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 - New World, AEG, Belling, Zanussi, Appliance Packs.
Bathrooms - Ventilation, Bathroom Accessories, Bathroom Savings, Bathroom Lighting, Suites.
Bedroom Furniture - White Shaker Style, Traditional Cherry Style, Bedroom Savings, Contemporary Oak Style, Beech Shaker Style.
Conservatories - Conservatory Savings, Hardwood Conservatories, Victorian Conservatories, Conservatory Blinds, Free Style Conservatories.
Cooling & Heating - Radiators and Cabinets, Air Conditioning, Dehumidifiers and Air Purification, Desk and Pedestal Fans.
Doors - Interior Doors, Cupboard Doors, Window Security, Door Security, Exterior Doors.
Electrical Fittings - TV Accessories, Switches & Sockets, Extension Leads and Reels.
Fires - Stoves, Fireside Accessories, Hearths Mantels & Back Panels, Complete Gas Suites, Solid Fuel Fires.
Flooring - Mats, Skirting, Flooring Accessories, Underlay, Trade Carpet Tiles.
Garden Buildings - Greenhouses, Workshops, Gazebos, Metal and Plastic Sheds, Summerhouses.
Garden Centre - Books, Garden Features, Fencing Trellis and Gates, Garden Furniture, Garden Buildings.
Garden Furniture - Garden Furniture Cushions, Garden Tables, Garden Furniture Mediterranean Style, Garden Chairs, Garden Furniture Sandringham Style.
Garden Power - Garden Power Clearance, Lawn Mowers, Trimmers and Brushcutters, Garden Power Accessories, Pressure Washers.
Home Decor - Curtain Poles - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off, Finials - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off, Paint, Furniture Legs, Curtain Accessories - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off.
Home Technology - PC Accessories, Home Entertainment, PC Networking, Extension Leads and Reels, Telephone Accessories.
Kitchens - Storage and Accessories, Ventilation, Kitchen Packs, Kitchen Appliances, Classic Kitchen Styles.
Ladders - Ladder Accessories, Multipurpose Ladders, Step Ladders and Stepstools, Extension Ladders, Loft Ladders.
Lighting - Ceiling and Wall Lights, Ceiling Shades, Tablelamps, Spotlights, Childrens Lighting.
Plumbing - Traps and Wastes, Boilers, Radiators and Cabinets, Water Softening and Scale Reducing Equipment, Ventilation.
Power Tools - Compressors Welders and Generators, Drills and Drivers, Circular Saws, Planers and Routers, .
Radiators & Cabinets - Extra Large Radiator Cabinets, Modern Radiator Cabinets, Mini Radiator Cabinets, Modern Finishes, Kids Radiator Cabinets.
Safety & Security - Window Security, Fire Safety, Garage Door Openers, CCTV, Child Safety.
Tiles - Adhesive and Grout, Tiling Tools, Underfloor Heating, Natural Tiles, Mosaic Tiles.
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