Lift Removal Services

Lift Removal Services

Lift Removals for Refurbishment Projects

Refurbishing a building is a huge undertaking and there are always unexpected hurdles, and delays can quickly throw your entire timeline out of sync. Before you can even start working on a space, you need to clear out the old. One of the most complex and potentially hazardous tasks is lift removal.

It’s not just about dismantling the lift car and machinery. Lift removal involves safely removing complex equipment from the lift shaft, disposing of it responsibly, and ensuring the site is secure according to all relevant CDM regulations. It’s a specialist job that requires expertise and experience.

Which is where Tower Lifts can help. As a trusted UK lift removal company, we work with building contractors nationwide to streamline this essential stage of their refurbishment projects. With our long track record, you can be confident that we’ll handle the entire lift removal process efficiently, safely, and with minimal disruption to your project.

The Tower Lifts Lift Removal Process – Streamlined, Safe, Stress-Free

When you partner with Tower Lifts for lift removal, you’re choosing more than just muscle. Our process is designed to give building contractors peace of mind and keep your refurbishment project on track:

  • Thorough Planning – We start with a detailed site survey, method statement, and risk assessment. Safety and efficiency are our top priorities right from the start.
  • Comprehensive Removal – Our experienced team handles the complete dismantling and removal of passenger lifts, goods lifts, and dumbwaiters. No lift system is too complex.
  • Responsible Disposal. We break down components for recycling and are fully certified for responsible oil disposal, minimising the environmental impact.
  • Minimal Disruption. We understand that time is money during a refurbishment. That’s why we prioritise quick turnarounds and clear communication to keep your project moving forward.

When you need a lift removed, you want experts who understand a wide range of lift systems and prioritise safety, compliance, and efficiency. That’s precisely what Tower Lifts delivers.

Tower Lifts Case Study: Kew Office Block Lift Disposal

The Challenge: A redundant office block in Kew was undergoing conversion into high-end luxury apartments. The existing four 16-person passenger lifts were no longer required and needed to be removed safely and efficiently to make way for the refurbishment.

The Solution: Tower Lifts was brought on board to handle the entire lift removal and disposal process. Our team’s extensive experience in similar projects ensured a smooth operation from start to finish.

Tower Lifts Case Study: Kew Office Block Lift Disposal
  • Planning – A detailed survey, method statement, and risk assessment laid the groundwork for a safe and efficient removal.
  • Execution – Our team dismantled and removed the four large lifts across six stops, working within the constraints of the building’s conversion.
  • Site Safety – As part of our service, we ensured the site was left safe and secure, including boarding up apertures and shaft access points.
  • Environmental Responsibility – Tower Lifts prioritised environmentally conscious practices. This included the responsible disposal of lift oil and ensuring that all components were disposed of or recycled in the most sustainable manner possible.

The Kew Office Block project was completed on time and to the client’s complete satisfaction, ensuring the building’s transformation into luxury apartments could progress on schedule.

Understanding the Cost of Lift Removal

It’s understandable that budget is a primary concern for any refurbishment project. While you won’t get an exact quote without a site survey, here’s a breakdown of the key factors that influence the price of lift removal:

  1. Type and Size of the Lift. Removing a large, complex passenger lift will naturally be more involved than a compact dumbwaiter. Consider the manufacturer, model, and overall size of the system.
  2. Location and Access. If your site is easily accessible, it minimises logistics and labour time. Remote locations or buildings with complex access restrictions can increase costs.
  3. Disposal Considerations. Responsible disposal, especially when dealing with hazardous materials like lift oil, adds a layer to the cost.
  4. Additional Factors. Local permits, site-specific safety requirements, and other unforeseen circumstances can also impact final pricing.

Getting an Accurate Quote

The best way to get a clear picture of lift removal costs for your project is to contact Tower Lifts. We’ll arrange a site survey and provide a transparent, detailed quote tailored to your specific needs.

Why Choose Tower Lifts for Your Lift Removal Needs?

When it comes to a complex and potentially hazardous process like a lift rip-out, you need a partner you can trust. Here’s why building contractors choose Tower Lifts:

Expertise: We have a proven track record removing a diverse range of lifts, from simple goods lifts to complex passenger systems.

Safety First: As an ISO9001:2015 LiftCert and UKAS-approved company, we uphold the strictest safety and regulatory standards. Your site is in safe hands.

Efficiency: We understand the time pressure of refurbishments. Our process is streamlined to minimise disruption and keep your project on schedule.

Environmental Responsibility: We prioritise sustainable lift disposal practices, ensuring minimal environmental impact.

Ready to simplify your lift removal? Contact Tower Lifts today for a free consultation and site survey. Let’s get your refurbishment project off to a smooth start.

Tower Lifts London lift team can design and install a varied range of lifts throughout the UK including:

Domestic Lifts Food Lifts Bespoke Platform Lifts Service Lifts Platform Lifts Goods Lifts Scenic LiftsHeavy Duty / Car LiftsPassenger LiftsDumbwaiter LiftsMRL Lifts Fire liftsResidential Lifts low-Headroom Lifts