13 July 2015

B&Q Seeks Build UK Specialist Contractors for Homefit Service

Build UK is delighted to be working in partnership with B&Q to offer householders a full installation service on a wide range of B&Q products. Build UK Specialist Contractors can now apply to become a B&Q Homefit Approved Tradesman via a streamlined application process which could help them to grow their customer base.

With householders increasingly looking for professional and reputable contractors to undertake work on their homes, often because they cannot or should not be ‘doing it themselves’, Build UK is working with B&Q to increase the number of Homefit Approved Tradesmen across the UK. B&Q prides itself on the quality of its installers and the partnership with Build UK will give B&Q customers the confidence to improve their homes, safe in the knowledge that the products will be installed for them by Approved Tradesmen, which are also endorsed by the Which? Trusted Traders scheme.

Build UK Specialist Contractors can apply to become B&Q Homefit Approved Tradesmen in the following range of trades:

• Electrical
• Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installation
• Loft Insulation
• Painting and Decorating
• Plumbing and Heating
• Tiling and Flooring
• Windows and Doors.

As they already meet the agreed membership criteria of a Build UK Trade Association, Build UK Specialist Contractors can complete the B&Q Homefit application process by filling out a simplified application form and arranging a site visit with a B&Q representative.

Agreed price schedules are provided for each type of installation and work is allocated through an online installer diary. Payments for work are made by B&Q within 30 days and no retention is withheld.

With most Specialist Contractors citing that the main reason they join a trade association is to win more work, this is a unique opportunity for Build UK Specialist Contractors to differentiate themselves from their non-member competitors.

Further information can be found on the B&Q Homefit Website.