Wheelchair Home Lift


Wheelchair Home Lift FAQs

Tower Lifts engineers and designers are thought of as ‘experts’ when it comes to wheelchair home lifts. But it’s amazing how a question from someone who’s thinking about a lift for their home can make us stop in our tracks. We install wheelchair lifts but we don’t use them in our every day lives. Which is why feedback and questions from wheelchair users are so key to what we do.

Here are 6 questions that are fundamental to the way we design and install wheelchair home lifts:

1. How Will I Do My Gardening?

Many of our clients are keen gardeners and so access to every part of their garden is crucial. If you have steps to negotiate, or a split-level design, you may wish to consider a step lift. This is a platform that lifts you from one level to another, or up a short flight of steps. The step lift can be installed outdoors, and it can even be camouflaged so that it appears only when activated.

2. Can I Make My Wheelchair Lift Look Stylish?

Absolutely! Wheelchair lifts can be finished in a variety of colours and textures to match your interior décor. A bespoke platform lift can go one step further. Tower Lifts designers can create lifts that fit invisibly into their surroundings, appearing only when activated. We have also integrated wheelchair lifts into the treads of short stairways. A vertical platform lift cab can be customised in exactly the way you would like it.

3. What Happens if My Wheelchair Lift Breaks Down

We should first say that there is minimal risk of a wheelchair home lift breaking down. Our engineers recommend to all our residential clients that they have a maintenance contract to ensure that your lift remains in excellent condition as it gets older. If you should experience a lift break down, our emergency lift repair team are available 24/7 and will be with you promptly to provide a solution.

4. Do I Need More Than One Lift?

This is one of those ‘how long is a piece of string?’ questions. It really depends on the size of your home and the access you require. Tower Lifts designers will work out the best solution with you and this might include:

  • An inclined lift for your stairway – built to the shape of your stairs
  • A vertical lift – providing access to the different floors of your home
  • Step lift access to your front door, or in your garden.
  • Small goods lift (dumbwaiter) for transporting goods from one floor to another

5. How Disruptive Will the Installation Be?

A wheelchair home lift doesn’t require a lift shaft, which limits the amount of disruption you can expect. We always schedule around your household, so that we’re not interrupting your daily routine too badly. Dependent upon the kind of kind of lift you’re having installed, our experienced installers will normally take no longer than 5 days to complete and handover.


About Tower Lifts

For nearly two decades now Tower Lifts has been designing and installing wheelchair lifts for commercial and residential settings. When we started out it tended to be all about access and customising was a secondary concern. Now, with the development of innovative platform technology, we’re able to create wheelchair lifts that provide a stylish addition to your home interior.


Do you have any questions about wheelchair home lifts? If you do, please get in touch with our team today on 01525 601099 and we’ll do everything we can to answer them for you.


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