B & Q
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B & Q
Check out the online store of the United Kingdom's largest Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
and garden centre retailer B & Q and browse through or quickly &
efficiently search through their catalogue (approximately 45,000 garden &
home improvement products). Feel fully informed - keep an eye out for their
latest special offers & exclusive online reductions.
Established in 1969 by Mr. R Block & Mr. D Quayle their principle aim in
the store was to produce an environment that would be less intimidating to the
DIY enthusiast yet offered a full range of building and home improvement supplies.
The first B&Q store was in Southampton - called Block & Quayle
after the business partners is was soon shortened to its current name B&Q.
The B&Q format of offering a broad range of building & DIY products
at low prices proved popular and along with extensions to traditional retail
hours this successful combination led to subsequent store expansions. Although
the DIY B&Q store chain and brand were acquired by the Kingfisher
group in the early 1980's this winning formula has not altered and the chain
has continued to expand. At present B & Q leads both UK and European
markets for Do It Yourself retail, globally it is the 3rd largest company. Other
figures about the firm that you may find interesting include:
No. employees approx. 35,000
Total retail space = over 20,000,000 sq. ft
Over £4 billion annual turnover (2004/5)
over £400,000,000 profit (2004/5)
With just under four hundred B&Q stores across the globe only sixty are
international - the remaining 300+ are based in the United Kingdom. Of these
300+ B and Q stores approximately 70 are mini-warehouses and over 100 are of
the larger format known as B&Q Warehouse - these are mainly located
out-of-town and stock most of their full 45,000+ range of DIY and gardening
products. The remainder that make up the rest of B&Q stores however are
the smaller and more traditional B&Q Superstore.
The B & Q web site for home purchasing and delivery of B&Q stock was
launched in 2001 - it has a fantastic array of their DIY & garden merchandise
as well as latest offers, clearance & special reduced items. The web store
has a simple (yet highly effective) search facility or you can easily navigate
through their on line departments for great ideas in home improvement. Favourite
and often visited departments include bathrooms, kitchens (including their interactive
kitchen planner), doors, loungers, mowers, fires and radiators. So for the
widest UK selection of home & garden maintenance and improvement products,
safe & secure shopping visit the online B&Q store.
B & Q Products and Services OfferedThings you can buy from B & Q's online shop include the following:
Appliances - Built in Appliances, Hotpoint, Free standing Appliances, Indesit, Cannon.
Bathrooms - Showering, Bathroom Savings, Bathroom Lighting, Towel Radiators, Ventilation.
Bedroom Furniture - Contemporary Cherry Style, Traditional White Style, Bedroom Savings, Maple Shaker Style, Contemporary Beech Style.
Conservatories - Hardwood Conservatories, Conservatory Savings, Litespace Extensions, Conservatory Blinds, Edwardian Conservatories.
Cooling & Heating - Air Conditioning, Radiators and Cabinets, Desk and Pedestal Fans, Dehumidifiers and Air Purification.
Doors - Door Furniture, Cupboard Doors, Litespace Extensions, Window Security, Exterior Doors.
Electrical Fittings - Switches & Sockets, TV Accessories, Extension Leads and Reels.
Fires - Hearths Mantels & Back Panels, Electric Fires, Gas Fires, Complete Electric Suites, Solid Fuel Fires.
Flooring - Trade Carpet Tiles, Parquet LOC - Natural Wood Veneer Flooring, Mats, Laminate Flooring, Flooring Accessories.
Garden Buildings - Playhouses, Cabins, Greenhouses, Wooden Sheds, Arbours and Pergolas.
Garden Centre - Garden Power, Fencing Trellis and Gates, Books, Paving Decking and Aggregates, BBQ's and Outdoor Heating.
Garden Furniture - Garden Tables, Garden Parasols and Bases, Garden Furniture Winchester Style, Garden Hammocks and Relaxers, Garden Furniture Sorrento Style.
Garden Power - Garden Power Clearance, Shredders and Blow Vacs, Garden Power Accessories, Trailers, Trimmers and Brushcutters.
Home Decor - Curtain Accessories - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off, Switches and Sockets, Soft Furnishings Shop, Cupboard Doors, Paint.
Home Technology - PC Accessories, Telephone Accessories, Extension Leads and Reels, Home Entertainment, PC Networking.
Kitchens - Classic Kitchen Styles, Ventilation, Kitchen Packs, Kitchen Appliances, Storage and Accessories.
Ladders - Ladder Accessories, Multipurpose Ladders, Extension Ladders, Step Ladders and Stepstools, Platform Ladders.
Lighting - Ceiling Shades, Childrens Lighting, Tablelamps, Ceiling and Wall Lights, Spotlights.
Plumbing - Tools and Chemicals, Radiators Accessories, Radiators and Cabinets, Water Filters, Boilers.
Power Tools - Jigsaws and Multisaws, Mitre and Table Saws, AEG Power tools, Planers and Routers, Angle Grinders.
Radiators & Cabinets - Extra Large Radiator Cabinets, Mini Radiator Cabinets, Large Radiator Cabinets, White Finish Radiators, Chrome or Stainless Steel Finish Radiators.
Safety & Security - Garage Door Openers, Security Lighting, CCTV, Child Safety, Safes and Paper Shredders.
Tiles - Wall Tiles, Floor Tiles, Underfloor Heating, Tiling Tools, Adhesive and Grout.
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