Here are some of our key milestones. As you’ll see, we have a proud history – but we’re even more excited about the future.
Homebase opens its doors for the first time
The very first Homebase opens in Croydon. A joint venture between Sainsbury’s and a Belgian retailer, it brings a supermarket style layout to the DIY market.
Homebase blooms overnight
Homebase buys Texas Homecare. Overnight, Homebase triples in size and establishes itself as a major player in the home improvement market.
Part of something bigger
Homebase is acquired by GUS plc, which also owns Argos. The two retailers later break away to form Home Retail Group.
2016 and beyond
In February 2016 Homebase was acquired by Bunnings, the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand. This starts a whole new chapter for us and makes it an exciting time to join a company with big changes ahead.