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Returns & Refunds - FAQs

COVID-19 - Refund Policy Changes

Where safe to do so our stores remain open to provide a Click & Collect service for essential purchases only. To protect our colleagues and customers, we are not currently able to process refunds. This applies to all purchases made instore from 1 March 2020 onwards.


  • Refunds cannot be processed by our stores, website or our Contact Centre for any purchases made instore from 1 March 2020 onwards at this time.
  • We can exchange faulty goods where essential, but only where stocks allow. Please avoid unnecessary travel as we cannot guarantee availability.
  • If you do need to come to store, please check your local stores opening hours here and respect the strict Social Distancing measures in place.
  • You should retain your goods and receipts until we are able to offer this service when normal trading resumes.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Find out more about our returns service, including how to return unwanted or faulty products, what to do if your product has a manufacturer’s warranty and how long your refund will take.

If your product was delivered directly by the manufacturer, please see our Approved Supplier FAQs for further help.

FREE RETURNS with our 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

We offer free returns with our 30 day money back guarantee. We hope that you will never need to return anything, however, should you need to do so we aim to make it as quick and easy as possible to exchange or refund your purchase. Please note your statutory rights are not affected by this guidance.

  • Simply take your unwanted or faulty items to your nearest Screwfix Store
  • If your item is unwanted and not faulty, please make sure that it is unused and in a saleable condition complete with its original packaging and any promotional items associated to the purchase. Certain items will be excluded, these are marked as such online and in our catalogues.
  • Please remember to drain any fuel or oil from mechanical products before returning them as our stores are unable to accept them.
  • Remember to bring your receipt, invoice or order reference number to speed things up.
  • We will check the items and confirm they were purchased in the last 30 days.
  • Then we can offer an exchange, a system credit or issue a refund against the original method of payment.

Please Note: Some items are excluded from our returns policy or are not suitable to return to store.

  • What do I do if an item develops a fault after 30 days?

    If an item is faulty and you purchased it more than 30 days ago, it is our aim to get the problem put right as quickly as possible. We may offer a repair or replacement of the item, or offer a price reduction or refund.

    If the product is to be repaired, and the manufacturer has provided a helpline, repair service or warranty, please contact the manufacturer direct in the first instance. If you require assistance with locating the manufacturer or their contact details, please contact us.

    If there is no such service or warranty with the product, in most instances we will either offer a repair or where this is not possible, we will replace the item with the same or an equivalent model.

    For power tools, we have teamed up with our leading power tool suppliers to offer a free, fast and reliable repair service. This service is available via our stores and through Customer Services. Your faulty power tool will be repaired and returned to you ready to use. Using this service can often be the fastest way to get any problem put right. The service is available for power tools from the following manufacturers:

    DeWalt Makita Hikoki Bosch Sparky Paslode Milwaukee

    Remember you must register your extended power tool warranty online within 28 days of purchase. Visit Warranty page for more details.

  • My product is faulty but is still guaranteed by the manufacturer, what do I do?

    You will need to contact the manufacturer directly in the first instance for assistance. The guarantee information should have been provided with the product at the point of purchase. However, if you require assistance with locating the manufacturer or their contact details, please contact us.

  • What should I do if I’ve already installed something which has developed a fault?

    If the item is installed, please check first whether the manufacturer has provided a helpline, repair service or warranty. If you require assistance with locating the manufacturer, or your product was not supplied with such a warranty or service please visit a store or contact us.

    If your item develops a fault within 30 days from the date of purchase, then you will be able to reject the goods and receive a full refund or a replacement. After 30 days, we may offer a repair or replacement of the item or offer a price reduction or refund.

  • Do I need to provide a cancellation form?

    By law, we have to provide you with this Cancellation Form. However, you do not have to use it and you may find one of the other methods of cancellation/return more convenient.

  • Which items are excluded from the 30 day ‘unwanted’ returns policy?

    Certain items are marked in the catalogue or on the website as being excluded from the 30-day unwanted items return policy. This includes goods that are cut, mixed or made to your requirements, as well as used macerators, toilets and water pumps.

    We cannot accept the return of unwanted boilers, boiler parts or boiler spares where the product box/packaging has been opened.

  • What happens if my items delivered or collected from store are damaged or incorrect?

    If you have received your delivery and products are damaged or incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible with your order reference and full details of the products, so that our teams can resolve this for you.

    For instore orders, where possible, always check the goods before leaving the premises, if you have collected your order from store and your items are damaged or incorrect, please return to the store with the items so that the team can resolve this for you.

  • I've not received my refund yet, how long does this take?

    Refunds to card can take 3-5 working days, refunds to PayPal can take 5-10 working days. If you have not received your refund within the timeframe detailed, please contact us with your order and refund details.

  • I paid by PayPal on the website, how do I get a refund?

    The quickest and easiest way is to take the product into your nearest Screwfix Store where the team will request the refund to be processed centrally. Alternatively, in store we can also arrange an exchange, replacement product or a system credit instead.

  • I need a spare part for my item, will Screwfix be able to supply this?

    Currently, we do not supply spare parts for all items that we sell. First of all, please check the item description and any related products on our website, further details may also be supplied in the Q&A section for the particular item.

    Spare parts may also be available direct from the manufacturer, if your item was supplied with an instruction manual, please check this, or alternatively, please contact us for further help.

  • Can I return something to store even if I didn’t buy it at that particular store?

    Yes, unless the item has been delivered by one of our approved suppliers. Whether you bought the item in another Screwfix Store or you ordered online or over the phone and had it delivered, you can usually take it back to any of our stores - this is the quickest way to process your return. Please provide the original order reference when returning the item.

  • I can’t return the item to a store easily, what should I do?

    If there is not a Screwfix Store near you or you are unable to return a particular item to a store, you can return it from any post office. Please note certain items cannot be returned via the post office, this includes items:

    • Over 1m in length
    • Over 2kg in weight
    • Powered by lithium batteries

    You will need to complete the Returns Form and print off a returns label. In some instances, we can arrange a carrier pick up service, however, depending on the circumstances, this may incur a charge (max of £20). Please contact us to discuss this if needed.

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