HISTORY AND VALUES - Supplying Building Products since 1846
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.
In November 2010, Hudson was acquired by Crane Distribution Ltd, part of the Crane Group. In March 2011, Crane Group was aquired by Fletcher Building http://www.fletcherbuilding.com . Fletcher Building is the largest supplier of building products in Australasia.
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
Backed by Fletcher Building, you can rely on Hudson to support your project.
Hudson Building Supplies - Building with you