New product launch coming soon - BlueBox
Here's more about the new product we're launching soon. It's called BlueBox
Our R&D team have been working on this for a while now, it’s new, it's blue, and of course it's innovative.
The BlueBox is an above ground partial water treatment system. It's designed to provide an alternative to costly and inconvenient ground works and to eliminate excavation for the installation of interceptors and tanks. It’s a totally surface mounted system that can replace the need for an interceptor, and can be used in conjunction with the Morclean wash pad, or your own wash pad, and where water is discharged to a mains foul drain
Here's what the BlueBox is about...
On a vehicle wash you have to have (by law) one of these; it's called an interceptor
They can be between 2 and 6CuM3 (cubic Meters), so they're pretty big.
You can either
Dig a big hole and install in the ground, but this is costly - and no-one wants to dig holes.
If you move site you have to leave it behind, it's concreted in and won't budge
You need to dig holes like this, they're costly and messy
You can leave above ground interceptors on the surface, but they are ugly and big. Imagine your prestigious garage or a sleek building with an ugly tank stuck outside....
So. We've developed
A new system, it's inside a blue box, just like the image below
Inside this box there's a system that replaces the need for an interceptor as described above. The overall dims of the box are just 2M M square and finished in a nice colour - blue, with the Morclean brand name on. It can be lifted onto site ready to use. The BlueBox takes water from the wash pad, without the need for a sump or any holes in the ground, and it pumps out the water ready to discharge to a mains foul drain
So here's a layman's terms summary
A traditional interceptor;
Someone has to dig a hole
Someone also has to back fill and install
There's dirt and mess
You have to leave it behind
It's a builders job
And, may not be your land
You'll have to leave it behind if you move
It's hassle, lot's of hassle
But here's an alternative, the new BlueBox
Totally surface mounted
You can take it with you
You can fit it in minutes
It looks good
It's in a box. A blue box
So what's the cost
Interceptors are pretty cheap, we can sell a 3 Cum3 wash bay interceptor (3000ltrs) for about £1200, ex works ex Vat - but it's the cost of installation that makes it less than viable. This varies site to site but the builder's works could easily be £3000 to £5000 ex Vat. You'll be able to contact us soon for up to date prices when we launch the new BlueBox range
We can't help you with the quote for the installation, we're not builders, there's no typical price so it depends on site conditions, how much concrete is needed etc so it's really difficult for our customers because most people want a one stop shop
We quote a fixed price for the surface mounted BlueBox and you take it away
And remember it's law to have one, the EA's PPG13 Guidelines will tell you this and you can find a copy here