Types of Wheelchair Lifts for Homes

Tower Lifts Design Bespoke Wheelchair Lifts

If you’re a wheelchair user looking for an access solution for your home, the choice can feel overwhelming. And even after you’ve waded through the brochures and specifications, there’s no guarantee that you’ll have comprehensive access in the way you want it. Which is why Tower Lifts provides bespoke wheelchair lifts for homes; read on to find out how it works.

Bespoke Wheelchair Lifts Design

Achieving the access you need throughout your home may require a design solution, rather than a product solution. Perhaps one particular wheelchair lift can help with the stairs, but it leaves you without access to the garden, or lacking the help you need with moving laundry, shopping, or meals around the house.

Tower Lifts designers focus on bespoke designs for the way you want to live in your home. We will create the wheelchair lifts you need to support your lifestyle and reflect your home’s style.

Types of Wheelchair Lifts for Homes

We use platform lift technology to provide the building blocks for our designs. It’s adaptable, easy to install and can be customised to fit in with your interior design. Platform lifts don’t need a lift shaft, which means they can be installed in any kind of property; we regularly use them to provide access in heritage properties.

There are a number of different types of wheelchair lifts for homes:

  • Step Lift. The step lift offers an elegant solution for inclusive access in settings with split-level flooring or short flights of stairs. It operates using constant pressure controls and provides reliable and durable transportation. The step lift can be installed externally, such as for steps leading to a front entrance or split-level gardens, expanding accessibility options.
  • Vertical Platform Lift. The vertical platform lift resembles a conventional passenger lift and operates using either a hydraulic or electric system. It enables wheelchair users to access up to four floors and can be installed internally or externally. The lift is equipped with DDA-compliant controls and runs at a speed of 0.15 meters per second (MPS). It is operated using constant pressure controls for user convenience.
  • Wheelchair Stair Lift. Specifically designed for transporting wheelchair users up straight or curved staircases, the wheelchair stair lift offers convenient accessibility. The platform lowers to allow a wheelchair to roll onto it directly from the floor. Automatic safety rails ensure secure transportation. When not in use, the platform folds back, allowing unrestricted foot traffic access.
  • Dumbwaiter Lift. Although not initially designed for wheelchair users, dumbwaiter lifts can play a significant role in their homes. These compact cabinet goods lifts are indispensable for transporting shopping, luggage, food, or laundry between floors. They can be positioned at a suitable height, and various sizes are available to accommodate different needs.

Bespoke Design Process For Wheelchair Users

The process of lift installation always begins with a visit by one of our lift designers to your home. They will listen carefully to your descriptions of the lifestyle you want to achieve, and carefully assess the options for creating it using platform lift technology. At this stage we’ll discuss the size of lift you require, and the ways in which the installations can be integrated into your existing aesthetic.

Should you wish, we can design wheelchair lifts to integrate seamlessly with their surroundings by recessing them into the floor or integrating the mechanism into a staircase. These beautifully camouflaged lifts are virtually invisible until activated. The stairs then convert into a platform lift that is operated as normal.

Installation in Your Home

Once the design process, including consultation on the look and finish of your lifts, is complete we’ll proceed with scheduling the installation. Our team of lift engineers have over a decade’s experience installing in residential environments and can ensure efficient and safe installation with minimal disruption.

Tower Lifts is UKAS and Lift Cert ISO 9001:2015 accredited, guaranteeing technical competence and adherence to rigorous standards.

Wheelchair Lifts Testing, Handover and Servicing

Every wheelchair lift we install undergoes thorough testing to ensure its functionality and reliability. Our handover process ensures that clients are fully confident in operating the lift system and are aware of how to alert us in case of any issues.

We highly recommend regular maintenance for wheelchair lifts in order to enjoy continued high performance. At Tower Lifts, we offer customised maintenance contracts tailored to meet your specific needs. These contracts include priority access to 24/7 emergency repair services, ensuring prompt assistance whenever necessary.

Would you like to find out more about installing wheelchair lifts for homes? Call us today and one of our engineers can guide you through the process – 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