VRF unit support frame featured GRP walkway to enable safe access for maintenance personnel

Frames were delivered and craned onto the roof eliminating the need for cutting and drilling on-site

Supports were designed to spread the loads evenly

Project Brief
This is a £20m new build luxury hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. The hotel will open its doors to the first guests at the start of 2020. The building is eight storeys tall and features 140 bedrooms with a gym, bar and bistro.

On this project, a mix of plant and high level pipes were installed on the roof therefore they require access at height. MIDFIX was appointed to design and manufacture a number of rooftop support frames.

Our Solution
Our support frames were used for a number of air handling units and included a VRF unit support frame which was over 15m long and featured a GRP walkway. GRP walkways provide a safe surface for maintenance personnel working at height. It is maintenance free, lightweight and non-corroding.

Our engineers created the frame supports to spread the loads evenly with suitable load sized support feet to protect the roof membrane and structure. The supports were manufactured to our client’s exact specification therefore eliminating the need for any cutting and drilling on-site. The frames were delivered to site then air-craned onto the building’s roof.

 

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