B&Q, Homebase, Wickes, Toolstation August bank holiday 2022 opening times: when are DIY stores open on Monday?

The bank holiday weekend is the perfect opportunity to sort out DIY duties

The August bank holiday weekend is the perfect time to get round to finally sorting out all those nagging DIY problems in your house.

Many people will be luxuriating in three whole days without work this weekend.

If you are thinking of putting up that shelf, or fixing that annoyingly squeaky door, you will want to make sure you have the right supplies and tools.

DIY stores including B&Q and Homebase have confirmed when stores will be open over the bank holiday weekend.

When is the August bank holiday 2022?

The August bank holiday began for many people on Friday night.

But the official date on which the public holiday falls is today (Monday 29 August).

Where is it a bank holiday?

The late summer bank holiday is celebrated in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.

Scotland has a bank holiday in early August instead.

When are B&Q, Homebase and more open?

While supermarkets operated reduced hours during bank holidays, many hardware stores continue to operate as normal. However it’s worth checking store opening times before you set off.

Here is when DIY and hardware stores will be open over the August bank holiday:

B&Q opening times

A spokesperson for B&Q confirmed stores will be open as usual on Bank Holiday Monday (29 August).

The hours will be as follows:

  • 7am to 8pm on Saturday (27 August)
  • 10am to 4pm on Sunday (28 August)
  • 7am to 8pm on Monday (29 August)

Homebase opening times

A spokeswomen for Homebase said: “There won’t be any changes to our existing opening hours over the bank holiday weekend.

“Store specific opening time can be found on our website.”

An example of opening hours for Homebase is:

  • 9am to 6pm on Saturday (27 August)
  • 10am to 4pm on Sunday (28 August)
  • 9am to 7pm on Monday (29 August)
Homebase. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)Homebase. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)
Homebase. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

Wickes opening times

A spokeswoman for Wickes said: “Wickes will be open as usual across the Bank Holiday from 7am until 8pm.”

Wickes will have the following hours over the weeked:

  • 7am to 7pm on Saturday (27 August)
  • 10am to 4pm on Sunday (28 August)
  • 7am to 8pm on Monday (29 August)

Screwfix opening times

A spokeswoman for Screwfix said: “Screwfix stores are open as normal on Bank Holiday Monday (29 August 2022).”

Screwfix stores will be open:

  • 7am to 6pm on Saturday (27 August)
  • 9am to 4pm on Sunday (28 August)
  • 7am to 8pm on Monday (29 August)

Toolstation opening times

A spokesman for Toolstation said: “If you’re gearing up for a spot of DIY over the bank holiday, head to Toolstation, where the retailer has launched deals on a range of energy saving products to help customers feeling the financial pinch to save money on their products.”

  • 28 August - Standard opening times
  • 29 August - 7am to 6pm

What will the weather be like for the bank holiday weekend?

On its website, the Met Office says: “Heavy rain is expected for some areas of the UK on Thursday and Friday, but over the Bank Holiday weekend many will experience drier and brighter conditions.

“The Azores High will move in over the weekend allowing for lengthy spells of dry fine weather for many.”

Aidan McGivern, forecaster, added: “The Azores are a group of islands in the mid-Atlantic. Semi-Permanent high pressure sits here throughout much of the year.

“But what’s been happening through this year so far and especially during the summer, is high pressure from the Azores keeps extending across the UK, hence the warm summer and the very dry summer that we’ve had.

“And that repeating pattern repeats again this weekend.

“There’s also an area of low pressure which will likely bring some wetter weather for a time, later Saturday into Sunday to the northwest, mainly Northern Ireland, western Scotland, and then clearing from the far north of Scotland during Monday.”

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