Fake Bunnings! Overseas hardware clone baffles fans
New photographs of an eerily similar Bunnings store have cropped up that have everyone talking on social media.
Builders Warehouse, not to be confused with Bunnings Warehouse, has opened in the Philippines. The two chains share the same classic colour scheme, hammer logo, and even the uniform are lookalikes.
The only difference? Instead of the famous ‘Lowest prices are just the beginning’ slogan, Builders Warehouse has gone with ‘You build. We provide.’
It is understood that Bunnings Warehouse isn’t affiliated with Builders Warehouse.
Bunnings fans on Twitter were surprised by the similarities.
‘Sincerest Form of Flattery? Meet #Bunnings Warehouse Clone - Our Builders Warehouse,’ said one.
According to its website, Builders Warehouse started in 2018 and now has five stores across the Philippines, including Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga, Malolos, and Bulacan. It describes itself as the go-to for home improvement in the Philippines.
The similarities don’t stop there either, with similar mission statements.
According to the Builders Warehouse website, ‘Builders Warehouse is anchored in delivering first-class construction materials to everyone who needs a hand in home building from the groundwork, furnishing up to the final modifications of any structural development’.
On the Bunnings website, it reads, ‘Our ambition is to provide our customers with the widest range of home improvement products in accordance with our lowest prices policy, backed with the best service.’
However, Bunnings did not wish to comment on the new Filipino stores.