Screwfix is the biggest multi-channel trade tool and hardware products retailer in the UK. Originally established in the late 1970s under the name “The Woodscrew Supply Company”, this retailer is currently owned by the well-known Kingfisher plc company. From humble beginnings, the brand rapidly grew and there are now more than 500 stores all over the UK with more planned in the near future. There are also stores in Turkey, Russia and Europe. Known for its convenience and affordable prices, Screwfix aims to supply trade customers with everything they need to get the job done. There are more than 11,000 products in their range available to be collected in store, and a complete range of more than 32,000 products which can be ordered online or by telephone. You can find a wide range of hardware products in the Screwfix range as well as plumbing and electrical equipment, outdoor and gardening equipment, home decorating products, power and manual tools, and lighting ranges.
The Screwfix logo is the store’s own name, in blue and red lettering. UK customers can find branches as far north as Elgin in Scotland and as far south as Penryn in Cornwall. There are also stores in Wales and Northern Ireland. There are six branches located within easy reach of central London alone. The Screwfix opening times may vary depending on the branch, however in general they are open from 7am until 8pm Monday to Friday, and from 7am until 6pm on a Saturday. Screwfix opening times are usually between 9am and 4pm on Sundays. On public holidays such as bank holidays, Easter Monday, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, the Screwfix opening times vary to meet local regulations. You can find the Screwfix opening times for the branch closest to you on the online store locator.
There is a wide range of construction, maintenance and repair products available from Screwfix. Product ranges include tools, heating and plumbing supplies, electrical and lighting products, bathroom and kitchen fixtures and fittings, outdoor and gardening supplies, screws, nails and fixings, security items and ironmongery, doors, safety gear and workwear, adhesives and sealants, storage equipment, ladders, home decoration products, auto parts and cleaning equipment. Screwfix are aimed mainly at the trade market, with a catalogue which lists the extensive product range at trade prices where the VAT is added at point of sale. For the general public, the VAT is not reclaimable, so the prices already include VAT in the catalogues or prices that they are advertised. To become a trade user, Screwfix need to see evidence that you operate as a company.
Having first been launched in 1979 under the name The Woodscrew Supply Company, Screwfix is headquartered in Yeovil, Somerset. The original mail-order catalogue was just one page long, and only featured screws, however within 10 years, it had quadrupled in size, and had begun offering a range of hardware to those working within the construction industry. The brand name Screwfix appeared in 1992, and the company began to go from strength to strength, launching a website in 1999 before being bought by Kingfisher just a few months later. Plumbfix was launched in 2008 and then Electricfix in 2009. 2011 saw the arrival of click and collect as well as a mobile app. Today, the brand is bigger than ever, with a network of more than 550 stores over the length and breadth of the UK as well as 20 stores located in Germany. There are plans to open 200 more stores in the UK over the next few years. Over 2 million people visit the website every week, so it is no wonder that this retailer has won so many awards and accolades for its quality service over the years.