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."