Freestyle
Introduction to the system

Integrating external surface drainage design into Architecture.

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.image

ACO are world leaders in the field of Surface Water Management and our knowledge in designing and manufacturing a wide range of grates for our drainage channels, has allowed us to offer our customers a chance to utilise this expertise.

With ACO Freestyle you have the freedom to create your own drainage designs that integrate into the architecture and materials of the building envelope, that extend and emphasise different aspects of the building, 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. Freestyle grates are compatible with standard ACO MultiDrain D/PPD channels, are 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, which ACO will manufacture for you, Freestyle allows greater creative control of the external landscape.

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.

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Features

  • Freedom to create your own drainage designs that integrate into the architecture and materials of the building envelope
  • Compatible with MultiDrain D/PPD channels
  • Incorporate ACO’s Drainlock™ boltless locking system
  • Grating design is overlaid on a grid design that has been tested for a load class up to D 400
  • Option to access a number of pre-moulded designs
  • Grates come with a black coating, left uncoated or ATec coating is available
  • Designs can be submitted, with a hand drawing or a digital model
  • Gratings will be tested in accordance with EN 1433 (annex ZA) to load class D 400

Benefits

  • Have a design that integrates into the architecture and materials of the building envelope
  • To extend and emphasise different aspects of the building, compliment the paving and landscape choices
  • Freestyle grates offer the same performance and maintenance benefits as standard MultiDrain® grates
  • Same hydraulic capacity as ACO’s popular MultiDrain® D/PPD channels
  • ACO will take your design and create a 3D model, and will optimise the design for production and performance
  • Strength calculations and casting simulations are made on the submitted design

Recommended applications

  • Can be designed to complement any surroundings
  • Branding opportunities by incorporating logos into the grating design
  • For clients who value first impressions – which starts with the approach to the building
  • Can integrate into historic surroundings with ductile iron material
  • For clients and architects who value originality
  • Ideal for pedestrian areas and flagship buildings
  • Load class D 400 makes this suitable for parking areas

Not recommended applications

  • Highways
  • Industrial
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