Lifts for Home
5 Questions to Consider When Installing Lifts for Home Use
Whether you’re ensuring the longevity of a family home, or considering ways to boost the value of your property, lifts for home use are high on the agenda. No wonder, when lift installation is easier than ever before. There are now multiple ways to integrate lift technology into your home, whatever the age of your property. And there’s a growing range of styles and finishes designed to enhance any interior.
Tower Lifts has been designing and installing lifts for home use since 2006. In less than 2 decades we’ve seen a giant leap in the range of options available to householders. Over that time, though, the 5 questions we ask all our clients to consider have remained the same. They don’t change because they’re the 5 basic building blocks for a successful home lift design and installation. We thought we’d share them with you:
1. What Do You Need Your Lift To Do?
The answer to this question determines the kind of lift you need:
- “I need to be able to access the upper floors in a wheelchair” suggests that you need platform lift technology to help you move easily from one floor to another.
- “I want a lift for older members of my family when they come to stay” sounds like you need either a small home lift, or a vertical platform lift.
- “Our home is nice, but it’s got nothing that makes it different. A lift would make it stand out when we come to sell it.” A residential passenger lift can be customised in any way you wish, and can also create a design feature in your home.
2. How Much Space Do You Have For a Lift?
At one time smaller properties were a problem for lift installers, but no more! The development of home lift technology means that pretty much any property can have a lift. Lifts for home use tend not to need a shaft, as there is rarely space for one. Platform lifts include incline lifts for use on stairways, if space is tight. And should there be no space inside, we are seeing increasing use of external lifts for houses.
3. What Customisation Would You Like For Your Lift?
Lifts for home use need to integrate with your home’s interior décor and style. For this reason we provide the opportunity for residential lift clients to customise any lift that we design and install in a home environment. This means having the freedom to make choices about the colour and cabin finishes, the material the cabin is fashioned in, and the size.
4. How Would You Like Us To Schedule Installation?
Tower Lifts engineers are always aware of the disruption to a home’s rhythm that occurs when a lift is installed. We normally expect that the process will take a few days, so we always ask clients how we can best schedule the work. Some people prefer to be out of the house when we install, so we’ll schedule to coincide with a short break. Other want us to work certain hours of the day to minimise disruption. We work with our clients to find the best way.
5. How Confident Do You Feel About Lift Technology?
Some of our clients are eager adopters of residential lifts technology, others are more cautious. We make sure that everyone feels confident about using their new home lifts before we complete handover. Our installers take the time you need to go through how to operate your new lift, and we’re happy to answer as many questions as you have about it.
Would you like to talk through the process of installing lifts for home use? One of our design team would be delighted to help; just call us 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