Howarth opens a DIY store at Brockley Cross

The Howarth team LTR: Aron Ford, Gary Ford Tom Woodcock 
Brockley Cross stalwart Howarth Timber and Building Supplies has opened a new shop as part of the national firm's expansion programme ahead of its 175th anniversary next year.

Howarth's new store is next door to its yard on Shardeloes Road (a refurbished 100-year old bank) and will cater for the trade, self-builders and DIYers over two floors, with heavy emphasis on flooring supplies.

Gary Ford, general manager of Howarth’s London branches, said: “We see this new shop as an Aladdin’s cave [not to be confused with the Aladdin's Cave] – we stock everything from bolts and door handles to jigsaw blades and drill bits. The shop is easily accessible and we hope to serve the surrounding community’s DIY needs, as well as those of our trade customers."

9 comments:

treated or untreated? said...

I hope they are prepared for customers who are not quite so knowledgeable about what they need as those in the trade.

brockley man said...

Most people should have basic knowledge skills of what tools to use.
A hammer is used for nails.
A saw cuts wood.

NAT said...

KJ supplies on Lewisham way opposite Aladdins Cave are the ones to see for DIY advice.

occasional diy-er said...

they've had a shop there for a while so I guess this is more expansion than new... it's expensive but generally good quality products.

yeah they do some across as looking down on anyone who's now a tradesperson/expert or who doesn't know quite what they need...

Save Ferris said...

I ordered flooring from them lat week after going in several times with with questions. They found that they were really helpful and I'm a total dunce with DIY.

Save Ferris said...

*I found that they were really helpful*

barry bucknall said...

what's a screwdriver for then?

Monkeyboy said...

opening tins of paint

Testing said...

Wasn't aware this was new as have been going in for the past few months. Very useful, stocks most things you would need in a hurry.

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