Experian Hitwise data on the most visited house and garden websites is topped by B&Q's diy.com site, which has 8.46 per cent of the total share of visits.
The most visited websites in the sector for the week to May 1 were:
- www.diy.com 8.46 per cent
- homebase.co.uk 4.97 per cent
- screwfix.com 4.66 per cent
- ikea.com 3.33 per cent
- wickes.co.uk 2.67 per cent
- matalan.co.uk 2.27 per cent
- mothercare.com 1.94 per cent
- wilkinsonplus.com 1.72 per cent
- focusdiy.co.uk 1.45 per cent
- lauraashley.com 1.22 per cent
Meanwhile, TradePoint, the new trade counter concept recently launched within B&Q Warehouse stores, has initiated a campaign to get Britain's builders wolf whistling. This May the retailer will begin the first national search for the best builder's whistle.
Whistling heats are being held within TradePoint. Tradesmen will be asked by staff if they would like to enter the competition when they visit their local store and staff will judge who they think is the best in six categories: volume, range, creativity, etiquette and tunefulness, plus of course the infamous wolf whistle. The final, which will be judged by the ‘World's Best Whistler' David Morris, will be held at a London store in June with the winner taking home a prize worth £1,000 as well as the honour of being Britain's Best Whistling Builder.
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