Do B&Q pay breaks?

Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks at B&Q.

Builders Merchants who pay breaks include Kingspan, Forterra and Aggregate Industries.

Last updated 16 August 2022

How we know this

Based on 189 job reviews from people who work at B&Q.

48% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

Why this matters

A good job should have paid breaks.

You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

Which builders merchants pay breaks?

  1. Kingspan Only some people get paid breaks
    7.9
  2. Forterra Most people get paid breaks
    7.9
  3. Aggregate Industries Only some people get paid breaks
    7.8
  4. Marshalls Only some people get paid breaks
    7.5
  5. Howdens Only some people get paid breaks
    6.9
  6. Ibstock Brick Most people get paid breaks
    6.5
  7. B&Q Only some people get paid breaks
    6.4
  8. Toolstation Only some people get paid breaks
    6.2
  9. Kingfisher Only some people get paid breaks
    6.1
  10. Eurocell Only some people get paid breaks
    5.6

What people are saying about sick pay at B&Q

  • Best thing

    Discount

    Worst thing

    Hours, pay, breaks, high expectations from management who sit and do nothing

    2.5

    B&Q Showroom advisor, December 2020

  • Best thing

    The people I work with, they treat me well. My supervisor always checks I'm okay and is (usually) open to changing shifts if other commitments come up (funerals, christening, etc...)

    Worst thing

    Sometimes it feels like management put earning money from sales as more important than our wellbeing (e.g. a customer will tell and swear at us but management won't do anything about it such as asking them to leave). When asked to do longer hours (8/9 hours) you sometimes have to almost 'fight' for your breaks which can get very annoying.

    8.2

    B&Q Customer advisor, June 2020