THE August bank holiday is the perfect time to get some of those DIY projects you've been putting off done - but don't get caught out by changes to the opening times of your nearest Homebase.
If you'll be using Monday to make some home improvements, here's what you need to know.
When is Homebase open over the bank holiday?
Homebase stores are usually open between 8am and 8pm on weekdays.
On Sundays, those hours are reduced to roughly 10am to 4pm.
Homebase will be keeping its stores open on bank holiday Monday, but many will be closing a little earlier.
Exact times will vary across the country, so it's important to check the hours at your local outlet before setting out.
How can I find the opening hours for my local Homebase store?
That Homebase is staying open for the bank holiday is perfect for those wanting to buy a barbecue, garden furniture, or tools.
But closing times can vary from store to store, so it's best to check your local branch.
You can do this using the store finder on their website.
It's important to do this before heading out shopping on the bank holiday to avoid disappointment.
What bank holidays are remaining in 2019?
Workers in England and Wales get eight bank holidays every year.
After the summer bank holiday is Christmas Day, followed closely by Boxing Day, and then New Year's Day.
The UK currently has fewer bank holidays than most other European countries.
Recent years have seen some people pushing for extra holidays to honour the patron saints days of the constituent countries of the UK.
Bank or public holidays do not have to be given to employees as paid leave, an employer can decide whether to include bank holidays as part of a worker’s statutory leave.
Bank holidays may also impact how benefits are paid, the gov.uk website explains how they may be affected.