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HISTORY AND VALUES - Supplying Building Products since 1846

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Hudson’s long and illustrious history began when William Henry Hudson set up the business in 1846




Five generations of the Hudson family grew the business to be one of the best known hardware and building products suppliers on the East Coast of Australia. During the early days some of the more interesting projects that involved Hudson were the construction of Sydney's first horse-drawn trams; the supply of prefabricated timber buildings; and the production of 1000 railway carriages to the State Railways Department. In 1914 Hudson supplied timber from a 100 year old Sugar Pine to the famous surfer Duke Kahanamoku who then created it into his ”Longboard“.

Hudson was a major supplier of pre-fabricated construction including the Hudson "Ready-cut Home".  An excellent example is the Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage which has been restored by the ACT Parks and Conservation Service and is open to the public. For more details click here

Hudson's growth accelerated when one of Sydney's highest retention advertising slogans "Udson with a Haitch" was developed in 1975. In 2003 the business name changed to Hudson Building Supplies Pty Ltd. Since then, our focus has been on providing high levels of service to the building trade as well as the serious home renovator.

Our strategic place in the market acknowledged by an acquisition. 

Home Timber & Hardware’s customer value proposition, "Go Where The Tradies Go",  embody strategy for success in the retail market. 

Now with the addition of Hudson Building Supplies it is a force that can utilise its formidable expertise in buying, industry knowledge, IT support and extensive capital to better serve the trade market for existing customers and growth in the trade base. Hudson Building Supplies’ customer value proposition “Building with You” sits comfortably and naturally into this mix and can only be strengthened by its new owners.

With a strong footprint in timber and building materials, Hudson Building Supplies has branches across NSW and South East Queensland, a milling and moulding plant and a frame and truss plant, while each branch acts as a one-stop centre for builders and tradesmen stocking an extensive range of timber products, building supplies, plumbing, sheet material, doors, frame and truss, hardware, tools, paint and accessories.

Our mission is to be the preferred supplier to builders and serious home renovators in NSW and South East Queensland

Our four key values are:

1. We stock the products that the trade need

2. We deliver on time

3. Our people have good product knowledge

4. Our prices are competitive

Hudson Building Supplies - Building with you


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