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.