So, I think most of us have realised Bunnings has now opened in Loudwater. The lack of warning of an opening date was due the shop opening a week earlier than expected. Now…you don’t hear that very often!
If like me, you have found it a breath of fresh air where DIY shops are concerned you will have noticed the variety of new products to look at, especially in the “outside living” departments. Bunnings have a long history as a leading retailer in Australia & New Zealand, over 25 years. The prices are good too. Bunnings say if you find an item cheaper elsewhere, they will not only match it, they will give you 10% off too. Can’t say fairer than that.
For parents, it’s a great idea having kids activities instore. This weekend there is face painting between 11 & 1pm, kids DIY workshop between 2 & 3pm & for the adults, each weekend has a DIY workshop, this weekend being “How to mount shelves on any wall”. This is on at 10.30am, 1pm & 3.30pm. It’s also worth noting that there is a kids play area, coffee machine & tables & chairs to rest, wait or just drink coffee.
Bunnings also offer fundraising opportunities for non-profit groups in the form of a “Sausage Sizzle”. They also hold Community DIY workshops… workshops for local community groups such as schools, nursing homes & non-profit groups. They will come to you or you can go to the store. Leaflets & information on these workshops are instore. I noticed a key cutting machine just inside the doors…always handy to know.
So far, I have found the staff to be very friendly & helpful. Apparently the staff count has gone from approx. 40 to 70 making life much easier for you when you need advice or help.
So…. If you haven’t taken a look at the store yet, get down there this weekend. Leave the kids doing a workshop while you take a browse around & get a sausage sizzle as you leave, but don’t forget to collect the kids on the way out!