Elegant Home lifts that fit easily into any room

Why Buy a Residential Lift?

Overcoming architectural barriers like steps and staircases to reach two or more floors within your home is achievable with the installation of a home lift. It can also future proof your home. But with so many products on the market it can be difficult to decide which domestic lift is best for you, your budget and your living space. This home lift guide has been put together to help explain the differences between the types of wheelchair lifts and how they are installed.

Home Lifts For Every Architectural Style

Reaching short distances (up to 1.25 metres)

Putting a ramp in your home isn’t always possible especially if space is an issue therefore an open residential lift could provide a solution. These types of home lifts can overcome a change in floor level without having to make any structural alterations to your home. The user enters on one side, then exits the other side which means the person in a wheelchair is always facing the right direction without having to turn around.

Open residential lifts like the EasyLift are fixed to a level floor and requires a power supply for the control unit. The platform lift is typically battery motorised and operated by a remote control, push buttons or a control panel.

If you are looking for a space saving home lift solution consider the FlexStep. This domestic lift can be configured as a flight of stairs and transformed at the touch of a button into a platform lift.

Both types of home lifts can be installed internally or externally. Customers can choose from a variety of materials and finishes to complement their interior design or architecture.  

  FlexStep Platform Lift

Lifts for the home that can reach two of more floors

If you are travelling higher than 2 metres to reach a different floor in your home, then you will require a an enclosed home lift.

The PVE home lift uses Vacuum Technology®. Due to the unique circular design the PVE has one of the smallest footprints available within the home lift marketplace. It can be positioned virtually anywhere within your home as they have a self-supporting structure. They offer ease of installation as no major structural alterations are required.



Another home lifts that has a small footprint is the Motala Home.  Again, this type of space saving compact home lift doesn’t require major structural alterations. It comes with its own free standing shaft which can even be steel in any RAL colour, stainless steel or glazed to create a feeling of space within a room.

Installation is as simple as creating an aperture in a floor, building the lift shaft and creating a shallow pit (as little as 50mm). Alternatively a ramp can be fitted to the front of the shaft on the ground floor level instead of creating a pit.

A deluxe range of home lifts

For those who want a much more luxurious experience then you cannot beat the cabin style residential platform lift which offers a similar experience to a passenger lift. The design possibilities are endless as you choose your desired material and colour for the shaft and also the cabin. There is real scope to make this lift your own with bespoke finishes. This is a high-end luxury product and a real talking point.

Servicing your residential platform lift

Platform lifts come under the Machinery Directive due to their slow speed and constant pressure controls. The lift will require servicing at least twice a year.

For more information about any of the lift types mentioned, or advice on installing a platform lift into your home, give our friendly sales team a call on 01256 896000 or contact us through the website.

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