01 Jun
Common Tiling Errors and How to Stop Them

Common Tiling Errors and How to Stop Them

So you want to start tiling? Hold on there buckaroo, you can’t just dive straight in, trowel first. Tiling may seem like a simple DIY job, but a few small mistakes can leave you with uneven tiling and a messy surface — and no one wants that! So take a deep breath and read this…

Common Tiling Errors and How to Stop Them
04 May
What Are the Different Types of Screw?

What Are the Different Types of Screw?

We all love a good screw, but did you know there are a whopping 19 different types? Each one has been meticulously engineered for use with different materials and surfaces. Using the wrong one for your project could be a disaster. In other words, you’ll be screwed. Find out which screw is right for your…

What Are the Different Types of Screw?
30 Apr
A DIY Guide to Building Raised Beds

A DIY Guide to Building Raised Beds

There haven’t been many benefits to lockdown, but those lucky enough to have gardens may have been grateful for the extra time they’ve had to get them straight. It still looks like we’re all going to be spending more time at home than usual for the foreseeable future, so if you’re looking for a new…

A DIY Guide to Building Raised Beds
01 Apr
Most Common Plastering Mistakes

Most Common Plastering Mistakes

If you’re gonna DIY, you’ve got to get it right. Plastering may seem like a simple job, but there are many things that can go wrong. If you’re not careful, you can leave your walls worse than when you started — and nobody wants that. Make sure you leave your walls strong, smooth and durable…

Most Common Plastering Mistakes
11 Mar
What Are The Different Types of Wood Finish?

What Are The Different Types of Wood Finish?

Your woodworking project isn’t done until you’ve added a wood finish. It’s the cherry on top of the cake; the jam on top of the cream (or is it the other way around?). That’s because a wood finish improves the look and colour of your wood, plus it can protect the wood from pests like…

What Are The Different Types of Wood Finish?
03 Mar
The Lockdown Effect: The Rise Of Home Renovation

The Lockdown Effect: The Rise Of Home Renovation

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 Renovation
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