DIY chain B&Q has upped the ante on its trade venture TradePoint, by offering a free next-day site delivery service.
The service covers more than 600 bulk items from cement and timber to decking, bricks, blocks and plumbing products.
Trade customers can order from any TradePoint outlet or TradePoint ‘order and collect’ points in B&Q stores.
TradePoint director Ian Herrett said: “Our next day delivery service on bulk items will make a tradesman’s life easier, and best of all it’s free.”
B&Q launched the TradePoint venture in March 2010, investing £26m in the business. Customers are issued with a membership card, once they have proved their trade status, allowing them to shop TradePoint’s offer and B&Q at specialist trade prices.
The service is also offered free to B&Q DIY customers who spend a minimum of £250 and customers will be able to choose their date of delivery either online, in-store or over the phone.
Bulk items included in the TradePoint offer and covered by the new delivery options include aggregates, bricks and blocks, cement, lintels, plasterboard, timber, decking, paving slabs, kerbing, ducting, plumbing and drainage