home’s electrical circuit breaker box.

After utility power returns, the generator shuts itself off and waits for the next outage. It operates on natural gas or liquid propane gas and sits outside just like a central air conditioning unit.

After a storm or during any power outage, it is important to keep clean water pumping and your food supply fresh.

Check out the video to learn more about how stand-by generators work. Contact us for pricing and info.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hurricane Season Checklist

June 1st means Hurricane Season has arrived. Check out our Hurricane Season page to learn more about hurricane shutters, impact resistant windows and doors, and stand by generators.

Here is the checklist and hurricane help measures that Bermuda's EMO (Emergency Measures Organization) advises:
  • Collect and bring inside all the loose stuff that may be lying outdoors like garden furniture, plants on pots, barbecues etc. Two wheelers should be brought inside.
  • Put the window shutters in place. When the hurricane strikes, it is advisable that you keep one window shutter open by an inch in order to reduce pressure build up.
  • Remember that if the eye of the storm passes overhead, a strong wind in an opposite direction will return.
  • During the storm, unplug all electronic goods that do not have surge protections. Also pull out the transmission cable from the TV socket. Keep only one light switched on.
  • If you see there are torn out electrical wires or branches that have fallen on wires, do not touch them. They may be live and can be fatal.
  • If you use a portable generator, ensure that it has been properly earthed. Use it outdoor under a shade. Appliances should be directly plugged into the generator rather than putting the generator into the house lines.
  • Take gas for your vehicles and fill up the tanks in advance. However cooking gas cylinders should not be used.
  • In areas where there may be seawater contamination, any pipes coming from the roof or other places and leading to the water tank should be closed off. 
For a list of items to have on hand, click here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Beautiful Bermuda Kitchen Project

We recently worked with Helena B. in Bermuda on her kitchen project. The results are BEAUTIFUL! Helena shared some pictures of her new space. The details like the wine rack, wine refrigerator, and smooth counter tops make this space personal and inviting.

Here's what Helena had to say about working with Global Sales:

Global Sales was great to work with. The kitchen designer was very helpful, and Global made the whole process so much easier than it might have been. I am really pleased with the results. Thanks Global!!!
THANK YOU Helena for trusting Global Sales with your kitchen project!

For more information about kitchens, here are some quick links:
Kitchen Design
Kitchen Cabinet Specs
Kitchen Design Image Gallery
Tips for Kitchen Design in Bermuda and the Caribbean