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Has anyone been to any DIY Stores since they have reopened? How busy are they?

Tomp23
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry1 month ago

As far as I know you can only use them to click and collect, that is what is happening in my area.

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Mango4
Mango41 month ago

B&Q & Homebase have reopened some of their stores but long queues to get in.

Best option if they have what you need is somewhere like Screwfix or Toolstation , C&C only .

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Johnny
Johnny1 month ago

I've used Wickes for click & collect (faster than it used to be going into the store!) and The Range (The Range stores are open, and have a small DIY/Hardware section).

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn1 month ago

I haven't (haven't been out since 2 days before lockdown) but my parents have been to B&Q. They left early and were in the carpark queuing to get in at 7.30am. Wasn't too bad at that time. They managed to get a few things but no sharp sand, no fence (and you can't order it either). Can't order me a shed. They were there mostly to try and get stuff for me as I don't drive. They did leave round the side of the wooden gate for me some bark and some mint seeds. Dad said it took 45 mins to queue and pay.

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angemski
angemski1 month ago

It's a bit hit and miss with the stores - some deliver but most of c&c. We need 5 fence panels which badly need replacing but, as it's a two man job, can't be delivered. (consider it essential because it's security)

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hspexy
hspexy1 month ago

No. They’re far too busy. I’ve been able to get DIY stuff online and in supermarkets so I don’t need to go to the likes of B&Q just yet

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ptenn00
ptenn001 month ago

no. They are operating limited hours, so that creates long queues and crowds, which I don't fancy being part of

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

I don't understand the desperation to buy DIY products. These people queueing for hours need to take a long hard look at their life.

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Johnny
Johnny1 month ago

For many it'll be for repairs that need doing, during a time when they can't get, or don't want, tradesmen to do them, hence the DIY. For others this compulsory time at home is ideal to catch up on the decorating that never gets done, rather than waste the time. Personally I wouldn't queue right now, I prefer to keep away from other people as much as I can.

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Dennab
Dennab1 month ago

Johnny I don't know for sure but reckon there's a strong chance a few people in those queues weren't there in the name of essential maintenance. Anyway, amen to keeping away from them.

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