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, Bosch, White Knight, Cannon, Appliance Packs.
Bathrooms - Hydrotherapy Range, Bathroom Furniture, Towel Radiators, Ventilation, Bathroom Savings.
Bedroom Furniture - White Shaker Style, Traditional Cherry Style, Traditional Solid Pine Style, Contemporary Maple Style, Oak Shaker Style.
Conservatories - Victorian Conservatories, Conservatory Savings, Litespace Extensions, Free Style Conservatories, Edwardian Conservatories.
Cooling & Heating - Dehumidifiers and Air Purification, Air Conditioning, Desk and Pedestal Fans, Radiators and Cabinets.
Doors - Door Security, Exterior Doors, Window Security, Interior Doors, Garage Doors.
Electrical Fittings - Extension Leads and Reels, Switches & Sockets, TV Accessories.
Fires - Contemporary Fires, Fires - Web Exclusive Prices, Electric Fires, Stoves, Fireside Accessories.
Flooring - Trade Carpet Tiles, Underlay, Rugs, Laminate Flooring, Mats.
Garden Buildings - Arbours and Pergolas, Cabins, Metal and Plastic Sheds, Workshops, Gazebos.
Garden Centre - Paving Decking and Aggregates, Garden Centre - Web Exclusive Prices, BBQ's and Outdoor Heating, Garden Buildings, Garden Power.
Garden Furniture - Garden Furniture Richmond Style, Garden Furniture Monaco Style, Garden Furniture Windsor Style, Garden Furniture Canterbury Style, Garden Chairs.
Garden Power - Trailers, Lawn Mowers, Shredders and Blow Vacs, Trimmers and Brushcutters, Garden Power Accessories.
Home Decor - Cupboard Handles, Stair Balustrading, Lighting, Coving Dado Rails and Skirting, Furniture Legs.
Home Technology - PC Networking, Home Entertainment, Extension Leads and Reels, Telephone Accessories, PC Accessories.
Kitchens - Kitchen Packs, Handles and Legs, Storage and Accessories, Modern Kitchen Styles, Sinks and Taps.
Ladders - Ladder Accessories, Platform Ladders, Extension Ladders, Loft Ladders, Step Ladders and Stepstools.
Lighting - Spotlights, Tablelamps, Ceiling and Wall Lights, Childrens Lighting, Ceiling Shades.
Plumbing - Water Filters, Tools and Chemicals, Radiators and Cabinets, Boilers, Plumbing Fittings.
Power Tools - , Black and Decker Power tools, Metabo Power tools, Sanders, Hobby Tools.
Radiators & Cabinets - Chrome or Stainless Steel Finish Radiators, Extra Large Radiator Cabinets, Kids Radiator Cabinets, Medium Radiator Cabinets, White Finish Radiators.
Safety & Security - Fire Safety, CCTV, Security Lighting, Child Safety, Alarms.
Tiles - Tiling Tools, Floor Tiles, Mosaic Tiles, Underfloor Heating, Adhesive and Grout.
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