What Should I Consider When Choosing A Lift?
Identifying the requirement for a vertical transport system is just the first of many steps in lift design and installation. Providing seamless access to upper and lower floors with a capable lift means first taking into account a series of consideration.
Here at Tower Lifts, we can provide you with our full support when determining the ideal lift system for your building. With our help, your property will benefit from a reliable and efficient lift, designed and installed in accordance with the following:
The most immediate point of importance to consider is the practical requirement of your building. For example, you’ll need to think carefully about:
- How much space there is for a lift to be installed
- The number of floors to be served and required stops
- If there is sufficient headroom and pit depth for a lift
- Where in the building the lift should be located
As lifts are installed to serve purely practical purposes, it’s the practical aspect of your building’s requirements that should be given priority.
Following the initial practical considerations, you can begin thinking about the visual styling of your lift. Contemporary lifts can be styled to suit just about any type of interior imaginable.
Consider what would be the best fit for your current interiors, taking inspiration from similar buildings if necessary.
Restrictions and Regulations
It’s also important to note that there may be certain restrictions and regulations imposed on the building. Particularly in the case of historic and listed buildings, or structures not typically suited to traditional lift installation.
If unsure, it’s advisable to discuss restrictions and regulations with the experts, before taking your plans any further. The specifics of the building regulations could affect which lift types are permitted or otherwise.
Passengers and/or Goods
Another important consideration is that of what exactly the lift will be used for. Lifts can be used solely for transporting passengers, for moving products and general items between floors and in mixed-use environments alike. The primary purpose of your lift will determine its appropriate shape, size and capacity.
Flow of traffic also factors into this consideration. For example, how many passengers will be using your lift at a time? Will the lift be in use 24/7, or for specific hours daily? All such factors will significantly affect what does and doesn’t represent a suitable lift for your premises.
For any residential or commercial setting, speak to our team today on 01525 601099.
Last up, your available budget will have a marked impact on the viability of the available lift systems for your building. Cost-effectiveness and value for money should be considered carefully, along with visual styling, additional lift features and so on.
Tower Lifts provides 100% bespoke lift design and installation solutions, catering to all requirements and budgets across the board. We stand by the value of money of the services we provide and back every project with our comprehensive client support package.