A new concept for bringing builders, other tradespeople, designers and suppliers into contact with thegeneral public will be launched in Newcastle in late June or early July 2008.
The HIA Hunter Home Ideas Centre, a new complex in the industrial estate of Steel River at Mayfield West, is set to revolutionise the way the home building industry does its business in the surrounding region.
Well located alongside the Industrial Highway , just a few minutes’ drive from the central business district and within easy reach of Newcastle ’s satellite suburbs, the centre rejects traditional concepts of how building products and services should be displayed. HIA’s Home Ideas Centre Manager, Steve Jeffries, said its design resulted from extensive consultation with members and consumers.
Mr Jeffries said research indicates that kitchens and bathrooms are the current ‘hot’ items with consumers. “We will have eight kitchen displays in the centre, all by established cabinet-makers, so consumers will meet the people who will actually be doing the work,” he said. “The same goes for the bathroom exhibits.
This state of the art HIA Homes Ideas Centre showcases local construction industry services in addition to 15 display modules each two metres high by a metre wide, leased by local builders, architects and home designers.