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
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
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
30 Mar
Dinosaur Bones Found in Hitchcock & King Yard!

Dinosaur Bones Found in Hitchcock & King Yard!

Over the past few days we have been in the process of doing some maintenance work at our Fulham branch, which involved some excavation. Whilst digging up part of the yard, the construction workers were confused when they found something a little out of the ordinary. An unexpected discovery After noticing what looked like some…

Dinosaur Bones Found in Hitchcock & King Yard!
18 Mar
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Business Update

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Business Update

The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. So, we would like to keep everyone informed of how we are following government advice in order to help stop the spread of the virus, as well as reducing the pressure on the NHS. Our operations are strictly observing social and physical distancing guidelines…

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Business Update
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