03 Mar
The Lockdown Effect: The Rise Of Home Revovation

The Lockdown Effect: The Rise Of Home Revovation

Searches for home renovations went through the roof in 2020 — and is it any wonder? With nothing to do but stare at their walls all day, consumers have been flocking online to discover how to add a lick of paint or change a few tiles. It’s clear the COVID lockdown has been a boon…

The Lockdown Effect: The Rise Of Home Revovation
05 Feb
How Are Bricks Made?

How Are Bricks Made?

You may not spend much time thinking about bricks, but society would crumble without them — literally. These little beauties hold up our schools, our hospitals and our homes.  From the ground to our shelves to your doorstep — find out how bricks are made and delivered in this month’s article. Extraction The single biggest…

How Are Bricks Made?
08 Dec
Christmas Opening Hours (Updated)

Christmas Opening Hours (Updated)

We can’t quite believe we’re saying it, but its only a few weeks until Christmas! 2020 has been a hard year for everyone and we’re all looking forward to a well-deserved break! On that note, please see below our branch opening times below.   If you have any questions at all, please feel free to…

Christmas Opening Hours (Updated)
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
02 Nov
Coronavirus (Covid-19) – November Business Update

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – November Business Update

Following Boris Johnson’s announcement of a second lockdown in England commencing Thursday 5th of November, we thought we’d take a minute to remind you that Hitchcock & King is still very much OPEN for business! The government has announced builders merchants as an essential service and alongside the fact that both construction is still fully…

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – November Business Update
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
29 Oct
Supporting Local Trade

Supporting Local Trade

Hitchcock & King is one of the leading builders’ merchants in London. For the past 40 years, we’ve been providing the tools to build up our local community, and we’ve watched as new businesses have emerged, developed and shaped London into the world-leading city it is today. COVID-19 has devastated many of these businesses across…

Supporting Local Trade
02 Jul
We’re Supporting Ashford Town in the 2020/21 Season

We’re Supporting Ashford Town in the 2020/21 Season

Here at Hitchcock & King, we’re proud to support our local community. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that our sponsorship agreement with Ashford Town has been extended for the 2020/21 season. The Tangerines announced their new manager, Luke Tuffs, back in April and we look forward to cheering the first team on when the…

We’re Supporting Ashford Town in the 2020/21 Season
26 May
How to Build a Brick BBQ

How to Build a Brick BBQ

OK, so 2020 might not be panning out exactly as we planned and those trips to the beach might have to be put on hold, but that doesn’t mean the summer’s a write off! Everyone knows the best summer evenings are spent in your garden with a barbecue, anyway. Oh, you don’t have a barbecue?…

How to Build a Brick BBQ
20 May
The Builders’ Glossary

The Builders’ Glossary

Us tradespeople are always using weird and wonderful words that the average person often just doesn’t get. We’ve put together a glossary of definitions to celebrate these typical trade terms – no matter what line of work you’re in, or if you’re a customer trying to figure out what on earth your contractors are on…

The Builders’ Glossary