About Homebase

Not just another diy superstore, Homebase are experts in giving the home improvement shopper renewed inspiration for their home. All jobs around the house are covered, but with their specialists knowledge in kitchen, bathroom and fitted bedroom supplies. You will be right on track for planning a new room style.

HOMEBASE website DIY deals

The UK Homebase website doesn’t just sell the essential products for home diy jobs such as wallpaper, flooring and paint. Its also not primarily a furniture shop but you will find some big names in furniture for every room in the house. They are well known for selling a great range of fitted bedroom, bathroom and kitchens.Homebase feel good at home
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A Little About

The History of Homebase DIY

Homebase is a British DIY store and garden centre retailing from a website www.homebase.co.uk and physical DIY stores based throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Homebase started life in 1979 it was a joint venture between Sainsbury’s and GIB Group (GB-Inno-BM) (Grand Bazar Innovation Bon Marché) which was a Belgian based retail group. The founding chairman was the illustrious Gurth Hoyer Millar an SAS officer and Scottish rugby player. Who is credited with giving the British the enthusiasm for diy.
During the 1980’s Homebase opened stores throughout the UK with the the first store opening on Purley Way in Croydon on the outskirts of London. Expansion continued into the 1990’s when Sainsbury’s bought the Texas Homecare DIY chain and rebranded it into Homebase.
In the 2000s Home Base changed hands a few times after being sold to Shroder Ventures and later Great Universal Stores (GUS) which was to become the Home Retail Group.
Wesfarmers an Australian retailer purchased Homebase for £340 million. They changed some of the diy stores and rebranded them to Bunnings Warehouse. Westfarmers had a disastrous time running Homebase and reported losses. Westfarmers eventually sold out for £1 to Hilco Capitol who were known to be a business turnaround and restructuring specialist. They rebranded the Bunnings warehouse stores back to Homebase and placed Homebase back on a steadier financial footing.

Homebase is a British DIY store and garden centre retailing from a website www.homebase.co.uk and physical DIY stores based throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Homebase started life in 1979 it was a joint venture between Sainsbury’s and GIB Group (GB-Inno-BM) (Grand Bazar Innovation Bon Marché) which was a Belgian based retail group. The founding chairman was the illustrious Gurth Hoyer Millar an SAS officer and Scottish rugby player. Who is credited with giving the British the enthusiasm for diy.
During the 1980’s Homebase opened stores throughout the UK with the the first store opening on Purley Way in Croydon on the outskirts of London. Expansion continued into the 1990’s when Sainsbury’s bought the Texas Homecare DIY chain and rebranded it into Homebase.
In the 2000s Homebase changed hands a few times after being sold to Shroder Ventures and later Great Universal Stores (GUS) which was to become the Home Retail Group.
Wesfarmers an Australian retailer purchased Homebase for £340 million. They changed some of the diy stores and rebranded them to Bunnings Warehouse. Westfarmers and a disastrous time running Homebase and reported losses. Westfarmers eventualy sold out for £1 to Hilco Capitol who were known to be a business turnaround and restructuring specialist. They rebranded the Bunnings warehouse stores back to Homebase and placed Homebase back on a steadier financial footing.

Questions Asked

Famous for a range of DIY products for the garden and home covering home furniture, fitted kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. They sell everything you need for home repairs with top brand names like Roux Kitchens, Dwell furnishings and Bosch power tools.
Yes Homebase gift cards are available to buy in store and topped up with your desired amount from £1 to a £1000. They are a great gift for the the avid gardener or DIY enthusiast.

Homebase do offer click and collect on certain items. Click and collect items are stated on the individual product page.

At the time of writing Homebase has 152 DIY stores across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The DIY approach to your home

Give your house an Homebase makeover

Make your home somewhere you love living. Adding a personal touch to  a new home or transforming your existing home with a new updated look. If your looking for inspiration Home Base have hooked up with Dick and Angel Strawbridge from the chateau in France TV program. They have launched a series of content to inspire you with ideas on improving and smartening up your home.
Here are some of Homebase’s important links for more information: Homebase’s facebook page here, twitter page here, Wiki page here.