Temple & Webster moves into home renovation

Online furniture and homewares retailer Temple & Webster is introducing The Build, a new online-only store for home renovators.

Providing an easier and more convenient way to shop for all things DIY, renovation and home improvement, CEO Mark Coulter says it’s all about making the world more beautiful, one room at a time.

“Our mission is to help our customers live and work in more beautiful spaces, so turning our attention to home improvement is a natural extension,” he explains.

“Australia is a country of home renovators, we love our homes and we love making them more beautiful. The Build by Temple & Webster is aimed at making home improvement jobs, big or small, easier, cheaper and better.”

The Build has launched with an initial range of more than 20,000 products across 39 categories including bathroom fixtures, indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures, and wallpaper. New categories such as flooring and tiling, outdoor living and landscaping, tools and building/renovation equipment will be added in the coming months.

“The Build will stand for the same core values as Temple & Webster—an amazing and comprehensive range, paired with great customer service and a source of practical advice and inspiration.”

Home improvement is a massive market with more than $16 billion in scope. An initial investment across FY22 and FY23 of $10 million will be made up of marketing, people and working capital, with future funding subject to milestone achievement.

“We believe our expertise in ecommerce and the home will help make The Build by Temple & Webster become Australia’s first-stop-shop when it comes to renovating and redecorating,” adds Coulter.