Big Foot Provides Heavy Duty Support to a New Hotel

Basingstoke, UK


Install DateJuly 2019
SupportedWater tank
Big FootBespoke Frames

Big Foot Systems has supplied a Heavy Duty bespoke Lattice Frame for the support of a 45,000kg, 9.5m x 9.5m square water tank, spreading the load on a 105m² inverted roof area on a Basingstoke hotel.

The Lattice Frame was requested for a brand new 4 star Village Hotel in Basingstoke, complete with restaurant, conference suites, gym and pool facilities. The contractor was facing the issue of safely distributing the heavy load of the water tank on a restricted amount of roof space.



Big Foot Systems was approached by the contractor to provide support to the large water tank within roof load parameters at a low level. The primary aim for the project was to provide the right support to the tank at a competitive rate, ensuring the spread of foot pressure was distributed evenly across the available area on shelf components for a quick turnaround.

Within a short available timescale, the Technical Team were able to quote the project, draw the solution and supply a frame that provided the level surface required, whilst Project Management worked very closely with the contractor for a smooth offload and quick install.

James Hayes, Project Manager commented on the project, saying “This was a very fast moving project for Big Foot which required the correct action and a fast turnaround, moving swiftly between our initial communication and visit to site. This was achieved primarily by our ability to be technically reactive, first time.”

The success of this project came from building a comprehensive relationship with the sub-contractor who were so pleased with the quality of a similar solution, on a hotel in Bristol, that they returned for repeat results.

Big Foot Systems offer free-standing, non-penetrative support for units of any dimension or weight. The frames are designed to suit the requirements for any rooftop solution and are suitable for any roof surface including but not limited to PVC membrane, mastic asphalt, insulation and concrete roof finishes.

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.