About us


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.

About HBT

Hardware & Building Traders (HBT) is a buying group created for independent timber, hardware, garden and building supplies retailers. HBT commenced operation in January 1997 (formerly called Heavy Building Traders) with 13 member stores.

Since then we have grown quickly and as at July 2011 our members operate 351 retail stores located throughout all the States and Territories of Australia. At the same date HBT had deals in place with over 270 national and local suppliers and the list continues to grow. All members are independently owned and operated businesses. HBT fosters a strong culture of support and co-operation between it’s members.