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Good DIY stores in Bern

Hi there,,

I am new to the English forum and soon to be in Bern

When I move in to my new home I need to make some new cupboards, furniture etc. is there anywhere in Bern that is good for this sort of thing. Anything that is either like B&Q or wickes.
Hope you can be of help.
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Re: Good DIY stores in Bern

You could try OBI or BauHaus both on the outskirts of Bern, similar to Wickes or B & Q, mainly catering for the average DIY jobs.
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Bauhaus http://map.search.ch/d/tzmnzg4zd.html
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Re: Good DIY stores in Bern

A bit further away in Bienne there's a Hornbach which is also good for finding bits and pieces that some other places don't stock. Also look for Coop bricolage and Migros DIY shops around Bern too.
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Re: Good DIY stores in Bern

Difficult to say without knowing your budget, but TopTip and Conforama are up at Lyssach (north of Bern) near the Ikea, and there are stores like Mobel Pfister if you want to stretch to higher quality
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Difficult to say without knowing your budget, but TopTip and Conforama are up at Lyssach (north of Bern) near the Ikea, and there are stores like Mobel Pfister if you want to stretch to higher quality
They are furniture shops, he is looking for DIY shops.

Welcome to the forum Dave. I expect you know that you are only allowed to hammer from about 7 am to 8 pm Monday to Saturday.
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They are furniture shops, he is looking for DIY shops.

Welcome to the forum Dave. I expect you know that you are only allowed to hammer from about 7 am to 8 pm Monday to Saturday.
Oh! MAKE furniture like a table hewn from a huge piece of oak?! Cool!

Sorry, misunderstood. Thought he meant like self assembly
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Re: Good DIY stores in Bern

Many thanks for all your input everyone, good to know people are there to help us newbies to swiss
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Re: Good DIY stores in Bern

Didn't know that but good to know for the future, thanks
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