Around Australia, a surge in new home building activity has seen a corresponding boom in the kitchen and bathroom sector.

Indeed, in its most recent report, the Housing Industry Association said it expected record numbers of no fewer than 195,900 kitchens and 384,800 bathrooms to be installed in new houses and apartments throughout the nation in 2014/15. These figures are up more than 50,000 and 100,000 on the lows of…