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 - Cannon, New World, Free standing Appliances, Belling, LG.
Bathrooms - Bathroom Accessories, Suites, Towel Radiators, Showering, Hydrotherapy Range.
Bedroom Furniture - Traditional White Style, Maple Shaker Style, Bedroom Savings, Contemporary Beech Style, Traditional Cherry Style.
Conservatories - Free Style Conservatories, Hardwood Conservatories, Conservatory Blinds, Victorian Conservatories, Litespace Extensions.
Cooling & Heating - Air Conditioning, Dehumidifiers and Air Purification, Desk and Pedestal Fans, Radiators and Cabinets.
Doors - Exterior Doors, Garage Doors, Cupboard Doors, Litespace Extensions, Interior Doors.
Electrical Fittings - TV Accessories, Extension Leads and Reels, Switches & Sockets.
Fires - Fireside Accessories, Hearths Mantels & Back Panels, Complete Gas Suites, Electric Fires, Stoves.
Flooring - Rugs, Laminate Flooring, Parquet LOC - Natural Wood Veneer Flooring, Mats, Skirting.
Garden Buildings - Garden Stores, Metal and Plastic Sheds, Summerhouses, Workshops, Wooden Sheds.
Garden Centre - Paving Decking and Aggregates, Garden Buildings, Garden Furniture, Fencing Trellis and Gates, Garden Features.
Garden Furniture - Garden Furniture Winchester Style, Garden Furniture Palm Springs Style, Garden Chairs, Garden Furniture Cushions, Garden Furniture Mediterranean Style.
Garden Power - Chainsaws and Accessories, Shredders and Blow Vacs, Garden Power Accessories, Pressure Washers, Garden Power Clearance.
Home Decor - Curtain Poles - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off, Stair Balustrading, Coving Dado Rails and Skirting, Switches and Sockets, Cupboard Doors.
Home Technology - PC Networking, Extension Leads and Reels, Home Entertainment, PC Accessories, Telephone Accessories.
Kitchens - Worktops and Back Splashes, Storage and Accessories, Classic Kitchen Styles, Handles and Legs, Ventilation.
Ladders - Loft Ladders, Ladder Accessories, Extension Ladders, Step Ladders and Stepstools, Platform Ladders.
Lighting - Tablelamps, Spotlights, Ceiling and Wall Lights, Childrens Lighting, Ceiling Shades.
Plumbing - Tools and Chemicals, Water Filters, Traps and Wastes, Boilers, Ventilation.
Power Tools - Performance Power Pro Power tools, Other Power Tools, Screwdrivers, Performance Power Power tools, Mitre and Table Saws.
Radiators & Cabinets - Chrome or Stainless Steel Finish Radiators, Small Radiator Cabinets, Valves and Accessories, Kids Radiator Cabinets, Towel Radiators.
Safety & Security - Safes and Paper Shredders, Fire Safety, Child Safety, Door Security, CCTV.
Tiles - Natural Tiles, Adhesive and Grout, Tiling Tools, Mosaic Tiles, Wall Tiles.
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