So Much more than just a hardware shop


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who we are

Our Story

Caxton’s as we are known locally has been a family owned business and independent retailer established for over forty years. The shop is situated on the River Avon in Fordingbridge in Hampshire near the New Forest. 

Caxton Decor was established over forty years ago by Malcolm and Joyce Adams in the bustling town on the edge of the New Forest and later they added a soft furnishings dept in an upstairs showroom and established Caxton Interiors. Now run by Malcolm and his daughter Jackie we are a family business that prides itself as a modern stores with an old fashioned style of service. The staff are friendly, helpful and informative and will go out of their way to serve their customers in a practical and professional way.

General Hardware
and DIY

A comprehensive range of Hardware, Ironmongery, decorating and DIY products. Everything you need for the home and garden.

Cookware and Household

A large selection of cookware, bake-ware and kitchen items. We also stock a vast range of household products.

     Building and plumbing       

We are suppliers to the trade and DIY customers for Paint, Glass, Timber and Plumbing.

New Range 

Refillable ecover household soaps washing liquid and cleaners

Hand wash                     Washing up liquid

All purpose cleaner                     Toilet cleaner

Laundry liquid                    Fabric softener

Plus refills in original bottles

Our Shop

We pride ourselves in giving an old fashioned style of friendly, helpful service and our staff are able to offer useful advice and guidance. However our shop is stocked with a comprehensive range of all your DIY, hardware, household and cookware requirements that is constantly evolving to move with the times and the seasons. Our seasonal departments reflect the different items you may need for that time of year, heaters and fireside in the winter, fans and pool chemicals in the summer. In addition we cut glass to your required sizes, offer a wide selection of timber and moulding's, electrical fittings, plumbing and ironmongery. We like to think of our shop as unique, our customers regularly refer to us as a local Aladdin's cave.

DIY materials

Everything you might possibly need for work around the home and all the equipment and materials for your projects.


Our shop is positively bursting with every type of ironmongery requirement. Hinges, screws, nails, locks, you name it we more than likely stock it.

key cutting

We offer a comprehensive key cutting service for all cylinder, mortice and chubb locks and more.


Our cookware and kitchen showroom is our most popular department with light electrical goods and a large selection of cooking essentials. 


Customers who can remember, are delighted to experience an "old fashioned hardware shop" and our younger ones are impressed by the vast range of choice we offer. From light bulbs to roofing felt, panel pins to loft ladders.


We stock a range of timber, boards and mouldings. A small but comprehensive plumbing fittingsdepartment, glass cutting and more.


Everything you need to smarten up your house both inside and out. Paint, filler and sundries, varnish, specialist treatments and much much more.


From quality tools to an extensive economy range, we offer tools for nearly every job. Woodworking and DIY as well as tools for the professional. We stock the seasonal Real Deals range with many cut price tools at Christmas.


Much of our kitchenware is very popular as gift items and we also stock watches and other lines suitable for that special someone. At Christmas we expand this range to suit the season plus offering the Real Deals range of gift ideas


As well as being a Dulux Trade Centre we sell the ever popular, The Little Green Paint Company and Paint and Paper Library paints, mixed while you wait or ordered in advance.


As well as all the seasonal gardening requirements,  seeds, fertiliser and pest control, we offer all the tools you will need to tend your garden. Hose reels and fittings, bean sticks, wire mesh, grass seed.


No one likes to do the chores but it has to be done and we offer a vast range of products to make the task quicker and easy. From polishes and cleaners to carpet cleaner hire.


Also part of our shop

Caxton Interiors, situated above Caxton Decor, provides all the services that you need to come up with your ideal interior, using colour, design and texture.  Our exceptional services include:

  • Free Home Design Visits and Quotes - includes interior design advice and measurement service
  • Bespoke hand made curtains & accessories
  • Made to measure blinds
  • Made to measure curtains
  • Re-upholstering & loose covers in your chosen fabric for your furniture.
  • Curtain poles & rails
  • Wallpaper
  • Rugs
  • Flooring


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