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 - Free standing Appliances, Whirlpool, AEG, Hotpoint, Sterling.
Bathrooms - Ventilation, Hydrotherapy Range, Bathroom Lighting, Taps, Bathroom Furniture.
Bedroom Furniture - Traditional Solid Pine Style, Traditional White Style, Contemporary Cherry Style, Traditional Maple Style, Bedroom Savings.
Conservatories - Hardwood Conservatories, Conservatory Blinds, Victorian Conservatories, Free Style Conservatories, Traditional Lean-To Conservatories.
Cooling & Heating - Air Conditioning, Dehumidifiers and Air Purification, Desk and Pedestal Fans, Radiators and Cabinets.
Doors - Interior Doors, Door Security, Exterior Doors, Door Furniture, Window Security.
Electrical Fittings - TV Accessories, Switches & Sockets, Extension Leads and Reels.
Fires - Stoves, Contemporary Fires, Gas Fires, Hearths Mantels & Back Panels, Complete Electric Suites.
Flooring - Skirting, Trade Carpet Tiles, Flooring Accessories, Underlay, Rugs.
Garden Buildings - Gazebos, Workshops, Greenhouses, Arbours and Pergolas, Playhouses.
Garden Centre - Outdoor Fun, Garden Buildings, Paving Decking and Aggregates, Garden Features, Garden Furniture.
Garden Furniture - Garden Tables, Garden Parasols and Bases, Garden Furniture Windsor Style, Garden Furniture Winchester Style, Garden Furniture Milan Style.
Garden Power - Pressure Washers, Garden Power Clearance, Hedge Trimmers and Accessories, Shredders and Blow Vacs, Garden Power Accessories.
Home Decor - Switches and Sockets, Stair Balustrading, Finials - Web Exclusive Prices 25% off, Furniture Legs, Coving Dado Rails and Skirting.
Home Technology - PC Accessories, Home Entertainment, Telephone Accessories, Extension Leads and Reels, PC Networking.
Kitchens - Modern Kitchen Styles, Kitchen Packs, Classic Kitchen Styles, Worktops and Back Splashes, Sinks and Taps.
Ladders - Step Ladders and Stepstools, Ladder Accessories, Loft Ladders, Platform Ladders, Multipurpose Ladders.
Lighting - Spotlights, Childrens Lighting, Ceiling Shades, Ceiling and Wall Lights, Tablelamps.
Plumbing - Radiators and Cabinets, Traps and Wastes, Plumbing Fittings, Tools and Chemicals, Ventilation.
Power Tools - Skil Power Tools, Angle Grinders, Compressors Welders and Generators, Black and Decker Power tools, Dremel Power tools.
Radiators & Cabinets - Modern Radiator Cabinets, Chrome or Stainless Steel Finish Radiators, Modern Finishes, Traditional Radiator Cabinets, Towel Radiators.
Safety & Security - Security Lighting, Door Security, Fire Safety, Safes and Paper Shredders, Window Security.
Tiles - Natural Tiles, Tiling Tools, Mosaic Tiles, Adhesive and Grout, Underfloor Heating.
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