As a member of the HBT buying group we are one of a 300 strong Australia wide buying group. Buy with confidence knowing that our numbers deliver competitive prices on nationally recognized brands from local and international suppliers.
Hardware & Building Traders (HBT) is a buying group created for independent timber, hardware, garden and building supplies retailers.
We commenced operation in January 1997 (formerly called Heavy Building Traders) with 13 member stores. Since then we have grown quickly and as at December 2015 our members operate over 570 retail stores located throughout all the States and Territories of Australia.
At the same date we had deals in place with over 400 national and local suppliers and the list continues to grow.
All members are independently owned and operated businesses. And whilst HBT has fostered a strong culture of support and co-operation between it’s members, we restrict our formal role to that of a buying group. We do NOT involve ourselves in marketing or other activities.