Lifts for Wheelchairs
Lifts for Wheelchairs
Installation of Commercial and Residential Lifts for Wheelchairs
A wheelchair lift, also known as an access, or disability lift, is designed to do 3 things for users. First, to improve quality of life, second, provide independence for wheelchair users, and third, offer simple access in the home, at work, or when out and about. Over the past two decades, Tower Lifts has developed into a leading provider of bespoke lifts for wheelchairs in both the residential and commercial sectors.
We are a full service provider, with experience designing and installing platform lifts for wheelchairs in schools, homes, historic buildings, and hospitality. We work with architects, building managers and homeowners to create bespoke lifts for wheelchairs that comply with Part M, BS 8300 and the Equality Act: 2010.
What is a Platform Lift?
The platform lift is specifically designed for wheelchair users. There are a number of models to choose from, each of which can be accessed without having to leave your wheelchair. Platform lifts don’t require a lift shaft for installation; they’re built in a modular structure and travel more slowly (0.15MPS) than a passenger lift.
The primary use of platform lifts is either in buildings requiring enhanced disabled access, or within the home. They can travel through 2-4 floors and can be installed internally or externally.
A Range of Platform Lifts
Tower Lifts design customised lifts for wheelchairs that provide excellent performance and integrate seamlessly with the surrounding brand design or interior décor.
- Step Lift. This offers simple access for wheelchair users up a short flight of steps, or over split-level flooring. We regularly install this lift for access up short flights of external steps, in galleries, historic houses, or terraced gardens.
- Inclined Lift. Access for straight or curved flights of stairs. The inclined lift hugs the contour of the stairway and is attached either to the wall or using stanchion posts. When not in use the platform folds back to allow for foot traffic on the stairs.
- Vertical Platform Lift. This lift has a fully enclosed cabin, a fully accessible control panel and automatic doors. The vertical platform lift looks rather like a smaller version of a traditional passenger lift. The vertical platform lift can be installed internally or externally.
Lifts for Wheelchairs Add Value to Your Home
A property with a wheelchair lift installation is now an attractive proposition to a wide range of buyers. In the UK we have an ageing population, which makes the need to future-proof properties a more pressing concern. Many families have older, less physically able relatives, so they’re looking for inclusive design in a property. External lifts, in particular, are an extremely attractive proposition for families of all ages.
Why Work With Tower Lifts?
Tower Lifts has been a champion of wheelchair access throughout its design and installation history as a company. Our designers bring decades of experience to each new installation and take time to work through the options with clients to ensure they end up with the wheelchair lift that best suits their needs. We are an ISO9001:2015 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.