Five generations,

one store

Read Brothers Hardware have been around since 1867, looking after the ever-changing hardware needs of Thames and the Coromandel

From humble beginnings

With five generations & 150 years of knowledge behind us, chances are we’ll know what you’re looking for

How we can help

Dive & Marine

We fish – We dive
We know marine

Ziegler & Brown - Grill Series

Brought to you by Masport


We offer an extensive range of fasteners

In-Store Services

We offer a wide range of services from Key Cutting, Sharpening of Tools to Handle Replacements

Home & Bach

Spend your Summer on holiday – not on the tools

Specialised and Trade Tools

No one ever regretted buying quality

Kent Fires & Heating

We are your local Kent Wood Burner supplier

Featured Suppliers

Have a story of your own?
Tell us about it

Every so often we have someone come into the store who has a story about a shopping experience years or even decades ago. We loving hearing these and invite you to share your story (or your parents or grandparents) and become part of our history.