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 - AEG, Hotpoint, White Knight, Sterling, New World.
Bathrooms - Showering, Bathroom Savings, Taps, Ventilation, Bathroom Lighting.
Bedroom Furniture - Bedroom Savings, Traditional Cherry Style, Maple Shaker Style, Traditional Maple Style, Traditional White Style.
Conservatories - Litespace Extensions, Traditional Lean-To Conservatories, Victorian Conservatories, Edwardian Conservatories, Conservatory Savings.
Cooling & Heating - Dehumidifiers and Air Purification, Air Conditioning, Desk and Pedestal Fans, Radiators and Cabinets.
Doors - Garage Doors, Door Furniture, Interior Doors, Window Security, Litespace Extensions.
Electrical Fittings - Switches & Sockets, TV Accessories, Extension Leads and Reels.
Fires - Gas Fires, Contemporary Fires, Fires - Web Exclusive Prices, Hearths Mantels & Back Panels, Fireside Accessories.
Flooring - Trade Carpet Tiles, Laminate Flooring, Underlay, Parquet LOC - Natural Wood Veneer Flooring, Skirting.
Garden Buildings - Arbours and Pergolas, Gazebos, Playhouses, Metal and Plastic Sheds, Garden Stores.
Garden Centre - Garden Buildings, Books, BBQ's and Outdoor Heating, Garden Furniture, Garden Features.
Garden Furniture - Garden Furniture Palm Springs Style, Garden Furniture Windsor Style, Party Gazebos, Garden Furniture Mediterranean Style, Metal Garden Furniture.
Garden Power - Hedge Trimmers and Accessories, Pressure Washers, Garden Power Clearance, Trailers, Garden Power Accessories.
Home Decor - Furniture Legs, Lighting, Paint, Cupboard Doors, Coving Dado Rails and Skirting.
Home Technology - Telephone Accessories, PC Accessories, Home Entertainment, Extension Leads and Reels, PC Networking.
Kitchens - Sinks and Taps, Kitchen Appliances, Kitchen Packs, Worktops and Back Splashes, Modern Kitchen Styles.
Ladders - Extension Ladders, Loft Ladders, Ladder Accessories, Platform Ladders, Multipurpose Ladders.
Lighting - Childrens Lighting, Tablelamps, Ceiling Shades, Spotlights, Ceiling and Wall Lights.
Plumbing - Ventilation, Water Softening and Scale Reducing Equipment, Radiators Accessories, Traps and Wastes, Plumbing Fittings.
Power Tools - Black and Decker Power tools, Power Tool Accessories, DeWalt Power tools, Metabo Power tools, Screwdrivers.
Radiators & Cabinets - Towel Radiators, Medium Radiator Cabinets, Valves and Accessories, Traditional Radiator Cabinets, Chrome or Stainless Steel Finish Radiators.
Safety & Security - Window Security, CCTV, Fire Safety, Garage Door Openers, Door Security.
Tiles - Underfloor Heating, Floor Tiles, Tiling Tools, Mosaic Tiles, Natural Tiles.
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