Having a lift installed in your home might seem like a huge undertaking but with today’s modern technology it’s not as big a job or as disruptive as many people think. Let’s take a closer look at what a standard lift installation actually involves.
The standard choice for most homes is the stairlift if you want to provide a way of getting to the upper floors and you have limited mobility. The problem is that these aren’t always suitable. You may have a wheelchair, for example, and switching from this to the stairlift can be complicated, to say the least.
The objections that are often found for lift installation is that they require digging foundations and a large amount of building work in order to complete. This could not be further from the truth.
Our Gulliver platform lift, for example, is ideal for smaller spaces and is perfect for fitting in the home. The installation can be completed in just a few days and the lift comes with it’s own shaft so you don’t need to build a concrete frame to surround it. Our Vacuum PVE is another example of a relatively easy to install elevator with no machine room required. It works using a vacuum pump and can fit in a building with a 15m vertical rise.
The other thing we should add is that these lifts are both very environmentally friendly as they use much less energy than other products on the market.
Of course, you might be a business or organisation that needs something built into the infrastructure. The Orion platform vertical lift is ideal for this and, though it needs a concrete shaft, can again be installed on your premises in just a few days.
How to Find a Lift Installer
When you are investing in something substantial as an interior lift, you want to make sure that you get it right. The first issue is going to be deciding what lift you require for your home. It may be that you will get what you need from a standard stairlift. The truth is that you’ll want the best advice and someone to come in an take a look at your property to decide what works best – that means finding someone you can trust.
The good news it’s pretty easy nowadays to check out a lift installation company and find out what their reputation is online. You’ll also be able to get a clear idea what kinds of products they offer and whether these will suit your home or not. You may need to customise your installation to some extent and it’s useful to know that your installer will be able to do this if needed.
The other thing you want to look at is the maintenance that comes with your lift installation. At the Versatile Lift Company, we offer a range of different packages that are designed to suit all needs. That includes 24 hour emergency call out and regular maintenance services.
If you are thinking of getting a lift installation, you can contact our friendly team at VLC – we’ll be able to book an appointment to take a look at your property and help you decide what the best product for your needs is. We’ll give you friendly, no nonsense advice and there will be no pressure put on you to accept our proposal. Contact us today to find out more.