Modernisation of Existing Lifts

Modernisation of Existing Lifts

Why Modernise an Existing Lift?

Lifts are designed to last, so even after two decades of faithful service, your legacy lift may still have years to run. In fact, the problem most lift owners encounter, rather than lift breakdown, is component, or system obsolescence. This tends to make repairs lengthier, and more expensive. And once parts become hard to find, it’s often because they no longer comply with current regulations. The modernisation of existing lifts tackles this problem.

A natural part of a lift’s life cycle, therefore, is the modernisation of components which improves its efficiency, enhances its performance, and revitalises a cabin that’s looking dated. Tower Lifts offers lift modernisation, or upgrading, as part of its maintenance services.

Reasons to Modernise Your Lift

If your lift has developed creaks and groans over the years, or is looking rather the worse for wear, it’s most probably time to modernise. If you’ve never upgraded your lift, you’re most likely experiencing repair bills that get higher each year. More worrying still, you may find and that your system is no longer compliant with current regulations.

Modernisation isn’t just the replacement of a component or system; it’s a way of upgrading your lift by installing up-to-date parts in place of the originals. Here are 4 of the advantages you’ll enjoy as a result of modernising your existing lift:

1. Reliability and Lower Repair Bills

The design of lift components improves over time. Replacing a 20-year-old part with a new component won’t just get your lift working again. It will get it working better, more safely, and more economically. You’ll also benefit from less repair bills and associated downtime.

2. Improved Morale

A lift is a promise of access for employers or customers to every floor. When that lift is regularly out of order it’s a broken promise which affects productivity, wellbeing, and goodwill. A creaking, dirty lift tends to have the same impact.

3. A Facelift for Your Building

Modernising the look and feel of your lift’s interior can have as profound an impact as replacing mechanical components. Replacing the lighting, adding mirrors, changing the flooring, or adding branding to the doors not only improves the lift, it also enhances the environment.

4. A Compliant Lift

The past two decades have seen additional health & safety, and disabled access legislation. Modernisation of existing lifts ensures that you are compliant with this new legislation, without you having to make the large investment of an entirely new installation.

Modernisation of Existing Lifts by Tower Lifts

The modernisation process can be carried out relatively quickly and with minimum risk to business disruption. The type of modernisation you choose is dependent on the condition of your existing lift and the budget available.

Types of Lift Modernisation

Upgrading one major system in your lift, can make a huge difference to its performance as a whole. Door systems tend to be our most popular upgrade, but we also regularly carry out modernisation of lift electrical systems, emergency communications, or door operators.

There are many component upgrades that will make an appreciable difference to your lift. It may be as simple as a new control panel that is easier for wheelchair users to reach and use, or a handrail to improve stability for older or less physically confident passengers.

A tired lift cabin tends to put passengers off from using it. Upgrading the flooring, wall panels, lighting and landing stages not only improves the look of the lift, it can also give new life to a reception, or building as a whole.

This occurs only when a lift has reached the end of its life, or a business decides it is time for a new, contemporary model. A lift replacement involves removing your existing lift and installing the new one in the original shaft.

Working With Tower Lifts

For the past two decades the Tower Lifts team has been designing, installing, servicing and modernising passenger lifts in the commercial, and residential sectors. We provide tailored maintenance packages for businesses that include ongoing modernisation in order to guarantee high performance, fully compliant vertical transport.

If you feel that your existing lift would benefit from modernisation, Tower Lifts engineers can carry out an audit to determine the extent of the work required. We can then manage a staged component and systems replacement process from start to finish. We are an ISO9001:2015 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.

Would you like to speak to us about the modernisation of an existing lift? Call Tower Lifts 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