HOMEBASE - Home & Garden Furniture - U.K

1981 Homebase opens its doors for the first time
The very first Homebase opens in Croydon. A joint venture between Sainsbury’s and a Belgian retailer, it brings a supermarket style layout to the DIY market.
1982 Homebase pioneers the loyalty card
Homebase launches the Spend & Save Card, one of the very first loyalty cards in the world (and 20 years ahead of Nectar).
1995 Homebase blooms overnight
Homebase buys Texas Homecare. Overnight, Homebase triples in size and establishes itself as a major player in the home improvement market.
2002 Argos becomes an ally
Homebase is acquired by GUS plc, which also owns Argos. The two retailers later break away to form Home Retail Group.
2009 Sweet success
Homebase joins the Nectar loyalty scheme – becoming the first national DIY retailer to allow customers to both collect and redeem points.
2012 Habitat makes itself at home
The first Mini Habitat opens in our Ruislip store in west London. This store-in-a-store concept is soon rolled out to other Homebase branches.

About Homebase Homebase is a leading home enhancement retailer selling over 50,000 products for the home and garden.
It has more than 260 large, out-of-town stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland serving around 64 million customers a year, and a growing internet offering at www.homebase.co.uk. 
Easier shopping for customers with disabilities We're committed to making our stores and services accessible to everyone. If you need any help shopping with us, please give us a call on 0345 077 8888 or ask in store and we'll do everything we can to make things easier. Information on access to facilities at all our stores is available on www.directenquiries.com *
Homebase and recycling Disposal of electrical waste products
As part of our kitchen installation service, Homebase will collect and recycle your old large kitchen appliance (excluding fridges and freezers) as part of the complete installation project. You can take all your other waste electrical goods for recycling to your local council site (and avoid damaging the environment and the potential harmful effects on health).
Look out for the crossed out wheelie bin symbol on electrical goods. The symbol means that you should not put this item in your normal household waste bin.
Not all council sites are suitable to collect all types of waste electrical goods, but to find out your nearest participating site, www.recycle-more.co.uk *.

Who we are

Homebase is a leading home improvement retailer. Part of Home Retail Group, we sell everything from DIY products and garden furniture to kitchens and bathrooms to millions of customers every week.
Our aim is simple: to help our customers create a home they love. Doing that (and doing it well) is a complex task. One that requires the talents of everyone from smart Buyers to switched-on Store Colleagues.

Why we’re improving

It’s our belief that improving your environment improves your life, so we’re always encouraging our customers to give it a go. And just as we improve their environments, we’ve been improving ours – in all sorts of interesting and exciting ways.
From making free Wi-Fi available in our stores to improving our delivery options, we’re making shopping more convenient than ever. Choice has expanded too. We’ve broadened our ranges to include more exclusive brands and introduced a number of Mini Habitats into our stores.

Where we’re going

This innovation is only set to grow and grow. We’re constantly testing out new ideas in our ‘lab’ stores to enhance the shopping experience. We’re also making a big investment in online retail too. We’ve recently launched new apps and mobile sites and have plenty more innovations in the pipeline.
And lastly, we’re improving the way we work. We’re streamlining our operation and becoming more flexible and agile. In our stores, we’re freeing up time spent on things like paperwork. This allows us to focus even more on the thing that matters the most: the customer.

To see other categories of HOMEBASE


Home Retail Group

Home Retail Group
489-499 Avebury
Saxon Gate West
Central Milton Keynes


0345 077 8888 (UK)