British home improvement retailer and garden centre

Homebase is a British home improvement retailer and garden centre in the United Kingdom. Its main offices are in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.

HHGL Limited[1]
Company typeLimited company
IndustryRetail / Home improvement
Founded1979 (as Sainsbury's Homebase)
HeadquartersMilton Keynes
Number of locations
255 stores (United Kingdom)
15 stores (Ireland)
Key people
Peter Davis
(Managing Director)
Rodney Boys
(Finance Director)
  • DIY Tools
  • Paint & Decor
  • Outdoor Living
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Gardening
Revenue£1.4679 billion (2013–14)

As of December 2016, Homebase has 255 shops in the United Kingdom.[2]



It was founded by the supermarket chain Sainsbury's and Belgian retailer GB-Inno-BM in 1979, as Sainsbury's Homebase.

In December 2000, Sainsbury's sold the Homebase chain.

In November 2002, Homebase was sold again, to GUS plc, It became Argos Retail Group (later renamed as Home Retail Group).[3]

In February 2016, Australian retailer Wesfarmers bought Homebase.[4][5]


  1. "HHGL Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. "About Homebase". Homebase. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  3. "GUS snaps up Homebase". BBC News. 21 November 2002. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  4. Homebase bought by Australia's Wesfarmers for £340m, BBC News, 18 January 2016, retrieved 18 January 2016
  5. Neilan, Catherine (29 February 2016). "Homebase to be rebranded Bunnings after Wesfarmers completes £340m acquisition from Home Retail Group - now what's happening with Argos?". City A.M. Retrieved 29 February 2016.