Union Hardware : All your home and building materials under one roof

BACKGROUND

Union Hardware (Union) is a family-owned business established in 1996 by three brothers. The expertise they brought from work experience as Chartered Accountants and an IT specialist was the basis for a good foundation. It started as a small business but has now become a one-stop shop for all your home and building materials. A good work ethic and honesty instilled from a very young age were essential to Union’s success.

Initially, the company focused on essential building materials such as brick force, damp course, cement, roofing sheets, window frames, and doors, but in time grew to become a one-stop shop for all building requirements.

From its humble beginnings, Union’s emphasis remained on providing good quality products at affordable prices, and with this reputation, the company has grown significantly. Union has continued to improve its services and believes that learning and adapting to the ever-changing social and economic landscapes is vital to enabling the efficient supply of products required by the building industry.

Union now markets various goods and is associated with quality brands, including Hansgrohe, Meissen, Unitwist, Geberit, DUA Deutsche, Douglas Jones Mosaics, Skimlite Plaster, Siniat Partitioning, Makoro Tanks and more. In addition, Union has always supported local industry and is proud to be associated with Tregers, Saint Gobain, Turnall, Khayah Cement, PPC Cement, Plascon, Dulux, ProPlastics, Mix and Fix, Border Timbers, and so many more. Key partnerships with these suppliers have made Union a leading hardware and building materials provider nationwide.

With the implementation of an online portal, the Union store is available in the comfort of your home, where you can view and safely purchase thousands of products with a few clicks of a button. The online platform has been greatly received and is popular with the local and diaspora markets. Be sure to visit the website at www.unionhardware.co.zw and let them know what you think!

POMONA STORE

Union is a household name that attracts customers from all over Harare. Union recently opened a new branch in Pomona to better serve customers in the northern suburbs. The introduction of this new branch allows Union to efficiently assist new and existing customers located in areas such as Vainona, Borrowdale, Mount Pleasant, Borrowdale Brooke, Hatcliffe, Northwood and the surrounding areas, which are now within easy reach!

The development and construction of the store was overseen by Ismail Mahomed, one of Union’s founding members. Expertise, patience and vision led to the store becoming an iconic structure in the Pomona area. The collaboration with companies such as Grid Transmission, Architectural Aluminium, and Billgrade Construction was crucial for a high-quality set up. In addition, the internal ambience has been perfected with the help of the Mokuba Group and Amps Engineering.

PRODUCTS

Union is a one-stop shop for all your building materials from start to finish, and prides itself on providing high-quality and reliable products to the public.

For instance, Hansgrohe is a German based company that produces world-renowned taps sought after by top interior designers and architects globally. Hansgrohe’s elegant finish and water-saving qualities appeal to many customers who are eco-conscious without compromising on style and finish. Union is a proud sole-agent of Hansgrohe products in Zimbabwe.

Meissen is another range of taps that is affordable and whose quality is guaranteed. Meissen’s Onyx and Sterlyn taps are smart choices for many customers wanting elegance and quality at an affordable rate. Cobra and Franke taps, traditionally known for their robust quality and design, are available at the Pomona store.

Geberit is a Swiss manufacturer of elegant sanitaryware and beautifully designed vanity units for bathrooms. Its products are installed all over the world and favoured by top architects and interior designers. Union stocks a wide range of Geberit products and is able to assist with functional ideas and installation recommendations.

Union has a large selection of tiles complemented by an exclusive range of Douglas Jones Mosaics. This vast selection allows you to create a customized look and finish to suit your style and needs in any space of your home. From the chic urban feel to the more conservative warm wooden look, Union has you covered for any style or design you may desire.

If you’re looking to paint your home, Union is the place to shop. Union prides itself in stocking the largest selection of paints in Zimbabwe with leading brands Plascon and Dulux. From interior to exterior, smooth to textured, light to dark, there is a paint to suit everyone’s needs. Union staff are well-trained to assist you in making the right choice for your space. You can expect exceptional service in-store and through site visits at no cost, which can be arranged to help you select appropriate colours, textures and quantities for your development. In addition, the specialist paint team can tint any colour you can dream of, so open your mind and colour your world.

Skimlite Plaster was another product recently introduced at Union. This product has excellent qualities in providing a smooth, seamless plaster finish for your walls and ceilings. It has taken the Zimbabwe market by storm and is quickly becoming the preferred choice for many contractors. Skimlite’s two-in-one (plaster and bond) ability makes it faster to skim and reduces labour costs by lessening the application time.

Unitwist is an alternative to copper pipes and fittings. It is a robust, clean and cost-effective way of plumbing your premises and can save you up to 30%. In addition, the easy click-and-install mechanism makes Unitwist easy to use and speeds up the building process. Please enquire about this product at the new Pomona branch.

Union is expanding its product range with the introduction of appliances such as fridges, stoves, microwaves, washing machines and dishwashers. Union is aiming towards becoming a one-stop shop for not only your building materials, but also interior finishes helping you to convert your house into a finished home.

With so many products available under one roof, the Pomona store is worth a visit, where you can get what you require. There is a range of tiles, plumbing, electrical, lighting, windows, door frames, power tools, building materials, geysers, basins, baths, toilet suites, roofing, and many more products guaranteed to satisfy your wants and needs.

Let’s build together with Union.

ROOF TRUSSES

When Union claims that it can help you develop your property from start to finish, it certainly can. You need a roof to finish your home? Union can provide the roof trusses you need. Union Trusses are made from Kiln dried S5 timber—the finest, most matured timber on the market. The factory has staff with years of experience and it shows in the beautiful finished product for any home or structure. The Truss estimators are trained to design the most cost-effective structures using the aid of the world-rated MITEK software. If you’re putting a roof over your head feel comfortable knowing it is a safe, engineered design of timber, and you can have a good night’s sleep. Get a free quote from the estimator based at the Pomona store, ideally placed for your convenience.

PROJECTS TEAM

Harare has seen immense growth in housing and commercial markets, so Union has set up a projects department to assist with your development. This team is there to help with medium to large projects and you can take advantage of their services. Free site visits, assistance on quantities, advice on products and that personal touch should take the weight off your shoulders. Knowing you will receive quality products at very affordable prices means you need look no further than Union to provide a complete building solution.

A BIG THANK YOU

Union Hardware is grateful to so many people and organisations for their success. From the onset, the likes of Tregers, Turnall, and Saint Gobain (formerly Gypsum) were great platforms for the supply of products. The hardware demand continued to grow and as a result the product range grew as well. Suppliers such as Dulux, Plascon (Astra), Hansgrohe, Geberit, Makoro, PPC, Khayah, AE Electrical, Forge, Border Timbers, Norcros, ProPlastics, Ingco, BW Exports, Ceramic Industries, Douglas Jones and so many more have been of great support to Union. These are partnerships that have grown over 26 years of trading.

Union is also thankful to the management and staff who have worked with dedication and commitment. Without this team, it would not be possible to achieve such highs. Finally, to Union Hardware’s customers over the years showing loyalty through good and bad times ……a big THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU.

There’s more to come, Union is planning on rolling out more branches…..’WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!!’

OUR STAFF – POMONA

Branch Manager – Jason Thompson

Sales Manager – David Riley

Floor Manager – Sadik Dudhia

Tiles – John Issa

Paints – George Mupfumiri

Electrical – Wayne Chinyani

Plumbing – Kudzi Mutsonhi


Text by Ebrahim Mahomed

Images by Fotohaus


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