B&Q-owner Kingfisher boosted by new 'young DIY-ers'
22/03/2021 | news | business | 386
Kingfisher says 18-34 year-olds did more home improvements during lockdown than any other age group.
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22/03/2021 13:08:48 22 5
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Hmm. Wonder if numbers at A& E rose about the same time?
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22/03/2021 18:55:29 0 0
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Probably, but most likely due to a pandemic I'd guess?
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22/03/2021 13:10:07 9 11
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captive market whilst the rest had to shut...why no windfall tax?
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22/03/2021 13:24:37 9 0
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They might have had a captive market, but I was -really- glad they were open when we had a plumbing malfuction on a Sunday morning...

Sometimes you absolutely don't want to have to wait for an Amazon delivery!
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22/03/2021 13:10:46 56 7
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Several H&S bods have just had a heart-attack having seen that picture of a young child using an electric drill !

Not to mention, if she slips, she'll drill into her assistant's hand !
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22/03/2021 13:24:30 44 2
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No safety goggles . . . And I wonder if she submitted a Method Statement, that was accepted and approved ;-)
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22/03/2021 13:32:41 2 11
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The drill piece used in that picture is hardly dangerous... The point you were trying to prove doesn't work as a result.
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22/03/2021 13:39:10 4 2
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good job its a screw driver then isnt it realy!

Stick to the science Mr W and let the youngsters do the diy :D :D
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22/03/2021 13:43:19 1 1
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Not a good look.
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sw
22/03/2021 14:15:38 10 0
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Why is the man holding the thing in mid air, it would be much easier to hold it still on a flat surface.
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22/03/2021 18:24:17 3 0
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But thia is how the BBC think it should be done
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22/03/2021 19:41:25 1 1
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H&S doesn't apply. The home is not a workplace ??. Despite what you've 'learned' from the Daily Mail H&S laws focus on significant risks, not building flat pack furniture...
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22/03/2021 13:16:10 6 6
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Wonder who's going to be first to blame the SNP...............or Boris?
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22/03/2021 13:16:25 111 14
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Clearly 18 to 34 year olds havent yet learnt where to get their DIY supplies at a reasonable prince.
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22/03/2021 13:21:24 48 52
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Don't worry, they're only spaffing furlough money on fancy tools they'll only use once.
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LG
22/03/2021 13:28:03 24 2
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William or Harry?
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22/03/2021 13:30:35 12 1
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Depends on who's got stock at the time as well. I only buy tools or supplies as and when they're needed - if B&Q are the only one with stock compared to any other merchant then they're going to get my business. Thing is though as long as you're smart with your purchase you should only need to buy once (for tools at least).
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22/03/2021 13:34:06 28 4
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Is that not a failure of parenting rather than a failure of the young people?

At least they are trying to learn how to fix things themselves, shame they were never taught it...
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22/03/2021 14:05:33 2 1
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Prince of ????
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22/03/2021 16:44:47 0 0
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Remember, Kingfisher owns Screwfix as well as B&Q
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22/03/2021 18:45:39 0 0
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Yes quite agree, to expensive, better at Merchants
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23/03/2021 08:32:47 0 0
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Oh shut up!
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22/03/2021 13:20:17 29 2
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Block & Quayle, if you've ever wondered.
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22/03/2021 13:25:04 21 2
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I always thought it was Been & Queued...??
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22/03/2021 13:25:15 5 1
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Thanks for that. You learn something new every day.
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22/03/2021 13:56:36 5 1
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I have actually, and now I know.

I recall how interesting it was to find out what C&A stood for, back in the day.

Don't get out much.

Will you be my friend?
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22/03/2021 13:57:03 2 1
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Cheers, good knowledge that.
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22/03/2021 16:09:37 0 0
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I remember when it was called Dodge City.
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22/03/2021 13:16:25 111 14
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Clearly 18 to 34 year olds havent yet learnt where to get their DIY supplies at a reasonable prince.
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22/03/2021 13:21:24 48 52
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Don't worry, they're only spaffing furlough money on fancy tools they'll only use once.
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22/03/2021 13:32:02 10 3
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Fancy tools at B&Q...lol, not a hope in hell.
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22/03/2021 14:02:21 5 13
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Exactly their parents born in the 50's, 60s etc who have had an easy time with people doing things for them never thought to raise their kids to fix stuff! Glad to see they are trying to learn themselves. Its a shame todays generation didn't have parents who went through proper struggles like my own from the start of the century!
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22/03/2021 14:07:28 24 5
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You're of the mindset who thinks everybody who's on furlough, through no fault of their own, earning 20% less than their normally pay, is somehow enjoying their time stuck at home and are only 18-34 years old. You've nil idea of what's happening in the real world and the stress of furlough.
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22/03/2021 14:12:00 4 3
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Don't worry pal, still plenty of time for us to keep working to pay for your pension, unfortunately.
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22/03/2021 14:19:28 10 1
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How weird and unncessary, be glad young people are doing something productive and good for the mental health
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dan
22/03/2021 14:23:42 9 1
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Genuine question, is there anything young people could do to stop you despising them?
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22/03/2021 14:32:51 3 0
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Fancy tools in B&Q?

Not once have I spotted a Mirka or a Festool in B&Q.
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22/03/2021 14:34:36 2 0
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DIY is so much cheaper than paying someone, that a tool only needs using once to pay for itself.
(Unless you buy some fancy computerised electrical stuff anyway.)
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22/03/2021 17:58:32 0 0
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Lol @ u chief.
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22/03/2021 13:10:46 56 7
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Several H&S bods have just had a heart-attack having seen that picture of a young child using an electric drill !

Not to mention, if she slips, she'll drill into her assistant's hand !
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22/03/2021 13:24:30 44 2
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No safety goggles . . . And I wonder if she submitted a Method Statement, that was accepted and approved ;-)
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22/03/2021 13:45:48 9 0
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Full PPE. and risk assessment required, in triplicate with black ink only.
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22/03/2021 22:58:34 1 0
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The lack of hi-viz upsets me most!
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22/03/2021 13:24:32 7 4
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Kingfisher, which also owns the builders' merchant Screwfix....

A once excellent store, now just as overpriced as B&Q
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22/03/2021 13:26:52 3 1
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I just received a £10 off £30 spend card from Screwfix. Must be struggling, despite the apparent boom in DIY.
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22/03/2021 13:10:07 9 11
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captive market whilst the rest had to shut...why no windfall tax?
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22/03/2021 13:24:37 9 0
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They might have had a captive market, but I was -really- glad they were open when we had a plumbing malfuction on a Sunday morning...

Sometimes you absolutely don't want to have to wait for an Amazon delivery!
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22/03/2021 13:48:42 0 4
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I have no problem the being allowed to be open, it would be nice if we were all in this together and a little extra tax on the bonus of being open surely isn't a lot to ask, are we not all in this together?
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22/03/2021 13:53:13 3 0
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I fixed the flush mechanism on my toilet cistern, I got the parts from the local ironmonger, who seem to have just about everything DIY. They are very helpful and popular with only 1 shop.
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22/03/2021 13:20:17 29 2
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Block & Quayle, if you've ever wondered.
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22/03/2021 13:25:04 21 2
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I always thought it was Been & Queued...??
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22/03/2021 14:03:40 1 1
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or bodge it Qwick
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22/03/2021 13:20:17 29 2
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Block & Quayle, if you've ever wondered.
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22/03/2021 13:25:15 5 1
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Thanks for that. You learn something new every day.
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22/03/2021 13:26:14 9 16
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B&Q sales have gone up because tradesmen who are taking money off Boris this past 12 months are not putting jobs through there books and are only offering cash in hand deals and getting the customer to pop into B&Q to obtain materials for the work. It’s disgusting what tradesmen are doing and HMRC have no idea or any way of proving otherwise. ??
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22/03/2021 13:30:04 8 4
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But, of course, -you- know exactly what is going on?

You actually sound jealous, from here...
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22/03/2021 13:41:05 8 2
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Wind your neck in, let me tell you every employee of mine did as we were instructed, every day we talked to each and every one of them and every day was the same question, when can we return, and when we returned we have went hell for leather, and as tradesman we all pay our taxes so get this you must have dealt with the cash cowboys to know all about them clown
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22/03/2021 13:48:50 0 2
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Yes, some were more blatant and just working all the while coillecting grants and furlough payments. You can see them with new expensive SUVs when last year they were driving old Gumtree cars.
HMRC should be reviewing them all, petrol receipts for works vans, mobile phone tracking why they were travelling about and asking banks to show customers making large purchases in past year while claiming
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22/03/2021 13:55:04 3 0
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Oh really.....and presumably armed with this knowledge and evidence you've informed HMRC and the relevant authorities and fulfilled your Civic duty as a good citizen? You strike me as someone to whom this would be important and I'm hoping you've already raised it at the local parish council meeting. Agenda point 9, after the 8 you've already raised? PS What bin day is it on your spreadsheet?
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22/03/2021 13:55:38 2 2
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I mean with pretty much any other government I've lived through I'd be right with you on tax evasion... but for this particular government, I can't blame people for wanting to keep their money out of their hands and I dare say however they spend their money they saved, it will be put to better use for their local economies than this government would use it.
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22/03/2021 14:02:04 3 0
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Not my experience, but then I pay into their bank account when the job is finished. Perhaps you're engaging the 'wrong' sort of tradespeople.
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22/03/2021 14:17:26 0 2
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It's probably why HMRC closed their hotline on reporting Fraud.. so many cases, but not enough staff to deal with it, so they just let everyone off the hook.
In saying that however, in this digital age and with resources relocated, I'm sure HMRC will come after everyone at a future date, demanding payment from all those who abused the kindness of HM Treasury during past year of lockdown.
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22/03/2021 13:26:47 188 8
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I phoned our local branch last week to find out how big their queue was......

...they said it's the same size as the 'B' ??

[I'll get me coat]
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22/03/2021 13:38:57 19 4
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Nice try, don't give up the day job.????????
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22/03/2021 14:06:17 7 1
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Brought on a smile, thank you ??
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22/03/2021 14:18:00 3 1
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That has tickled me lmao
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xlr
22/03/2021 14:24:43 2 0
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I once complimented them on the shape of their B and they escorted me from the premises
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22/03/2021 14:48:06 3 1
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How come an HYS on this but none on the cuts to our armed forces?
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22/03/2021 13:24:32 7 4
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Kingfisher, which also owns the builders' merchant Screwfix....

A once excellent store, now just as overpriced as B&Q
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22/03/2021 13:26:52 3 1
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I just received a £10 off £30 spend card from Screwfix. Must be struggling, despite the apparent boom in DIY.
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22/03/2021 13:29:37 4 2
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Are they a DIY shop? I thought they were a dating agency.
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22/03/2021 13:36:35 3 0
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Screwfix deals are dependant on your previous purchases

Bought a house full of radiators and had deals for 3 months
Bought a shed full of electricals to use those deals and got more
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22/03/2021 13:16:25 111 14
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Clearly 18 to 34 year olds havent yet learnt where to get their DIY supplies at a reasonable prince.
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LG
22/03/2021 13:28:03 24 2
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William or Harry?
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PH
22/03/2021 15:52:20 0 0
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Got to be William, the other is unreasonable
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22/03/2021 13:28:37 47 0
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This is great news. I've encouraged, helped and supported all my Daughters with the practical house maintenance, Decorating skills and general DIY skills my Father shared with me. It makes a difference in their confidence and engagement at home, plus increases their self reliance, so less calls now they are in their own places. win-win !
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22/03/2021 13:54:59 17 28
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Good plan mate but how do you live with everything painted pink?
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23/03/2021 10:40:32 0 0
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Twaddle, oldfashioned, tone deaf - awful patronising
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22/03/2021 13:26:52 3 1
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I just received a £10 off £30 spend card from Screwfix. Must be struggling, despite the apparent boom in DIY.
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22/03/2021 13:29:37 4 2
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Are they a DIY shop? I thought they were a dating agency.
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22/03/2021 13:33:11 0 1
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Don't think they do £30 deals, never mind £10 off ??
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22/03/2021 13:26:14 9 16
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B&Q sales have gone up because tradesmen who are taking money off Boris this past 12 months are not putting jobs through there books and are only offering cash in hand deals and getting the customer to pop into B&Q to obtain materials for the work. It’s disgusting what tradesmen are doing and HMRC have no idea or any way of proving otherwise. ??
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22/03/2021 13:30:04 8 4
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But, of course, -you- know exactly what is going on?

You actually sound jealous, from here...
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22/03/2021 13:30:49 18 5
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Since lockdown started I've done a whole house minus kitchen. Bathroom, en-suite, toilet, floorings, stairs... bar the plumbing I've even done the electrics! I didn't even own any tools this time last year!

Lockdown hasn't been the worst thing in the world when you look at all the positives it's brought!
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22/03/2021 13:38:48 8 32
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you want a round of applause?It has been appalling for many people and not positive so please be aware of that
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22/03/2021 13:40:57 7 6
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That should be interesting when you are asked to supply electrical safety certificates when you want to move on.
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22/03/2021 13:58:51 5 4
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If you've been dabling with the electrics - I hope you've followed the 18th Edition regs.
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22/03/2021 14:00:33 1 2
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'Electricals' - hmm!
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22/03/2021 16:07:30 3 0
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Well done mate, just a word of caution, you do know that you must get the electrics signed off by a qualified person don't you.
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22/03/2021 16:41:11 0 1
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Well done.

No doubt you will get a downvote or two from the terminally jelaous.
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22/03/2021 13:30:58 23 2
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summer isnt summer without the chain saw roaring into action and the loudest lawnmower in the world shattering the peace
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22/03/2021 13:37:04 14 0
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You must be my neighbour?
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22/03/2021 13:37:51 1 9
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great in some ways and of course it all saves money but unfortunately a lot of tradesmen and women will lose their work but many millenials and older do not care about that.
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22/03/2021 13:38:15 3 2
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For all but the largest lawns, battery mowers are the future!
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22/03/2021 13:16:25 111 14
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Clearly 18 to 34 year olds havent yet learnt where to get their DIY supplies at a reasonable prince.
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22/03/2021 13:30:35 12 1
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Depends on who's got stock at the time as well. I only buy tools or supplies as and when they're needed - if B&Q are the only one with stock compared to any other merchant then they're going to get my business. Thing is though as long as you're smart with your purchase you should only need to buy once (for tools at least).
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22/03/2021 13:31:40 12 1
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Is one of these young DIYers AJs girlfriend who took a blow torch to a wine bottle?
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22/03/2021 13:36:58 15 0
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To be fair, that's not down to B&Q, that's a common sense issue and whilst I'm sure she's a lovely person, lets face it, neither of them are going to build a rocket are they?...even with Joey Essex reading the instructions for them?
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22/03/2021 13:21:24 48 52
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Don't worry, they're only spaffing furlough money on fancy tools they'll only use once.
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22/03/2021 13:32:02 10 3
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Fancy tools at B&Q...lol, not a hope in hell.
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22/03/2021 13:10:46 56 7
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Several H&S bods have just had a heart-attack having seen that picture of a young child using an electric drill !

Not to mention, if she slips, she'll drill into her assistant's hand !
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22/03/2021 13:32:41 2 11
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The drill piece used in that picture is hardly dangerous... The point you were trying to prove doesn't work as a result.
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22/03/2021 13:29:37 4 2
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Are they a DIY shop? I thought they were a dating agency.
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22/03/2021 13:33:11 0 1
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Don't think they do £30 deals, never mind £10 off ??
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22/03/2021 13:33:14 9 3
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In the first lockdown it took me 2 weeks to click and collect a sheet of plywood from B&Q

The dont stock straight wood - period

So my advice to those new DIY-ers....go to Wickes, Travis Perkins or anywhere but B&Q!
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22/03/2021 13:16:25 111 14
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Clearly 18 to 34 year olds havent yet learnt where to get their DIY supplies at a reasonable prince.
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22/03/2021 13:34:06 28 4
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Is that not a failure of parenting rather than a failure of the young people?

At least they are trying to learn how to fix things themselves, shame they were never taught it...
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22/03/2021 13:38:17 10 28
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Ah, the good old days, when some went to secondary modern and learned skills, while the, supposed, brainier ones went to High School and learned all kinds of useless things, then had to employ the thickies to do the necessary jobs.
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22/03/2021 13:35:00 4 10
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There will be 2nd boom in sales when the responsible adults have to buy more items to fix the bodge jobs their kids have done
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22/03/2021 13:55:23 6 0
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Wrong side of the bed exited this morning? We all have to learn to diy, it comes with the territory of owning / renting your own home.
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22/03/2021 13:35:05 34 5
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Congratulations to B&Q. However you are a truly awful DIY store. Your staff seem to have no interest, your stock levels are poor. Try getting a large item delivered from B&Q.
You are far better finding a builders or plumbers merchants than visiting this 'Woolworths' of the DIY world..
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22/03/2021 13:39:27 19 2
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It can be difficult to show initiative for a company that pays minimum wage.
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22/03/2021 13:54:15 5 0
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And yet they still serve the public and are busy. Yes, there are other suppliers of materials, not all within easy reach of every persons home and not open the hours B&Q and their sister business, Screwfix are. Let's not bash the diyers new to the game of home improvements.
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22/03/2021 13:56:16 6 0
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Hard to believe Screwfix has the same owner - excellent by comparison!
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22/03/2021 14:37:24 3 0
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Most staff seem to have no interest or skills. Our local Mega store has one or two 'past retirement' staff that get run off their feet doing all the advising/assistance as one-man bands...
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22/03/2021 14:41:20 0 0
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Don' t bother with click and collect either. I bought something, then a while later got a message implying that I could now collect it (or perhaps not). It was a confusing message, but I couldn't see why they would have sent the message unless it WAS available to collect, so went to the store. Not available. An hour and a half wasted.
How could they mess up something so simple?
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22/03/2021 15:13:50 0 0
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We tried to buy laminate flooring from B&Q. The stock we needed was on the stock floor. When we tried to arrange a delivery, they said they can't deliver that floor. We asked if they can deliver any floor - they said yes just not the one we want. Something about it not being in both of their systems. It was infuriating. We ended up making multiple trips in our car to bring it all home! Useless.
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23/03/2021 07:35:24 0 0
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Possibly has something to do with being told that a 20p an hour payrise shop staff where promised last year would not go ahead because of covid while managers did get a payrise. This year they have been warned that “because of pressure of covid” there prob won’t be a payrise this year either.
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22/03/2021 13:35:44 105 6
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I went into B&Q last week and some guy in an orange apron asked me if I wanted decking. I only went in for some paint, the last thing on my mind was having a fight. I will never be back.
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22/03/2021 14:02:26 12 1
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Then again he might have said plastering?
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22/03/2021 14:15:27 6 0
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What if you were just looking for a screw?
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22/03/2021 13:26:52 3 1
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I just received a £10 off £30 spend card from Screwfix. Must be struggling, despite the apparent boom in DIY.
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22/03/2021 13:36:35 3 0
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Screwfix deals are dependant on your previous purchases

Bought a house full of radiators and had deals for 3 months
Bought a shed full of electricals to use those deals and got more
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22/03/2021 13:36:44 39 2
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If you only think you know what you are doing then maybe don't. And please don't buy timber from B£Q it's a rip off and it's really bad quality. Builders merchants are not just for builders ;)
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22/03/2021 13:53:12 8 1
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Quite a lot of builders merchants' is also very knotty. If you can find a local sawmill, even better. Often similar prices, at least round here. Not really a click-and-collect option though.
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22/03/2021 14:02:44 2 1
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Pah the timbers nothing compared to the steel prices! They sell 1 meter at the price of 7 meters from the steel merchants!
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22/03/2021 13:31:40 12 1
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Is one of these young DIYers AJs girlfriend who took a blow torch to a wine bottle?
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22/03/2021 13:36:58 15 0
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To be fair, that's not down to B&Q, that's a common sense issue and whilst I'm sure she's a lovely person, lets face it, neither of them are going to build a rocket are they?...even with Joey Essex reading the instructions for them?
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22/03/2021 13:30:58 23 2
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summer isnt summer without the chain saw roaring into action and the loudest lawnmower in the world shattering the peace
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22/03/2021 13:37:04 14 0
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You must be my neighbour?
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22/03/2021 13:37:23 15 2
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The way economics works is you specialise in doing what you can get the best rate of pay for your time, and buy in services where someone else can do them for less than you can earn in the time it would take you to do that task.

If you are on a minimum wage, zero hours contract or on furlough then DIY makes sense.
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22/03/2021 13:44:19 20 1
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After working a week on the PC, the last thing I want to do is overtime to pay for a carpenter to build a bespoke cabinet. He's likely to hcarge as much or more than my hourly rate.

Besides, making things with your hands is an enjoyable hobby.
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22/03/2021 13:45:12 9 0
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Except that many people get paid leave. As a builder, there are lots of simple tasks I wish customers would do for themselves - saving me the hassle, and them the cost.
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22/03/2021 13:49:54 10 0
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Your purist economic theory comes unstuck when you have to factor in taxes, search costs, call out distance.

Overall it will reward people financially and spiritually to learn to do more of the simple jobs themselves.
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22/03/2021 16:46:04 0 0
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It ALWAYS makes sense to do DIY if you can do it competently yourself .. even if it takes you a while.

Unless you earn more than £100 an hour.

Save your money for things you CAN'T do, or aren't qualified to do.

Even if you have to completely re-do a job, it is still cheaper than getting a trades person in. The real killer is the VAT on labour charges. Should be scrapped.
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22/03/2021 13:30:58 23 2
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summer isnt summer without the chain saw roaring into action and the loudest lawnmower in the world shattering the peace
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22/03/2021 13:37:51 1 9
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great in some ways and of course it all saves money but unfortunately a lot of tradesmen and women will lose their work but many millenials and older do not care about that.
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22/03/2021 13:50:17 10 0
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I'm sorry but you just can't view the world like that... if you can do it yourself - do it, if you can't/don't want to get a tradesperson.

Suggesting we have a moral responsibility to employ people to do tasks we're more than capable of is just ludicrous!
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22/03/2021 13:57:34 4 0
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Have you tried getting a tradesperson in, they're like rocking his doodah. You need to contact, liaise with and book them months in advance. Why are you being ageist with your comment?
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22/03/2021 14:47:44 4 0
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I suspect you don't wash your own car either.
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22/03/2021 13:30:58 23 2
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summer isnt summer without the chain saw roaring into action and the loudest lawnmower in the world shattering the peace
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22/03/2021 13:38:15 3 2
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For all but the largest lawns, battery mowers are the future!
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22/03/2021 13:34:06 28 4
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Is that not a failure of parenting rather than a failure of the young people?

At least they are trying to learn how to fix things themselves, shame they were never taught it...
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22/03/2021 13:38:17 10 28
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Ah, the good old days, when some went to secondary modern and learned skills, while the, supposed, brainier ones went to High School and learned all kinds of useless things, then had to employ the thickies to do the necessary jobs.
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22/03/2021 14:07:52 23 1
bbc
I went to grammar school. I have always done-it-myself unless I needed specialist equipment or knowledge (such as gasfitting). Don't stereotype people. You need brains to do things yourself and not end up injured or dead, or setting your house alight or blowing it up.
125
22/03/2021 14:08:12 25 0
bbc
Why do you call tradespeople thickies?
169
22/03/2021 14:36:40 5 0
bbc
You one of the secondary modern kids then? I went to Grammar school but still managed to fix my mum's twin tub by replacing the main motor when I was 12. And I could strip down and rebuild my push bike. Still, that 'useless' Grammar school education meant I got a good job and could retire at 55.
195
22/03/2021 14:49:55 0 0
bbc
Strange that after all these years that supposedly skilled tradespeople haven't realised that burying rubble under the lawns of newly built houses is not a good idea. The new estate near me has had most of it's lawns dug up more than once due to the junk the brickies, plasterers and chippies threw away. The little girl in the photo above probably has more common sense.
269
22/03/2021 16:13:56 0 0
bbc
Are you speaking from experience?
40
22/03/2021 13:32:45 1 12
bbc
Not really good news this, lots of young people with no skills or experience going on YouTube to see how to do DIY, then trying to emulate with poor quality materials and no tools.
45
22/03/2021 13:40:15 6 0
bbc
jumping to conclusions again.thats the only exercise you get
51
22/03/2021 13:42:33 5 0
bbc
All us vexperienced 'home craftsmen' had to pick up our first saw at some point and we didnt have You Tube just a 100 month subscription to a magazine!
67
22/03/2021 13:51:14 5 0
bbc
Careful Victor, you'll be busting a gusset being so cheerful.
20
22/03/2021 13:30:49 18 5
bbc
Since lockdown started I've done a whole house minus kitchen. Bathroom, en-suite, toilet, floorings, stairs... bar the plumbing I've even done the electrics! I didn't even own any tools this time last year!

Lockdown hasn't been the worst thing in the world when you look at all the positives it's brought!
41
22/03/2021 13:38:48 8 32
bbc
you want a round of applause?It has been appalling for many people and not positive so please be aware of that
96
22/03/2021 13:59:55 3 0
bbc
I'm retired and been having a great time.
98
22/03/2021 14:00:30 18 1
bbc
Rude and spiteful comment, they're simply saying they've learnt new skills and not sat around feeling sorry for themselves. We're all aware the pandemic has been a roller coaster of a ride for all around the world, the loss of life shocking, but not an excuse for your comment here.
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WM
22/03/2021 14:16:40 3 2
bbc
yawn
153
22/03/2021 14:26:45 5 2
bbc
Your glass seems half full there catherine
14
22/03/2021 13:26:47 188 8
bbc
I phoned our local branch last week to find out how big their queue was......

...they said it's the same size as the 'B' ??

[I'll get me coat]
42
22/03/2021 13:38:57 19 4
bbc
Nice try, don't give up the day job.????????
80
22/03/2021 13:55:53 1 1
bbc
I dunno, he'd have more time to go to B&Q...
305
22/03/2021 18:45:21 0 0
bbc
Is that in B&Q?
3
22/03/2021 13:10:46 56 7
bbc
Several H&S bods have just had a heart-attack having seen that picture of a young child using an electric drill !

Not to mention, if she slips, she'll drill into her assistant's hand !
43
22/03/2021 13:39:10 4 2
bbc
good job its a screw driver then isnt it realy!

Stick to the science Mr W and let the youngsters do the diy :D :D
62
22/03/2021 13:49:16 11 1
bbc
Oh that's all right then, lets hope it's a posi-drive that will make a much neater hole in the hand than a flat blade.
44
22/03/2021 13:39:31 22 5
bbc
This is great news. Some of the things I've seen people paying trades to do is embarrassing. Hopefully the tide will turn and people will learn to put up their own shelves, fix minor leaks and change their own light fittings.
179
22/03/2021 14:41:10 7 2
bbc
Agreed. It's crazy what some of my friends and family can't do themselves.
40
22/03/2021 13:32:45 1 12
bbc
Not really good news this, lots of young people with no skills or experience going on YouTube to see how to do DIY, then trying to emulate with poor quality materials and no tools.
45
22/03/2021 13:40:15 6 0
bbc
jumping to conclusions again.thats the only exercise you get
20
22/03/2021 13:30:49 18 5
bbc
Since lockdown started I've done a whole house minus kitchen. Bathroom, en-suite, toilet, floorings, stairs... bar the plumbing I've even done the electrics! I didn't even own any tools this time last year!

Lockdown hasn't been the worst thing in the world when you look at all the positives it's brought!
46
22/03/2021 13:40:57 7 6
bbc
That should be interesting when you are asked to supply electrical safety certificates when you want to move on.
13
22/03/2021 13:26:14 9 16
bbc
B&Q sales have gone up because tradesmen who are taking money off Boris this past 12 months are not putting jobs through there books and are only offering cash in hand deals and getting the customer to pop into B&Q to obtain materials for the work. It’s disgusting what tradesmen are doing and HMRC have no idea or any way of proving otherwise. ??
47
22/03/2021 13:41:05 8 2
bbc
Wind your neck in, let me tell you every employee of mine did as we were instructed, every day we talked to each and every one of them and every day was the same question, when can we return, and when we returned we have went hell for leather, and as tradesman we all pay our taxes so get this you must have dealt with the cash cowboys to know all about them clown
30
22/03/2021 13:35:05 34 5
bbc
Congratulations to B&Q. However you are a truly awful DIY store. Your staff seem to have no interest, your stock levels are poor. Try getting a large item delivered from B&Q.
You are far better finding a builders or plumbers merchants than visiting this 'Woolworths' of the DIY world..
48
22/03/2021 13:39:27 19 2
bbc
It can be difficult to show initiative for a company that pays minimum wage.
84
22/03/2021 13:56:29 1 0
bbc
They all do!
49
22/03/2021 13:39:30 4 4
bbc
I wonder if these figures account for all the returns when buyers realise the poor quality of their products.
65
22/03/2021 13:50:08 2 1
bbc
No, they just illegally massage their figures and don't account for any returns whatsoever .... oh wait, yes they do, hence the receipt you get when you return your item.
50
22/03/2021 13:41:29 32 6
bbc
Lots of negativity on here about B&Q. As usual, people are seeking out negativity and looking to be offended in order to get some woke attention.
If you really dont like B&Q, just dont go to one. Simples.
56
22/03/2021 13:44:38 17 3
bbc
Exactly that, and advise the youngsters not to waste their money there

Not so much negativity as shared experience that 2 pieces of straight wood should touch all allong the length
Although to be fair B&Q wood is ideal to make hockey sticks
59
22/03/2021 13:46:19 2 5
bbc
The really funny thing is that someone ws offended enough to down vote even this
91
22/03/2021 13:57:44 4 1
bbc
But they are awful, aren't they!
40
22/03/2021 13:32:45 1 12
bbc
Not really good news this, lots of young people with no skills or experience going on YouTube to see how to do DIY, then trying to emulate with poor quality materials and no tools.
51
22/03/2021 13:42:33 5 0
bbc
All us vexperienced 'home craftsmen' had to pick up our first saw at some point and we didnt have You Tube just a 100 month subscription to a magazine!
52
22/03/2021 13:42:57 29 1
bbc
The satisfaction of making something for yourself, something unique, is very rewarding.

Especially true when you leanr how to really bring out the beauty of wood with varnishing, waxing and stressing techniques.

I have things made from upcycled pieces of wood which cost very little but that I enjoy more than any Ikea tat.
203
22/03/2021 14:54:46 11 2
bbc
If it looks unique, you're not following the flat-pack instructions properly.
3
22/03/2021 13:10:46 56 7
bbc
Several H&S bods have just had a heart-attack having seen that picture of a young child using an electric drill !

Not to mention, if she slips, she'll drill into her assistant's hand !
53
22/03/2021 13:43:19 1 1
bbc
Not a good look.
36
22/03/2021 13:37:23 15 2
bbc
The way economics works is you specialise in doing what you can get the best rate of pay for your time, and buy in services where someone else can do them for less than you can earn in the time it would take you to do that task.

If you are on a minimum wage, zero hours contract or on furlough then DIY makes sense.
54
22/03/2021 13:44:19 20 1
bbc
After working a week on the PC, the last thing I want to do is overtime to pay for a carpenter to build a bespoke cabinet. He's likely to hcarge as much or more than my hourly rate.

Besides, making things with your hands is an enjoyable hobby.
319
22/03/2021 19:06:20 0 0
bbc
I hope you wouldn't employ a carpenter, much better to employ cabinet-maker right man for the job
55
22/03/2021 13:44:35 37 1
bbc
With a nod to Jethro....
I stopped for directions the other day....I said to the chap...

"Excuse me, is there a B&Q in Truro? "
"oh, Let me think...." he said..
"Nope pretty sure There's just a T....and an R....then a U......."

( it's ok, I'll get me coat)
50
22/03/2021 13:41:29 32 6
bbc
Lots of negativity on here about B&Q. As usual, people are seeking out negativity and looking to be offended in order to get some woke attention.
If you really dont like B&Q, just dont go to one. Simples.
56
22/03/2021 13:44:38 17 3
bbc
Exactly that, and advise the youngsters not to waste their money there

Not so much negativity as shared experience that 2 pieces of straight wood should touch all allong the length
Although to be fair B&Q wood is ideal to make hockey sticks
95
22/03/2021 13:59:33 4 1
bbc
I unbundled some stripwood in store and bought one piece.

By the next morning it was a corkscrew.

If I'd wanted a piece of wood in that clever shape it would have cost a fortune!
302
22/03/2021 18:11:08 1 1
bbc
Err, that problem is the same where ever you go, even in a builder's yard it can be a challenge at times.
36
22/03/2021 13:37:23 15 2
bbc
The way economics works is you specialise in doing what you can get the best rate of pay for your time, and buy in services where someone else can do them for less than you can earn in the time it would take you to do that task.

If you are on a minimum wage, zero hours contract or on furlough then DIY makes sense.
57
22/03/2021 13:45:12 9 0
bbc
Except that many people get paid leave. As a builder, there are lots of simple tasks I wish customers would do for themselves - saving me the hassle, and them the cost.
8
22/03/2021 13:24:30 44 2
bbc
No safety goggles . . . And I wonder if she submitted a Method Statement, that was accepted and approved ;-)
58
22/03/2021 13:45:48 9 0
bbc
Full PPE. and risk assessment required, in triplicate with black ink only.
50
22/03/2021 13:41:29 32 6
bbc
Lots of negativity on here about B&Q. As usual, people are seeking out negativity and looking to be offended in order to get some woke attention.
If you really dont like B&Q, just dont go to one. Simples.
59
22/03/2021 13:46:19 2 5
bbc
The really funny thing is that someone ws offended enough to down vote even this
60
22/03/2021 13:46:58 2 1
bbc
RONALDSCOPE 13.26 comment to add to your comment shop them in this type of thing needs to stop its theft and the people of UK lose out
97
22/03/2021 14:00:18 2 2
bbc
Speak in a proper sentence.
10
22/03/2021 13:24:37 9 0
bbc
They might have had a captive market, but I was -really- glad they were open when we had a plumbing malfuction on a Sunday morning...

Sometimes you absolutely don't want to have to wait for an Amazon delivery!
61
22/03/2021 13:48:42 0 4
bbc
I have no problem the being allowed to be open, it would be nice if we were all in this together and a little extra tax on the bonus of being open surely isn't a lot to ask, are we not all in this together?
131
22/03/2021 14:11:07 2 0
bbc
So B&Q should be taxed extra for selling me urgently needed plumbing bits, should they?

Do you work for Amazon?
43
22/03/2021 13:39:10 4 2
bbc
good job its a screw driver then isnt it realy!

Stick to the science Mr W and let the youngsters do the diy :D :D
62
22/03/2021 13:49:16 11 1
bbc
Oh that's all right then, lets hope it's a posi-drive that will make a much neater hole in the hand than a flat blade.
63
DrR
22/03/2021 13:49:19 10 5
bbc
First it was painting the tools pink to appeal to women, now they will probably come with a 'Bob the Builder' on the side and a free pack of crayons.
68
22/03/2021 13:51:36 5 0
bbc
And a free pair of builders pants
36
22/03/2021 13:37:23 15 2
bbc
The way economics works is you specialise in doing what you can get the best rate of pay for your time, and buy in services where someone else can do them for less than you can earn in the time it would take you to do that task.

If you are on a minimum wage, zero hours contract or on furlough then DIY makes sense.
64
22/03/2021 13:49:54 10 0
bbc
Your purist economic theory comes unstuck when you have to factor in taxes, search costs, call out distance.

Overall it will reward people financially and spiritually to learn to do more of the simple jobs themselves.
49
22/03/2021 13:39:30 4 4
bbc
I wonder if these figures account for all the returns when buyers realise the poor quality of their products.
65
22/03/2021 13:50:08 2 1
bbc
No, they just illegally massage their figures and don't account for any returns whatsoever .... oh wait, yes they do, hence the receipt you get when you return your item.
37
22/03/2021 13:37:51 1 9
bbc
great in some ways and of course it all saves money but unfortunately a lot of tradesmen and women will lose their work but many millenials and older do not care about that.
66
22/03/2021 13:50:17 10 0
bbc
I'm sorry but you just can't view the world like that... if you can do it yourself - do it, if you can't/don't want to get a tradesperson.

Suggesting we have a moral responsibility to employ people to do tasks we're more than capable of is just ludicrous!
40
22/03/2021 13:32:45 1 12
bbc
Not really good news this, lots of young people with no skills or experience going on YouTube to see how to do DIY, then trying to emulate with poor quality materials and no tools.
67
22/03/2021 13:51:14 5 0
bbc
Careful Victor, you'll be busting a gusset being so cheerful.
63
DrR
22/03/2021 13:49:19 10 5
bbc
First it was painting the tools pink to appeal to women, now they will probably come with a 'Bob the Builder' on the side and a free pack of crayons.
68
22/03/2021 13:51:36 5 0
bbc
And a free pair of builders pants
13
22/03/2021 13:26:14 9 16
bbc
B&Q sales have gone up because tradesmen who are taking money off Boris this past 12 months are not putting jobs through there books and are only offering cash in hand deals and getting the customer to pop into B&Q to obtain materials for the work. It’s disgusting what tradesmen are doing and HMRC have no idea or any way of proving otherwise. ??
69
22/03/2021 13:48:50 0 2
bbc
Yes, some were more blatant and just working all the while coillecting grants and furlough payments. You can see them with new expensive SUVs when last year they were driving old Gumtree cars.
HMRC should be reviewing them all, petrol receipts for works vans, mobile phone tracking why they were travelling about and asking banks to show customers making large purchases in past year while claiming
109
22/03/2021 14:03:00 5 1
bbc
Name them, you sound so sure of yourself, name them.
33
22/03/2021 13:36:44 39 2
bbc
If you only think you know what you are doing then maybe don't. And please don't buy timber from B£Q it's a rip off and it's really bad quality. Builders merchants are not just for builders ;)
70
22/03/2021 13:53:12 8 1
bbc
Quite a lot of builders merchants' is also very knotty. If you can find a local sawmill, even better. Often similar prices, at least round here. Not really a click-and-collect option though.
257
22/03/2021 15:56:47 5 0
bbc
I know the price of wood has increased astronomically. But then as the guy who sold it to me said, it don't grow on trees you know.
10
22/03/2021 13:24:37 9 0
bbc
They might have had a captive market, but I was -really- glad they were open when we had a plumbing malfuction on a Sunday morning...

Sometimes you absolutely don't want to have to wait for an Amazon delivery!
71
sw
22/03/2021 13:53:13 3 0
bbc
I fixed the flush mechanism on my toilet cistern, I got the parts from the local ironmonger, who seem to have just about everything DIY. They are very helpful and popular with only 1 shop.
106
22/03/2021 14:02:44 2 0
bbc
And sadly, thin on the ground nowadays.
72
22/03/2021 13:53:17 3 7
bbc
Something tells me this is a made-up story, if not, how did Kingfisher collate and work out the figures and manage to release them under existing data protection laws.
81
22/03/2021 13:55:56 6 1
bbc
by adding a section to the questionaire that said

Age under 18?
18-34?
Grown up?
Geriactric?

No GDPR breach in sight!
116
22/03/2021 14:05:19 1 0
bbc
So data protection is something else you are an expert on, is it?

How many customers were identified in the article....
30
22/03/2021 13:35:05 34 5
bbc
Congratulations to B&Q. However you are a truly awful DIY store. Your staff seem to have no interest, your stock levels are poor. Try getting a large item delivered from B&Q.
You are far better finding a builders or plumbers merchants than visiting this 'Woolworths' of the DIY world..
73
22/03/2021 13:54:15 5 0
bbc
And yet they still serve the public and are busy. Yes, there are other suppliers of materials, not all within easy reach of every persons home and not open the hours B&Q and their sister business, Screwfix are. Let's not bash the diyers new to the game of home improvements.
74
ian
22/03/2021 13:54:21 4 3
bbc
If the uk government want to tax those online companies for making profit of covid shouldn’t supermarkets and band q do the same
160
22/03/2021 14:32:04 1 0
bbc
I think youll find its the HYS armchair chancellors rather than the government that want this
17
22/03/2021 13:28:37 47 0
bbc
This is great news. I've encouraged, helped and supported all my Daughters with the practical house maintenance, Decorating skills and general DIY skills my Father shared with me. It makes a difference in their confidence and engagement at home, plus increases their self reliance, so less calls now they are in their own places. win-win !
75
22/03/2021 13:54:59 17 28
bbc
Good plan mate but how do you live with everything painted pink?
252
22/03/2021 15:52:53 2 2
bbc
Ops sexist, you'll get your wrist slapped for that.
266
22/03/2021 16:05:49 5 1
bbc
Well, to be fair, Yes, that is an issue. So is the Glitter. Oh, and the Unicorns.
There again, it's what their Grandad would've wanted !
309
22/03/2021 18:52:53 3 1
bbc
My daughter's house is predominantly blues, but then she has a 1st class degree in Bio-medical Sciences and a very successful professional role in the NHS. It's not all fairies and unicorns for the XX gender
315
22/03/2021 19:11:48 0 0
bbc
Not everyone has dinosaur wallpaper...
320
22/03/2021 19:25:44 0 0
bbc
Always an upside when going with the boss’s choices ??
13
22/03/2021 13:26:14 9 16
bbc
B&Q sales have gone up because tradesmen who are taking money off Boris this past 12 months are not putting jobs through there books and are only offering cash in hand deals and getting the customer to pop into B&Q to obtain materials for the work. It’s disgusting what tradesmen are doing and HMRC have no idea or any way of proving otherwise. ??
76
22/03/2021 13:55:04 3 0
bbc
Oh really.....and presumably armed with this knowledge and evidence you've informed HMRC and the relevant authorities and fulfilled your Civic duty as a good citizen? You strike me as someone to whom this would be important and I'm hoping you've already raised it at the local parish council meeting. Agenda point 9, after the 8 you've already raised? PS What bin day is it on your spreadsheet?
29
22/03/2021 13:35:00 4 10
bbc
There will be 2nd boom in sales when the responsible adults have to buy more items to fix the bodge jobs their kids have done
77
22/03/2021 13:55:23 6 0
bbc
Wrong side of the bed exited this morning? We all have to learn to diy, it comes with the territory of owning / renting your own home.
13
22/03/2021 13:26:14 9 16
bbc
B&Q sales have gone up because tradesmen who are taking money off Boris this past 12 months are not putting jobs through there books and are only offering cash in hand deals and getting the customer to pop into B&Q to obtain materials for the work. It’s disgusting what tradesmen are doing and HMRC have no idea or any way of proving otherwise. ??
78
22/03/2021 13:55:38 2 2
bbc
I mean with pretty much any other government I've lived through I'd be right with you on tax evasion... but for this particular government, I can't blame people for wanting to keep their money out of their hands and I dare say however they spend their money they saved, it will be put to better use for their local economies than this government would use it.
79
22/03/2021 13:55:46 68 1
bbc
Here's another tip.. when you're thinking of going to B&Q, check the price in Screwfix first, a lot lower than B&Q. Same firm, lower overheads so lower prices.
92
22/03/2021 13:58:35 52 3
bbc
Toolstation is even cheaper!
94
DrR
22/03/2021 13:59:13 9 1
bbc
Then try Wickes, but for even lower prices, try Toolstation, they are owned by Wickes, often inside a Wickes store and lower price on the same items.
167
22/03/2021 14:35:47 0 1
bbc
The problem with Screwfix is they only keep basic items as stock. Most things other than basic tool sets, average consumables and work boots you can get online cheaper in about the same time as it takes for Screwfix to get it in store.
187
22/03/2021 14:44:41 2 1
bbc
B&Q own Screwfix.
199
22/03/2021 14:51:32 2 1
bbc
ToolStation, every time!

ScrewFix is usually priced just to ensure that Kingfisher get a sale either way. Ever tried to price match at B&Q against Screwfix? They fob you off because it's the same company.
220
22/03/2021 15:13:28 2 0
bbc
Toolstation are much better. They are cheaper and tend to have their items in stock. You can always check their stock online and use their excellent click-and-collect service to pay for and reserve your order. I use them every time.
323
22/03/2021 19:42:58 1 0
bbc
Also check toolstation as very often cheaper than screwfix
42
22/03/2021 13:38:57 19 4
bbc
Nice try, don't give up the day job.????????
80
22/03/2021 13:55:53 1 1
bbc
I dunno, he'd have more time to go to B&Q...
247
22/03/2021 15:45:27 0 0
bbc
Very true.????
72
22/03/2021 13:53:17 3 7
bbc
Something tells me this is a made-up story, if not, how did Kingfisher collate and work out the figures and manage to release them under existing data protection laws.
81
22/03/2021 13:55:56 6 1
bbc
by adding a section to the questionaire that said

Age under 18?
18-34?
Grown up?
Geriactric?

No GDPR breach in sight!
82
22/03/2021 13:56:09 4 4
bbc
does bath have a b & q?.i only mention bath because it could do with a plug
30
22/03/2021 13:35:05 34 5
bbc
Congratulations to B&Q. However you are a truly awful DIY store. Your staff seem to have no interest, your stock levels are poor. Try getting a large item delivered from B&Q.
You are far better finding a builders or plumbers merchants than visiting this 'Woolworths' of the DIY world..
83
22/03/2021 13:56:16 6 0
bbc
Hard to believe Screwfix has the same owner - excellent by comparison!
48
22/03/2021 13:39:27 19 2
bbc
It can be difficult to show initiative for a company that pays minimum wage.
84
22/03/2021 13:56:29 1 0
bbc
They all do!
85
22/03/2021 13:56:36 6 1
bbc
It was the only place to go to for a trip out that was permitted travel.
375
23/03/2021 10:49:58 0 0
bbc
Took the family did you? Contributing to the virus circulation
6
22/03/2021 13:20:17 29 2
bbc
Block & Quayle, if you've ever wondered.
86
22/03/2021 13:56:36 5 1
bbc
I have actually, and now I know.

I recall how interesting it was to find out what C&A stood for, back in the day.

Don't get out much.

Will you be my friend?
130
22/03/2021 14:10:29 2 1
bbc
It was Coats and 'Ats, surely?
6
22/03/2021 13:20:17 29 2
bbc
Block & Quayle, if you've ever wondered.
87
22/03/2021 13:57:03 2 1
bbc
Cheers, good knowledge that.
88
01
22/03/2021 13:56:08 5 4
bbc
Qualified tradesmen will also do well when they are called upon to fix problems caused by these amateurs.
100
22/03/2021 14:00:41 7 0
bbc
IF they are called upon

My father taught me, if you think you can do a job - try
You can completely screw up, try again and still save money over calling a tradesman first
126
Ben
22/03/2021 14:08:24 3 0
bbc
So they would like to think. People are now more savvy than you give them credit for. Tools, materials and resources have never been more abundant and accessible. The quick, money making "bread and butter" jobs will start to dry up, but demand for other jobs will still remain. Times are changing and so are people, well, mostly.
178
22/03/2021 14:40:06 1 0
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I’ve just spent the weekend fixing issues caused by “Qualified tradesman”!
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co
22/03/2021 13:57:09 22 1
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As the owner of a so called essential small hardware store I can tell you that just because you are allowed to open doesn't mean you are as busy as normal. People assume you're shut even if you announce on social media. People just head straight to B& Q and pay more. Why are non-essential shops grant supported more than essential shops? That's like saying we need Smarties but we don't need veg!
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22/03/2021 14:06:07 10 1
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My local ironmonger was really busy on Saturday, they are really helpful and only have 1 shop.
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22/03/2021 14:13:30 7 0
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I agree 100%. B&Q have got the public's imagination, but the local hardware or DIY shop is invariably better and cheaper. We have a great one where I live and they are always busy. They give sensible, free advice, too and are staffed with interested, helpful people.

Or there's B&Q if you must.......
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23/03/2021 10:45:58 0 0
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My corner shop is a hardware/wood shop and they have had regular business for months - usually older chaps though sadly.
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22/03/2021 13:37:51 1 9
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great in some ways and of course it all saves money but unfortunately a lot of tradesmen and women will lose their work but many millenials and older do not care about that.
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22/03/2021 13:57:34 4 0
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Have you tried getting a tradesperson in, they're like rocking his doodah. You need to contact, liaise with and book them months in advance. Why are you being ageist with your comment?
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22/03/2021 13:41:29 32 6
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Lots of negativity on here about B&Q. As usual, people are seeking out negativity and looking to be offended in order to get some woke attention.
If you really dont like B&Q, just dont go to one. Simples.
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22/03/2021 13:57:44 4 1
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But they are awful, aren't they!
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22/03/2021 13:55:46 68 1
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Here's another tip.. when you're thinking of going to B&Q, check the price in Screwfix first, a lot lower than B&Q. Same firm, lower overheads so lower prices.
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22/03/2021 13:58:35 52 3
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Toolstation is even cheaper!
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22/03/2021 13:30:49 18 5
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Since lockdown started I've done a whole house minus kitchen. Bathroom, en-suite, toilet, floorings, stairs... bar the plumbing I've even done the electrics! I didn't even own any tools this time last year!

Lockdown hasn't been the worst thing in the world when you look at all the positives it's brought!
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22/03/2021 13:58:51 5 4
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If you've been dabling with the electrics - I hope you've followed the 18th Edition regs.
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22/03/2021 13:55:46 68 1
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Here's another tip.. when you're thinking of going to B&Q, check the price in Screwfix first, a lot lower than B&Q. Same firm, lower overheads so lower prices.
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DrR
22/03/2021 13:59:13 9 1
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Then try Wickes, but for even lower prices, try Toolstation, they are owned by Wickes, often inside a Wickes store and lower price on the same items.
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22/03/2021 13:44:38 17 3
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Exactly that, and advise the youngsters not to waste their money there

Not so much negativity as shared experience that 2 pieces of straight wood should touch all allong the length
Although to be fair B&Q wood is ideal to make hockey sticks
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22/03/2021 13:59:33 4 1
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I unbundled some stripwood in store and bought one piece.

By the next morning it was a corkscrew.

If I'd wanted a piece of wood in that clever shape it would have cost a fortune!
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23/03/2021 11:19:34 0 0
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Always get your timber from a Timber yard but buy either C16 or C24 grade. The stuff at B&Q and the like is not even graded, which is why its crap.
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22/03/2021 13:38:48 8 32
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you want a round of applause?It has been appalling for many people and not positive so please be aware of that
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22/03/2021 13:59:55 3 0
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I'm retired and been having a great time.
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22/03/2021 13:46:58 2 1
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RONALDSCOPE 13.26 comment to add to your comment shop them in this type of thing needs to stop its theft and the people of UK lose out
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22/03/2021 14:00:18 2 2
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Speak in a proper sentence.
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22/03/2021 13:38:48 8 32
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you want a round of applause?It has been appalling for many people and not positive so please be aware of that
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22/03/2021 14:00:30 18 1
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Rude and spiteful comment, they're simply saying they've learnt new skills and not sat around feeling sorry for themselves. We're all aware the pandemic has been a roller coaster of a ride for all around the world, the loss of life shocking, but not an excuse for your comment here.
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22/03/2021 13:30:49 18 5
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Since lockdown started I've done a whole house minus kitchen. Bathroom, en-suite, toilet, floorings, stairs... bar the plumbing I've even done the electrics! I didn't even own any tools this time last year!

Lockdown hasn't been the worst thing in the world when you look at all the positives it's brought!
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22/03/2021 14:00:33 1 2
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'Electricals' - hmm!
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22/03/2021 13:56:08 5 4
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Qualified tradesmen will also do well when they are called upon to fix problems caused by these amateurs.
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22/03/2021 14:00:41 7 0
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IF they are called upon

My father taught me, if you think you can do a job - try
You can completely screw up, try again and still save money over calling a tradesman first