SHOPPERS planning on doing some home improvement over the long Easter weekend need to be aware that B&Q stores aren’t open for browsing.
So below we round-up when B&Q is be open and whether you can order things online.
Most shops have altered opening hours as both Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays, and larger shops in England and Wales are required by law to close on Easter Sunday.
Here’s what’s happening.
What time is B&Q open?
B&Q stores themselves have been closed for a couple of weeks now for browsing, but customers can order items online and then pick them up using the click and collect service.
This means you can order your items online anytime.
Most stores are open from 8am until 5pm on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday for you to pick up your items.
All stores in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales are closed on Easter Sunday.
Trading laws are different in Scotland, and here, stores will open for collections on Easter Sunday.
When can I collect my order?
B&Q has urged customers not to visit their local store until they have been contacted confirming that their order is ready for collection.
While it says it aims to offer next day collection, it says orders are taking a few days to process due to high demand – so you might not get your things in time for this weekend.
Once ready you’ll need to collect your item from a B&Q store car park, rather than going in store.
The item will be brought directly to your car.
You can find your nearest store here.
Can I get home delivery?
B&Q’s home delivery service is still running.
If the item you want can be delivered, B&Q charges £5 for next day delivery, or it is free for orders over £50.
When are the Easter holidays in 2020?
This year Good Friday falls on Friday, April 10 and Easter Monday is on April 13.
For many working adults this means a four-day weekend as both the Friday and Monday are bank holidays.
Schools usually get around two weeks off for the Easter break.
Dates vary in different areas so you should check your school or council’s website.
B&Q’s website has been experiencing delays as shoppers scramble to buy their DIY tools ahead of the weekend.
And if you want to get out in the garden, the retailer is selling plant bundles to help your spruce up your flowerbeds.