Landlords and tenants save time and money with the B&Q Decorating Card Scheme

We understand the demands and constraints faced by housing landlords, in guaranteeing the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of a property portfolio. That’s why we introduced the B&Q Decorating Card – a very simple, yet extremely effective way of delivering decorating allowances to your tenants.

With years of experience working with housing landlords nationwide we have developed a solution that will save you time and money. The B&Q Decorating Card scheme is designed to put you in control whilst providing your tenants with access to the widest possible choice of decorating products available under one roof, seven days a week.

Just look at what we can offer:

  • Unrivalled choice at 290+ stores throughout the UK
  • Purchases restricted to decorating products only
  • Cards managed by landlord through secure self-serve web portal
  • Credit account facilities
  • Scheme management reports
  • Attractive rebates based on annual sales volume
  • Open value or pre-denominated cards
  • DIY Ideas & advice available in store and online

A straightforward process

Our electronic décor card scheme is available to members and is managed through a self-serve intuitive and easy to use web portal. The cards hold no monetary value until activated by landlord.

Portal features include:

  • Open value or pre-denominated card types
  • Instant card load, activation, cancellation and balance enquiries
  • Authorised user maintenance
  • Tracking and usage reports
  • Replenishment of collateral (cards & wallets)
  • Invoicing suite enables correct electronic distribution and copy invoices
  • Portal supports both physical and digital cards

Our well-managed service

The décor card scheme / portal solution is administratively light touch and the most efficient / controlled way of rewarding tenants with instant décor allowances. B&Q décor cards are systemically restricted to decorative products only, tenants can shop in a retail environment for all their internal décor needs and brands within the following categories: interior paints, woodcare and varnishes, wallpapers and pastes, non-powered decorating utensils, sandpaper, fillers and sealants and cleaning products. In addition, allowances don’t have to be spent all at once.

We deliver social impact

You can inspire your tenants to improve their homes with B&Q home decorative solutions. We provide help and advice that will improve tenant skills to carry out décor projects and improve the fabric of your assets. That’s on top of helpful friendly advice available in-store, supported with ‘how to’ guides and YouTube videos. We’re a corporate socially responsible home improvement retailer and have won numerous sustainability and environmental awards via our sustainability programme, One Planet Home.

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