Bowens has been building Victoria since 1894, when the company was established by Richard Bowen.

Bowens is the builder's first choice for timber, building supplies and contracting services in Victoria. It is a fourth-generation family company with a commitment to profitable growth in partnership with its customers, staff and suppliers.We like to make people feel special.


While Bowens has changed a lot over the years, we have never lost sight of our old fashioned values of integrity and personalised face-to-face service.

Bowens has over 45 industry trained, experienced account managers helping builders with onsite advice and product support, ensuring no down-time occurs and that materials arrive on time.

The Bowens Account Managers are backed by almost 1200 friendly staff, offering trade-quality advice and service.


Bowens has developed key industry relationships with quality suppliers. We realise how important product availability and reliability is to completing a project on time and within budget.


With 15 stores throughout Melbourne and parts of regional Victoria, Bowens huge buying power delivers an extensive range of well-priced building materials and hardware.

Our supply chain allows us to deliver goods in full and on time to most parts of Victoria at a moment’s notice.

The Bowens delivery fleet visits more than 850+ sites per day with a 97% ‘on time’ satisfactory rate.

Our range includes:

Framing Timbers, Outdoor Timbers, Decking, Exterior Claddings, Indoor Timbers, Engineered and Solid Timber Flooring, Interior Linings, Sheeting, Doors, Door Hardware, Architraves, Skirtings, Mouldings, Foundation and Formwork, Building Essentials, Fasteners, Adhesives, Sealants, Fillers, Windows, Window Hardware, Paint, Stains, Kitchen and Bath Plumbing, General Hardware, Hand and Power Tools, Safety and Workwear and Portable On Site Hire. Bowens also offers Prefabricated Roof Trusses, Wall Frames, Posi-Struts, Cassette Floor Panels and Lift Shafts via its subsidiary business Timbertruss.


Industry trained and experienced, Bowens has built an outstanding reputation by providing a level of personal service unmatched in the industry.

Management and staff share a total commitment to ensure that each customer's needs are quickly and effectively fulfilled.

All staff members are industry trained and experienced to provide specific advice and quotations for any individual requirement.

Our experienced sales representatives will visit on-site to discuss supply requirements for specific building projects.


  • Timber flooring, linings and mouldings in many profiles, finishes and species
  • Cement sheet and lining products
  • Rendering solutions

Bowens is proud to be a long time sponsor of the Old Xaverians.