21 Dec
Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries

Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries

Where there’s heavy machinery, high working areas and jokers playing pranks, there’s gonna be injuries. Common Injuries on construction sites range from electric shocks to repetitive strains. While there are many hazards to be wary of, most injuries can be avoided by following simple safety precautions. In this month’s article, discover the common causes of…

Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries
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
06 Oct
How to Build Your Own Pergola

How to Build Your Own Pergola

Day 172 of working from home. All this extra time saved by not having to commute has led to some interesting new hobbies. You’ve completed the Rubik’s cube. You’ve knitted a winter coat for your dog. You’ve even read the dictionary cover to cover.  Now whip out your toolkit and get your hardhat on. It’s…

How to Build Your Own Pergola
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