Since they expanded their physical presence the prices have gradually increased. Once upon a time they were near impossible to beat on price but now their prices are on the high side. It definitely pays to shop elswhere. Sorry screwfix :(
Screw-fix is a brilliant site for buying DIY stuff. Avoid expensive stores such as B&Q and go straight at Screw-fix I bought a drill to do some DIY on my mums house and it cost me £100 less than it would have cost at B&Q!!!…Thanks Screw-fix. The only problem with Screw-fix is that you can’t look at the product before you buy. But as long as you know what you want then that’s not much of a compromise.
They have a huge range and of the hard to find parts for seemingly common things, like door locks. A little bit pricey but hey you need their expert help and its there, in a multitude of ways, store, catalogue and online etc
Have tried my local screwfix (Romford) 3 times, each time the item I wanted was not available, and I am talking basic items. On one occassion I needed to check the size of a item to order (lock for front door), when I asked the lady at the counter if she had a tape measure I could use I was verbally abused. Would never set foot in one of these stores again. Son is a electrician and he has also given up on them.
Stuff isn't always the best quality, but you get what you pay for so if you go cheap you know what to expect. What I love about Screwfix is that it alwatys arrives next day (for free), no hassles or worries. Over many, many deliveries I've only ever had one small error, which I think is pretty impressive given the range of stuff available.
generally use screwfix for most of my tools etc, only gripe ive ever had is i tried doing a reserve at store recently asbitsi wanted were out of stock for delivery, parts of the invoice said available to collect today and some said available tomorrow but depending on what time you do this during the day tomorrow apparently means the day after tomorrow so i ended up making two journeys. Confusing!!!
Fitted out my kitchen and bathroom using Screwfix only, myself and my husband 'amateurs' pulling in professionals for the important bits. Screwfix were fantastic, delivery great, friendly customer service - even sending a courier to swap out a replacement order (delivery and return) next day which was my fault for getting wrong! I love them.
i WILL NOT USE SCREWFIX FOR ANYTHING ANYMORE, THEY MAKE YOU WAIT AGES IN A QUEUE AND ALWAYS TELL YOU THEY ARE OUT OF STOCK, I HAVE SEEN GROWN MEN ALMOST CRY. I HAVE BEEN TOLD "NO STOCK" ABOUT 20 TIMES IN MANY DIFFERENT SCREWFIX SHOPS. VERY POOR
Why can't other companies follow Screwfix's lead in linking purchases to a customer's address ? Refunds and exchanges are a 'walk in the park' because all purchases are logged to one's home address. No need for receipts and no having to haggle with a sales assistant about whether or not a refund or exchange is possible. Brilliant ! Makes you feel like a valued customer rather than a nuisance.
Staffed by ex-Asda muppets that have no idea about the products they sell or trades they claim to serve. They claim to be trade sellers but their prices are definitely not. You'll get a better deal at your local merchant. This is after all a B&Q outfit. Don't expect experience or good advice, they haven't a clue. AVOID.
As A retired Electrician and now doing all those odd jobs around the house I cannot always get out to my local Depot, so I use on-line quite a lot. next day delivery and prompt attention to any queries
I use Screwfix all the time for my carpentry supplies and find then soo useful esp the next day delivery which is free when over £50 Goldscrews are my most common buy and I couldn't work without them, Well done Screwfix!! Great!!