If you’re looking to renovate a home by building materials then tracking down a firm that specialises in building materials being sold at potentially a good price may be hard. Have you considered going to a firm that auctions building materials. One company in Melbourne to try is called Fowles auctions and they are based in the outer Melbourne suburb of Clayton.
Fowles Auctions Melbourne is the place for renovators
Fowles auctions is open seven days a week. Fowles previously were known for the auction of motor vehicles in Melbourne and were well respected in that department and well-known, over the years and moved on to auctioning building materials such as carpet, flooring and more.
The Fowles website is quite informative and will give you both video and listings of the latest auction coming up.
As mentioned above Fowles auctions specialise in carpet sales, timber floor sales, building materials, home renovator auctions, carpet auctions. There are open seven days per week and timber and carpet auctions are held every Wednesday.
Fowles claimed to have been in business over 50 years and largely targeting home renovator’s, owner builders, property investors and project builders in their marketing of building materials that they auction.
At present they offered to selling systems which are the direct sales method for carpet and flooring and this includes a showroom showcasing carpet, timber, vinyl floor coverings as well is underlays on display and in floor stock. They even offer a free measure and quote service.
The second tranche to the Fowles auction company is by public auction. Each week there is a showcase of carpets, timber and building materials and home renovator and decorator items.
The auctions are held every Wednesday at 10 AM. Fowles auctions can be called for further information on their number which is a Melbourne number: 039265 5555 if you want to find out more information. As mentioned the website is quite informative and has the latest auction listings..
The showroom is located at 2099 Princes Highway, Clayton. Opening hours at the time of writing was Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 8 AM to 4 PM and Sunday 10 AM till 4 PM.
You can also subscribe to the catalogue and regular news updates via their website which I highly recommend.
As mentioned above Fowles would be the first of the Melbourne auction houses that I would try for building materials however there are other companies that you can try.
Check further down this post for some reviews I found online for Fowles auctions.
You can also buy new and used building materials and supplies online.
One company that you can try is Gray’s online which have also been in business for some years and have developed quite a reputation for their online sales and at the time of writing they offered wood laminate flooring and laminates kosher moulding, bifold doors clearance on an unreserved basis, packs of timber flooring in decking, hardwood decorative and privacy screens as well is fence panels for auction. The only issue is that the items that Gray’s cell are generally pick up only and these can be either in Victoria and Queensland or Sydney outlets.
We wrote about company is located in the Melbourne suburb of Altona and one to try if you’re hunting down building materials for auction as mentioned in this article is BG auctions which are located at Sunshine West and deal with timber and building materials. I have very little information on BG auctions and you could possibly ring them on (03) 9311 2666 if you want more information or visit their website here.
If you are in the process of renovations and don’t like the idea of doing some of the work yourself, try this site – buildbits.com.au – the website states that its Australia’s number 1 site to hire tradespeople.
Melbourne demolition and secondhand building materials suppliers.
There are also many other demolition and secondhand supplier companies in and around Melbourne.
You might like to try these:
A & R Secondhand Dealers
buying and selling new and used building materials the company has a large showroom on 3 acres. recycled, new, factory seconds and surplus building supplies, the showroom is situated at:
Address : 1485 Sydney Road, Campbellfield VIC 3061
Phone : 03 9357 2900
Fax : 03 9359 3222
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.secondhandstuff.com.au
Budget Demolition & Recyclers
This company specialises in the sale of Secondhand Building Materials – timber, new and used, pine, hardwood and panel board, windows, hotwater services, bricks, baths and plumbing supplies, doors, sinks, stoves and rangehoods, flooring secondhand, cupboards, roofing iron secondhand.
Address : Cnr Disney & Lens Street, Bittern VIC 3918
Phone : 03 5983 6777
Fax : 03 5983 6577
Mobile : 0419 886 781
Clayton’s Brick & Timber Salvage
Clayton’s brick and timber selvage are specialists in: quality recycled bricks, old reds, blues, clinkers, creams, handmades, builders and ornamentals, select grade recycled flooring – Baltic, kaui, Tasmanian oak, vic ash, jarrah, messmate, rimu, etc., doors and windows.
Address : 23 Murdock Street, Clayton South VIC 3169
Phone : 03 9562 6432
Fax : 03 9562 6434
Mobile : 0411 759 383
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.claytonssalvage.com.au
this company specialises in residential demolition materials. And apparently they also do asbestos removal and have been established in business for over 25 years
Address : 23-25 Murdock Street, Clayton Sth VIC 3169
Phone : 03 9763 1899
Fax : 03 9763 1890
Mobile : 0411 759 383
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.diverdemo.com.au
Geelong Restorers Barn
dealing in Architectural Fittings, as well as the demolition materials and flooring business
Address : 90 Tucker Street, Breakwater VIC 3219
Phone : 03 5221 7712
Fax : 03 5222 7214
Email : email@example.com
this company gets furniture from hotels and removed furniture from what I gather. They claim to have high quality furniture at affordable and unique prices
Address : 3/338 FrankstonDandenong Rd, Dandenong South VIC Phone : 03 9768 2122
Website : http://www.exhotelfurniture.com.au/
Pete’s Bargain Centre
offering a large selection of used furniture as well as machinery and building materials from windows to doors
Address: 272-274 Maroondah Highway, Chirnside Park, Victoria, 3116
Phone: 03 9870 9577
Fax: 03 9870 9177
this company supplies recycle Windows, doors, door furniture, entrances and fireplaces for the renovation of pre 1940 period homes.
Address : 76 Smith Street, Kensington VIC 3031
Phone : 03 9376 2543
Fax : 03 9376 6357
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.selectsalvage.com.au
Uptons Building Supplies
New and secondhand quality building materials. Dimber supplies, aluminium and timber doors and windows, cement sheeting, plywood products & architraves, tiles & general hardware
Address: 2-4 Freight Drive, Somerton VIC 3062
Phone: 03 8339 2252
Online reviews of Fowles Auctions
Just a last note on Fowles Aucitons. When I checked online for Google reviews for Fowles auctions, they had received quite good ratings from a number of customers:
6 months ago-
Went today. Spent lots of time with a salesman. Very informative.
Great range, and prices were fantastic compared to some of the other places we …More
4 months ago
smooth, simple, great price can’t complain at all
a year ago
We’ve used the services of Fowles a few times over the years installing carpet and flooring in our home and investment properties. The range of carpets and various types of flooring is extensive and the sales service is fantastic, (I just …More
2 years ago
Fowles rescheduled to the next day, did a great job of the laying gave me a further discount which was wonderful. Now very happy. Great cost saving.