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Old May 5th 2006, 7:09 pm   #1
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With the increase of stores like Ikea spouting up in Spain, are there any DIY stores yet on a larger scale like B&Q where you can purchase most things under one roof.

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With the increase of stores like Ikea spouting up in Spain, are there any DIY stores yet on a larger scale like B&Q where you can purchase most things under one roof.

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They seem to have a lot of DIY stuff, garden, lighting, BBQ

Prices: are quite good
They are in Denia, Oliva, Torrevieja, Orihuela Costa, Finestrat, Santa Pola, Camposol, San Javier
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much as i absolutly HATE to say it - la cañada has a good diy store, where you can buy everything.. but the prices are over inflated for the marbella crowd.

i much prefer AKI which can be found in fuengerola (by dunns mijas costa), in malaga (near carrefour maine n340 into malaga town), and i am sure some others, its a big store...HUGE some great discounted stuff in there, its much like mfi in the uk .
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much as i absolutly HATE to say it - la cañada has a good diy store, where you can buy everything.. but the prices are over inflated for the marbella crowd.

i much prefer AKI which can be found in fuengerola (by dunns mijas costa), in malaga (near carrefour maine n340 into malaga town), and i am sure some others, its a big store...HUGE some great discounted stuff in there, its much like mfi in the uk .
I bought a circular saw in there a couple of weeks ago 9€ and it works nearly as good as my old wolf make one.
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9€ !!! i KNOW i´d seen them in there that cheap but by the time i went back and decided to buy one they had sold out.. dammit! cheapest one was 29€ when i went

the good stuff seems to sell out fast - i wanted one of their computer desks, went back after i got paid and they had all gone - yet when i saw them they had a stack of 40 or so and it was only a week later !

things like brackets an that are very cheap in there, laminate flooring at 6e a metre etc etc.. very good prices.
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With the increase of stores like Ikea spouting up in Spain, are there any DIY stores yet on a larger scale like B&Q where you can purchase most things under one roof.

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Leroy Merlin seems to be a reasonable B+Q equivalent - have a decent website too www.leroymerlin.es you can see if there is one near to you.
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Leroy Merlin seems to be a reasonable B+Q equivalent - have a decent website too www.leroymerlin.es you can see if there is one near to you.
thats the one i was refering to in la cañada.
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There seem to be loads of huge DIY stores on the Costa Blanca, possibly reflecting the crazy N.European influx and their desire to put up dodgy shelving and ill-positioned tiles!
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Thanks to all, some great information

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BRICO House

They seem to have a lot of DIY stuff, garden, lighting, BBQ

Prices: are quite good
They are in Denia, Oliva, Torrevieja, Orihuela Costa, Finestrat, Santa Pola, Camposol, San Javier
hi,

i see you mention camposol.

i was wondeing if u could give me any information on it there........are all the buildings sound?, have there been any major problems in that area?..................any info would be good anyway

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In Malaga there is also a very large Bauhaus. Take the road to the airport from the motorway and it's on a huge estate on the right behind the car dealers.

Incidentally Leroy Merlin own AKI.
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In Malaga there is also a very large Bauhaus. Take the road to the airport from the motorway and it's on a huge estate on the right behind the car dealers.

Incidentally Leroy Merlin own AKI.
I noticed the LEROY MERLIN in SAN FERNANDO was open today
not been in yet
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much as i absolutly HATE to say it - la cañada has a good diy store, where you can buy everything.. but the prices are over inflated for the marbella crowd.

i much prefer AKI which can be found in fuengerola (by dunns mijas costa), in malaga (near carrefour maine n340 into malaga town), and i am sure some others, its a big store...HUGE some great discounted stuff in there, its much like mfi in the uk .
Big AKI in the Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja, and there is also a Hardy not far away, both very similar to B&Q, and you can get wood cut to size there. We use both on a quite regular basis.
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Big AKI in the Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja, and there is also a Hardy not far away, both very similar to B&Q, and you can get wood cut to size there. We use both on a quite regular basis.
Both excellent shops, by the way it is ARDY not Hardy.

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