About Robert Dyas

RobertDyas.co.uk is a traditional shop with knowledgeable staff that sell everything you need to keep your home and garden running in tip top shape. Whether its DIY goods or kitchenware for cooking up some hearty food or a sofa to relax on afterwards. They retail everything you could possible think of for the home and around the garden from green houses to an excellent range of kettles. Predominantly based in the south but with a website that delivers their wares all around the United Kingdom.
What they sell

Robert Dyas for the home and garden

They started out as an ironmonger and still sell an extensive range of hardware products and the traditional services like key cutting. The stock range now covers everything for the modern home and outdoor areas. Categories range from small electrical appliances and kitchenwares to lawn mowers and Walton sheds. The buyers for Robert Dyas are dedicated to finding functional products for the home that are well designed to make life’s chores easier. You will also find the famous brands of homeware utility goods we all trust for practicality. Names like Brabantia, Brita, Vax, Karcher, Kenwood, Morphy Richards and Tefal are all for sale. The store and website offers seasonal discounts and regular bargain deals in clearance section of the website. Shopping at a Robert Dyas store gives the impression the staff are more like shopkeepers than retail staff.
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A Little About

History of Robert Dyas

Established in London in 1872 by Irish migrant Robert Dyas. He arrived in London with a £5 inheritance ready to invest into an ironmongery store. A man of character he set about creating a store that gave customers the highest quality products he could source. This all came with first class customer service from staff that gave knowledgable advice. In the subsequent years Robert Dyas grew into a strong family business with shops all over the South East mainly in London. Following his death at aged 66 in 1911 the family and especially his sons were left with a successful and prosperous chain of 18 ironmongery stores. Despite setbacks like the Wall Street Crash and the 1st and 2nd world wars when the Robert Dyas warehouse and offices were bombed during the Blitz. The sons and grandsons ran the Robert Dyas stores successfully for many years. In 2001 there was a management buyout for £8m led by the then chairman Roger Pedder and chief executive Brent Wilkinson. The family of eponymous founder Robert Dyas still kept 45% equity while the rest was shared between the buyout team and a Finnish venture fund backer. Robert Dyas was acquired by a private equity firm (Change Capital Partners) in 2004 for £61M. This did not work out too well for them in the long run with control going to the banks Lloyds and Allied Irish who owned the debt. Theo Paphitis the retail entrepreneur who owns Boux Avenue lingerie and other retail stores becomes the owner of Robert Dyas in 2012. The deal was reportedly worth around the princely sum of £10m. He is well known for starring in the Dragons Den TV show. Theo as always admired the brand and looks to make big investments into new shops and store refurbishments.

Questions Asked

Robert Dyas have 94 stores across the south of England but only go as far north as Solihull in Birmingham.

It looks like they have ceased printing the catalogue although they have regular printed leaflets with the latest offers which can be picked up in store.

Gift vouchers can be purchased direct from a Rober Dyas store and through their website. Search for vouchers in the search bar or go to the gifts and experiences page. They come in denominations of £10 and £5 and can only be used in store not on the website.

Click and Collect is offered without charge from Robert Dyas stores and Ryman Stores, delivery will be within 5 working days. Checkout their website for further info about store collection.

Shop locations

UK Shops online Robert Dyas

UK Shopping Guide does not know why they have not ventured any further north than Birmingham. Its not a brand recognised my northerners who would probably use an alternative like B and Q or Wickes as far as DIY goes. Currently Robert Dyas have 94 shops mainly in the south of England with the furthest west being Yeovil and Bristol and the furthest east being Colchester. They have made it up north but only as far as the West Midlands Birmingham area.