Why You May Need a Lift Refurbishment

Why You May Need a Lift Refurbishment

 

Is your lift over 30 years old?

Are you getting constant complaints about the weird noises your lift makes?

Does your lift cabin look shabby?

Have you had to call out an emergency repair team recently?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it’s a pretty good indication that your lift is in need of some professional attention. Lift refurbishment is one option, and this blog will explain how it works.

What is a Lift Refurbishment?

Refurbishment refers to the replacement of worn out components. The replacement components will make your lift work as it did when new, they won’t improve the lift’s operations. Should you wish to improve the safety, energy consumption, or passenger experience you may need to consider an upgrade, modernisation or replacement rather than a refurbishment.

Lift Refurbishment Examples:

  • Passenger Cabin Refurbishment – this would involve repairing the original materials, rather than replacing them with a more contemporary design and style.
  • Lift Door Replacements – lift doors are replaced with an undamaged replicate. Or, if you have door skins they would be replaced, with the same design.
  • Old Electrics – these would be stripped out and replaced with a new electrical installation.
  • Motor Burn Out – this would be replaced with an identical working motor.

If you have a lift that you think may need refurbishment, contact our lift engineers on 01525 601099 to talk through the range of options we can offer you.


Tower Lifts Can Advise on Your Lift Refurbishment

Whilst lift refurbishment can seem like the cheapest and simplest option, it’s always worth talking it through with a lift engineer before ruling out your other options. If you have an older lift, refurbishment alone won’t make it compliant with safety or DDA requirements. Equally, an updated motor, or cabin design could you bring you a better return on your investment than simply replacing like for like.

The Tower Lifts installation team are experienced in developing a blended approach to managing older lifts. Where ‘like for like’ is the best option available, we’ll certainly support your decision, but if we can offer a more energy efficient alternative, or a safer option, we’ll give you a range of suggestions and we’ll support our recommendation with a detailed cost benefit analysis.

Ongoing Lift Refurbishment and Maintenance

In our experience, lift refurbishment works best as an approach when combined with regular lift maintenance. Our lift maintenance packages are tailor-made, according to the age, environment and usage of your lift. A key element of our regular maintenance checks is to flag up any components that are in need of repair, and provide a range of options for replacement.

We always give generous advance warning of component replacement, in order to give ample time for business case development and the allocation of budget.

Why Work With Tower Lifts on Your Lift Refurbishment?

We’re a leading supplier of lift solutions, from installing new passenger lifts, right through to emergency call-outs. Passenger safety sits at the heart of everything we do. Any advice we give, therefore, is designed to enhance the safety and reliability of your lift – and give you peace of mind that you have a lift that’s fit for purpose, and a valuable asset for your users.


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 LiftsHeavy Duty / Car LiftsPassenger LiftsDumbwaiter LiftsMRL Lifts Fire liftsResidential Lifts low-Headroom Lifts