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Baby Boomers continue to drive home renovations

11/08/2020

Median spend for home renovation projects stabilised at $20,000 in 2019, according to the annual ​Houzz & Home Australia survey​ of more than 4,500 Australian respondents. At the higher end of the market, ten percent of homeowners spent $150,000 or more on their home renovations. Nearly half of homeowners reported a renovating project in 2019, (48 percent), tackling nearly three...

Bunnings update on Stage 4 restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne

04/08/2020

In line with Victorian Government restrictions from 11.59pm Wednesday August 5, Bunnings stores in metropolitan Melbourne will remain open for trade customers only and offer online ordering, Click & Deliver and contactless Drive & Collect to retail customers, for the next six weeks. Trade customers will have access to stores from 7am to 7.30pm daily, with some stores expected to...

Stage 4 lockdown conditions for hardware announced

03/08/2020

By: Christine Bannister Melbourne metropolitan hardware stores will remain open to trade only under strict conditions during the Stage 4 lockdown, put in place by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on August 2. Today Premier Andrews announced hardware stores will remain open with restrictions. This means that hardware stores will be open for collection and delivery only from 11.59pm Wednesday night,...

Bunnings boss claims hardware ‘essential’ during lockdown

03/08/2020

Bunnings MD Mike Schneider claimed the hardware industry is an “essential” service during Victoria’s tough Stage Four lockdown. New Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions announced by Victorian Premier Dan Andrews today will see essential services, like supermarkets allowed, to remain trading in Victoria during the latest lockdown. However, Bunnings MD Mike Schneider has also claimed the hardware chain should be exempt...

Bunnings blockaded by Vic timber workers

23/07/2020

Bunnings Traralgon, east of the Latrobe Valley in the Gippsland region of Victoria, has been blockaded by Gippsland timber workers, who are protesting Bunnings decision to end purchasing Victorian native timber products. Four logging trucks are parked at the store with about 20 protesters, one truck parked directly in front of the stores entrance. According to a report on www.abc.net.au the...