If you’re considering improving access to your home or commercial property, you may wish to consider a platform lift.
As opposed to a passenger lift or elevator, a platform lift does not usually require a shaft or deep pit to be built to accommodate it. This tends to make it a more practical and affordable option.
A lift of this kind is designed to move relatively slowly – usually serving two to five floors or providing access between split levels. It is particularly handy for wheelchair users or people with additional access requirements, and is often relatively straightforward to install.
In this article, the access specialists from Level Access Lifts will explain the different types of platform lift and their specific uses.
An open platform lift is a simple and straightforward device featuring no enclosure. They are relatively lightweight and easy to use. Most commonly, they serve as access between two floors or split levels.
Some properties employ lifts of this kind to create easy access between street level and a raised porch, foyer or lobby entrance.
The user makes their way onto the lift platform – which may or may not be accessed via a door or gate – then presses a button or otherwise commands the lift to start moving. When the passenger reaches their required level, they may exit the lift.
Cabin lifts are aesthetically pleasing enclosed platforms that enable passengers to move relatively quickly between a number of floors.
There is a multitude of design varieties available, including superb space saving options that can be installed on the outside of a building, leaving more room indoors.
This type of lift will not only provide improved access and enable you to future proof your property, but it’s also likely to add value to your home.
This kind of platform lift follows the direction of a set of stairs, harnessing an existing access route and therefore saving space and making traffic easier to manage.
Certain platform stairlifts can even travel up curved rails, so you can have one installed whatever the layout of your building’s existing access routes.
Continuing developments in lift technology means that there are more and more exciting access options available to choose from.
For example, to complement your property’s aesthetic and to save space, you may wish to install a “hidden” lift, which lies flush with the rest of the floor. You could also invest in a Flexstep – a short set of stairs that transforms into a lift when required.
All of our platform lifts are ideal for use by wheelchair users but also provide great access options for other individuals with access needs, such as parents with buggies or the elderly.
For more information about our products, contact Level Access Lifts today on 0845 4662 999 or email@example.com. Our expert advisors will be very happy to answer any questions you may have or to discuss your requirements with you.