Homebase home delivery grinds to a halt as new owners revamp website

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Homebase’s home delivery service has temporarily been put on pause as new owners Bunnings works to move the business to a new web platform.

Bunnings said Homebase’s home delivery service would return soon after a transitional period is complete.

Wesfarmers, the Australian conglomerate that owns Bunnings, acquired Homebase last year as part of an attempt to enter the UK’s DIY retail market.

The transition period includes separating it from former owners Home Retail Group and re-platforming Homebase’s website.

“This is temporary and part of the website re-platform, to make it easier for customers to browse our great ranges, advice and ideas,” a Bunnings spokeswoman said.

“During this time shoppers will still be able to browse the site and check stock availability in our stores.”

A string of Homebase stores have also been converted, with plans to have between 15 to 20 of them operating as Bunnings warehouse stores by the end of this year.

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