Situated in the centre of Whitley Bay and stocking over 12,000 lines on two 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 cannot 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 nearly 90 years. 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 after the end of the war, the building supplies and retail services went 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 and also Charlie and Jack, Great Great Grandson’s of Frank.
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 hand and power tools, paints, plumbing and electrical supplies as well as a large giftware and gardening 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 hardwood, and much more then visit our Holystone Building Materials Depot with local delivery available through the company's own fleet of delivery vehicles.
At F E Maughan we offer the following services:
Local Home Delivery
Dulux Paint Mixing
- Monday 09:00 - 17:00
- Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
- Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
- Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
- Friday 09:00 - 17:00
- Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
- Sunday Closed
40 Park Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 1DQ
"Can't speak highly enough of the service, advice and support provided by F E Maughan at their Holystone building depot. They are absolutely reliable, honest and always helpful. Great quality products at reasonable prices delivered to your door. I am delighted with my new shed, patio and wood burner and very grateful for their help and advice over a floor I hadn't even bought from them which they helped resolve the problems with. The staff are knowledgeable, good-humoured and honest, and the company ALWAYS do what they promise. Rare to find places like this these days."
"Fab family run business. Friendly delivery service from Holystone depot at normal times and during lockdown. Also shop has everything you could possibly need to fix or replace things around your home and garden."
"So rare to find a business at the moment that provides such excellent customer service and high quality, reasonably priced products. I've found F E Maughan's building depot at Holystone and the shop at Whitley Bay to be absolutely reliable, incredibly helpful and they ALWAYS do what they say they will do. Friendly, knowledgeable staff who can give really good advice. They also have great contacts with reliable, skilled tradespeople. Can't recommend them highly enough. My favourite local company."