Holiday May 2022 Hardware store opening hours for B&Q, Wickes, Argos, Screwfix and more

Planning to make the most of your holiday to do a bit of DIY around the house? Find out about the opening hours of the best hardware stores

People queue outside a B&Q store that reopened on April 23, 2020 amid the coronavirus lockdown
Bank holidays mean different opening hours for many shops across the UK, don’t be surprised

The May Bank Holiday is fast approaching and what better time to get on with all those odd jobs you’ve been putting off around the house since Christmas?

The early May bank holiday falls on 2nd May this year, with the end of May bank holiday being moved to 2nd June to make a four day weekend for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A long weekend offers a perfect opportunity to do some renovation work, but hardware stores are likely to have different opening times.

So that you are not surprised by reduced opening hours on public holidays, we have compiled a summary of the opening hours of your favorite DIY stores.


B&Q shoppers can look forward to regular opening hours on the May bank holidays



B&Q is usually open during regular business hours on bank holidays and this doesn’t seem to change for the upcoming May bank holiday.

This means that do-it-yourselfers can head to B&M between 8am and 8pm on bank holiday Mondays, although opening hours may vary from store to store.

Check your local store with the B&Q Find Store tool.


Wickes will also be open as usual for the May bank holiday. The regular shop opening times are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Keep in mind that local opening hours may vary, so use Wickes’ store locator tool before heading out.


Argos shops are open as usual


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Most Argos shops are open during their regular opening hours on this bank holiday in May.

Opening hours vary from shop to shop, most shops are open from 9am to 8pm, but you should check the regular opening hours of your local shop before heading out by using the Argos Shop find”.

screw fix

All Screwfix stores are open as usual on public holidays.

Shops are open Monday to Friday from 7am to 8pm, Saturday from 7am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 6pm, but local restrictions apply.

Check their website for local Screwfix opening times.

home base

Do-it-yourselfers will also get their money’s worth during the May holiday


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Most Homebase shops are open from 8am to 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

However, as with many other stores, times may vary from store to store. Find your local home base on their website and check specific opening times.


Wilko shops operate during normal business hours, but these hours vary between shops.

Most shops are open between 9am and 7pm, but some shops open earlier and others may close later.

You can find the opening and closing times of Wilko on site on the Wilko website.

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