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 - Appliance Packs, Belling, Bosch, Indesit, Built in Appliances.
Bathrooms - Showering, Towel Radiators, Bathroom Furniture, Suites, Ventilation.
Bedroom Furniture - Maple Shaker Style, Contemporary Oak Style, Beech Shaker Style, Traditional Maple Style, White Shaker Style.
Conservatories - Traditional Lean-To Conservatories, Free Style Conservatories, Hardwood Conservatories, Conservatory Savings, Edwardian Conservatories.
Cooling & Heating - Air Conditioning, Desk and Pedestal Fans, Radiators and Cabinets, Dehumidifiers and Air Purification.
Doors - Bifold Doors, Litespace Extensions, Garage Doors, Exterior Doors, Cupboard Doors.
Electrical Fittings - TV Accessories, Extension Leads and Reels, Switches & Sockets.
Fires - Solid Fuel Fires, Gas Fires, Contemporary Fires, Electric Fires, Complete Gas Suites.
Flooring - Flooring Accessories, Rugs, Laminate Flooring, Parquet LOC - Natural Wood Veneer Flooring, Skirting.
Garden Buildings - Cabins, Arbours and Pergolas, Playhouses, Summerhouses, Gazebos.
Garden Centre - Outdoor Fun, BBQ's and Outdoor Heating, Garden Furniture, Paving Decking and Aggregates, Garden Centre - Web Exclusive Prices.
Garden Furniture - Garden Furniture Covers, Garden Furniture Palm Springs Style, Garden Furniture Mediterranean Style, Garden Furniture Sorrento Style, Wood Garden Furniture.
Garden Power - Pressure Washers, Shredders and Blow Vacs, Hedge Trimmers and Accessories, Chainsaws and Accessories, Trimmers and Brushcutters.
Home Decor - Stair Balustrading, Paint, Shelving, Lighting, Cupboard Handles.
Home Technology - PC Accessories, Telephone Accessories, Home Entertainment, Extension Leads and Reels, PC Networking.
Kitchens - Classic Kitchen Styles, Modern Kitchen Styles, Sinks and Taps, Worktops and Back Splashes, Kitchen Appliances.
Ladders - Extension Ladders, Step Ladders and Stepstools, Loft Ladders, Multipurpose Ladders, Platform Ladders.
Lighting - Ceiling Shades, Childrens Lighting, Tablelamps, Spotlights, Ceiling and Wall Lights.
Plumbing - Plumbing Fittings, Radiators and Cabinets, Radiators Accessories, Water Filters, Boilers.
Power Tools - Performance Power Power tools, Screwdrivers, Bench Power, Planers and Routers, Dremel Power tools.
Radiators & Cabinets - Large Radiator Cabinets, White Finish Radiators, Mini Radiator Cabinets, Small Radiator Cabinets, Traditional Radiator Cabinets.
Safety & Security - Child Safety, Garage Door Openers, Fire Safety, Window Security, Security Lighting.
Tiles - Natural Tiles, Adhesive and Grout, Underfloor Heating, Floor Tiles, Tiling Tools.
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