Time to Consider a Lift Upgrade?


Lift Letting You Down? Upgrade to Improve Performance and Reliability

If your aging lift is causing more headaches than convenience, it’s time to consider your options. Constant breakdowns and rising maintenance costs are clear signs that your lift needs attention. But should you completely replace it, invest in a refurbishment, or is it time for a lift upgrade?

Tower Lifts, a long-standing provider of lift refurbishment, modernisation and upgrades recognises the dilemma. We’re here to help you make informed decisions that will revitalise your lift and improve your business operations. Let’s start by looking at the different options you have.


The Costly Option – Lift Replacement

While complete lift replacement will address all your lift’s issues, it’s important to go into it with your eyes open. Replacement is a major undertaking, involving significant costs and potential disruptions to your building’s operations.

As your lift ages, issues like obsolete components, the need for major replacements, increased breakdowns, and even the risk of non-compliance with safety regulations (LOLER) can start to pile up. Before committing to a full replacement, though, it’s wise to explore alternatives like refurbishment or strategic upgrades that may offer a more cost-effective and less disruptive solution.

The Cost-Effective Option – Lift Refurbishment

A lift refurbishment offers a middle ground for businesses seeking solutions for older lifts. Rather than a complete replacement, refurbishment involves strategically replacing and updating specific components.

Common targets for refurbishment include bearings, lift drives, door mechanisms, motors, and passenger cabins. The goal of refurbishment is to restore these crucial elements to like-new condition, boosting performance and reliability. This approach breathes new life into your existing lift infrastructure, extending its lifespan while keeping costs lower than a full replacement.

The Ideal Option – Lift Upgrades

Lift upgrades, also known as modernisation, offer a compelling solution for businesses seeking a comprehensive improvement of their existing lift. This approach involves replacing outdated components with state-of-the-art equivalents, leading to significant improvements in performance, efficiency, and overall appearance.

An upgraded lift will not only function smoothly and reliably but also meet the latest safety standards. Cosmetically, upgrades can transform your lift’s look and feel, making it virtually indistinguishable from a new installation. If you want a rejuvenated, “like-new” lift experience without the cost and disruption of a complete replacement, lift upgrades provide the most satisfying and cost-effective path.

The Ideal Option - Lift Upgrades

Is it Time for a Lift Upgrade?

Listen carefully to what your lift is telling you. These common signs point towards the pressing need for a lift upgrade:

  • Frequent Breakdowns and Rising Costs – If you’re facing a surge in maintenance callouts, costly repairs, and constant disruptions, it’s time to act. An upgrade can significantly improve lift reliability, minimising downtime and saving you money in the long run.
  • Performance Issues – Loud noises, slow operation, and excessive energy consumption are all tell-tale signs of aging components. An upgrade will guarantee your lift’s smooth, efficient, and quiet performance.
  • Safety and Compliance – Older lifts may fall short of current regulations, putting users at risk. An upgrade ensures your lift meets the latest safety standards, giving you peace of mind and protecting your business from potential liabilities.
  • Dated Appearance – Does your lift reflect poorly on your building’s image? Upgrades offer a complete design makeover, flawlessly integrating with modern refurbishments and potentially adding value to your property.

Don’t ignore these warning signs! Proactive upgrades are part of a smart lift lifecycle strategy, preventing major breakdowns and vastly improving the overall experience for your building’s users.

What does a lift upgrade include?

A lift upgrade goes far beyond simple component replacement. It’s a solution designed to elevate your lift in every aspect – mechanical, aesthetic, and functional. Here’s what you can expect from Tower Lifts:

1. Thorough Assessment

Our engineers begin by evaluating your lift’s condition, analysing performance, safety, accessibility, and overall appearance. This in-depth analysis allows us to tailor the upgrade plan to your specific needs.

2. Mechanical Upgrades

We replace worn or outdated components like motors, controllers, gearboxes, and door mechanisms with modern equivalents. This results in smoother operation, improved energy efficiency, and enhanced reliability.

3. Aesthetic Transformation

Your lift gets a complete visual makeover. From new interior finishes to energy-efficient lighting and updated call buttons, an upgrade revitalises the look and feel of your lift car.

4. Compliance and Safety

We ensure your upgraded lift is compliant with current safety regulations and accessibility standards. This may involve installing features like modern interlocks, emergency lighting, and tactile buttons.

5. Testing and Commissioning

Before handing over your lift, our engineers test every aspect to guarantee optimal performance and complete compliance.

Tower Lifts offers a full-service upgrade experience. From the initial assessment to final commissioning, we take care of everything so you can enjoy a state-of-the-art lift with minimal disruption to your building.


Why Choose Tower Lifts for Your Upgrade?

Tower Lifts delivers an efficient, results-driven approach to lift upgrades. Our expertise and professionalism ensure you get the maximum benefits of modernising your lift. As a provider of lift solutions across various commercial sectors, we offer the complete package:

  • In-House Expertise – From detailed assessments to expert installation and thorough testing, every step of your upgrade is handled by our own qualified Tower Lifts engineers. This ensures consistency, quality control, and timely completion.
  • Proven Track Record – Our experience with lift design, installation, and modernisation speaks for itself. Explore our case studies to see the transformations we’ve achieved for clients like you.
  • Ongoing Support – Once your upgraded lift is complete, let us safeguard its optimal performance with our customised maintenance and servicing contracts. As an ISO9001:2015 LiftCert and UKAS-approved company, we uphold the strictest safety and regulatory standards.

Ready to breathe new life into your lift and your building? Contact Tower Lifts today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Let’s discuss how a lift upgrade can transform your operations and enhance your property.

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