||B&Q is founded by Richard Block and David Quayle
First store opens in Southampton, UK
||First Castorama store opens in Englos, near Lille in France
||Screwfix starts life in Yeovil, UK as the Woodscrew Supply Company
First Screwfix catalogue consists of a single page, solely dedicated to screws
||B&Q expands through the acquisition of the Dodge City stores
||Screwfix's catalogue increases to four pages offering hardware to DIY and Trade professionals under the name of 'Handimail'