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
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