Home Lifts for Disabled
Tower Lifts Installs Home Lifts for Disabled Users
Tower Lifts is an established designer and installer of home lifts for disabled users. Which means that we get to see what a difference the addition of a lift makes to someone who is mobility impaired. Whether it’s about managing the stairs with ease, or being able to access every part of their house, a home lift, or residential platform lift can extend their living environment, and improve their quality of life.
There are two models of lifts that provide access for disabled users; the home lift, or the platform lift.
What is a Home Lift?
Home lifts are designed specifically for use in a private residence. This means that they are much smaller than traditional passenger lifts, normally accommodating only 2-4 people. Their footprint is typically compact, and they don’t require a shaft, machine room or pit, making them easy and efficient to install. Home lifts are customised to integrate with your home’s interior and are DDA compliant.
What is a Platform Lift?
A residental platform lift is also known as a wheelchair lift because it is designed specifically to accommodate the size and weight of a wheelchair and user. The speed at which a platform lift travels is much slower than that of a traditional passenger lift. For this reason, it can be installed as a modular structure in the home, requiring no pit, or shaft. There are 3 different types of platform lift:
- Inclined Platform Lift. This is designed for use on a flight of stairs. It can be use for straight or curved stairways and a wheelchair user does not have to leave their wheelchair to use it. When not in use, the platform folds back to allow for foot traffic.
- Step Lift. This is an elegant solution to a short flight of steps or split-level flooring. It can be installed indoors or out and it’s particularly useful if there are steps down to the garden, or leading up to the front door.
- Vertical Platform Lift. This looks rather like a small passenger lift. It is designed to accommodate one or two wheelchairs and travels between floors. It is simple to install as there is no requirement for a lift shaft.
Safe Access to Every Part of Your Home
The safety of passengers is our prime concern at Tower Lifts, whatever type of lift we’re installing. We have a flawless safety record, and comply with the most current standards and regulations. For disabled passengers, the most important safety factor when using a residential lift is the ease of use. Wheelchair users have no need to leave their chair, they can simply wheel themselves into the cabin or onto the platform, and select a destination from the customised control panel.
We can make a number of adjustments to our passenger cabins to make using home lifts for disabled people safe and pleasurable:
- Glass Walls. Many clients prefer transparent doors and walls to an opaque design. The lift retains natural light throughout the journey, and visual contact can be maintained with family, or a carer as the lift ascend, or descends.
- Control Panel. This can be customised to ensure it’s easy to reach for the primary user. If you’re sight impaired, we can enlarge the buttons, make the ergonomically friendly, and add Braille if required.
- Handrails. These can be fitted inside the cabin, and on the exterior approach to the lift.
- Size. This can be adjusted to accommodate your wheelchair, plus a standing carer if required. For mobility impaired passengers without wheelchairs, you can decide how many people you want your lift to transport.
Working With Tower Lifts
The Tower Lifts team includes designers and installers who have been working with platform lift technology for nearly two decades. We have extensive experience of installing home lifts in new builds, and we regularly retrofit them in properties of all sizes and shapes. We will always spend time understanding your needs, both in terms of function and aesthetic. We are a ISO9001:2015 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.
Would you like to speak to a Tower Lifts designer about our range of home lifts for disabled users? Call us 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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]