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 - Built in Appliances, Whirlpool, Indesit, Hinari, Hotpoint.
Bathrooms - Bathroom Savings, Bathroom Accessories, Towel Radiators, Taps, Showering.
Bedroom Furniture - Traditional Cherry Style, Contemporary Maple Style, Traditional White Style, Traditional Solid Pine Style, Contemporary Oak Style.
Conservatories - Hardwood Conservatories, Edwardian Conservatories, Free Style Conservatories, Litespace Extensions, Victorian Conservatories.
Cooling & Heating - Desk and Pedestal Fans, Air Conditioning, Dehumidifiers and Air Purification, Radiators and Cabinets.
Doors - Bifold Doors, Cupboard Doors, Litespace Extensions, Window Security, Exterior Doors.
Electrical Fittings - Switches & Sockets, TV Accessories, Extension Leads and Reels.
Fires - Complete Gas Suites, Contemporary Fires, Stoves, Complete Electric Suites, Solid Fuel Fires.
Flooring - Skirting, Underlay, Flooring Accessories, Parquet LOC - Natural Wood Veneer Flooring, Trade Carpet Tiles.
Garden Buildings - Summerhouses, Greenhouses, Garden Stores, Cabins, Playhouses.
Garden Centre - Garden Buildings, BBQ's and Outdoor Heating, Garden Centre - Web Exclusive Prices, Garden Power, Garden Features.
Garden Furniture - Garden Furniture Sorrento Style, Garden Furniture Monaco Style, Garden Furniture Canterbury Style, Garden Furniture Milan Style, Garden Furniture Palm Springs Style.
Garden Power - Hedge Trimmers and Accessories, Shredders and Blow Vacs, Trimmers and Brushcutters, Chainsaws and Accessories, Trailers.
Home Decor - Coving Dado Rails and Skirting, Cupboard Handles, Switches and Sockets, Shelving, Curtain Accessories - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off.
Home Technology - Telephone Accessories, PC Accessories, PC Networking, Home Entertainment, Extension Leads and Reels.
Kitchens - Sinks and Taps, Kitchen Appliances, Handles and Legs, Ventilation, Modern Kitchen Styles.
Ladders - Loft Ladders, Platform Ladders, Ladder Accessories, Step Ladders and Stepstools, Extension Ladders.
Lighting - Spotlights, Ceiling and Wall Lights, Childrens Lighting, Ceiling Shades, Tablelamps.
Plumbing - Plumbing Fittings, Traps and Wastes, Radiators and Cabinets, Water Filters, Tools and Chemicals.
Power Tools - Other Power Tools, Professional Power Tool Accessories, Performance Power Pro Power tools, Metabo Power tools, DeWalt Power tools.
Radiators & Cabinets - Small Radiator Cabinets, Extra Large Radiator Cabinets, Large Radiator Cabinets, Valves and Accessories, Mini Radiator Cabinets.
Safety & Security - Door Security, Window Security, Child Safety, Garage Door Openers, Fire Safety.
Tiles - Adhesive and Grout, Natural Tiles, Mosaic Tiles, Floor Tiles, Tiling Tools.
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