The leading hardware and home improvement chain in Iceland

Húsasmiðjan is the leading hardware and home improvement chain in Iceland and a leading supplier for the construction industry. It was founded in 1956, making it the oldest operating hardware store in Iceland.

Húsasmiðjan operates 17 hardware stores all around the country and holds a leading market share and a very strong corporate identity. Furthermore, Húsasmiðjan runs 7 garden centers under the brand name Blómaval associated with Húsasmiðjan, as well as 5 wholesale stores Ískraft (specialty stores for electrical professionals) a total of 29 business units in Iceland. Húsasmiðjan is the largest retail company of 151 companies in it's retail sector in Iceland according to Creditinfo 2018.

Húsasmiðjan is part of BYGMA Gruppen

Since 2012 Húsasmiðjan is part of BYGMA Gruppen, one of the leading supplier of construction and DIY products in Scandinavia (see further: with more than 100 business units and 2.300 employees in Scandinavia.

Sales and service to professionals and retail consumers.

Húsasmiðjan is a market-oriented sales and services company that provides, sells and distributes goods and services. It serves professionals as well as the general public all over the country and provides it´s customers with complete solutions for the contstruction business and runs it‘s own warehouse and distribution center designed to serve the whole country.

Húsasmiðjan works to be the best in the business with outstanding services and a wide range of products at competitive prices. The guiding light at Húsasmidjan is flexibility in face of market needs and the return of individual company divisions.

Húsasmiðjan concentrates on effective use of professional skills to their full extent, providing initiative and know-how through a unified team of able employees. About 450 people work at Húsasmiðjan.

Our philosophy

Húsasmiðjan's slogan, "From a Foundation to a Good Home", reflects its commitment to a philosophy that recognises the importance of a good beginning in the success of any venture. This philosophy is reflected in every aspect of the company, from the smallest detail in the store's layout to the expert retail knowledge of its staff and management.

A major importer of building materials

Timber products

  • Timber for concrete formwork
  • Exterior siding
  • Interior and exterior doors
  • Windows
  • Ceiling panels
  • Decorative moulding
  • Parket flooring
  • Pretreated timber with preservative
  • Plumbing material
  • Wall and caulking materials
  • Tool rental
  • Work clothing
  • Hand tools
  • Shelving
  • Screws, nails & locks
  • Household appliances
  • Electrical appliances
  • Paint and related products
  • Lighting
  • Flooring
  • Sanitary appliances and fixtures
  • Cupboards
  • Materials for redoing and decorating homes
  • ....and much more

What is Húsasmiðjan?

  • A leading supplier of construction and DIY products in Iceland
  • Founded in 1956
  • Part of BYGMA Gruppen 
  • Roots in DIY, lumber and steel imports/sales
  • Serves both retail customers and professionals
  • Operates 32 business units all around the country under four brand names