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
12 May
How to Fix High Staff Turnover in Your Construction Company

How to Fix High Staff Turnover in Your Construction Company

At the heart of a successful construction company is the workforce; having a team of professional, efficient and skilled employees is tantamount to success, or at least half the battle. The other half of the battle is retaining your amazing workforce. High construction turnover can have major repercussions to the quality of work your company…

How to Fix High Staff Turnover in Your Construction Company
10 Apr
Top Tips for Growing Your Construction Company

Top Tips for Growing Your Construction Company

No matter what your business is, the key to growth is an almost unstoppable ambitious drive. While you may have all the know-how in the world, if you haven’t got the motivation to push your business forward you’ll stumble at the very first hurdle. All the largest businesses in the world, from Facebook to Virgin,…

Top Tips for Growing Your Construction Company
30 Oct
How to Keep Up-To-Date with Construction Industry Trends

How to Keep Up-To-Date with Construction Industry Trends

Nowadays, our working environments are changing at a fast pace, and there is always some new gadget or trend that is helping to make our jobs more productive, safe or enjoyable. With change happening around us as we speak, it can seem like a never ending task to try and keep up with the latest…

How to Keep Up-To-Date with Construction Industry Trends