About Us

OUR HISTORY

Ponting’s Timber & Hardware is a family-owned company, established in 1923 by two brothers Walter and Len Ponting. They were committed to providing outstanding service and a wide variety of products for builders and farmers in the region.

Len Ponting was working at Dawkins & Son Ironmongers before he and his brother Walter purchased the business. They moved to the current site soon after and renamed the company Ponting Brothers.

By 1944 all of Walter’s and Len’s children were working in the store.

In 1954 the business was incorporated.

In 1957 plans were drawn up to move into a larger space to increase the range of products available to customers.

In 1967 after the deaths of Len and Walter (Snr), James, Alex and Walter (Jnr), Walter (Snrs) sons took over the buisiness.

Over the next 14 years, the three brothers continued to grow the business and product offering, adding the timber yard and a machining shed.

The current directors of the company are Pamela Madner (right) and Walter John Ponting (left), Walter’s two surviving children, and Michael Miller (center), Walter’s son-in-law.

John and Pam continue to work in the business – John in the Timber yard serving customers and Pam working closely with Jordan Evangelista and Lisa Bartlett the Operations and Finance managers.

The business continues today because of our dedicated and experienced staff and the support of our loyal customers in the community. This year we are celebrating 100 years in business in 2023.

It is our goal to continue to supply the region with the highest quality products and exceptional service. Our senior staff are committed to continuing the values on which the company was founded.

Lisa Bartlett – Finance Manager
Nick Slorach – Timber Manager
Greg Billington – Hardware Manager
Catherine Shaw – Relax & Entertain Manager

13h

Happy birthday Shane. Have a great day mate

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21h

Wattyl 20% off Slam Sale is back

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2d

Mike from Wattyl Trade will be in store this Friday morning for breakfast

So all you painters out there, come along, have some breakie and try out Wattyls I.D Advanced Total Cover Did you know that we are the ONLY store in Warrnambool with a WATTYL TRADE ITC account

#wattyl #wattylpaints #wattylidadvanced #tradepaint #tradepainter #warrnamboolpainters #warrnambooltradies #warrnamboolbuilders #tradiebreakfast #breakfast #baconandeggs #southwestvictoria #warrnambool #pontingsmitre10 #theotherhardwarestore #mightyhelpful #mitre10 #pontings

4d

Have youseen The Standard today?
We are selling Rocky Point Sugar Cane Mulch for $14 a bale

Get your gardenwinter ready this weekend!

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9d

Come in and wish 2 of our team members who had their birthdays last week

#birthdaycelebration #staffbirthday #happybirthday #pontingsmitre10 #theotherhardwarestore #mightyhelpful #mitre10 #pontings

11d

Hurry Sale Ends Tomorrow

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13d

Congratulations to our EasterColouring in competition winners

Brodie, Ava, Jaspa & Imogen, your pictures are amazing Hope the Easter Bunnyspoilt you all too

#easterbreak #colourmebeautiful #eastercolouringcompetition #kidsgetcreative #winners #littlepicassos #congratulations #pontingsmitre10 #theotherhardwarestore #mightyhelpful #pontings

20d

Please note our trading hours over theEASTER LONG WEEKEND

#easterlongweekend #easterweekend #easterbreak #eastertradinghours #pontingsmitre10 #theotherhardwarestore #mightyhelpful #mitre10 #pontings #easter2024 #wesupportlocal #warrnambool

23d

Its going to be tough for Sid to pick a winner
So many fabulous entries to pick from
Colouring in competition closes 26/03/24 at 4pm and winners announced on Wednesday 27/03/24.

If you havent received one yet you can download from our stories or previous socials or other come and collect them from our registers

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26d

Guess whos back

Tom is back chatting with Tim from Cabot's Australia & New Zealand and having breakfast with the tradies

Come and see what Tim has to offer. With Easter on its way its a great time to freshen up your deck

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29d

We are currently installing a new phone system so please bear with us through this change over.

Alternatively you can send an enquiry through the website www.mitre10.com.au and choose Warrnambool-Pontings Mitre 10 and we will respond

#newphonesystem #phoneissues #pleasebepatient #pontingsmitre10 #theotherhardwarestore #mightyhelpful #mitre10 #pontings

29d

How stunning did the sky look this morning A massive thanks to our Timber Manager Nick who took this photo
Its a bit like our Timber Team ,on Fire

#morningsunrise #pictureperfect #lovewhereyoulive #warrnambool #warrnambool3280 #destinationwarrnambool #localssupportinglocals #wesupportlocal #wearelocal #101yearsinbusiness #pontingsmitre10 #theotherhardwarestore #mightyhelpful #mitre10 #pontings

OUR LONG HISTORY IN WARRNAMBOOL

Ponting’s Timber & Hardware is a family-owned company, established in 1923 by two brothers Walter and Len Ponting. They were committed to providing outstanding service and a wide variety of products for builders and farmers in the region.

Find out more

112 Kepler Street
Warrnambool, Victoria 3280

Tel: 03 5561 8900
Fax: 03 5561 8937

Email:
General: [email protected]
Timber: [email protected]
Hardware: [email protected]