Since we began our company in 1974, Graline Construction has emerged as one of the leading domestic family-run builders in Knowle, Solihull and surrounding areas. Our work has been recognised on both a regional and national level, and we have a committed and hardworking team that is fully qualified in their respective fields, allowing us to oversee all building projects, small and large.


We have a talented group of individuals who all excel in their areas of expertise. They are employed directly through the company, and each builder is highly trained and brings with them an exceptional portfolio of work. Our plumbing and electrical engineers are both qualified to City and Guilds level 3, ensuring that any work we carry out in Knowle, Solihull or surrounding areas, is to exacting standards. We have team members who are passionate about construction and are actively promoting the best interests of the industry.



In recognition of our innovation and willingness to enter into unchartered territory, we have received the Regional Award for the FMB Master Builder of the Year 2012 Energy Efficiency and FMB Apprentice of the Year 2012. We have also featured in the Telegraph’s top 20 award-winning builders. We are immensely proud of each accolade, and it is a testament to the skill with which our team works. All of our team members are well-presented in neat uniforms and can be seen driving our smart sign written vans.


At Graline Construction, we’ve built our reputation across Knowle, Solihull and surrounding areas on hard work, reliability and a fair price for exceptional work. We will always consider any building work, no matter how small you think the job may be and are still on the lookout for new challenges in Knowle, Solihull and surrounding areas.


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Tom Poppitt
Director & Plumbing Engineer
Tom is a Director of Graline Construction and our Level 3 advanced plumbing engineer. He joined the company in 2013 and showed a real passion for construction project management and plumbing. Tom joined the company having already achieved his Level 2 qualification in wall and floor tiling and specialised in complete bathroom refits, many of which can be found in our case studies. Project managing is an integral part of Tom’s role within the company and he will work alongside you during your project.
Ian Smart
Director & Electrical Engineer
Ian is a Director of Graline Construction and our Level 3 electrical engineer. He has been in the company since 2008 and has worked hard to become trained in many different skills, but finding a real passion for both carpentry and electrics. He has gained a 2391 City & Guilds Inspection Testing qualification, which is highly respected within the electrical industry, as well as a Level 2 Diploma in site carpentry. His biggest achievement was winning the 2012 Federation of Master Builders - Regional Apprentice of the Year Award, for his outstanding work on our Ullenhall project.
Kathryn Poppitt
Operations Director
Kathryn is based at Graline Construction head office and is the first point of contact for all enquires. She has good knowledge of the company and has a real passion for business and the construction industry. She has previously gained invaluable experience in the property sector and enjoys the challenges that it can bring. Kathryn also sits on the regional board for the Federation of Master Builders where she is able to keep up to date with industry developments and opportunities.
Ian is one of Graline Constructions longest standing employees having been in the company since 1997. He has become an integral part of the Graline team and has worked hard to become a master tradesman. Ian is a multi skilled craftsman and has extensive knowledge of the construction industry. He has a particular interest in carpentry and joinery, which he is highly qualified in.
James completed his Level 2 City & Guilds plumbing apprenticeship with Graline Construction after showing his enthusiasm and skill in the trade. James continues to show his talent for the trade and is a great asset to the team.
Connor joined Graline Construction after completing his Electrical Installations Buildings and Structures Level 3 Diploma CG 2365. He has shown his commitment and enthusiasm to the electrical profession and is now completing his NVQ Level 3 Qualification for Electrical Installations.

Tsering is Graline Construction’s General Operative who carries out all essential maintenance onsite. He brings his enthusiasm and skills to assist many trades on site and is vital to the smooth running of any job. We look forward to supporting Tsering on his journey.

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