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 - Indesit, AEG, Built in Appliances, Appliance Packs, New World.
Bathrooms - Ventilation, Hydrotherapy Range, Bathroom Savings, Towel Radiators, Bathroom Accessories.
Bedroom Furniture - Contemporary Maple Style, Contemporary Oak Style, Oak Shaker Style, Traditional Solid Pine Style, Beech Shaker Style.
Conservatories - Traditional Lean-To Conservatories, Conservatory Blinds, Conservatory Savings, Victorian Conservatories, Litespace Extensions.
Cooling & Heating - Desk and Pedestal Fans, Dehumidifiers and Air Purification, Radiators and Cabinets, Air Conditioning.
Doors - Bifold Doors, Door Furniture, Interior Doors, Window Security, Litespace Extensions.
Electrical Fittings - TV Accessories, Switches & Sockets, Extension Leads and Reels.
Fires - Contemporary Fires, Gas Fires, Solid Fuel Fires, Electric Fires, Fireside Accessories.
Flooring - Mats, Laminate Flooring, Rugs, Flooring Accessories, Parquet LOC - Natural Wood Veneer Flooring.
Garden Buildings - Workshops, Garden Stores, Playhouses, Wooden Sheds, Summerhouses.
Garden Centre - BBQ's and Outdoor Heating, Garden Buildings, Garden Centre - Web Exclusive Prices, Garden Features, Outdoor Fun.
Garden Furniture - Garden Furniture Palm Springs Style, Garden Furniture Milan Style, Party Gazebos, Garden Furniture Richmond Style, Garden Furniture Windsor Style.
Garden Power - Hedge Trimmers and Accessories, Lawn Mowers, Garden Power Accessories, Shredders and Blow Vacs, Garden Power Clearance.
Home Decor - Lighting, Coving Dado Rails and Skirting, Cupboard Handles, Curtain Accessories - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off, Furniture Legs.
Home Technology - PC Networking, Extension Leads and Reels, PC Accessories, Telephone Accessories, Home Entertainment.
Kitchens - Handles and Legs, Modern Kitchen Styles, Worktops and Back Splashes, Ventilation, Storage and Accessories.
Ladders - Multipurpose Ladders, Ladder Accessories, Step Ladders and Stepstools, Loft Ladders, Platform Ladders.
Lighting - Childrens Lighting, Ceiling and Wall Lights, Ceiling Shades, Tablelamps, Spotlights.
Plumbing - Radiators Accessories, Water Filters, Radiators and Cabinets, Tools and Chemicals, Water Softening and Scale Reducing Equipment.
Power Tools - Drills and Drivers, Performance Power Power tools, Power Tool Accessories, AEG Power tools, Bench Power.
Radiators & Cabinets - Kids Radiator Cabinets, Medium Radiator Cabinets, Chrome or Stainless Steel Finish Radiators, Traditional Radiator Cabinets, Extra Large Radiator Cabinets.
Safety & Security - Safes and Paper Shredders, Window Security, Alarms, Fire Safety, Door Security.
Tiles - Tiling Tools, Floor Tiles, Mosaic Tiles, Natural Tiles, Wall Tiles.
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