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 - Hinari, Indesit, LG, Free standing Appliances, Sterling.
Bathrooms - Bathroom Furniture, Bathroom Accessories, Showering, Ventilation, Bathroom Lighting.
Bedroom Furniture - Contemporary Oak Style, Traditional Maple Style, Contemporary Cherry Style, Contemporary Beech Style, Contemporary Maple Style.
Conservatories - Victorian Conservatories, Free Style Conservatories, Hardwood Conservatories, Conservatory Savings, Traditional Lean-To Conservatories.
Cooling & Heating - Dehumidifiers and Air Purification, Radiators and Cabinets, Desk and Pedestal Fans, Air Conditioning.
Doors - Door Security, Garage Doors, Door Furniture, Interior Doors, Window Security.
Electrical Fittings - Extension Leads and Reels, TV Accessories, Switches & Sockets.
Fires - Stoves, Hearths Mantels & Back Panels, Fires - Web Exclusive Prices, Gas Fires, Complete Electric Suites.
Flooring - Trade Carpet Tiles, Parquet LOC - Natural Wood Veneer Flooring, Mats, Rugs, Skirting.
Garden Buildings - Arbours and Pergolas, Garden Stores, Gazebos, Workshops, Metal and Plastic Sheds.
Garden Centre - Books, Garden Centre - Web Exclusive Prices, Paving Decking and Aggregates, Garden Power, Fencing Trellis and Gates.
Garden Furniture - Garden Furniture Palm Springs Style, Garden Hammocks and Relaxers, Garden Furniture Salisbury Style, Garden Furniture Mediterranean Style, Garden Chairs.
Garden Power - Garden Power Clearance, Lawn Mowers, Shredders and Blow Vacs, Chainsaws and Accessories, Hedge Trimmers and Accessories.
Home Decor - Wallpapers, Paint, Stair Balustrading, Finials - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off, Cupboard Doors.
Home Technology - Home Entertainment, Extension Leads and Reels, Telephone Accessories, PC Accessories, PC Networking.
Kitchens - Handles and Legs, Classic Kitchen Styles, Ventilation, Kitchen Packs, Modern Kitchen Styles.
Ladders - Platform Ladders, Multipurpose Ladders, Loft Ladders, Step Ladders and Stepstools, Extension Ladders.
Lighting - Spotlights, Ceiling Shades, Tablelamps, Ceiling and Wall Lights, Childrens Lighting.
Plumbing - Radiators Accessories, Water Filters, Tools and Chemicals, Boilers, Radiators and Cabinets.
Power Tools - Drills and Drivers, Skil Power Tools, Professional Power Tool Accessories, Black and Decker Power tools, Hobby Tools.
Radiators & Cabinets - Large Radiator Cabinets, Traditional Radiator Cabinets, Valves and Accessories, Towel Radiators, Modern Finishes.
Safety & Security - Window Security, Security Lighting, Safes and Paper Shredders, Alarms, Child Safety.
Tiles - Wall Tiles, Tiling Tools, Floor Tiles, Adhesive and Grout, Natural Tiles.
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