24 Nov
Equipment Every Good Decorator Needs in Their Van

Equipment Every Good Decorator Needs in Their Van

A decorating job is like a box of chocolates — you never know which one you’re gonna get. If you’re tackling multiple jobs in a day, you need to make sure you’re prepared for all eventualities. A good decorator stocks their van full of everything they might need. That includes paint supplies, protective equipment and…

Equipment Every Good Decorator Needs in Their Van
29 Oct
How to Stay Safe as a Tradesperson During the Pandemic

How to Stay Safe as a Tradesperson During the Pandemic

Managing through the pandemic is all about balancing safety with income. You need to keep working — home and business owners rely on your services to be able to live and work — but you don’t want to risk infecting yourself or your clients. Luckily, keeping safe doesn’t mean keeping at home. There are a…

How to Stay Safe as a Tradesperson During the Pandemic
06 Oct
How to Build Your Own Pergola

How to Build Your Own Pergola

Day 172 of working from home. All this extra time saved by not having to commute has led to some interesting new hobbies. You’ve completed the Rubik’s cube. You’ve knitted a winter coat for your dog. You’ve even read the dictionary cover to cover.  Now whip out your toolkit and get your hardhat on. It’s…

How to Build Your Own Pergola
14 Aug
What Are The Different Types of Brick Mortar Finish? (Infographic)

What Are The Different Types of Brick Mortar Finish? (Infographic)

Don’t settle for shoddy mortar. Try applying a whole new finish to your mortar joints. The design of the mortar can influence the wall’s entire appearance. Plus, the different styles can provide various degrees of water-resistance. Take a gander at the different mortar finishes available in this month’s infographic. At Hitchcock and King, we help…

What Are The Different Types of Brick Mortar Finish? (Infographic)
07 Aug
What Are The Different Types Of Aggregates & Their Uses?

What Are The Different Types Of Aggregates & Their Uses?

There’s no doubt about it – aggregates are the foundation of any building or DIY project. Not only are they a key ingredient in concrete and screed, they are also essential for sub-bases, but plastering, rendering, drainage systems, and surfaces – not to mention they also look mighty good as a decorative touch for a…

What Are The Different Types Of Aggregates & Their Uses?
07 Aug
The 6 Most Common Types of Wood Joints

The 6 Most Common Types of Wood Joints

Whether you’re having your first crack at carpentry or just want to brush up on your joinery knowledge, you’re in the right place. And when it comes to joining wood, there are more than a few ways to put one-and-one together.  In this article, we’ll take you through some common kinds of wood joints, what…

The 6 Most Common Types of Wood Joints
23 Apr
7 DIY Projects To Take On At Home

7 DIY Projects To Take On At Home

We’ve put together a list of our top 7 DIY projects to carry out around the home whilst on lockdown. Take a look through the infographic below and see if any projects tickle your fancy!  If you are in need of any materials for any of your chosen project, you know where we are… Insulate…

7 DIY Projects To Take On At Home
28 Feb
5 Pranks Apprentices Always Fall For

5 Pranks Apprentices Always Fall For

You might think that you’ve got all bases covered when it comes to being prepared for the first day of your construction apprenticeship – your route to work, any supplies you’ll need, what questions you’re going to ask – but there’s one thing you may not have thought about. We’re talking about the typical pranks…

5 Pranks Apprentices Always Fall For
15 May
6 Ways To Avoid Business Stagnation in Construction

6 Ways To Avoid Business Stagnation in Construction

If there’s one worry that all construction companies share, it’s the risk of stagnation. Stagnation is a sustained period of low or no growth, and can lead to having to lay off employees or cut wages just to keep the business afloat. The causes of stagnation are myriad, but one area of note is that…

6 Ways To Avoid Business Stagnation in Construction