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  • If you need to return a product, have lost your receipt and paid for your purchase by Credit or Debit Card, then a copy of your statement identifying the sale will qualify as proof of purchase.

  • If you have bought a flat pack or self-assembly product and you are unfortunate to find that there are missing parts, please contact the store that you purchased the product from. It will help the store if you can exactly identify what part is missing.

  • If you are not happy with a product you buy from B&M, simply return it in its original condition with proof of purchase within 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund or replacement. To qualify for a refund, products need to be complete with all components and original packaging.

  • We are very sorry that your purchase has developed a fault. Please return it to the store with your proof of purchase and they will happily deal with this for you.

  • Please visit our Store Finder page, enter your postcode, and you will find the information you require.

  • B&M do not operate an online ordering facility for groceries, furniture and houseware products.

    However we do offer an online ordering service for B&M Flowers and B&M Garden Buildings, more information regarding these products can be found at bmflowers.co.uk and bmgardenbuildings.co.uk.*

    *Any free delivery options advertised on the above 3rd party websites apply to online orders only, and only if the specified conditions of sale are met (see T&Cs of sale on respective websites). Free delivery does not apply to in-store purchases. Please speak to a member of staff at your local store to discuss pricing for the delivery of large items.

  • For large furniture items or bulky gardening products, home delivery can be arranged. Please ask in store for more details and prices.*

    If you are ordering B&M Flowers from bmflowers.co.uk or B&M Garden Buildings from bmgardenbuildings.co.uk , the delivery of these products will be arranged during the process of your online order. All deliveries will be completed by a third party.*

    *Any free delivery options advertised on the above 3rd party websites apply to online orders only, and only if the specified conditions of sale are met (see T&Cs of sale on respective websites). Free delivery does not apply to in-store purchases. Please speak to a member of staff at your local store to discuss pricing for the delivery of large items.

  • We accept all type of cards with the exception of American Express.

  • We’re sorry, but we no longer accept cheques.

  • Yes, we do not accept returns on large items of furniture or large household appliances, unless they are faulty.

    Also, Tobacco and Lottery Purchases, Music videos, DVDs & Computer Games are non-refundable.

  • We guarantee our electrical products for 12 months. If you are unfortunate to purchase a faulty product, please return it together with your receipt to the store for a refund or replacement.

  • As not all of our stores sell Wallpaper or Paint products, we request that you return any unwanted products together with your receipt to the store that you purchased them from.

  • Refunds or exchanges cannot be given against Audio/DVDs or Computer Games. Should one of these purchases prove to be faulty, it can be returned with your receipt within 30 days and we will exchange it for one of the same title.

  • No refunds or exchanges are possible with regard to purchases of Tobacco Products or National Lottery sales.

  • Refunds made on a Debit or Credit Card may take up to 7 days. Please note that B&M have no control over this as it is handled by standard banking systems. Direct contact with your card provider may also enable you to check the status of your refund.

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  • Mark out the area across which you wish to lay the artificial grass. Remove existing turf and pull up any weeds or use weed killer.

    Ensure that the soil is compact and flat by rolling or stamping it down, then lay down weed control fabric. Cut your synthetic grass to size using a stanley knife (this is easiest from the underside).

    Place the new synthetic lawn down and leave overnight, adjusting the next day. Ensure the grass is as flat as possible, then secure to the ground with ground pins at 20cm intervals. Brush a little sand over the top.

  • Don’t apply synthetic grass to severely damaged concrete.

    Fill small cracks with levelling compound. Clean the surface and fill dents with sharp sand. Check that it's possible for water to drain from the area. Lay weed control fabric or use weed killer.

    Cut foam underlay to size and lay in place. Attach underlay to concrete using Aqua Bond or similar synthetic turf adhesive and secure pieces together with gaffer tape. Cut your artificial grass and lay in place to settle overnight.

    Next day, apply adhesive to the top of the foam and the joints. Lay the grass carefully on top.

  • You’ll only need a foam underlay if you’re laying artificial grass on a hard surface like stone, concrete or decking. It helps the synthetic turf to feel soft underfoot and creates an effect that is closer to that of real grass. It can also smooth out lumps and bumps.

    If you’re laying a synthetic lawn on top of existing turf, an underlay is not essential as the ground will already be relatively soft.

  • Always use a specialist foam underlay when laying a synthetic lawn on a hard surface like stone, concrete or decking. We prefer sheets with at least 5mm thickness, as it’s soft underfoot and provides some cushioning to protect you against injuries caused by slips or trips.

    It’s even better if you can find an underlay with channels that allow water to drain easily.

  • Depending on how thorough you need to be, you can brush your synthetic lawn with a broom or use a leaf blower to remove debris. Use weed killer to get rid of any unwanted vegetation, and apply a specialist artificial grass cleaner.

    You can also spray the grass with a vinegar and water solution to remove bacteria from spillages or pet urine.

    To remove trodden in gum, simply freeze it with ice cubes then scrape off.

    Afterwards, brush across a light dusting of sand to keep the blades standing up properly.

  • A water butt is basically a storage tank for collecting rainwater to use on your garden. You can install a water butt to save money on the amount of water you use from your household - as you can use water from the butt instead of tap water.

    They’re very helpful tools to help you save water during hosepipe bans and provide a quick supply during drier seasons.

    You can get an overflow pipe so you don’t have to worry if your waterbutt is full - and rainwater diverters can help to direct water directly into your specialist container.

  • You can find home composting bins in B&M’s garden centres, but you can also modify any pedal bins or other waste bins you own by drilling holes every few inches up the sides and across the bottom to encourage air flow.

    It’s best to start the composting process with something carbon heavy, like leaves, to get it started off. Soil also helps, as it contains useful organisms that will break down the compostable materials well. Don’t forget to keep turning your compost regularly.

  • A compost heap, compost pile or bin should include nitrogen heavy organic materials (“greens”). This is food waste like fruit and vegetable matter, egg shells, coffee grounds and similar as well as grass clippings.

    There should also be a lot of carbon rich matter (“browns”), most of which will come from garden waste like leaves as well as newspaper, straw and sawdust.

    You should add more browns than greens. There should be at least twice as much carbon-rich matter than nitrogen, or the compost will smell!

  • There are all kinds of quality garden decking materials available, but the most popular include tropical hardwood, pressure treated timber and wood composite decking boards.

    All of the above are tough and highly resistant to rot and decay. They tend not to be affected by insects and other pests. There is very little maintenance required for composites, while pressure treated decking is usually the cheapest.

  • Measure the area for your garden decking, then remove soil to around 50mm deep. Ensure the area is flat using a spirit level. A 2mm gradient prevents puddles.

    Cut the outer joists carefully to size and lay them in place on their narrowest faces. Ensure the frame is flat and square, then mark two vertically aligned pilot holes at each corner - 40mm from the top and bottom of the frame respectively.

    Cut the joists to size and attach them to the frame 400mm apart using joist hangers. Measure out and pre-drill holes into your decking boards or tiles. Countersink the holes for safety.

    Use decking screws to attach the boards or tiles to the frame.

  • Yes - again, you’ll need to dig down around 50mm and ensure the ground is flat for stability. You’ll also need to use weed killer or weed control fabric to make sure nothing grows through the decking surface.

    You’ll also need to make sure that the area you use has good drainage.

  • Cutting wood composite is very easy. When cutting individual lengths, measure them carefully first to make sure they’ll fit. For best effect, use a medium-tooth mitre saw or circular saw. You can also use a mitre saw to create attractive and safe mitred edges.

    For something quicker, you can also cut decking to size after installation by leaving an overhang and carefully marking out chalk lines. Cut along the lines using a circular saw.

  • Because they are commonly made of a hardy combination of processed wood fibres and recycled plastic, composite is one of the most durable decking options and can last for up to 30 years if installed and maintained correctly.

    Their rot and insect resistant and will not be adversely affected by the weather.

  • This depends on the type of decking you have, but most decking materials can be cleaned using a specialist solution that can be dissolved in water.

    We love the decking cleaner from Spear & Jackson as it removes mould, algae and moss while preventing regrowth.

    First, scrub the deck with a stiff bristled brush to remove debris. If your decking is well-treated, you could use a power washer to blast away more stubborn spots.

    Next, apply your decking cleaner with a cloth or brush. Finally, it’s a good idea to apply a new coat of specialist slip resistant finish or oil.

  • Fences made from simple posts and woven or barbed wire are always cheapest due to the affordability of those materials. However, they don’t always make for the most attractive of outdoor spaces.

    The next cheapest option is the installation of pre-constructed fence panels. One 6 x 3 panel from B&M costs £17.99.

    Of course, it’s always cheaper to plan and install a garden fence yourself than to use the services of professional landscape or garden designers.

  • Mark the location of each post and dig a hole for each. Holes should be around three times the post’s width and a third as deep as the pole’s length.

    Fill the bottoms with gravel to help drainage. Set the posts in concrete, bracing them to keep them straight as it dries. Otherwise, you can use support spikes.

    Attach fence panel clips to the posts using galvanised nails. Once in place, slot each panel into the clip and secure it with more galvanised nails.

    Panels should be 6-7cm off the ground to prevent rot. Close the gaps with gravel boards.

  • There is a wide range of garden paving available depending on your tastes. Natural stone paving suits more rustic, traditional landscape design while smoother paving stones with straight edges look a little more modern.

    Whether you use stone or composite paving slabs, high quality materials can help your patio to last for up to 50 years.

  • You can lay patio slabs without cement, and it can actually help with drainage, but you need a good base to make it safe and secure.

    You’ll need to remove at least 10.5cm of soil from the area to be paved, then line the area with 2cm of gravel and fill it up with sharp sand. Sprinkle over a little water.

    Place your paving slabs down and fill the gaps up with more sand. Add what feels like “too much”, then sprinkle more water and leave it for a few days. The grains will gradually sink into the cracks.

  • Conifer bark chips are great for landscaping, particularly when used in beds and borders as well as play areas. This garden bark retains moisture well, keeping plant roots well-watered.

    Bark products also suppress weed growth and serve as an attractive top dressing, adding a nice touch to your landscaping. They also provide a nice soft landing under climbing frames and swings.

  • If you wish to use bark or wood chips on your beds or borders, you can simply spread them about 5cm deep on top of the soil.

    However, if you wish to create a wood-chipped path or seating or play area, you’ll need to dig out around 10cm of soil first and compact the ground beneath, making sure it’s level. Lay weed suppressant membrane or fabric down and make some drainage holes in it every 30cm or so.

    Finally, spread your chippings evenly, ensuring that you lay them around 10cm deep.

  • 100L bulk bags of bark will cover approximately 2m2 each. To work out how much you need for your garden, measure the length and width of the area you want to cover, then multiply those measurements together. This will reveal how many bags you’ll need to complete the job.

    You may find that the area cannot be covered using a round number of bags. If this is the case, it’s worth acquiring more bark than you need, as it’s a good idea to have a little to spare.

  • Absolutely - bark is great when you want to suppress weed growth, but your own plants should grow through with ease.

    In fact, the moisture retention and composting capabilities of bark may mean that your plants grow stronger than ever when you use it to cover your beds and borders, as they’ll be kept well nourished.

  • You can make your own compost using a compost bin or compost pile, adding small amounts of food or garden waste and allowing it to break down naturally.

    Try to add your finished compost to areas where nutrients are sparse. It’s great for aiding in the growth of potted plants, for example, or to fertilize soil in which vegetation struggles to take root.

  • While compost is generally man-made from organic waste, topsoil often occurs naturally. It also contains organic matter, but because it doesn’t usually contain the food waste and other little extras that are added to a compost heap, it isn’t always as nutrient-rich.

    However, a layer of topsoil has just as many benefits as a layer of compost. Topsoil has a greater water holding capacity. Furthermore, it retains its structure much more easily.

    For best results, you can combine equal parts compost and topsoil!

  • At £3.99 per 20kg bag (with 3 bags for £10) B&M’s Golden, Oyster Pearl, Red Flame and White gravel, along with our Golden Flint, Cotswold and Plum Slate chippings, are equally affordable materials to help you transform your garden, whatever the size of your landscaping project.

    They also work well as decorative aggregates for water features or other landscaping focal points.

  • First, measure out and mark the shape of the area that is to be covered by garden gravel or pea shingle. Next, dig out the area to a depth of at least 10 cm. We recommend adding decorative stone or wooden edging to keep the stones contained.

    Compact the soil over which you will lay your gravel, and line it with a good covering of crushed stone. Next, lay down weed control fabric.

    Spread your gravel over the top and rake it out. We recommend laying it at least 3cm deep.

  • The best way to get your ground ready for decorative gravel is to dig down a little way (at least 10cm) so that the stones are not simply lying on the surface. Compact the soil within the dug out area, lay down some crushed stone and then add weed resistant membrane.

  • It’s possible to employ a wide range of techniques to prevent weeds from growing through your shingle, gravel, chippings or slate.

    Weed killer is highly effective, but weed control fabric is longer lasting and should remain in place. Lay it underneath to keep your paths and gravelled areas looking great.

  • The process involved in laying slate chippings is very much the same as laying garden gravel or pea shingle. Measure and dig out the area to be covered to around 10cm deep.

    Compact the ground that will lie under the chippings and cover it in crushed stone. Lay down weed control fabric and then distribute and rake out your slate to at least 3cm in depth.

  • We recommend that a 20kg bag of gravel, stone chippings or slate should cover around 0.2m2. This means you’ll need around 5 bags per metre.

    Of course, this depends on the depth at which your slate chippings will lie. For best effect, you should aim for at least a 3cm depth at all points.

  • B&M do not operate an online ordering facility for groceries, furniture and houseware products.

    However we do offer an online ordering service for B&M Flowers and B&M Garden Buildings, more information regarding these products can be found at bmflowers.co.uk and bmgardenbuildings.co.uk.*

    *Any free delivery options advertised on the above 3rd party websites apply to online orders only, and only if the specified conditions of sale are met (see T&Cs of sale on respective websites). Free delivery does not apply to in-store purchases. Please speak to a member of staff at your local store to discuss pricing for the delivery of large items.

  • For large furniture items or bulky gardening products, home delivery can be arranged. Please ask in store for more details and prices.*

    If you are ordering B&M Flowers from bmflowers.co.uk or B&M Garden Buildings from bmgardenbuildings.co.uk , the delivery of these products will be arranged during the process of your online order. All deliveries will be completed by a third party.*

    *Any free delivery options advertised on the above 3rd party websites apply to online orders only, and only if the specified conditions of sale are met (see T&Cs of sale on respective websites). Free delivery does not apply to in-store purchases. Please speak to a member of staff at your local store to discuss pricing for the delivery of large items.

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  • The Community Fund supports charities and projects within the communities our stores serve. We look for local causes which will make a real difference to our customers, our environment and to the communities in which our stores are based. In many cases, our colleagues are engaged in helping us choose the right charities and projects so we can have real grassroots impact.

  • So far, we have donated to a significant number of charities and projects across the UK – these include hospices, lifesaving services such as the Air Ambulances and even homeless causes.

    Our donations have helped the likes of Glasgow’s Children’s Hospital Charity purchase a critical lifesaving tools for young patients in life and death situations due to brain tumours or hydrocephalus. It’s also helped fund projects for Mustard Tree to help them continue to tackle homelessness in Manchester, and Pride of the Isle create special memories for terminally ill people and their families across South Yorkshire. You can read more about charities we’ve helped here. We have also funded National Campaigns such as Mission Christmas and the Great Get Together, causes that are close to our heart.

  • We are so sorry but we do not accept unsolicited grant applications for the Community Fund otherwise we would be overwhelmed with requests. We work with our colleagues in the community to identify the right causes.

  • We also ensure that whenever we open a new store, the first thing we do is get our new team of colleagues to pick a local charity they think will benefit from a donation from us. We then invite the chosen charity along as our VIP for the day, get them to do us the honour of officially opening our new store and make a donation to their cause. This has allowed us to help charities such as The Little Wrens in Bodmin, RNLI in Llandudno and the James Nicholas Foundation in Prescot.

  • We allow a limited number of bag packs for charities or good causes at key times of the year in some of our stores. Contact your local store to check if they can accommodate bag packing, if they can they will review your request and let you know their availability. Please have to hand your charity registration number or proof of your cause to show the Store Manager.

  • Whilst we love to support charities and good causes, unfortunately our stores cannot accommodate charity collections, sign up campaigns or leafleting in or outside the building.

  • Donations
    We are currently supporting charities through our community fund and store openings, and whilst we would love to support everyone, it is not feasible to grant every request. Therefore, we are unable to donate money or raffle prizes to charities, schools or individuals.

    Sponsorships
    As you’ll see from our charity news pages we love to donate money to local charities and causes that our colleagues are passionate about supporting. Therefore, we do not sponsor individuals or groups.

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