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Bunnings' big play to boost property market
Bunnings has announced it will be expanding its services offered to trade customers in a move that will corner the market for small to medium builders.
The DIY giant will be increasing the number of its frame and truss sites, which fabricate and supply timber materials to make house frames, as reported by 9News.
With just three stores offering this service currently, the retailer said it will open more over the next 18 months.
Ben McIntosh, Bunnings’ chief operating officer, said this expansion will help the company service commercial customers “end to end”.
“Bunnings has operated frame and truss plants in Australia for over 20 years, and it’s an area that we see a lot of opportunity,” Mr McIntosh said.
“We are excited to be expanding our participation in this market, improving our offer and working with even more customers to provide solutions for their projects, end to end.
“The expansion plans form part of our wider commercial strategy as we continue to be a trusted partner to builders, from the moment they are planning to build, right through to the fit out.”
The frame and truss centres pre-fabricate and supply roof and wall trusses, as well as wall frames.
Trade customers, who must apply for a Bunnings Commercial PowerPass, can either attend the centres in-person or have the Bunnings team come to their work site or office and provide quoting, estimating and detailing.