402 Main Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town, 7800
About Us
R.James Hardware
Who we are
If you’re looking for good old fashioned one on one service, with a hardware company that has years of experience. Then you have come to the right place.

We are an independent traditional hardware store, offering old fashioned service.
We are one of the last original stores in Wynberg and have been doing what we do in the same place since 1924.

Although we still have the old personal one on one service, we are very much up to date with new trends and technology. Our market is mostly building contractors, local business and DIY trade.

The shop is owned and managed by two friends who studied construction together and have been involved in the building industry since the 80’s.

Our employees are friendly, knowledgeable and experienced and offer personal service and advice.

We are a proud Owner run establishment, basing our work ethic on the following principles.

  • Excellent service
  • Experienced and friendly employees
  • Competitive prices
  • Quality products
  • Wide range of stock
  • Every customer treated as our only customer
  • Customer satisfaction is paramount
Counter Sales
Paint technicians

…Old school service like it should be..and they have everything with good advice!

Our History

R.James Hardware was started by Mr James in 1924 and remained in the James family until it was bought by the current owners, Tim Eastwood and Rob Boyd in 1999.

R.James Hardware was a general hardware store, otherwise referred to as a “algemene handelaar” back in the old days, servicing the local DIY market and builders when Wynberg Main Rd was still gravel and deliveries where done by horse and cart.

The shop occupies 2200m2 and as Wynberg has changed we have moved its main entrance from Main Rd Wynberg to Fleming Rd at the back of the building, where you will find a plenty of parking.

It has kept its old school charm but has evolved into a busy, up to date store with up to date delivery vehicles and the latest computerised paint mixing equipment.

Wide range of stock.
Every customer treated as our only customer.
Customer satisfaction is paramount.
Our Principles

Rob and Tim, the owners have many years of building experience and have owned R.James Hardware since 1999. They are both actively involved in the day to day running of the business.

R.James Hardware is a comfortable, engaging shopping experience, where the customer is looked after from the time they arrive and until the goods are loaded.

R.James Hardware delivers to almost all areas quickly and efficiently. Deliveries are divided into zones and are charged accordingly. All vehicles are tracked and delivery times are carefully monitored. All drivers are contactable at all times. Delivery vehicles are 3.5 ton trucks and 1 ton bakkies for small or tight spaces.

Goods bought and returned unused, and in original packaging with in the correct time frame with the relevant invoice, will be refunded in full. This excludes special orders and mixed paint.

Dry Powders, Cements, Adhesives & Screeds
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R.James Hardware employee Andre.
Manager, Building Materials
R.James Hardware employee Gerswin.
Manager, Buyer
R.James Hardware Plumbing ETC manager Stephanus.
Plumbing Manager
R.James Hardware Plumbing employee Jonathan.
Plumbing Manager, Sales