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 £20m new build hotel in Stoke-on-Trent is an eight-storey tall building, featuring 140 bedrooms with a gym, bar and bistro.

MIDFIX was appointed by the contractor to design and manufacture several plant and equipment support frames for the rooftop space, where access for maintenance was a critical requirement.

Our Solution

The support frames for the AHUs were designed to keep any increased height above roof level to a minimum, whilst negotiating the falls in the roof structure and minimising the point load pressure of each foot.

The support frame for the VRFs was over 15m long and designed and built in sections. This featured a non-slip and corrosion free GRP walkway, to provide a safe platform for maintenance personnel to work from.

All the frames were assembled and despatched using dedicated FORS transport. The delivery was coordinated with the crane lift for the equipment ensuring a timely lift into position and installation with no additional charges.