New windows and doors the key to adding value to your home?

We are a nation of home improvers. A survey by the insurer
Hiscox last March amply demonstrated this – with 15% of homeowners choosing to
improve rather than move – a fivefold increase on five years before that. If
chosen well, windows and doors won’t only be an excellent first impression of
your homes exterior, but they will play a huge role in adding character and
security, which in turn adds value.

Another positive factor for having new double or triple
glazing installed, rather other home improvements is the speed and ease at
which it can be achieved. Loft conversions and extensions can be hard work,
arduous and messy.

So whether you’ve just decided to put your home on the
market, or just looking to give your home a refresh, consider carefully your
choice and the positive impact on the value of your home.

This Glevum blog will explore how windows and doors effect a
house’s value. It will provide you with the knowledge and insight into the key
considerations that you should to think about so that you can make the most
informed decision.

Effects of double and
triple glazing

According to housing experts, the installation of double or
triple glazing throughout your home, can add as much as a 10% increase to your
home’s value. There is not only this financial gain, as the added levels of
security could even help reduce your insurance premiums.

Glevum’s made to measure windows and doors with double or
triple glazing can almost completely eradicate drafts. The modern products that
Glevum install are made to keep cold air out and warm air in.

Double or triple glazing will also increase your energy
efficiency status and can make your home more sellable. It is not unusual to
find that new double and triple glazing can be up to 40% more energy efficient
than old or failing products! There are literally hundreds of thousands of homes
in the UK where double glazing was installed to replace old wooden windows 20
or 30 years ago. The energy efficiency of these bares no comparison with the
products of today and many are starting to fail or deteriorate.

environmental impact of your home

New double and triple glazing windows and doors can not only
decrease the loss of energy from your home, but they are also an
environmentally friendly solution, reducing by up to 28% the carbon dioxide
emissions into the environment. A typical home with triple glazing could save
up to 47 tonnes of CO₂.

Peace of mind

Upgrading your windows with Glevum windows and doors means
they come backed with a 10 year (insurance backed) guarantee, offering valuable
peace of mind and a guarantee that can be relied upon. A guarantee can also be
passed on to the person buying your home upon payment of a fee to transfer the
remaining term of the guarantee. The quality of the Glevum guarantee and our
aftercare service is often a factor in why existing customers keep on coming
back to us.

Stylish and practical
– how to make sure of this

As consumers, our number one priority when purchasing new
windows and doors is often the value and savings that they can offer. Don’t
underestimate thought the importance of the look of the finished product, style
is always key. Even if you like bold or striking colours not everybody else
might! Make sure you ask yourself this question.

But you should never have to choose one feature over the
other – style and practicality of your windows and doors can be combined and
result in a complete product. The exterior of your home is not only what is
seen by all, but also what is seen by you every day. You should be proud of
your homes exterior as it becomes an extension of you. You should also have
every faith that the windows and doors you choose are of high quality. 

So, in conclusion whether you are looking to sell (and make the property more readily saleable), increase the value of your home or just improve its security, energy efficiency and comfort, is it time that you upgraded? To see the latest Glevum special offers please check here.

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Glevum delighted to be working on its first new home build development for Countryside Properties

Glevum are installing windows and doors for Countryside Properties St. Michael's Hurst development

Glevum Design & Build the new build arm of Glevum is delighted to be working on its first development for the new housebuilder Countryside Properties. The new development is St. Michael’s Hurst on the edge of the historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire.

New Build development by Countryside Properties

St. Michael’s Hurst development by countryside Properties near Bishop’s Stortford

The development features 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom traditional homes and both private and social housing.

You can learn more about the St. Michael’s Hurst development here.

Whilst Glevum might be better known for the work it does for homeowners in Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties, Glevum Design and Build has a growing reputation for its supply and installation of high quality UPVC windows, doors and conservatories. Glevum work with many of the largest housebuilders in the UK in the Midlands and across all of Southern England. You can learn more about Glevum Design & Build here.

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Gary Jones gives his predictions for emerging home improvement trends that we will see in 2018

Gary Jones, Managing Director of Glevum, knows a thing or two about home improvements having improved over 40,000 peoples’ homes

In this blog he looks at some of the home improvement trends that he expects to see emerge this year.

1. Replacement doors and windows. Many of the earliest homes to have UPVC windows and doors are reaching the stage where they will need to be replaced. “We expect to see a surge in demand as these early products start to fail and people realise the full energy saving and security benefits of installing the latest products”, commented Gary.

2. Bright colours will become even more popular. “We are seeing an increasing trend in people wanting their home to reflect their personality and individuality. One way that people are choosing to do this is to pick something other than what was once the standard white front door”.

3. Replace the roof, not the whole conservatory. “Whilst many people find appealing the idea of a glass roof for their conservatory, it can sometimes mean that the conservatory can be either too cold or too hot to be used all year around. Last year solid roof conservatory upgrades were one of our most popular products and we only see that trend continuing in 2018”.

4. Energy cost increases will become an increasingly important driver. “The energy efficiency of new windows and doors has improved massively over the years. This combined with ever spiralling upward energy costs will in my opinion prompt many more people to upgrade. From 1st April 2018, new rental properties coming onto the market will have to achieve energy efficiency ratings of E or above and this could also prompt a lot of landlords to consider upgrading their windows and doors” concluded Gary.

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Looking for a unique gift for the Gloucester Rugby fan in your family? Your chance to bid for a Signed Shirt or Signed Ball.

The Gloucester Home Shirt signed by the first team squad that is available to the highest bidder by emailing

Gary Jones, Managing Director of Glevum is embarking on a year of fundraising for five great charities. He is giving you the opportunity to bid for and buy either a Gloucester Rugby home shirt (shown above) or a Gloucester Rugby Ball (shown below). Both items have been signed by the first team squad and will go to person that has placed the highest bid for each item by 5pm on Tuesday 19th December. They would make a great Christmas Gift for any Gloucester Rugby fan. To make your bid email The successful bidders must pay for the item before collecting it from Glevum’s Head Office near Newnham on Severn.

The Gloucester Rugby Ball signed by the first team squad to make your bid email

The charities that are set to benefit from all of the proceeds are ones that help everybody from young to old and support pretty much every section of society. If your bid is the highest for one of these items, the chances you will know somebody who has been touched in some way by the problems that these charities help with. The charities include The Pied Piper Appeal, Clic Sargent, Mindsong, Talking 2 Minds and Aphasia Now.

To make your bid email before 5pm on Tuesday 19th December. The successful bidder in each case will be the person that has placed the highest bid for each item at that time.


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Come to the Glevum Open Day – Saturday 23rd September 10am-4pm

Why not come along to the Glevum Open Day this Saturday 23rd September. As the nights start to draw in and temperatures start to drop many people’s minds turn to new energy efficient doors and windows or a new conservatory so that you can still enjoy your garden all year round.

What will be going on, on the day?

Extra Discounts on the day – if possible to benefit from these on the day bring your dimensions
FREE glass of Prosecco on arrival
FREE buffet between 12 noon and 2pm
FREE Prize Draw for everybody that attends on the day – prizes include wine and signed Gloucester Rugby Merchandise
FREE bouncy castle for the kids
Access to our window and door showroom and the largest Conservatory Village in South West England. A great opportunity to experience and envisage what your new conservatory could look and feel like.

Our window and door and conservatory experts will be on hand to help you and answer any questions you might have.

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Glevum wins Business of the Year Award 2017 from “Best of Gloucester”

Gary Jones with the Best Business in Gloucester certificate

Glevum, the window, door and conservatory business has been crowned the best business in Gloucester 2017 by the “Best of Gloucester” website.

The award is presented to the firm that receives the highest number and proportion of positive reviews over the last year, on the “Best of Gloucester” website. Glevum have 150 reviews on the site all rating the firm 5 stars.

Gary Jones, Managing Director of Glevum commented:

“We are absolutely delighted to have won this Best of Gloucester award. It is always gratifying to receive any award, but it is particularly so on this occasion as it is based entirely on feedback from our customers. I would like to thank all our staff for the massive part they have played in winning this award as this really is a team effort”.

“We have a simple philosophy at Glevum which is to try and do every single job, in exactly the way we would want it done on our own home. This philosophy can be applied to their job by each member of staff whether they work directly for our customers or in one of the business support functions”.

“We would like to thank all our customers for their feedback and of course for entrusting us with their home improvements. We are now working in some cases on the third generation of a family and it means a great deal to us that our customers keep on coming back to us and recommending Glevum to their friends and family. We cannot take this for granted though and we are always striving to improve both our products and our services”.

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Don’t miss the Glevum Open Day – Saturday April 29th

Our next Glevum Open Day is just around the corner so why not put the date in your diary and call in.}

The day runs from 10am to 4pm and there will be special discounts on the day. There is also the opportunity to pick up a 10% Discount Voucher from Appeal Blinds. The Open Day will be one of the first opportunities to view some of our new conservatories and roof styles, in what is the largest Conservatory Village in the South West. It really is a great opportunity to visit our window and door showroom or try a conservatory out first hand (you may not want to leave).

There will a free glass of Prosecco or Orange Juice for all visitors and there is a free buffet between 12 noon and 2pm. For the children there will be balloons and between 11am and 3pm there is a free face painter.

Last but by no means least everyone who attends will be entered into our free prize draw to win one of:

2 free tickets to a Gloucester Rugby game in the Glevum box (2017-18 season – game to be advised)
Signed Gloucester Rugby shirt.
Breakfast with Warren Moore from Heart FM.
Amazon Echo donated by Breeze FM
Wine donated by Appeal Blinds.

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Glevum are recruiting!

Due to growing demand for our products and services in both the New Build and Residential market we have some exciting new career opportunities.

We are currently recruiting for:

Contracts Manager

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing New Build contracts and also the UPVC Window and Door market.

Technically minded the correct individual will be computer literate and self-motivated as well a good people manager as they will be responsible for managing Installers.

The position comes with a vehicle to be agreed and a good level of remuneration depending on experience.

Trainee Estimator

The role will assist in the preparation of quotes for New Build customers by studying House Building drawings, preparing a ‘take off’ detailing the product required and specification and using the industry specific software to prepare the quotation. The role will also be involved in the preparation of sales invoices and the ordering of product from suppliers.

The ideal candidate will be someone with an interest in construction, be computer literate and who is happy to work on their own as well as part of a team. An ‘eye for detail’ is essential.

Full training will be provided.


Glevum Windows requires a Sales Admin Apprentice to join their busy admin office.

This ‘Customer facing’ role will provide support to both the Sales team and also the Service team as well as providing cover for the company’s reception desk.

A confident polite telephone manner is essential as well as good IT and admin skills. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of team in a varied and dynamic environment.

To apply for any of these roles please send a CV and covering letter to


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Glevum’s New Year Resolutions for your home

The dawning of a new calendar year marks a great opportunity to start afresh. For some of us, this might mean dropping a few bad habits or adopting a healthier diet. One common place to concentrate our positive energy at the beginning of a new year is in our homes.

Here, we take a look at a handful of things you can do to transform your home at the beginning of a new year.

Replacing windows and doors

A new set of windows and doors can really transform a property. In addition to having a positive impact on the aesthetics and kerb appeal of your home, you can expect your new windows and doors to save you a good deal of money on your heating bills thanks to improved energy efficiency.

Re-design the garden

With spring around the corner, the beginning of the year is an excellent time to get to work on a brand new garden. Overhauling your outdoor space could simply be a matter of digging some new beds and getting some gorgeous flowers planted. More ambitious plans might include water features or the building of a stunning new conservatory and inside-outside living space.


One of the most powerful ways to improve the interior of your property is with a lick of paint. Decorating the inside of your home isn’t only about freshening up your living environment, it can actually transform your home entirely.

Fit a new kitchen

Most of us spend a great deal of time in our kitchens throughout the day. For this reason, it is often the room that springs to mind when we think about spending some money on our home. Plans for a new kitchen might even include knocking through to an adjacent room with the hope of creating a new open living area. Spaces like this are becoming incredibly popular, largely due to how great they are for entertaining.


Not all measures to transform your home have to be about spending money. Rather than asking what you could add to your home, ask what you might be able to take away. Simply removing the clutter in your house can create a great deal of space. You can begin by throwing away things which you don’t use. Those things which you deem to be clutter but which you cannot part with can be hidden away using innovative storage solutions, reclaiming large areas of space.


Increase efficiency

Modern homes make energy efficiency a number one priority. In addition to helping reduce our carbon footprint, this can have a hugely positive effect on the size of our utility bills at the end of each month. As we’ve already mentioned, new windows and doors can help maximise efficiency. Other options include improving insulation and even installing state-of-the-art solar panels to make use of renewable energy for powering your home.

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Big response to Charity Shop theft will raise even more money for Hospice

A big hearted response by Glevum and Gloucester Rugby Club, following an article in the Gloucester Citizen about the theft of a signed rugby shirt raffle prize, is set to raise even more funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.


The local hospice was facing having to hand back the money it had raised from a charity raffle organised by Barclays Bank staff following the theft of a Gloucester Rugby shirt signed by the first team squad from a mannequin on display in the window of its shop in Oxebode Street in Gloucester.

But, following stories printed in The Citizen and appeals made on social media, both Glevum and Gloucester Rugby Club got in touch with the hospice to say they would replace the stolen shirt.

One shirt will replace the stolen charity raffle prize, while the other is destined to be auctioned off at the Hospice’s Winter Ball, taking place at Pittville Pump Rooms on Friday 11th December, raising even more money for the hospice which provides specialist end of life and palliative care for local people.

But the kind hearted gesture hasn’t ended there, as when the CEO of Gloucester Rugby, Stephen Vaughan, heard about the Charity’s Winter Ball, he also donated two tickets to a game of the winner’s choice this season to join him in the 1873 Club for a meal and to watch the game from the best seats in the house.

Elise Hoadley, Director of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice said,

“We have been completely overwhelmed by the amazing response received from the people of Gloucester following the theft.

“We’ve had so many messages of support from people on social media and thanks to the amazing people at Gloucester Rugby and Glevum we have not one but two shirts and an incredible auction prize for our Winter Ball.

“We could have lost the money for a day’s care by two nurses following the theft, but now we’re in a position where we could raise an awful lot more which means we can be there for local people at a time they need help most.

“It is true what they say. Every cloud does have a silver lining – or in our case, a Cherry and White one.”

Gary Jones, Managing Director of Glevum Windows, said,

“We were horrified when we heard of the theft of the shirt and couldn’t believe that anyone would stoop as low as to steal from a charity in this way.

“Knowing that we had a signed Gloucester shirt we contacted Sue Ryder as soon as possible to make our offer. Combined with Gloucester Rugby’s generosity it is just fantastic that such a good cause is now actually better off than it would have been before the theft.”

Stephen Vaughan, CEO of Gloucester Rugby Club added,

“We couldn’t believe it when we read that someone would steal from a charity, particularly as they were using the shirt to raise funds for such a good cause.

“In the circumstances, we felt that the least we could do was offer to replace the stolen shirt and also provide some match tickets.”

The Sue Ryder inaugural Winter Ball, sponsored by Pulhams Coaches, takes place on Friday 11th December, with tickets costing £90 to include sparkling drinks reception, three course meal with drinks, entertainment and exclusive charity auction. Table packages are available.

For further information visit or call 01242 246285.

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