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Home Timber and Hardware
(commonly known as "Home"
or "Home Hardware"
) is Australia's third largest retail hardware chain. It is owned by Danks Holdings Ltd, now a subsidiary of Woolworths. Its main competitors are Mitre 10
Mitre 10 is the trading name of retail and trade hardware store chains, over 700 locations throughout of Australia. Operations are based on a co-operative system where the store owners are members of the national group and each has voting rights...
and Bunnings Warehouse
Bunnings Warehouse is Australia's largest hardware chain with stores in Australia and New Zealand. The chain is owned by Wesfarmers Limited.-History:-Pre 1900s:...
Home is known for its distinctive advertisements with two animated dog mascots, Rusty (voiced by Vic Plume) and Sandy (voiced by Greg Fleet
-Early life:Greg was born in Michigan, United States. His father moved the family to Australia when Greg was four. He grew up in Geelong and as a teenager boarded at Geelong Grammar School...
), often making fun or pointing out perceived flaws of another unnamed hardware store — implied to be Bunnings. Home calls its catalogues "dogalogues", in reference to Rusty and Sandy.
Home Hardware sells paint, general hardware, power tools and garden products to the DIY market, as well as timber and building products to the builder and trade markets.
The brand was launched in 1993 following the merger of the Homestead and Homesaver brands. Stores are independently owned and operated. Home has over 200 stores across Australia.