Wheelchair Home Lift

Wheelchair Home Lift FAQs

Tower Lifts engineers and designers have nearly two decades’ experience designing and installing platform lifts, which are also known as wheelchair home lifts. These are lifts which are specifically manufactured to move wheelchair users around their home independently. Our job is to make sure that any wheelchair home lift we install is reliable and safe, provides high-quality transport, and is designed to integrate with its surroundings.

When assessing a wheelchair home lift installation, there are some questions which come up regularly. We thought it would be helpful, therefore, for anyone thinking about purchasing a platform lift to see the responses we give to our 4 most frequently asked questions.

  1. What Does a Wheelchair Home Lift Cost?
  2. What Kind of Wheelchair Lift Should I Install?
  3. What Happens if My Wheelchair Lift Breaks Down?
  4. How Disruptive Platform Lift Installation?

1. What Does a Wheelchair Home Lift Cost?

The platform lifts we install in the home environment are all slightly different. Quite apart from the operational differences, we also take into consideration:

  • The shape and length of the stairway (inclined lifts).
  • The size of the lifts based on height and weight capacity.
  • The installation period and complexity.

The Tower Lifts team is a full-service lift design and installation provider. This means that we’ll visit your home to assess, with you, what is required to ensure full access. Then we’ll offer a detailed and accurate quotation covering design, manufacture, customisation, and installation.

2. What Kind of Wheelchair Lift Should I Install?

This will depend on the space you have available in your home, which parts of the property you need access to. There are 4 types of platform lift to choose from:

  • Inclined Lifts. These lifts provide wheelchair transport using your staircase. The lift is designed to follow the architecture of your stairs – curved, spiral, or straight – and is simple to use. Your wheelchair can be wheeled safely and directly on to the platform. When not in use the platform folds back to allow for foot traffic.
  • Step Lifts. Where there is split level flooring to negotiate, or a short flight of steps to travel up, the step lift provides an elegant solution. It is simple and safe to use, and it can be installed indoors or out. For many people this solves the issue of steps up to the front door, or access to a terraced garden.
  • Vertical Platform Lift. This cabin lift looks like traditional passenger vertical transport, except that it’s smaller and travels at a maximum speed of 0.15MPS. There is no need for a lift shaft in order to install it, as it works on a modular design. The vertical platform lift can be installed internally or externally.
  • Dumbwaiter Lift. This simple cabinet style lift carries goods rather than people. It can be customised to the size and height of installation you need, and provides transport for food, drinks, laundry and small objects between floors of your home.

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. 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

Tower Lifts is a leading UK platform lift company with nearly 20 years’ experience of designing and installing wheelchair home lifts. Each platform lift solution is designed to fit the specific environmental requirements of your home. Once your lift is installed, we recommend that ongoing maintenance and repairs are carried out. We are a ISO9001:2015 Lift Cert and UKAS approved company adhering to all current Lift Regulations.

If you are thinking about installing a wheelchair home lift, why not give one of our engineers a call to talk the process through? Call us 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