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 - Free standing Appliances, Belling, Appliance Packs, Zanussi, Indesit.
Bathrooms - Bathroom Savings, Showering, Taps, Hydrotherapy Range, Ventilation.
Bedroom Furniture - Traditional Cherry Style, Beech Shaker Style, Bedroom Savings, Traditional Solid Pine Style, Maple Shaker Style.
Conservatories - Conservatory Savings, Victorian Conservatories, Free Style Conservatories, Edwardian Conservatories, Hardwood Conservatories.
Cooling & Heating - Air Conditioning, Desk and Pedestal Fans, Dehumidifiers and Air Purification, Radiators and Cabinets.
Doors - Exterior Doors, Cupboard Doors, Window Security, Door Security, Garage Doors.
Electrical Fittings - TV Accessories, Switches & Sockets, Extension Leads and Reels.
Fires - Contemporary Fires, Gas Fires, Hearths Mantels & Back Panels, Electric Fires, Fireside Accessories.
Flooring - Rugs, Parquet LOC - Natural Wood Veneer Flooring, Skirting, Laminate Flooring, Underlay.
Garden Buildings - Cabins, Wooden Sheds, Metal and Plastic Sheds, Greenhouses, Workshops.
Garden Centre - Garden Furniture, BBQ's and Outdoor Heating, Garden Features, Outdoor Fun, Books.
Garden Furniture - Garden Furniture Mediterranean Style, Garden Furniture Palm Springs Style, Garden Furniture Richmond Style, Party Gazebos, Garden Furniture Milan Style.
Garden Power - Lawn Mowers, Pressure Washers, Trimmers and Brushcutters, Garden Power Accessories, Shredders and Blow Vacs.
Home Decor - Coving Dado Rails and Skirting, Shelving, Curtain Poles - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off, Lighting, Furniture Legs.
Home Technology - Extension Leads and Reels, Telephone Accessories, PC Networking, Home Entertainment, PC Accessories.
Kitchens - Modern Kitchen Styles, Worktops and Back Splashes, Ventilation, Handles and Legs, Storage and Accessories.
Ladders - Step Ladders and Stepstools, Multipurpose Ladders, Ladder Accessories, Extension Ladders, Platform Ladders.
Lighting - Tablelamps, Spotlights, Ceiling and Wall Lights, Childrens Lighting, Ceiling Shades.
Plumbing - Boilers, Radiators Accessories, Traps and Wastes, Plumbing Fittings, Ventilation.
Power Tools - Performance Power Pro Power tools, Screwdrivers, Bosch Power tools, Other Power Tools, Mitre and Table Saws.
Radiators & Cabinets - Traditional Radiator Cabinets, Modern Finishes, Chrome or Stainless Steel Finish Radiators, Extra Large Radiator Cabinets, Mini Radiator Cabinets.
Safety & Security - Alarms, Window Security, Safes and Paper Shredders, Garage Door Openers, Fire Safety.
Tiles - Mosaic Tiles, Wall Tiles, Natural Tiles, Tiling Tools, Underfloor Heating.
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