In today’s modern world it is imperative we are all doing our bit to reduce our carbon footprint. As a business, we are making a conscious effort to be more environmentally sustainable and do our bit to help the planet.

With this in mind, we have recently changed energy provider at our office and showroom in Handsworth, Sheffield. As part of our sustainability agenda here at Global Windows, we were keen to get comparative views of the market in order to see what renewable tariffs were available, and how they compared to the prices received from our broker. After conducting our research we decided to make the switch to United Gas & Power (UGP).

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Why did we switch to UGP?

UGP are a business energy supplier based in Yorkshire that truly put customer service at the heart of their organisation. Here’s a word from our Managing Director, Billy Hawes, on why we made the switch;

“We had worked with the same broker for a few years and wanted to make sure that we were benefitting from using them – we also wanted to see what renewable tariffs were out there. We spoke to a number of suppliers directly, and what impressed us about UGP was the fact that they offered the most competitive pricing AND on a renewable tariff. This is something we’d not been able to find previously so it was impossible to turn down!”

We assessed our energy bills with our existing supplier in order to develop an accurate picture of historical usage. A quotation was generated offering UGP’s 100% renewable power tariff, at a fixed rate for a three year term. This offered our business long term predictable and stable costs.

Global Windows helping the environment with UGP

By switching to renewable power with UGP we have reduced our annual carbon emissions by 15.2 tonnes; the equivalent of planting 7,740 trees! Here’s a final thought from Managing Director, Billy Hawes;

“As a market leading supplier of windows, we try to be as progressive and forward thinking as possible. Sustainability is becoming more essential in the current climate to us and to our customers. While cost will always be a key factor when making decisions as a business owner, I was personally really interested to hear the impact that moving to a renewable supplier would have on the environment; it was extraordinary. It’s the first time in 15 years of doing this that I was able to move to a renewable supplier and save money, I couldn’t be happier! My UGP Account Manager dealt with the full transfer and it’s all gone to plan. We just need to frame our renewable certificate now!”

Choose Global for your home improvements

We pride ourselves on delivering the absolute best for all of our customers and we are always happy to offer advice on the best solution for your home improvement plans. All of our installation teams are industry experts with a wealth of local knowledge and experience. With our head office in Sheffield, we are perfectly situated to serve the whole of Yorkshire and beyond. If you want to talk about your home improvement idea, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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Windows & Doors

Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

Checkatrade

Windows And Door

After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

Which?

Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

Which?

Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

Which?

Replace All Windows And Doors

Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

Checkatrade

Replace Lots Of Windows In 4 Bays Along With Others Throughout House. New Door Fitted Also.

Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

Checkatrade

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Testimonials

Our customers’ feedback is important to us. Read our latest customer testimonials below.

Windows & Doors

Brilliant company from all we’ve dealt with, right through to the fitters, to the follow-up emails making sure everything was ok. Having used you before and after having work done to my property, I thought you the only obvious choice to return. Was a little worried as I’d had insulated render fitted and was concerned about the removal and refitting into the same size opening, and the damage it would cause. No worries, it seems. Each to their own trade as they say, and I’m glad they managed it and left me in no doubt, another great job done. Many thanks to you all. And see you in 15 years again?

Checkatrade

Windows And Door

After a fair few months of looking for a good window provider we can say we are one hundred percent happy with Global. They exceeded our expectations from start to finish. Michael with the quote, the lovely ladies from the office and Andy and Josh who fitted our seven windows and front door. Very professional, good quality, quick and efficient work. A pleasure to work with such a team. Our next step is the conservatory with Global. Thank you and well done to all.

Florentina

Which?

Excellent Service

My mum wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic service Global windows have given her following her burglary. From start to finish they reassured her the replacement patio doors would be robust and fitted as quickly as possible to ensure the property was secured. On the day of fitting the fitters arrived promptly and installed the doors with no mess. The gentleman who organised this from Global (sorry she couldn’t remember his name) came out to check the doors and to see mum was happy with them brought her a beautiful bunch of flowers. Mum was over the moon. Thank you so much.

Margaret

Which?

Doors And Windows

We decided to re-use this Company despite moving house and County. Global were helpful and very professional at all stages of the installation. We found all their staff friendly and knowledgeable. Dates given, returning phone calls etc. were all met. The price was very competitive, the quality of their products was excellent with a good range of colours and styles. The fitters were very hardworking, managed to get the work done in one day rather than the expected 2, mainly due to the fact they worked as a team, didn’t take breaks and clearly knew their job. Great company.

Which?

Replace All Windows And Doors

Fantastic work from start to finish. Great suggestions made to my own thoughts. The date agreed happened and I was kept fully informed of progress before installation. The fitters were courteous and efficient and worked hard completing on time. I am happy to recommend Global windows to anyone.”

Checkatrade

Replace Lots Of Windows In 4 Bays Along With Others Throughout House. New Door Fitted Also.

Excellent communication and attention to details. Windows were fine quality. Workmanship of highest quality and very considerate and careful. Would recommend to anyone.”

Checkatrade
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