07 Jun
Most Common Electrical Problems You Need to Look Out For

Most Common Electrical Problems You Need to Look Out For

At best, electrical faults can be disruptive; at worst, they can be outright dangerous. We recommend taking some time to identify any electrical hazards in your property. These should be addressed as soon as possible with the help of a trained electrician.  While electrical faults is a broad category, there are some particularly common faults…

Most Common Electrical Problems You Need to Look Out For
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
28 Apr
Most Common Problems With New Build Homes

Most Common Problems With New Build Homes

New builds are commonly favoured due to their condition and perceived safety. It makes sense — the newer the build, the less chance that parts of the house have deteriorated.  However, this isn’t always the reality. In fact, an annual survey commissioned by the House Builders Federation (HBF) and the New Homes Warranty Scheme (NHBC)…

Most Common Problems With New Build Homes
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
23 Mar
UK Fencing Laws Explained

UK Fencing Laws Explained

One of the biggest matchups of the decade happened earlier this year in the UK. Garden fences battled Storm Eunice in what proved to be a long and arduous struggle. Some came out victorious; others fell victim to the gale. Once the smoke cleared, many homeowners were left with major repair work to tend to….

UK Fencing Laws Explained
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
21 Feb
Understanding Timber Grades

Understanding Timber Grades

Timber grades mark the quality of timber to help users find the right type for their needs. Understanding the timber grades is key to ensuring you receive wood of a suitable strength, moisture content and aesthetic.  As leading providers of timber across London, we know a thing or two about timber grades. Discover everything you…

Understanding Timber Grades