B & Q DIY Store

B&Q the famous DIY superstore in the UK selling all the essential stuff you need to complete home and garden DIY projects. They are the most successful and pioneering home improvement and garden retailer in the country. Shopping categories cover the whole of the house and outside areas. Including the tools needed to undertake all DIY jobs around the home.
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B and Q Products

The extent of products B&Q has for sale is just too much to mention here. B&Qs DIY shopping departments cover everything for in and outside the home. Let’s take garden shopping for instance your outside space is covered completely whether its fencing decking or outside storage. Inside the home is no exception, you can diy a new kitchen if you have the drive and ingenuity saving £1000s on expensive kitchen fitters. B and Q don’t just sell the tools and materials to get the job done. They have many how to articles and videos on the practicalities of undertaking a big DIY home improvement project.
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A Little About

History of B and Q

The partnership that built B and Q was formulated in 1968 by David Quayle and his brother in law Richard Block. The idea for a DIY superstore that sold everything needed for home improvement was initiated by David Quale. While working in Belgium, he visited a market that sold power tools and other items related to DIY this triggered the concept. He realised back in the UK any one who wanted to do DIY work around the home could only get the materials and supplies from ironmongers or trade builder’s merchants. The first store opened in Southampton UK in March 1969 called Block and Quayle. It was situated in an old furniture warehouse that was purchased with a bank loan. Now these two guys were hard working and devoted, putting in regular 12-hour 7-day shifts. This helped pay off the bank loan in the first six months of opening and a lesson to all about work ethics. The name didn’t stick supplies shortened the name to B&Q on invoices and delivery stock notes. The pair decided to keep the abbreviate version and the B&Q name was born.

Fast Growth

Rapid expansion followed and by 1979 there was 26 B&Q DIY outlets. During this growth the two chaps began to drift apart and in 1976 when they had 13 stores co-founder Richard Block sold his shares in B&Q for £400,000. He went on to grow tomatoes on a commercial basis in the Channel Islands. David Quayle stayed on for another 4 years before B & Q was taken over in 1982 by Woolworths or the group that owned Woolworths Kingfisher for £16.8m. Quayle went on to run other successful ventures including art and video rental businesses. After a very prosperous 80s the B and Q empire under the ownership of Woolworths/Kingfisher group grew. By 2016 there was 320 home improvement superstores throughout the UK. With over 50 abroad. Other concepts were introduced like B&Q warehouse format and the trade counters. Further store services included home delivery and the website www.diy.com. Which provided an extensive collection of how to guides on a range of home improvement diy projects.

Questions Asked

Yes, order online or in a B and Q superstore for bulky building items like aggregates, wood, bricks in fact more than 700 big products are available for delivery. They are delivered direct from one of B&Qs distribution points across the UK. A text message will be sent when the driver is 2 hours away from delivery plus a call from the delivery driver when he or her is on route.

If you need a new kitchen or fitted bedroom it’s a big chunk of money to lay out and B and Q understand the different financial constraints on people. That’s why they have a choice of flexible ways to pay some with interest free. Contact B&Q to discuss the finance options available for your new kitchen, bathroom or bedroom project.

Treat your husband to a B&Q Gift Card these can be subtle hints to start all them DIY jobs that need doing in the house or garden. It truly is a gift of creation if you can inspire someone to build a DIY project in the garden or house.

With B&Q’s stores like massive warehouses the stock content is huge this enables them to offer Click + Collect in one hour on 1000s of products. If not in just one hour then most items are available for next day collection. All you have to do is find your item online and pay then choose the store you would like to Click and Collect from for free.

There are various offers and discounts at B&Q plus a great clearance section. At the time of writing the famous one is the Wednesday 10% off for pensioners (over 60s), get your granny down there with you if your spending big on DIY on Wednesdays.

Home Improvement Ideas From B & Q

How to get the DIY jobs completed

If you are stuck for inspiration or just don’t know how to go about your DIY project. You will find all the supplies and loads of practical advice and expert guides for most of the jobs that need doing around the home and in the garden. With an extensive catalogue of do it yourself articles on all aspects of home improvement. Just a few examples of the guides on diy.com and what they cover. Small Gardens: If you want to make a big impact and utilise a small garden to the max with some crafty planning you can make the most of outdoor space. B and Q provide guides and advice with some marvellous ideas to make your small garden projects a big success. Decorating Guides: If you want to decorate and refresh your home B and Q have practical advice on how to set about painting and decorating your home. It can be daunting just knowing how to start a diy painting job in the home. Preparation and planning is the number one important thing for a good finish.