Toggle menu
Call Whitley bay 0191 252 1660 or Holystone 0191 266 3680

Whitley Bay Hardware Store

DIY Store 

Hardware Store | DIY | Garden Equipment | Newcastle

Situated in the centre of Whitley Bay and stocking over 12,000 lines on 2 floors. You will find all you will ever need for home improvement at our North East DIY store, matched with first class personal service from not only staff who know the answer but care. We have an extensive stock of products at our North East hardware store. If you can not see what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us as we will probably be able to source it for you.

 F E Maughan hardware store can proudly boast to have been serving Whitley Bay and surrounding North East area for eight decades this year. Looking back to the humble beginning in 1934 when Seaton Sluice house builder Frank Edward Maughan started the business in Benton to provide a diverse range of materials required to service his house building business in Newcastle. The Whitley Bay site was opened just two years later at 40 Park Avenue to expand into storing smaller plumbing materials used in the day to day building activities. After rapidly attracting passing trade a front of house counter provided the first venture into sales to the public to generate extra revenue.

 World war two put a temporary hold on to operations, but since the end of the war, the building supplies and retail services have gone from strength to strength. In the early 1970's the current Park Avenue store was expanded and developed into the two-floor DIY hardware store now serving Whitley Bay.

 Ownership of F E Maughan has passed down through the generations from Frank to his son Rowland who joined the company in 1954 to present day Directors David, Michael and Catherine Maughan.

F E Maughan is a local long established family business with a diverse range of DIY products available to both trade and the public throughout Whitley Bay, Newcastle and the North East. With products firmly aimed at the home improvement market, the hardware store features a specialist quality home furniture, hand and power tools, paints, plumbing and electrical supplies as well as a large giftware section.

You can order a full range of garden accessories, lawn mowers and hedge trimmers direct from our online store today.  If you would like any advice, our helpful store managers are here to help.

 If you are looking for quality building materials, an impressive range of sheds and wood burning stoves, garden gravel, premium kiln dried hard wood, and much more then visit our Holystone Building Materials Depot with local delivery available through the company's own fleet of delivery vehicles.