5 Benefits of Lift Modernisation

Modernisation – A Cost-Effective Alternative to Lift Replacement

As an independent lift design and installation company, Tower Lifts understands the unique challenges faced by business owners with legacy lifts. While replacing an old lift may seem like the obvious solution, it’s often not the most effective or cost-efficient approach. That’s where lift modernisation comes in, offering a transformative upgrade that not only extends the life of your lift but also delivers a number of compelling benefits.

Lifts are built to endure, capable of outlasting most other forms of transportation if properly maintained and serviced. In fact, a well-maintained lift can last an average of 25 years. However, as lifts age, their components and parts naturally wear, becoming increasingly difficult to source. This twofold consequence leads to costly repairs and the risk of extended downtime while sourcing scarce spare parts.

Lift modernisation addresses these issues head-on by replacing old, outdated components with their modern counterparts. Unlike like-for-like repairs, which simply maintain the lift’s current state, modernisation enhances its performance, ensures regulatory compliance, and potentially prolongs its lifespan.

By choosing lift modernisation, you’ll be investing in a lift that’s safer, more efficient, and more aligned with modern standards. This not only enhances the user experience but also contributes to a more vibrant and accessible building environment.

Signs Your Lift Needs Modernising

Identifying the need for lift modernisation is crucial for maintaining a smooth and efficient building operation. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, it’s time to consider modernising your lift:

  • Frequent breakdowns and callouts. If your lift is constantly requiring maintenance or repairs, it’s a sign that its ageing components are struggling to maintain adequate performance.
  • High repair and running costs. Older lifts often consume more energy and require more frequent repairs due to their outdated technology.
  • Outdated aesthetics and functionality. Over time, lift cabins tend to show signs of wear and tear, creating a less appealing and modern atmosphere for your building’s occupants.
  • Non-compliance with safety regulations. Lifts, like any other machinery, must adhere to evolving safety standards to ensure the well-being of building occupants.
  • Noise, slow performance, and power consumption. Legacy lifts may produce excessive noise, operate slowly, and consume more power compared to modern counterparts.

5 Benefits of Lift Modernisation

Lift modernisation is not just about extending the life of your lift; it’s about investing in a more efficient, safer, and aesthetically pleasing vertical transport system for your building and its occupants. Here are 5 key benefits our clients enjoy as a result of a lift modernisation process:

1. Enhanced Lift Performance and Reduced Energy Consumption

Experience the difference with a modernised lift. Just a few upgraded components, such as the door operating system or the control panel, can make a significant impact on your lift’s performance and energy efficiency. Reliability soars, levelling accuracy improves, accessibility is enhanced, and energy consumption is minimised, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable user experience while reducing your environmental footprint.

2. Cost-Effective Solution and Regulatory Compliance

Lift modernisation stands out as a compelling financial decision and a step towards regulatory compliance. Instead of letting your lift system become obsolete and face costly repairs due to non-compliance, modernisation extends its lifespan and enhances its performance, all while being more economical than a complete replacement. Modernising components also minimises the risk of costly repairs down the road, saving you money and ensuring your lift meets the latest safety standards.

3. Enhanced Passenger Safety and Sustainable Design

Safety is paramount in any lift system, and modernisation goes a step further, incorporating the latest safety features and technologies while embracing sustainable design principles. This ensures that your lift meets the highest safety standards and reduces its environmental impact. Features like emergency braking systems, door interlocks, and fire safety mechanisms enhance safety while advanced energy-efficient technologies can reduce energy consumption.

4. Elevated Building Aesthetics and Reduced Energy Footprint

A modernised lift doesn’t just improve performance; it also elevates your building’s aesthetic appeal and reduces its environmental footprint. A refreshed passenger cabin, modern frontage, and sleek doors create a welcoming and professional atmosphere while incorporating sustainable materials, such as recycled or low-VOC materials, further minimising your environmental impact.

Elevated Building Aesthetics and Reduced Energy Footprint

5. Transform Your Building with Sustainable Lift Modernisation

By embracing lift modernisation, you’re investing in a more efficient, safer, and aesthetically pleasing vertical transport system for your building and its occupants, while reducing your environmental footprint. Elevate your building’s image, enhance user experience, and contribute to a more sustainable and cost-effective lift operation.

About Tower Lifts

For nearly two decades now, Tower Lifts has been providing lift design and installation to businesses, homes and industry to London and across the UK. An important part of that work is the ongoing maintenance and repairs which ensure the ongoing safety and performance of vertical transport.

Tower Lifts is an ISO9001:2008 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.

Would you like more information about lift modernisation? Call the Tower Lift team today on 01525 601099

Tower Lifts carry out design and installation on a varied range of lifts throughout the UK including:

Domestic Lifts • Food Lifts • Bespoke Platform Lifts • Service Lifts • Platform Lifts • Goods Lifts • Scenic Lifts • Heavy Duty / Car Lifts • Passenger Lifts • Dumbwaiter Lifts • MRL Lifts • Fire lifts • Residential Lifts • low-Headroom Lift