2 Drygate Street
T: 01698 881523
Eathorne’s Mica Hardware has been a staple of Larkhall for decades, supplying the town and surrounding area with its decorating, diy, home & garden requirements.
The family business has been run by current owner Colin Eathorne for over ten years. He’d like to welcome you to the store, which with his staff he’s worked in for over 20 years.
As you will see if you take a look around our website, we stock all the key DIY/Garden/Home Improvement categories and each has a section on the website, but in brief we can offer you:
You’ll get a better idea of where we’ve come from and what we can offer you by reading our little history of how we got here:
We’re an independent hardware store in the heart of Lanarkshire, a family run business which first opened its doors in 1964, and has been part of the Mica co-operative group of retailers for the past 12 years.
Although being an independent retailer allows you to really be a part of the local community, we realised during the 80s and 90s that stores like ours were being squeezed out of the market by large multiple retailers (B&Q, Focus as it was etc). Even though we were often closer, and almost always cheaper - people were still being convinced by TV advertisements to go elsewhere. As the Shed’s continued to throw out incessant advertising claiming to be the cheapest and best for choice in our area, we decided it was time to be more pro-active, and fight back
That’s why in 1998 we join the Mica group, and became Eathorne’s Mica Hardware! Joining Mica enabled us to retain our independence, relationship with customers etc as well as control of stock and most importantly our local and expert service, but we now could buy at even better terms by being part of a single group, enabling us to convince people we really were as good on price as the big boys.
We also started participating in regular Mica consumer advertising, allowing us to get our message out into the community, especially to people out of town who might not have heard of us, what great range and value for money we offer, and managed to grow the business rapidly over the first few years to retake our position as the first point of call for DIY in Larkhall.
Mica membership also gives us the opportunity to come together to lobby the government for changes in planning laws, as well as swap tips and ideas to better serve our customers. As the whole world and its dog tries to sell DIY products (from supermarkets to online auction sites), Mica has also enabled us to get up and trading online on this very website, to show we’re first for quality & price!
Recently we’ve celebrated 50 years in the business; and have set up this website to celebrate. So on behalf of all the team, we’d like to invite you visit our store today. If we’re too far for you to travel, then have no fear, you’ll soon be able to buy online through this website, which bursts us, we hope, into the 22nd Century!