Installing a Lift in a House
The Process of Installing a Lift in a House
The Tower Lifts team now receive far more calls about installing a lift in a house than we did even 5 years ago. There are all kinds of reasons why people tell us they want a residential lift:
- Increased Access. For wheelchair users and people with impaired mobility, a home lift is the perfect solution to ongoing access throughout their property.
- Future Proofing. More and more older couples are finding ways to adapt their family home into a supportive living environment as they get older.
- A Guest Lift. We can install home lifts indoors and externally. External lifts for houses can provide private access for guests to a specific floor of the house.
- Increasing the Value of the Property. There’s no doubt that a residential lift adds value to your property, and they’re a powerful differentiator if you’re planning to sell.
- Luxury Lifts. Home elevators are convenient, fun and a feature to show off to friends. Almost any component in a home lift can be customised to make it unique.
Many of our callers have some concerns about the upheaval involved in installing a lift in their house. Their worst nightmare is that building work will be needed, making their home a no-go area for weeks. Tower Lifts engineers are always quick to assure them that the process is quite fast, painless, and well worth the effort. We thought it might be helpful to outline the stages of lift installation in order to allay our clients’ fears.
Stage One – Design
The process of lift installation always begins with a visit by one of our lift designers to your home. They will want to know about your requirements and assess the environment in which the lift will operate. We’ll then suggest one of 3 options:
- Platform Lift. These are designed for wheelchair users and are comparatively simple to install. There’s no need for a shaft (so no building works to work about) and the installation time is 2-4 days. The vertical platform lift looks like a traditional cabin lift, and it can be customised for easy usage. Alternatively, we can install a stairway platform lift. https://www.tower-lifts.co.uk/stairway-platform-lift/
- Bespoke Home Lift. If you are installing a lift as part of a future-proofing project, we would recommend a bespoke home lift. This is designed to your requirements and configured to minimise disruption to your home. In most cases we’re able to install a home lift in less than a week.
- Bespoke Step Lift. If you have a short flight of steps either up to your front door, in the garden, or as a result of spit-level flooring inside, we can create a lift solution for you. The step lift is a platform, designed to allow wheelchair users to roll onto the platform without having to leave their chair.
- Luxury Home Lift. This is designed and installed very much in partnership with our clients. We’ll discuss your preferred location and consider the most appropriate model for your needs. The interior of the cabin, finish, control panel and flooring are customised to your requirements.
Stage Two – Installation
Once the design is complete, including consultation on the finish, and customisation of your home lift, we schedule installation. Our lift engineers combine skills and experience, which means that they’ll work efficiently, safely and with the minimum possible disruption. Tower Lifts is UKAS and Lift Cert ISO 9001 accredited. This guarantees the highest level of technical competence and standards.
Stage Three – Testing and Handover
All our home lifts are comprehensively tested. Our handover process ensures that clients feel confident using the lift system and know how to contact us should they encounter a problem. We always recommend that home lifts are regularly maintained. The Tower Lifts maintenance contract is tailored to your specific requirements and includes priority access to 24/7 emergency repairs should they be required.
Would you like to find out more about installing a lift in a house? Call us today and one of our engineers can guide you through the process – 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