Wickes Money-Saving Hints and Tips
Price PromiseIf you find the same product cheaper elsewhere, Wickes will match it on price.
Free DeliveryGet your order delivered free on the day of your choice when you spend over £75 at Wickes. You can also click and collect your order from one of its stores for free too.
OffersCheck out Wickes’ website for all its latest offers, including savings on kitchens and money off when you buy three or more products.
Tool HireRather than investing in tools you won’t necessarily need in the future, hiring them for the job is a great money-saving alternative. Wickes has 100s of products available to hire from leading brands at different rates depending on how long you want to hire them for.
Wickes DiscountGet more for your money when you apply a Wickes promo code at the checkout.
What Else Does Wickes Offer?
Not sure what design will suit your space? Or maybe you’re lacking ideas for how to decorate it. Get all the inspiration and help you need with a free design appointment at Wickes. The design consultancy will help you choose what’s right for you by offering a home measure and a 3D plan, as well as expert advice on how to renovate or decorate your home.
Essential Tools for your Toolbox
A well-equipped toolbox is something that every DIY enthusiast should own. Having the basic tools to tackle emergency projects around the home is essential.
Choose Quality Tools
If you want to ensure every DIY job you tackle is done well, you need the right tools for the job. But not just any old tools or the cheapest you can find. Cheap tools can break. You need quality tools from established brand names with a good reputation. High quality craftsman’s tools are durable hard-wearing, and usually,come with a lifetime warranty.
Build Your Tool Kit
It’s not necessary to rush out and buy a full selection of tools just to do one job. Building your tool kit piece by piece makes much more sense. Buying individual tools as when you need them saves you spending a lot of money in one go.
The Essential Tools:
A good quality, solid hammer has many uses and an asset to every home. It can also be used for small demolition jobs or something as simple as hanging a picture. A claw hammer is heavy enough for most home repairs, but also light enough to carry around with you. Choose a claw hammer that has a durable synthetic handle as wood handles can break.
It’s sensible to pick out a flathead screwdriver and a Philips screwdriver too. The flathead version has a single blade that fits into the slot of a flathead screw. This versatile tool can also be used for prying, scraping and nudging.
Choose a variety of different sizes so that you always have the tool you need. A Phillips head screwdriver has a four-star point at the tip, which fits into cross-shaped screws. The design allows you to apply more pressure than with a flathead screwdriver. Again, select varying sizes.
A super versatile crescent wrench is an adjustable wrench that works like a multi-purpose tool. The sliding jaw changes the width of the wrench so that you can use it for different tasks. If your project requires the tightening and loosening of many different sized nuts and bolts, you are likely to require a socket wrench. The socket wrench has a ratcheting mechanism that allows you to tighten nuts without removing and refitting the wrench. Select a socket wrench with a few extenders.
The utility knife’s ultra sharp blade makes it a handy tool to have in your kit. It can easily tackle numerous tasks that require cutting or scraping.
To complete your tool kit, you will also need to buy the following:
Needle nose pliers
A cordless drill and bits
A spirit level
A tape measure
A strong, solid and waterproof box to store all of your tools in.
Whatever DIY task you have set your sights on, you will find all the quality tools you need at Wickes. So don’t forget to take advantage of our vouchers and save yourself some cash.
DIY Seasonal Jobs Guide
Winter: Banishing the coldIt’s the big chill, you’re reading this with chattering teeth, freezing hands and a sniffle. What’s most important to you right now? That’s right, getting warm and toasty.
Wickes has plenty of solutions to help you to banish those pesky drafts: perhaps you need to purchase some insulation or renew your double glazing to help lock in heat, or maybe install a fireplace or radiators to help maintain a warm and comforting environment.
If you're considering all that, why not go the whole hog and redo your kitchen too? Wickes have all the essentials to help you with your kitchen redesign project such as complete, ready to fit kitchen suites as well as hobs, hoods, ovens, sinks and tiles if you just want to make incremental changes. Review our latest, hot deals now to prepare for the new year.
Spring: Green fingersThe end of February and beginning of March is time to say "rise and shine", by refreshing your garden. Now's the time to stock up on garden essentials like compost & topsoil, bark for your borders, weedkillers and fertilisers to help restore greenery to your garden.
But what use would fertiliser be without an efficient hose or even a sprinkler? So don't forget to check yours works. Also, don't forget to wipe down your trusty spade, it won't be much good to you if it's rusty - if so, get a replacement.
Check our Wickes promotions and get your garden ready for Summer - it's just around the corner...
Summer: BBQ Season and SunshineSummer is all about soaking up the rays. Maximise the fleeting sunshine by refreshing your garden, or other outdoor spaces, in good time.
Dust off your barbie, and check it works. If not, use it as an excuse to upgrade - Wickes has a great range of BBQs, firepits and smokers. After that, all you need is charcoal, fire logs and the tools - they have all that too.
Fancy keeping the party going well into the evening? Why not invest in a chill banishing patio heater or chiminea? With Wickes you’re covered for every season.
Autumn: Tidy and PrepareThe leaves are dropping and Halloween is on the horizon. This is a good time of year to invest in your home security alarm systems, with Christmas just around the corner it’s high time that you ensure your valuables, possessions and family are safe so consider upgrading to heavy duty locks, new UPVC doors and security cameras.
With the last of the summer sun setting and the night’s drawing it might be a good idea to think about your interior lighting situation. Wickes stock a huge array of indoor lighting styles, light your kitchen, light your bathroom, don’t succumb to the lack of natural sunlight, take control and keep your house cosy.
With Wickes’ How to guides you can become a master of diy in no time. Reinvent your space in time to help fight off those impending winter blues and the unrepentant cold and flu season.