24 May
Choosing the Best Fencing For Your Garden

Choosing the Best Fencing For Your Garden

Summer is almost here, so it’s time to get your fence sorted. No more ignoring the beat-up, run-down hunk of wood at the back of your garden. 2022 is the year that you finally replace your garden fence so that you can enjoy the summer sun in peace, privacy and comfort. Installing a garden fence…

Choosing the Best Fencing For Your Garden
18 May
Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Bank Holiday Opening Hours

The Queens Jubilee is just around the corner and the H&K team are looking forward to some well deserved time off! Please find our opening hours for the bank holiday below. If you are looking at carrying out a project across this period, make sure to get your orders in early to make sure you’ve…

Bank Holiday Opening Hours
16 May
Red Flags To Look Out For When Hiring A Builder

Red Flags To Look Out For When Hiring A Builder

Though most builders are highly regarded, hard-working tradesmen, there are a few red flags to look out for that may tip you off to a builder who is dishonest or badly skilled.  Do your research before you commit to hiring and look out for any of the red flags we list in this article. The…

Red Flags To Look Out For When Hiring A Builder
12 Apr

Easter Opening Times

The H&K team will be taking some much needed time off over the Easter Bank holiday! If you need supplies before the weekend, visit your local H&K branch. Please see our various branch opening hours below: Friday the 15th Ashford – 8am – 1pm Fulham – 8am – 1pm Streatham – 8am – 1pm Burgh…

Easter Opening Times
28 Feb
Plasterboard FAQs

Plasterboard FAQs

Plasterboard is a panel made of calcium sulphate dihydrate that is most commonly used in the construction of interior walls and ceilings. It’s quick to install and provides a smooth canvas to decorate over. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about plasterboard and its applications: What’s the difference between drywall and plasterboard?…

Plasterboard FAQs
04 Jan
5 Personalities You’ll Find on Every Building Site

5 Personalities You’ll Find on Every Building Site

Every building site is full of characters. So much so that you could write a whole article about them –  so that’s exactly what we did. From the guy that stumbles into work every morning smelling of Smirnoff’s finest, to the class clown that always takes the joke a bit too far, this is the…

5 Personalities You’ll Find on Every Building Site
21 Dec
Common Building Project Management Mistakes

Common Building Project Management Mistakes

Construction is a complex business at times, with every project throwing up its own challenges and obstacles.  That’s why project management is so important, but it’s a big undertaking for any single person – no one wants to be the reason something isn’t finished on time or to be left holding the can when things…

Common Building Project Management Mistakes
04 Oct
Average Salary For Tradespeople In The UK

Average Salary For Tradespeople In The UK

DISCOVER THE AVERAGE SALARY FOR TRADESPEOPLE IN THE UK Statistics are taken from the UK’s Office of National Statistics in the year 2020. Painter/Decorator — £25,591 Painters/decorators improve the appearance of a building’s interior and/or exterior. Plumber – £32,495 Plumbers specialise in installing and maintaining a range of systems, including those used in: Drainage Heating…

Average Salary For Tradespeople In The UK
28 Sep
Top 10 Building Site Snacks

Top 10 Building Site Snacks

Working all day on a building site is hard graft. It can be difficult balancing breakfast, lunch and snacks when you’re spending your day balancing bricks, scaffold and steel beams.  But snacks are important for keeping your energy up, and they give something to look forward to during a hard day on the job. If…

Top 10 Building Site Snacks