Big Foot Systems Receives Nomination for the National ACR Awards

Sussex-based Big Foot Systems is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted within a key category at this year’s prestigious National Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Awards. The firm is thrilled that its innovative Multi Frame, a repeatable support structure for mounting all sizes and weights of standardised AC equipment on flat roofs, has been nominated in the Air Conditioning Product of the Year category.

The National ACR Awards 2015, will be held on 29th January 2015 at the Town Hall in Birmingham. With 2015 marking the third year of this prestigious industry awards the National ACR Awards 2015 will be entertaining, exciting and unique. As in previous years the standard of entries is high and the independent and authoritative panel of industry experts who will decide upon the winners will have a tough task ahead of them. The night will be themed around Hollywood Stars and the Rat Pack and will capture all the glitz and glamour of that era.


The National ACR Awards celebrate and promote the innovations, achievements and excellence of teams, organisations and individuals within the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The judging panel carries out the difficult task of selecting award winners by recognising the people and companies that have driven their products and services forward to help serve their customers to the highest standards.

A finalist in the Air Conditioning Product of the Year category, Big Foot’s free standing Multi Frame, which incorporates anti-vibration mats, negates the need for time consuming and costly penetrations through roofs and the associated problems they can cause. Typical cooling plant that the Multi Frame can support includes; compressors, condensers, VRFs, small AHUs, ASHPs and extractor fans.

Available in a 1m x 1.2m box section frame, the Multi Frame and extender kit makes installation easy. The Multi Frame offers AC contractors a quick and simple solution to AC installation on flat roofs all delivered flat packed in one box ready to use. The Multi Frame is incredibly adaptable letting installers to configure the frame to meet a project’s needs and allowing the frame to suit the requirements of multiple installations with varying configurations on one roof using the same boxed framework.

Since the Multi Frame can be extended with an extension pack it is possible to install long arrays of VRF or split systems without worrying about the distance. Any length of L shaped or dog leg frames can be fitted according to the demands of each individual project, and it is ideal for retrofitting AC units on flat roofs. The Multi Frame is therefore well suited for tricky retrofit installations where other plant or pipes are already taking up roof space to negotiate. It is also ideal for lightweight weak roofs where it is essential to spread the load evenly. The design load for the Multi Frame is 500kg.

Drop on bars for simple, quick and easy installation help to give the product a 20-minute build time which saves time on site. In addition, its adjustable leg assemblies and integrated rubber mats afford installation flexibility allowing uneven surfaces to be easily tackled and making positioning the frame easy. Made entirely of Hot Dipped Galvanised metal this durable product is very robust and will stand up to the most testing weather conditions on exposed roofs.

Big Foot Systems’ products and systems are quick and easy to install ensuring project cost and time clarity, thus reducing the need for complex, time-consuming and expensive detailing. Offering improved roof aesthetics, Big Foot Systems provides engineered solutions that are innovative in design, robust and repeatable. Big Foot combines market leading products and services, which include system design and on-site support. Available to install in all weathers utilising familiar componentry, all systems are designed with safety, security and simplicity in mind. Finally Big Foot Systems offers short manufacture and delivery lead times to help a project meet its schedule and stay within budget.

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