Homebase’s home delivery service has temporarily halted as new owners Bunnings works introduce a new web platform.
Wesfarmers, the Australian conglomerate that owns Bunnings, acquired Homebase last year as part of an attempt to enter the UK’s DIY retail market. The revamped website model comes after Wesfarmers had released figures for the six months ending December 31, 2016, revealing an operating revenue for Bunnings UK and Ireland of £612 million with a loss before tax and interest of £28 million.
In a statement it was said “This is temporary and part of the website re-platform, to make it easier for customers to browse our great ranges, advice and ideas,”
“During this time shoppers will still be able to browse the site and check stock availability in our stores.”
A string of Homebase stores have also been converted, with plans to have between 15 to 20 of them operating as Bunnings warehouse stores by the end of this year.