B&Q - B & Q Superstores Information

At B & Q, browse through or search quickly and effectively through the online catalogue of the UK's largest DIY and garden centre retailer. Offering over 45,000 home improvement and garden products keep and eye out for their current special offers and special online reductions.

B & Q Brief History

Established in 1969 by Richard Block and David Quayle who wanted to offer building and home improvement supplies that would be less intimidating to the DIY enthusiast. The first B&Q store (in Southampton) named after the surnames of the two business partners was soon shortened to B&Q. By offering a broad range of building and DIY products at value prices and by extending retail hours their success led to subsequent expansion. In the early 1980's their current chain of B&Q stores and brand name were acquired by the Kingfisher group. Since then the chain has continued to expand. B & Q leads the UK and European market share for DIY retail and is globally the third largest. Further interesting figures about the company include:

  • 2004/5 annual turnover of over £4 billion
  • 2004/5 profit over £400 million
  • Retail space equates to over 20 million square feet
  • Employees number over 35,000
  • Products offered number over 45,000
  • B&Q Superstores

    There are just under 400 B&Q stores across the globe. 60 of these are international the remainder are based in the UK. Of these over 110 are BQ warehouse stores which are the large out-of-town stores that stock most of the full range of DIY and gardening goods, there are also approximately 70 mini-warehouses. The majority of the stores that make up the rest of their retail stock however are the smaller B&Q superstore.

    B&Q Online

    In 2001 B&Q launched their own web site for home purchasing and delivery of B&Q stock. The B&Q web site offers a wonderful array of their DIY and garden products as well as their latest offers, specials and clearance items. The online store offers a simple yet effective search facility or you can browse through their departments for home improvement ideas. Customer favourite departments include bathrooms, bedrooms, doors, fires, kitchens (including their interactive kitchen planner), loungers, mowers, playhouses and radiators.

    For the widest selection of DIY & gardening products, safe and secure shopping online B&Q.



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