Sussex-based Big Foot Systems is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in the prestigious National ACR & Heat Pump Awards. The company has reached the final in the ‘ACR Ancillary Product of the Year’ category for its revolutionary Lock ‘n’ Load frame a freestanding, non-penetrative frame designed to support mini split outdoor air conditioning (AC) units. Offering AC engineers an off-the-shelf support solution to speed up AC installation on site the Lock ‘n’ Load is truly ground-breaking with stand set-up taking under 15 minutes.

The National ACR & Heat Pump Awards 2017 will be held on 26th January 2017 at the Town Hall in central Birmingham. The awards celebrate and promote the innovations, achievements and excellence of teams, organisations and individuals within the air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump industry. Now in its 5th year, these awards are an important date in the diary for the industry and attract a high standard of entries that are judged by an independent and authoritative panel of experts.

“We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the 2017 National ACR & Heat Pump Awards. Our new Lock ‘n’ Load frame offers a real evolution in the way air conditioning is supported. Designed to accelerate the speed of air conditioning installation the Lock ‘n’ Load simplifies the installation process by removing the need to fabricate a support on site. The idea was to have a quick and simple product for AC systems that could be sourced from local distributors and installed on site in under 15 mins. We are therefore delighted to gain recognition from the industry for the product” said Sam Birch, Product Manager, Big Foot Systems.

Designed to support a single mini split outdoor air conditioning (AC) units, Big Foot Systems’ innovative Lock ‘n’ Load Frame can support AC units on both flat rooftop or ground mounted applications. Simple to fit, the Lock ‘n’ Load is designed with an easy push and lock system speeding up site assembly, with stand set-up taking under 15 minutes. Conveniently available from local distributor branches boxed and ready to use on site, this lightweight pre-fabricated solution allows engineers to collect and carry the frame to the project site and construct it easily and simply, saving engineers time and hassle. The pre-fabricated frame is available ready to install and with only one tool needed to assemble the frame and no need to secure it to the building or floor, allowing the lightweight Lock ‘n’ Load frame to be easily moved once installed.

The Lock ‘n’ Load can also be used in restricted space for multiple unit installations where the frames can be used in a tower/double stack configuration and the frame allows vertical adjustment which ensures a level finish for unit mounting. The Lock ‘n’ Load’s three height options and extension kits make it suitable for a wide range of applications, including projects which have planning height restrictions. Extremely versatile, the frame’s drop on cross bar means the cross bar can be moved with the unit in situ, before securing in place, allowing infinite cross bar adjustments along the end bar.

A non-penetrative frame, the Lock ‘n’ Load is capable of bearing up to 150kg using its renowned Big Foot feet for load spreading. It is ideal for modern lightweight single ply membrane roofs since it does not damage the delicate membrane. Robust, and ideal for outside applications the Lock ‘n’ Load is hot dip galvanised metal work with a 10-year guarantee.

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.

Big Foot Systems Shortlisted in National ACR & Heat Pump Awards