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, LG, Whirlpool, Free standing Appliances.
Bathrooms - Bathroom Accessories, Towel Radiators, Ventilation, Taps, Bathroom Lighting.
Bedroom Furniture - Contemporary Beech Style, Contemporary Cherry Style, Beech Shaker Style, Traditional Maple Style, Oak Shaker Style.
Conservatories - Conservatory Savings, Victorian Conservatories, Litespace Extensions, Conservatory Blinds, Free Style Conservatories.
Cooling & Heating - Radiators and Cabinets, Air Conditioning, Desk and Pedestal Fans, Dehumidifiers and Air Purification.
Doors - Door Furniture, Garage Doors, Litespace Extensions, Door Security, Cupboard Doors.
Electrical Fittings - Switches & Sockets, Extension Leads and Reels, TV Accessories.
Fires - Solid Fuel Fires, Complete Gas Suites, Stoves, Fireside Accessories, Complete Electric Suites.
Flooring - Rugs, Underlay, Parquet LOC - Natural Wood Veneer Flooring, Flooring Accessories, Laminate Flooring.
Garden Buildings - Cabins, Greenhouses, Garden Stores, Workshops, Playhouses.
Garden Centre - Garden Buildings, Garden Features, Outdoor Fun, Garden Furniture, Books.
Garden Furniture - Resin Garden Furniture, Garden Chairs, Garden Furniture Sets, Garden Parasols and Bases, Metal Garden Furniture.
Garden Power - Shredders and Blow Vacs, Hedge Trimmers and Accessories, Pressure Washers, Trimmers and Brushcutters, Lawn Mowers.
Home Decor - Coving Dado Rails and Skirting, Curtain Poles - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off, Shelving, Lighting, Wallpapers.
Home Technology - PC Accessories, Home Entertainment, Telephone Accessories, PC Networking, Extension Leads and Reels.
Kitchens - Classic Kitchen Styles, Worktops and Back Splashes, Ventilation, Modern Kitchen Styles, Kitchen Appliances.
Ladders - Step Ladders and Stepstools, Multipurpose Ladders, Platform Ladders, Loft Ladders, Ladder Accessories.
Lighting - Spotlights, Tablelamps, Childrens Lighting, Ceiling and Wall Lights, Ceiling Shades.
Plumbing - Tools and Chemicals, Radiators Accessories, Traps and Wastes, Boilers, Plumbing Fittings.
Power Tools - Multi Kits, Bench Power, Power Tool Accessories, AEG Power tools, Skil Power Tools.
Radiators & Cabinets - Towel Radiators, Traditional Radiator Cabinets, Large Radiator Cabinets, Modern Radiator Cabinets, Mini Radiator Cabinets.
Safety & Security - Fire Safety, Window Security, Child Safety, Garage Door Openers, Door Security.
Tiles - Natural Tiles, Underfloor Heating, Wall Tiles, Floor Tiles, Tiling Tools.
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