Gloucestershire home improvements guide

Give your property a new lease of life with the help of SoGlos's home improvements guide, which is brimming with Gloucestershire businesses designed to bring your projects to life.

Whether you’ve recently moved into a new house or have finally got around to doing work on your property, our Gloucestershire home improvements guide is designed to give you a helping hand, whatever size of project you’re undertaking.

From flooring companies to window businesses, this handy guide features top suppliers from across Gloucestershire who can bring your renovation and home improvement ideas to life.

Carpets, rugs and flooring

Gloucester Carpet Outlet

The lowdown

With a showroom based in Gloucester that is open six days a week, Gloucester Carpet Outlet is considered Gloucestershire’s number one independent carpet and flooring company. Offering a whole range of services including both commercial and domestic flooring, it is a go-to when it comes to renovating your house.

What’s on offer

Whether it’s a change of carpet, some luxury vinyl, stylish laminate or real wood flooring, Gloucester Carpet Outlet has a wide range on offer that’s bound to have the perfect floor for your home improvement project. Gloucester Carpet Outlet is also the only store in the area with FITA accredited fitters, so buyers can rest assured that its independent industry accredited team will do a ‘top notch and hassle-free’ job every time.

What’s more, it also offers artificial grass that’s ideal for the garden, patio, terrace or balcony – and with warmer weather on the way, there couldn’t be a better time to give your outdoor space a spruce up too.

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Gloucester Carpet Outlet offers free estimates as well as the chance to calculate how much flooring will cost through its online cost calculator – where customers are able to select the width and length of their flooring to retrieve a personalised estimate.

For more information

Call (01452) 413513 or visit

Stoves and fireplaces

The Fireplace Gallery

The lowdown

Based in Cheltenham, The Fireplace Gallery’s showroom is home to a whole host of fireplace displays of the finest quality. Established in 1988, the team has more than 30 years of experience in the fireplace industry, installing a wide range of quality fires and fireplaces to become one of Gloucestershire’s leading fireplace retailers.

What’s on offer

From initial planning stages right through to installation, The Fireplace Gallery team are fully qualified experts and know that every customer is unique, with their own style, taste and ideas. They will go the extra mile to ensure customers receive all the advice and guidance they need to create the perfect focal feature for their home.

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The Fireplace Gallery is run by Chris and Nicola Wilson and the successful family-run business is looking to develop and expand further. What’s more, with over 50 live fires and more than 70 displays in its Cheltenham showroom, there is something for everyone, helping customers to achieve their dream cosy design.

For more information

Call (01242) 680076 or visit


The Fairview Gardener

The lowdown

Described as ‘a centre for gardeners, not a garden centre,’ The Fairview Gardener in Birdwood, near Gloucester, is home to a wide range of quality plants and gardening equipment, as well as offering expert advice that’s been helping budding gardeners transform their outside spaces since 2009. Customers can also expect to find lovely trinkets, homeware and decorations in the gift shop, as well as a good cup of tea and slice of cake at the on-site tearoom, which serves a whole host of delicious meals.

What’s on offer

The independent garden centre is run by horticultural experts, growing all its bedding plants on site, along with stocking a range of herbaceous perennials; shrubs; trees; soft and top fruit; herbs; roses; seasonal plants; and made-to-order hanging baskets. Visitors can also pick up a handpicked selection of gardening essentials, including outdoor pots and terracotta, seeds, grow-your-own products, compost and stone ornaments.

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The Fairview Gardener’s design team can help with every aspect of garden redevelopment, from planting and patios to full landscaping projects – taking care of design, construction and even maintenance. Owner, Glenn Satterthwaite specialises in landscape gardening and often gives talks and workshops too on everything from garden design to allotments and organic gardening.

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Cotswold Security Group

The lowdown

With years of experience in both commercial and residential security, Cotswold Security Group prides itself on providing an excellent service at competitive prices.

What’s on offer

Cotswold Security Group offers keyholding services to both residential and commercial clients, responding if your alarm is activated so you can be safe in the knowledge that you and your home or business are protected – as well as preventing alarms from falsely activating.

Through using the latest technology, Cotswold Security Group can also offer clients a number of benefits including house sitting; insurance checks; void property checks; switching central heating on and off; pet services; and accepting deliveries. It can even send someone to rescue you if you lose your keys or get locked out.

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Cotswold Security Group offers complete operational transparency and employs only the very best staff available. By paying above the national average for the job, it attracts the best candidates and only employs people who are dedicated to security as a career – with a passion for looking after both the customer and the public.

For more information

Call (03300) 101086 or (01386) 305086, or visit

Curtains blinds and shutters

Just Fabrics

The lowdown

With 25 years’ experience supplying fabrics and crafting beautiful creations from its shops in the Cotswolds, Just Fabrics, ironically, sells so much more than just fabrics! Providing a made to measure service for bespoke blinds, curtains, cushions, furniture and upholstery, Just Fabrics is a haven for creatives searching for the perfect fabric to accompany a room or furniture redesign.

What’s on offer

One of the country’s leading independent designer fabric retailers, Just Fabrics stocks thousands of meters of fabric in a range of textures and designs, with some designer styles available at discounted prices. Its team of experienced staff can offer industry insight into the latest design trends, personalised advice on what will work best for your home, and inspiration for those still planning a project.

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Both of Just Fabrics’ stores are conveniently located in Cheltenham and Burford, and are open seven days per week with free parking. Each store’s in-house design team provides fantastic and friendly customer service, to help customers achieve their design dreams no matter their style or budget.

For more information

Call (01242) 388 390, or visit directly.


Ford Construction

The lowdown

Ford Construction is a construction firm which continues to build a great reputation in Gloucestershire. Dedicated to offering a premium services it has a passion for creating quality work and beautiful designs no matter what the building project.

What’s on offer

Ford Construction’s name is based on the high standard its work, from its kitchens and carpentry in county homes to extensions, whole house builds, clever conversions and most recently it is in demand for business premises.

It was a natural progression for Ford Construction’s customers to enquire whether it could transfer the quality of its work on domestic properties to commercial challenges, and the move has proved a clever one for all sides.

From design to build, each commercial construction project is overseen by the founder of the Cheltenham-based firm, Harry Ford.

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What Ford Construction can deliver ranges from ‘a simple conversion or extension’ of someone’s home, perhaps a beautiful new kitchen and bi-fold doors opening onto the garden, to a compete refit and reconfiguration of a warehouse complete with offices, kitchen, toilets and showrooms (together with the miles of cabling and electrical work you may need).

For more information

Call (07527) 780135, or visit


Cotswood Fine Furniture

The lowdown

With more than 30 years of experience, Cotswood Fine Furniture in Blockley near Moreton-in-Marsh is a bespoke furniture maker which prides itself on its quality, flexible service and functional design. Creating fitted furniture to the highest standard for all rooms of the home, from somewhere stylish to stash those pots and pans in the kitchen to that beautiful extra wardrobe space or bookcase you’ve always wanted.

What’s on offer

Cotswood Fine Furniture creates bespoke fitted furniture for a whole host of rooms in your home including kitchens, bedrooms, home studies and more. The small business creates all of its timber components in its workshop and uses real timber veneers, rather than photo foil-backed materials or chipboard. What’s more, the company uses the latest technology to provide CAD images and relevant samples, in order to give an accurate, honest and stress-free quote. Cotswood Fine Furniture also works closely with a dedicated Interior Design company, offering help with further interior design support.

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When creating the perfect piece, Cotswood Fine Furniture will visit customers at home in order to get a feel for what they’re looking for, as well as their personal taste and style. What’s more, the company works closely with its clients, giving them as much or as little design and practical input they’d like, to ensure every piece is made to their exact specifications.

For more information

Call (01386) 700110, email, or visit

© SoGlos
Wednesday 10 November 2021

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