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Build Your Own Block at Jetmaster Newcastle

Jetmaster Newcastle is well known for their extensive range of premium fireplace products. Offering a start-to-finish service, they’ll provide everything from initial design to completed fireplace installation. But did you know they’re also the region’s premier supplier of period architectural hardware and accessories?

Whether you’re restoring the interior of an old building to its former glory, styling a new property with a period feel, or striking the right balance between modernity and historic charm, fittings and fixtures deserve just as much attention as major architectural elements. Functionally, some traditional hardware aspects can’t be replaced with modern alternatives.

And aesthetically, the amount of difference that can be made by just the right antique copper doorknob or brass light switch is often quite surprising.

For over ten years, Jetmaster has been the go-to local destination for period interior styling and home restoration projects. At the expansive Adamstown showroom, you’ll discover all the fittings your period or Federation-style home requires.

We’re talking everything from traditional door, window and cabinet hardware to brass accents, pressed metal panels, unique glass and ceramic doorknobs, and more. It’s easy to see why Jetmaster has been a long-time favourite with local builders, cabinet-makers, kitchen designers and architects, as well as the home DIY crowd.

Robin Hastings, owner of Jetmaster Newcastle, says there’s a real resurgence in the market for these kinds of architectural hardware products – especially since the last season of The Block – where contestants renovated period homes from the 1910’s through to the 1950’s.

“When renovating – especially in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, where there are a lot of older homes – people are trying to strike that balance of updating their residences without losing the charm and historical aspect of their home,” he explains. “That’s where we come in, providing advice and an extensive range of products.”

And the range certainly is extensive. Browsing the Jetmaster catalogue online or in person at the showroom, you’ll find a huge range of meticulously crafted reproductions of authentic originals collected from around Australia. There are period door and cabinetry fittings in materials ranging from brass and antique copper to chrome, iron and porcelain. Traditional window accessories, house name signs, period tiles, heritage-style Bakelite electrical outlets and switches, and other hardware sundries all offer the unique touch you might be looking for. Basically, it’s a complete treasure trove for anyone with a passion for authentic period styling.

Jetmaster’s architectural hardware products also include a popular range of pressed tin sheeting and accessories. Patterns based on original early Australian designs are faithfully reproduced in mill-finish aluminium, which has been treated to accept either powder coating or paint. But if all this sounds a little overwhelming to you, don’t worry – the Jetmaster team is here to offer expert advice on every part of the process, from pattern selection to installation to ongoing maintenance.

“Our pressed tin range has become increasingly popular the last couple of years as people find all-new ways to incorporate it into their homes – not only as a traditional ceiling panel but as a design feature such as a kitchen, laundry or bathroom splashback, a feature wall or even a bedhead,” Robin explains. “The range of pressed tin can be powder-coated to your specifications and, of course, Jetmaster can organise skilled tradespeople to carry out all your installations.”


The Jetmaster Newcastle showroom at 334 Brunker Road, Adamstown, is open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday, and 9am–1pm Saturdays. Drop in and see the team, give them a call on (02) 4952 9299, or check out the range online at


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