External Disabled Platform Lift
External Disabled Platform Lift
5 Places You’d Find an External Disabled Platform Lift
Platform lifts have made access easy, affordable, and viable for homeowners, retailers, and commercial developers over the past four decades. Our public spaces are now moving towards inclusivity thanks to the flexibility and innovation provided by the external disabled platform lift.
Platform lift technology is robust enough to work indoors or outdoors. It combines flexibility, high performance, and longevity, even when exposed to the variations of the British climate. The Tower Lifts team has been designing and installing bespoke platform lifts for nearly two decades now. Here are some of the locations we’ve dealt with.
1. External Public Stairways
It’s not always possible to install a ramp along side a set of steps designed for public access. Which is where the external disabled platform lift comes in. A self-supporting, fully enclosed vertical platform lift can travel up to 7 metres and requires only a small area for installation. Users can enter the lift without leaving their wheelchair, and safety and reliability is guaranteed.
2. Split Level Paving Areas
The step lift is designed to provide disabled access over small flights of steps, or split-level paving. They’re ideal for buildings with steps up to a front entrance, for example. It normally travels just one metre and has easy-to-use controls. Once in place, the wheelchair is secured safely on the platform for the duration of the journey.
3. Curving Stairways
The curved inclined lift can be designed to follow the contours of a stairway, even if it’s a spiral design! There are a number of benefits conferred by the external inclined lift; wheelchair users can access it without leaving their wheelchair, the journey is smooth and comfortable, and when not in use, the platform folds back to allow for foot traffic.
4. External Lifts for Homes
Many of our residential clients are taking advantage of the platform lift’s flexibility to create stylish external access. This maybe as a solution to limited internal space, but more often it’s an active choice. In some cases, residential external lifts are used as access to self-contained flats in the property used by adult children, or older relatives.
5. Gardening Aids
Lots of families are future-proofing their homes now, and many of them are delighted to find there’s a way to extend the process to their gardens. If you have steps in your garden, and you don’t want to turn them into a ramp, the Tower Lifts team can design and install a garden access lift to ensure that you can continue to enjoy every square inch.
Working With Tower Lifts
Tower Lifts has been designing and installing external disabled platform lifts for over 15 years. Our installations comply with the Equality Act, Part M of the Building Regulations, EN81-1/2, EN81-41 and the 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive. We have extensive experience of working with architects, developers, and homeowners, and on-site drawings are provided for all the work we undertake.
If you would like to know more about our bespoke external disabled platform lifts, call Tower Lifts today to speak to one of our engineers – 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