Are B&Q, Homebase, Screwfix & Wickes open? Which are delivering?

Wondering which (if any) DIY stores are open at the moment? Here's the latest information on shopping online...

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Wondering which DIY stores are open for delivery? If you're contemplating getting on with some household tasks during the coming weeks , you'll need to know where you can source DIY essentials. Particularly as many retailers have closed their physical stores and limited the stock available to customers online.

Wickes, Homebase, B&Q, Screwfix and Wilko are some of our favourite stores to source DIY essentials, whether you're looking for something as simple as a roll of masking tape, or have grand ambitions to retile your bathroom. But, is it actually possible to get hold of the DIY essentials you'll need to get the job done?

As everyone else has had the same idea, many DIY stores are seeing heavy traffic online and we have been keeping an eye on how this has been impacting sales and delivery. We'll be updating this information regularly to keep you in the loop and help you get your hands on DIY essentials without having to leave the house.

If you need more than DIY supplies, you can check out our guide to which other stores are open for business online where we look at the likes of John Lewis, M&S, Ikea, Asos and other favourites.

For ideas and inspiration to transform your home, head over to our DIY hub page.

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Argos (opens in new tab): You may be excited to hear that Argos have a wide selection of indoor and outdoor paint available, along with wallpaper and other decorating essentials such as brushes and rollers. Most items are still in stock, and there's a pretty impressive shade range on offer for those who are struggling to find white and other neutral shades elsewhere. While paint doesn't appear to be available for delivery, it's possible to click and collect from most stores.

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Delivery slots available? B&Q are offering home delivery, though the next dates available are not generally for a couple of weeks. There is click and collect available, but this is only on a very limited supply of products.

What can't I buy? In order to prioritise the essentials, B&Q have moved to a reduced supply of good across their online store. This includes hardware, plumbing, electrical, central heating & boiler parts, building supplies, tools, security and light bulbs. So, at the moment you won't be able to pick up any paint online.

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Designer Paint (opens in new tab): high-end paint and decorating tools from your favourite brands

Delivery slots available? Yes. Lead times are varying but your projected delivery date will be communicated at point of sale.

What can't I buy? Wallpaper, but head to their sister site, Wallpaper Direct (opens in new tab) for this and the required tools.

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Homebase (opens in new tab): 3 for 2 on Homebase own-brand paint and up to 20% off garden furniture

Delivery slots available? 
Homebase are continuing to offer home delivery, though wait times will range from three to ten days and some items being delivered separately. Homebase are also warning customers that some lead times may be longer than advertised as staff work hard to fulfil demand.

What can't I buy? So far, there don't appear to by any major restrictions on orders, with good stocks available site-wide.

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John Lewis & Partners (opens in new tab): if wallpaper or paint is what you need, check their extensive range. They have power tools too

Delivery slots available? John Lewis was quick to shut up shop and put focus into their online offering and you can get next day delivery on many products, including lots of their wallpapers and paints from the likes of Little Greene and Designer's Guild.

What can't I buy? You can get lighting, tools, paint and bathroom fittings but if you need screws and wood then you need to look elsewhere.

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Lick (opens in new tab): new to the DIY world, Lick provide paint, paper and other decorating essentials

Delivery slots available? Lick are pleased to announce that they have plenty of delivery slots available over the coming weeks and are currently coping with keeping up with increased demand.

What can't I buy? There are no current restrictions on products and Lick appear to have an impressive selection of paints and wallpaper available.

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Screwfix (opens in new tab): 2 for £36 on selected paints

Delivery slots available? It's possible to get next day delivery on some Screwfix products, though these tend to be power tools rather than paint and other easy DIY essentials. Screwfix are also offering click and collect on essential items.

What can't I buy? Paint, brushes and similar DIY essentials appear to be unavailable for online order.

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Wickes (opens in new tab): 2 for £20 on Wickes own-brand paint

Delivery slots available? Wickes are still offering delivery, as well as click and collect services on a limited selection of products.

What can't I buy? While Wickes haven't placed any specific restrictions on products, we've noticed that an awful lot of their products are out of stock. This includes paint, brushes and other essentials.

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Wilko (opens in new tab): deals and discounts on named brand items

Delivery slots available? Wilko are pleased to announce that they're still offering standard delivery across their online store.

What can't I buy? There are no current restrictions on products and Wilko seem to still have an impressive number of products in stock.

Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She left the brand in 2020 to join the police force but continues to love a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.