D.I.Y Shop

If you are looking for a "proper" local d.i.y shop, much smaller than B&Q, you should give Leyland a look.

Leyland D.I.Y Shop

Leyland white paints in particular are very good value and last years without too much discolouring (i.e. the paint stays white for years).

Household Items

If you need brand name bathroom, toilet and kitchen cleaners and general household items, you should visit Wilko.

Wilko Home Shop

Household Furniture

If you want quality, long lasting, designer furniture, IKEA should be your first stop.

IKEA Furniture Shop

With IKEA you are paying the price for high quality materials, used in both their traditional and unique designer furniture.

Household Items

Poundland is a shop where most, if not all, items are just £1.

Poundland Shop

Although many goods are 'cheap and nasty' and not worth buying, their screwdrivers, gardening equipment and silicone are value for money.

Useful Property Renovation Info And Website Links

D.I.Y Shops - Furniture Shops - Craftsman - Renovation

On this web page is a list of website links and contact details of shops you might want to consider visiting/contacting for the purpose of property renovation and do-it-yourself (d.i.y) projects; including household item and furniture shops. I have also mentioned some of the decorating materials I have used and highly recommend.

The website links and contact details concentrate on the shops and professionals I have used, in some cases for years, and still use therefore saving you the research time, money and energy it took me to originally find them and try them out. Hopefully you will find these resources useful too.

B&Q (D.I.Y Shop)

Units A&B Leyton Mills, Marshall Road, Leyton, London, E10 5NH
TEL: 0208 988 1010
FAX: 0208 988 5710
ENQUIRIES: 0333 014 3098
Website  -  GPS: N 51 33.270 W 0 00.584GPS Map

Monday - Friday: 7am - 9pm
Saturday: 7am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

B&Q is the main D.I.Y Shop in England (UK), equivalent to OBI in Hungary, which serves as a Bathroom Showroom and Household Products outlet. Here you will find wallpapers, paint brushes, specialised paints, showers, sinks, taps, tiles, wooden flooring and various household goods to aid your property renovation and d.i.y needs. They also have a great range of gardening equipment, flowers and plants. Products are affordable and of a very high quality.

B&Q D.I.Y Shop Leyton

Their customer service is excellent and they regularly have special offers

PC World (Household Appliances)

Unit C Leyton Mills, Marshall Road, Leyton, London, E10 5NH
TEL: 0344 561 0000
Website  -  GPS: N 51 33.290 W 0 00.520GPS Map

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Although PC World is primarily a computer shop, it also sells household appliances such as Fridge Freezers, Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers, TVs, Kettles, Toasters and Irons. It is the equivalent of MediaMarkt in Hungary.

PC World Home Appliances Shop

They have a wide range of brand name, top quality, household appliances.

Timpson (Keys & Signs)

The Grove, Stratford, E15 1EN
TEL: 020 8555 0518
Website  -  GPS: N 51 32.607 E 0 00.281GPS Map

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Timpsons is better known as a Key Cutter and Cobbler (Shoe Repair) shop, but over the decades they have evolved with Engraving, Watch Repair, Dry Cleaning & Laundry, Phone & Tablet Repair and Pet Tag services. From a renovation point of view you would use them to have your keys cut, buy a letterbox and have a house sign and/or number made. They are the equivalent of Mr Mint in Hungary.

Key Cutter Shop

With 1,850 shops across the country, there should be a Timpson shop near you.