EcoBloc Maxx Soakaway Tank in Kuwait

Soakaway tank in the desert sand

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on January 23, 2023.

A million GRAF EcoBloc Maxx crates for the South al-Mutlaa megaproject in Kuwait. South al-Mutlaa: 400,000 residents, 12 suburbs, 28,363 buildings—by 2023. A whole city and its infrastructure will have emerged out of the desert sands of Kuwait. This is not only the largest construction project for Kuwait, which is a country rich in oil […]

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Hams Hall Engineering Plant, Birmingham

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on December 19, 2022.

Graf UK support BMW’s Hams Hall vision to create a facility capable of producing its next generation of engines. BMW’s Hams Hall engineering plant produces the latest generation of three and four cylinder petrol engines. Since starting production in 2001, more than five million BMW and MINI cars have been powered by Hams Hall engines. […]

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Image of a hosepipe

The Hosepipe Ban – What is it and is it still in place?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on December 12, 2022.

While citizens of the UK enjoyed one of the hottest summers on record our water stores suffered because of the lack of rain. What it has meant is that water companies throughout the UK have imposed a hosepipe ban in an effort to conserve the water we have. What is a hosepipe ban? Quite simply, it […]

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Drought has affected this river which has dried up.

Is The UK Still In A Drought?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on December 5, 2022.

Although it seems to rain a lot in the UK, this year we’ve had one of the hottest summers on record and rainfall levels are lower than normal. This has led to a hosepipe ban in most areas of the UK to save water wastage and to prevent water levels dropping any further. Is the […]

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Graf UK Golf Day

GRAF UK & Special Guests raise £5827 for local hospice

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on October 5, 2022.

On Tuesday 20th September 2022 we held our inaugural Charity Golf Day at Feldon Valley Golf Club, Brailes, Oxfordshire. 8 teams took part in the day and made the most of some perfectly-timed warm September weather. The day kicked-off with some of the best bacon rolls we’ve tasted all year, followed by a shotgun start […]

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Three parts to Water Neutrality

What is ‘Water Neutrality’ in new construction developments in the UK

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on September 25, 2022.

Water Neutrality: A new perspective for sustainable construction in the UK The scarcity of water is a rising issue for the stability of the ecosystem and it can be an impediment to meeting the water demands of buildings in the construction sector. The availability of water has the potential to be a decisive factor in […]

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Water Tap

What is Water Neutrality, and How Does It Affect New Construction Developments in the UK?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on September 18, 2022.

What is water neutrality The concept of “water neutrality” has been around since 2006-2008, and some definitions have been offered to explain what water neutrality is. However, in 2009, The Environmental Agency (UK) came up with a slightly different definition that has been widely accepted in describing water neutrality. It states that “for every new […]

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an attenuation tank

How does an attenuation tank work?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on September 12, 2022.

Attenuation tanks may not be visible to the public, but beneath the ground they play a vital role in keeping towns and cities safe from the risk of flooding. Here we explain how an attenuation tank works and why they are so important. What is an attenuation tank? An attenuation tank is an important flood […]

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Leisure time for major wastewater system

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on September 11, 2022.

An 80-acre luxury holiday park on the banks of the River Tay has broken ground, thanks to a 300-person wastewater treatment system from Graf UK. River Tay Leisure Park, which is being developed in a former sand and gravel quarry between Stanley and Luncary. The site was bought by the Verdant Leisure group earlier this […]

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What are the different types of rainwater harvesting tank?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on August 29, 2022.

Once you’ve made the decision to invest in a rainwater harvesting tank, you then need to settle on the type of system you want to install. Here we look at the 2 types of underground tanks and aboveground models, two of the most popular types of rainwater harvesting tanks around. Shallow Dig Underground Tank A […]

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Water Neutrality Illustration

What Is Water Neutrality

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on August 22, 2022.

Water neutrality is becoming increasingly important as the world’s population grows and the demand for water increases. Sir James Bevan, who is the head of the Environment Agency recently said recently “the country’s running out of water.” What he meant was that as a result of climate change and the increasing population we are using […]

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How does a rainwater harvesting system work?

Posted by Callum Vallance-Poole, on August 22, 2022.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, the average UK roof collects around 85,000 litres of water a year. But instead of letting this water flow away into the drain and into local sewer network, what if it could be repurposed and used for things like flushing toilets, washing clothes and watering the garden? That’s exactly […]

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