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, LG, Sterling, Appliance Packs.
Bathrooms - Taps, Bathroom Savings, Bathroom Furniture, Hydrotherapy Range, Suites.
Bedroom Furniture - Contemporary Maple Style, Traditional Solid Pine Style, Contemporary Beech Style, Bedroom Savings, Traditional White Style.
Conservatories - Hardwood Conservatories, Free Style Conservatories, Litespace Extensions, Conservatory Blinds, Edwardian Conservatories.
Cooling & Heating - Radiators and Cabinets, Desk and Pedestal Fans, Dehumidifiers and Air Purification, Air Conditioning.
Doors - Bifold Doors, Garage Doors, Exterior Doors, Door Security, Interior Doors.
Electrical Fittings - TV Accessories, Switches & Sockets, Extension Leads and Reels.
Fires - Contemporary Fires, Gas Fires, Fires - Web Exclusive Prices, Complete Gas Suites, Fireside Accessories.
Flooring - Mats, Trade Carpet Tiles, Skirting, Underlay, Parquet LOC - Natural Wood Veneer Flooring.
Garden Buildings - Greenhouses, Metal and Plastic Sheds, Playhouses, Cabins, Summerhouses.
Garden Centre - Garden Furniture, BBQ's and Outdoor Heating, Garden Centre - Web Exclusive Prices, Garden Power, Fencing Trellis and Gates.
Garden Furniture - Garden Furniture Milan Style, Garden Furniture Sandringham Style, Metal Garden Furniture, Garden Parasols and Bases, Garden Furniture Winchester Style.
Garden Power - Trailers, Garden Power Clearance, Shredders and Blow Vacs, Hedge Trimmers and Accessories, Pressure Washers.
Home Decor - Coving Dado Rails and Skirting, Cupboard Doors, Cupboard Handles, Stair Balustrading, Furniture Legs.
Home Technology - PC Networking, PC Accessories, Telephone Accessories, Home Entertainment, Extension Leads and Reels.
Kitchens - Kitchen Appliances, Handles and Legs, Ventilation, Sinks and Taps, Worktops and Back Splashes.
Ladders - Multipurpose Ladders, Platform Ladders, Loft Ladders, Step Ladders and Stepstools, Extension Ladders.
Lighting - Ceiling and Wall Lights, Tablelamps, Ceiling Shades, Spotlights, Childrens Lighting.
Plumbing - Radiators Accessories, Water Softening and Scale Reducing Equipment, Radiators and Cabinets, Water Filters, Plumbing Fittings.
Power Tools - Multi Kits, Ryobi Power tools, , Jigsaws and Multisaws, Black and Decker Power tools.
Radiators & Cabinets - White Finish Radiators, Extra Large Radiator Cabinets, Small Radiator Cabinets, Chrome or Stainless Steel Finish Radiators, Medium Radiator Cabinets.
Safety & Security - Safes and Paper Shredders, Security Lighting, Fire Safety, Garage Door Openers, Door Security.
Tiles - Wall Tiles, Adhesive and Grout, Floor Tiles, Tiling Tools, Mosaic Tiles.
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