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Alaskan Air Conditioners
Headers: Portable Air Conditioners, Split Systems, Technical Data, Fans, Heaters, Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers, Refrigerators, Insect Control, Patio Heaters
Alaskan Air Conditioners are a range of compact portable air conditioners, available in a range of sizes and specifications. Installation requires only a 13 amp socket outlet and a window to exhaust the heat. All models are supplied complete with infrared handsets, window ducting kits and an operating manual. Alaskan Air Conditioners are made by InStyle Products Limited which is based in Ware, Hertfordshire.
Headers: BBQs, Garden Furniture, Hammocks, Heat & Light, Games & Picnics, Ornaments, Home Accessories, Home Living
Good range of stylish garden leisure items and home accessories including storage, kitchen accessories, bathroom accessories and bedroom accessories. There is also a small number of home furniture items. Arboreta is a family run business based in Hexham, Northumberland.
• Special Features: Monthly prize draw with a prize of £500 Arboreta vouchers. Price promise.
• Free UK Mainland Delivery(Contact them for deliveries outside of the mainland)
Headers: Room Solutions, Heating & Cooling, Wall & Floor, Finishing Touches, Appliances, Garden, Tools & Materials
The DIY superstore B&Q is offering over 10,000 products online. They are also offering finance in the form of homeplan loans and the B&Q store card, which can be used in store or online, a free design consultation service, installation service packages, plus "how to" guides and product health and safety information. Excellent, fast loading site. Please note that power tools are not available online.
Installation service. Full details of B&Qs Installation Service Package.
• Free Delivery on orders >£400
Headers: Plants, Cut Flowers, Barbeques & Patio heaters, Growhouses & Stores, Chemicals & Fertilisers, Clothing, Composts & Stone, Eco friendly, Fireworks, Furniture, Games, Gifts, Irrigation, Lighting, Logs & Coal, Machinery, Pots & containers, Sculptures & Sundials, Sundries, Tools, Water Features, Tickets
Massive gardening web site selling a huge range of plants, garden accessories, garden furniture and equipment. Unfortunately they only deliver to England, Wales and the lowlands of Scotland at the moment.
• Special Features: On the site you will find an "At a glance guide" to the gardening week plus lots of information and advice on plants and equipment and gardening tips by Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimmock. You can also get regular care tip emails from Alan Titchmarsh.
Headers: Computing & Electronics, Home & Garden, Kitchen & Cooking, Health & Beauty, Gifts & Travel
Electricshopping offers a wide range of home electrical equipment with a really good selection of small kitchen appliances. The range includes fitness equipment, personal care products, computer systems, hardware and peripherals plus an excellent range of home security equipment. You can even buy garden tools, patio heaters and outdoor lights. Excellent range. Founded in 1997, Electricshopping is owned by The Tomorrow Group and is based in London and is an authorised reseller and service agent to all the brands on its site.
• Special Features: 14 day returns policy
• Free UK Delivery - Free except for NI, Highlands and Islands
• European Delivery Available
Headers: DIY Tools, Knobs & Knockers, Garden Shop, Sale Shop, Safety Shop
Diytools.co.uk has a huge stock of items from tools to greenhouses and garden sheds to woodworking machinery. With over 20 departments covering everything for the home, workshop and garden there is a wide choice of products suitable for the DIY enthusiast, homemaker, tradesman, gardener and hobbyist. Many of their products offer significant discounts on top brand DIY products. Shop here and get DIY loyalty points which works out at 3p in the pound. DIY Tools is owned by Taylor Bros (Liverpool) Ltd and is based in Caryl Street, Liverpool.
• Free Delivery on orders >£50
Headers: Living Room, Bedroom, Dining Room, Music and TV Units, Office Furniture, Kitchen Furniture, Bathroom Furniture, Childrens Furniture, Conservatory Furniture, Garden Furniture, Pictures & Accessories, Garage Furniture.
Very good range of furniture in all departments. They also have a good range of pictures and accessories. Furniture123 have been trading online since 1999 and offer thousands of products for the home and garden at up to 30% below high street prices. Fabric samples are available on request.
Furniture 123 is based in Shannon Street, Leeds.
• Free Mainland Delivery
Headers: Heating, Lighting, Games, Barbecues, Picnics, Green Fingers, Garden Extras
Nice selection of garden accessories from Garden Bliss, from firepits to giant snakes and ladders. Lighting includes stylish gas lights and torches as well as more conventional lights. There is a large selection of picnic hampers, baskets and backpacks. Gift vouchers are available. Garden Bliss is part of Prezzybox and is based in Austrey, Warwickshire.
• Free Delivery
Gardens and Homes Direct
Headers: Garden Furniture, Garden Accessories, Garden Tools, Barbecues, Garden Structures, Garden Sheds, Children's Gardening, Garden Games, Children's Playhouses, Trampolines, Paddling Pools, Pets, Wildlife Care, Dog Food, Home Furniture, Home Furnishings, Home Entertainment, Televisions, Gifts
Large range of practically everything to do with the garden except plants and power tools - from hammocks to fountains, from sheds to garden clocks. Plus a small range of home furniture and furnishings. Gardens and Homes Direct is based in Glasgow.
• Free UK Delivery on orders >£50
Headers: Machinery, Outdoor Leisure, Plants, The Garden
Comprehensive range of gardening products including garden buildings, garden ornaments, garden accessories, garden tools, garden machinery, furniture, heating, lighting, cooking and, of course, plants. There is also a very good range of toboggans and trampolines. Gone Gardening is operated by Crocus.co.uk.
Special Features: 30 day returns policy.
Gone Gardening do not deliver to the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, the Scottish Isles, parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Isles.
Headers: Womens, Mens, Babies & Kids, Electrical, Home & Garden, Leisure
The website is operated by the catalogue people, Great Universal. This means that you can either pay immediately by credit or debit card, or you can open an account with them. Account holders get 20 weeks interest free credit and 40 weeks for some items such as computers and mobile phones. There is a large choice of clothing, electrical and home and garden goods - just what you would expect from a catalogue.
• Special Features: Free 14 day returns policy
• Free Delivery
• Special Offers: 10% discount is available for first time visitors and up to 20% off Great Universal catalogue prices when you buy online.
Greenfingers Trading Ltd
Headers: Garden Furniture, Garden Sheds, Buildings & Storage, Patio Heaters & Fire Baskets, Garden Games & Fun, Greenhouses & Winter Protection, Garden Lighting, Garden Water Features, Garden Ornaments, Garden Gates, Gazebos, Arches, etc., Fencing, Edging & Decking, Indoor Furniture, Indoor Style, Outdoor Style: Themes, Garden Tools & Equipment, Aches & Pains, Gardenwear, Wild Birds, Pest Control, Pots & Planters, Plantcare & Lawncare, Alfresco Dining
They seem to have thought of everything at Greenfingers.com, and with a good selection in each category too. In addition there is a host of useful gardening workshops, not to mention competitive prices. However, note that their product selection is more on garden accessories and buildings with no plant section.
• Special Features: Plant Finder and gardening information
Delivery to mainland only - only certain products to Chanel Islands and NI.
Headers: Home & Garden, Electrical Appliances, Technology, Sport & Leisure, Fashion, Gifts & Flowers, Toys, Baby
A collection of the best of the home and gift ranges from the 26 John Lewis UK Department stores. Superb site, easy to use, great design, selling everything from plasma TVs to Cross Classic Pens. Prices are surprisingly competitive considering the range of items. Do not apply their price match guarantee shop pricing as strictly on the web, but claim that they keep as close as they can, and mostly prices are syncronised. Hot on customer service. Buy online or request a free catalogue - there are 5 to choose from.
• Special Features: Free 28 day returns policy.
• Free Delivery
Headers: Power Washers & Steamers, Air Compressors, Air Tools and Accessories, Engines & Electric Motors, Welders and Accessories, Metalworking, Garage Equipment, Storage, Materials handling, Lifting & Pulling, Hand Tools, Construction, Generators, Electrical, Power Tools, Woodworking, Security, Heating & Ventilation, Cleaning & Decorating, Health & Safety, Clothing, Pumping, Gardening
Specialist supplier of tools and equipment for DIY and Trade, offering a very large choice of top brand products at competitive prices. Catalogue available. Machine Mart has almost 50 stores throughout the UK.
Greenhouse heaters and Patio Heaters & Chimineas
Headers: Video, Audio, Television, For the Home, For the Kitchen, Personal Care, Home Office, Telescopes, Binoculars, Security, Phones, Photo
Based in Rochester, Kent, Popcorn offers a very nice selection of gadgets plus some superb Meade and Bresser telescopes. The security section is very good and includes CCTV, burglar alarms, security VCR, cameras and sensors. In addition there is a very good selection of TVs, MP3 players, cordless telephones plus a small computing section. Oh, and you get free popcorn with every order!
Styles Online Garden Centre
Headers: Garden & Conservatory Furniture, Aquatics, Barbeques, Shed & Greenhouses, Garden Vouchers, Patio Heaters, Free Garden Information
Excellent range of top quality garden furniture, garden buildings, barbeques and aquatic products for tropical aquariums and garden ponds, at discount prices. Styles Garden Centre is based in Paignton, Devon.
• Free Delivery on orders >£300
Headers: Basketball Equipment, Fitness Equipment, Garden & Outdoors, Hammocks, Home & Living, Indoor Games, Outdoor Games, Picnic Sets, Playcentres, Sports Equipment, Table Sports, Trampolines
Very good range of both indoor and outdoor leisure products from basketballs to giant chess sets, and hammocks to bar stools. And not just for the home - Sunshine bits stocks products suitable for clubs, schools and corporate events. There is also a very good selection of indoor games including chess,, home casino and party games as well as more traditional games like cribbage, bagatelle, mah jong and penny arcades plus lots more - great for gifts for all ages. The website is fast and very easy to navigate. Sunshine Bits is a trading name of JDL Enterprises (UK) Ltd and is baed in Cambridge.
• Special Features: 14 day returns policy
Two Wests & Elliott
Headers: Greenhouse Shelving, Greenhouse Staging, Pots & Plant Handling, Propagation, Garden Watering, Greenhouse Watering, Tools & Equipment, Measurement & Control, Lighting & Power, Heating & Insulation, Ventilation & Shading, Plant Protection, Fruit Cages, Cold Frames & Cloches, Greenhouses, Poly Tunnels, Structures & Buildings
If you are serious about gardening, then this is the site for you. Large range of greenhouse and garden tools and equipment, hand picked and tested for quality. Some of the products are specially designed for the company and are not available elsewhere. Established in the 1975, Two Wests and Elliott is based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
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