If you’ve just bought a new home or you’re renovating a property, DIY can take over your life. Do It Yourself jobs can range drastically in magnitude, from fixing small things around the house to a complete overhaul. And whatever DIY tasks you’re taking on, it’s important to have the right tools and materials for the job.
Thanks to the internet, there’s an easy way to save yourself time on DIY – instead of spending hours in a shop or warehouse, you can now buy your supplies online. Not sure where to start? Here’s your guide to the best website for DIY supplies.
Tried and trusted DIY brands
DIY has been a favourite pastime of households in the UK for decades, so there’s no shortage of trusted home improvement brands out there. One of the most popular is B&Q, a British company founded in 1969. From painting and decorating to constructing whole new rooms, B&Q has everything you need – but their products may not always be in stock when you visit their warehouses. Their website, on the other hand, has a much wider selection and will deliver your DIY supplies direct to your home or workshop. They offer free delivery on orders over £50, a reserve and collect in store service and a 45 day returns policy. If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll love their Clearance area and there’s even a handy Help and Advice section.
Wickes is another tried and tested British brand that sells everything you need for your DIY project. In most cases, you’ll get your supplies quickly too. Orders over £50 are eligible for free next day delivery. However, if you’ve purchased a product classified by Wickes as ‘Big and Bulky’, you’ll need to spend over £300 for free delivery. Wickes even extend their Price Promise to online orders – so if you find the item you want to buy cheaper elsewhere, they’ll drop their price by 10%.
The online DIY section at Homebase is also worth a browse. Here, you’ll find a range of tools, building materials, plumbing accessories and much more. Indeed, if your DIY project is garden-based, Homebase is likely to have more appropriate equipment to offer online than its competitors. Delivery charges start from as little as £3.95 and you can also opt for store collection. And if you’ve got a Nectar card, remember you can collect points at Homebase too.
It’s a relative newcomer to the DIY market, but Tesco now also has a large DIY and car section. It’s selection may not be as extensive as the brands above, but it’s a great for equipping your toolkit with essential equipment – especially if you’re just starting out in DIY.
Widening the DIY net
Of course, there are plenty of other brands to try for DIY supplies too. Visit Screwfix, for instance, or DIY Shop for essential tools, hardware and building materials. You’ll even find a wide range of supplies on Amazon’s specialist DIY and Tools section. If you’re an Amazon Prime customer, many of these items will be available for free next day delivery too. And if you’re in search of a bargain, don’t miss eBay’s Home DIY Materials section, which has a surprisingly wide range of products.
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