B&Q has launched a new service which it says will give customers an easy solution to addressing DIY tasks that they either cannot or should not undertake themselves.
B&Q Homefit provides customers with access to fully qualified and vetted local tradesmen at pre-agreed fixed prices, ensuring that the right professionals will be employed.
The service covers tricky tasks such as installing hard flooring, carpet and vinyl, tiling, tap replacement and lock and alarm replacement, as well as those that should only ever be undertaken by qualified, registered tradesmen, such as boiler installation and electrical work.
To make use of the service customers call the central B&Q Homefit number to be allocated a dedicated B&Q colleague who will act as a central point of contact throughout the project and who will follow through on completion. To get the project going, he or she will identify an approved Homefit installer and arrange a home survey.
B&Q says concerns about costs and lack of trust in the practices of some tradesmen may prompt customers to carry out overly-challenging DIY tasks themselves. "B&Q Homefit removes that and provides the benefit of the work being backed by Europe's biggest home improvement retailer," commented B&Q director of installations Billy Quinn.