Hidden Platform Lifts

The innovative hidden step lift sits flush with the floor and rises up to overcome steps or a small difference in height. These disabled access lifts are a cost-effective and space-saving way to improve accessibility within both private and public buildings. Ease of installation and compact design makes them a popular alternative to ramps. The Platform Lift Company offers three types of models which come in different lift sizes. the Cantilever, the Hidden Platform Lift (HDN) and the Step Lift Bespoke. Each of these products can be covered to match an existing floor material or architectural style. Our step lift products are suitable for heights of up to 2m.

Up to 2m (12 steps)

Step Lift Bespoke

A built to specification step lift that can be configurated according to the building layout and architectural design. The Step Lift Bespoke is embedded into a flight of steps or stairs with a platform at the upper level or lower level. When activated the steps/stairs fold to a flat surface. Or Step Lift Bespoke transforms into a platform lift when the system is activated to eliminate the need for an upper or lower platform. 

  • Drive - Hydraulic scissor
  • Capacity - 500kg
  • Speed - 0.08m/s
  • Travel - Up to 12 steps
  • Pit depth - Minimum 550mm
  • Sizes - Typical platform size 1100mm wide x 1550mm long (others sizes are available)
Up to 1.5m

Cantilever Platform Lift

The Cantilever lift is a hidden wheelchair access lift. It is mounted in a pit at the foot of the staircase, so when it is not in use it is flush with the surrounding floor. The Cantilever lift is made to specification to match the existing floor material making it an ideal solution for heritage buildings. 

  • Drive - Hydraulic
  • Speed - 0.1m/s
  • Travel - Max 1m rise, 1.5m going (Approx)
  • Pit required - 230mm
  • Size - Bespoke dependant on travel
  • Flooring - Empty tray to allow flooring by others
  • Supply - Dedicated 16 amp
Up to 0,5m

Hidden Platform Lift

HDN is a simple yet practical hidden wheelchair access lift solution to overcome a slight difference in level (0-500 mm) such as a step. It is built into the floor, so the mechanism is completely concealed. The lifting platform remains flush with the existing flooring when not in use, making it ideal for entrance areas.

  • Drive - Scissor mechanism
  • Capacity - 500kg
  • Speed - 0.15m/s
  • Travel - 0-500mm
  • Pit required - 350mm
  • Size - Various, see brochure
  • Bespoke design options available
  • Supply - Single phase 5 amp fused spur

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