Types of Lifts in Buildings

Types of Lifts in Buildings

Types of Lifts Tower Lifts Install in Buildings

The art of lift design and installation comes down to knowing which lifts will best serve the needs of our clients. There are a number of different types of lifts for buildings and deciding which ones to install involves knowing how the building is used, who needs access, and what kinds of goods are going to be moved between floors.

In this blog, we take a look at the range of lifts we design and install for clients, taking into consideration where and how they work best.

1. Passenger Lifts

This always tends to come top of the list because it’s the one people are most familiar with. Wherever there are multiple floors to access, a passenger lift is required. Tower Lifts installs them in hospitals, schools, hotels, private homes, retail, and offices. They come in a range of sizes and can be customised to meet the needs to the environment they serve.

2. Platform Lifts

Platform lifts are designed for use by people in wheelchairs. They are simple to install as there is no need for a lift shaft. This kind of lift travels through a maximum of 4 floors and runs at a maximum speed of 0.15MPS. There are a number of different applications for stairways, vertical transport, and short flights of step.

3. Goods Lifts

The goods lift is designed to carry goods rather than people. A heavy goods lift is likely to be large and capable of bearing up to 4000kg. A standard goods lift will be smaller and can be customised to carry a particular type of goods. Finally, the dumbwaiter lift is a small cabinet type lift which is normally used to carry meals and drinks between floors.

4. Dual Purpose Lifts

Lifts that can be used for passengers and – for example – hospital beds, are required in large public buildings. They are often larger than normal, with non-slip floors and handrails to ensure access for mobility impaired passengers. The firefighters’ lift is another example, where a customised passenger lift can be requisitioned by firefighters in the event of a fire.

5. Bespoke Lifts

Bespoke lifts are designed to accommodate architectural constraints, or according to a client’s specifications. Many of Tower Lift’s bespoke designs are for private residential locations, or national heritage buildings. Often the lift is designed to blend seamlessly with its surroundings, or the interior is custom designed.

Tower Lifts Design and Install All Types of Lifts in Buildings

For nearly 20 years now, the Tower Lifts team has been designing and installing high-quality lifts for the commercial, residential, public, and industrial sectors. Once the lift is in use, we can ensure that it continues to perform to the highest standards by scheduling regular maintenance and service checks. Our tailored maintenance contracts offer a comprehensive service, including emergency repairs.

Would you like to talk to a Tower Lifts engineer about a particular type of lift for your building? Call us 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