The name and the history of Wickes go back to as far as 1854, when two brothers commenced a local lumber business in Michigan, USA. It is a one-stop shop that sells builders a vivid range of construction products at the most competitive prices. Often these prices are even lower than the prices set by the local yards and the merchants. It was in 1972 when the first store of Wickes in UK was set up in Whitefield, Manchester. The company believes in supplying nothing but quality products for your kitchen, bathroom, flooring, heating & plumbing, construction purposes, etc . For this, the company not only offers products from some of the top brands in the industry but also supplies and manufactures its own branded products. Of late, the major product range of the company is of its own manufactured brands and this is the reason why Wickes is able to offer the products at a consistently low price. Some notable brands associated with the company are Stanley, Bosch and Makita.
Since, the major chunk of the products sold by the company is self manufactured, the reputation of the company lies largely on performing well. To cater to this, the company independently tests the products against the best in the market so as to assure that every product from Wickers can be completely relied upon by the customers. The quality assurance team of Wickes travels thousands of miles each year to check the production quality of all the key suppliers. Hence, the customers can be absolutely assured of getting the best value for money.
The company in 2011 crossed its 200-store milestone after setting up stores in Beverley and Maldon. Been in the business for over 4 decades, the company is consistently expanding its store base. This e-store takes immense pride in being the innovative multi-channel retailer. All the customers of Wickes can shop either straight from the store or online via laptops or mobile phone. The staff and the executives at Wickes are consistently striving hard to offer the best DIY help & advice by way of free good idea leaflets or by way of the instructional videos that it posts online. Ever since the commencement in 1972, Wickes has developed and transformed into a great deal but the spirit and the concept of the business remains unchanged. The success of the business can be largely accredited to this reason. Despite the passage of the time, Wickes has always been committed to minimize the impact on the environment. It is also taking positive steps to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the waste from the stores, distribution centers and the offices by sourcing the products and the materials only from the environmentally responsible suppliers and manufactures.
Some of the products sold by Wickes include insulation, composters, thermostatic radiator valves and the water buts. These are quintessential in improving the environment around the home. It can also assist you in phasing out the non-efficient light bulbs. You can also shop for materials for your kitchen, bathroom, building material, doors and windows, flooring, tiles, heating and pumping, paints and interiors, gardens and landscaping, nails, screws and adhesives, electrical and lighting and more. About one third of the products listed on Wickes contain some timber or the timber fiber. Most of this timber is attained by the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) certified companies. FSC is an organization that assures responsible management of the forests of the world. Whenever you buy the FSC products from Wickes, you can be assured that it has the timber that has been harvested from the forests that are managed as per the strict economic, social and environmental standards. You can also get your batteries recycled from Wickes.