Written by Becca Green

Which builders’ merchants are open during lockdown?

Wondering which DIY stores and builders’ merchants are open near you for business during the third lockdown? Find out below…

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Image: Wickes

Current government guidelines advise that you should stay home except for where essential – however, with the capacity for something to go wrong in our homes and leave us in desperate need of DIY supplies to put it right, many builders’ merchants have remained open in this third wave of lockdown.

Here’s what you need to know about the builders’ merchants near you.


Wickes is remaining open during lockdown, with social distancing and safety guidelines in place. This includes limiting the number of customers in stores to a maximum of 30 at a time. Wickes showrooms are currently closed, but you can use their online showroom tour or book a free virtual design appointment.

Click and collect is still available for collection after one hour.

For those looking for delivery, slots are available up to 7 days in advance with new additional delivery slots released daily.

Kitchen and bathroom deliveries and installations will continue as planned, however some restrictions may apply in Scotland.


B&Q stores remain open in the UK, with face masks mandatory for those who can wear them and strict social distancing.

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Image: B&Q 

B&Q is limiting the number of customers in store at any one time and are asking customers to not enter the store in groups larger than two.

Click and collect and home delivery is still available through the B&Q website, and while services such as timber cutting and paint mixing are still available, there may be some limitations to these services throughout the day.


Over 150 Homebases stores in the UK remain open during the third lockdown, each with similar restrictions to its DIY rivals. Click and collect and home delivery remain available at Homebase stores, however all design consultations will be virtual for the forseeable future.


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