About us


As a member of the HBT buying group we are one of a 500+ strong Australia wide buying group. Buy with confidence knowing that our numbers deliver competitive prices on nationally recognized brands from local and international suppliers.

About HBT

Hardware & Building Traders (HBT) is a buying group created for independent timber, hardware, garden and building supplies retailers. 

They commenced operation in January 1997 (formerly called Heavy Building Traders) with 13 member stores. Since then we have grown quickly and as at August 2015 our members operate over 520 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.

HBT fosters a strong culture of support and co-operation between it’s members.