ACO to unveil customer-led grating design offering at the Surface Design Show
Posted January 2017
Leading drainage manufacturer, ACO Water Management, will be showcasing its latest range of aesthetic drainage solutions for the built environment at the Surface Design Show on 7 – 9 February 2017.
Taking place at the Business Design Centre in London, ACO [stand 130] will be using the show as an opportunity to launch ACO Freestyle, while also showcasing its leading Channel Lighting and Shower Channel range.
The ACO Freestyle offering is a unique customer-led grating design solution, which gives Architects and commercial property owners the freedom to create fully-bespoke drainage grating designs for the external environment.
With ACO Freestyle, customers have the freedom to create their own drainage designs that integrate into the architecture and materials of the building envelope, extend and emphasise different aspects of the building, and compliment the paving and landscape choices, all while keeping the ground free from surface water.
Freestyle grates are manufactured at ACO’s foundry in Germany from Ductile iron. Not only are they compatible with industry standard ACO MultiDrain® D/PPD channels, but they are also available in load class D 400 and incorporate ACO’s Drainlock™ boltless locking system.
With the option to access a number of pre-moulded designs, as well as create something completely unique, ACO Freestyle allows the customer greater creative control of the external landscape.
There will also be a spotlight on the ACO Channel lighting range at the Surface Design show. Entrances, promenades and landscaped areas, whether public or private, can all be uniquely highlighted with this range.
ACO’s designer range of shower channels will also be on display and provide sophisticated, barrier free wet room drainage for domestic, commercial and leisure applications, where style, function and performance are pre-requisites.
Will Allen, Marketing Manager - Civils + Infrastructure at ACO Water Management, comments: “As the leading exhibition for the internal and external surfaces industry, the Surface Design Show is the ideal platform to launch ACO Freestyle. Given that this unique offering puts customers at the heart of creating new grating surfaces, the show is a great opportunity for us to showcase this new range, and some of our existing ranges, to visitors of the exhibition first-hand.
“As world leaders in the field of Surface Water Management, we were able to draw on our knowledge allowing us to offer our customers something that has never been seen before in the drainage industry. We believe that, whilst drainage is largely built for the outside environment, ACO Freestyle means that channel drainage is no longer an outsider to the world of design.
“At the show, we’re particularly looking forward to meeting attendees and guiding them through our product portfolio, helping them find a product that meets their design needs.”
ACO representatives will be on stand number 130, to assist with any questions.