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How To Choose A Home Lift

So, you’re thinking about installing a platform lift in your home?

Platform lifts make it easier to transfer people between floor levels without having to negotiate the stairs – which can help to improve your quality of life, accommodate loved ones who suffer from physical or mental disabilities and increase the value of your home.

But before you go ahead and install one of these lifts, there are several considerations you need to make.

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3 factors to consider when choosing a home lift

·         What are your practical needs?

Taking the time to establish the purpose of your platform lift is an ideal place to start and will help you to determine the most suitable type and size required.

Try asking yourself the following: How many people will use the lift at a time? Does it need to be big enough to fit a wheelchair? How many floors will it serve?

Another factor to bear in mind when choosing a lift is the lighting. Whilst it needs to be well-lit to ensure the safety of the user – allowing them to control the panel with ease – it also helps to set the mood in your property.

·         Where can the lift be installed?

Often, platform lifts are installed in the hallway or living room and travel to the landing or a bedroom. However, they can be used in virtually any room in the house – either positioned to create a focal point or tucked neatly into a corner. The ideal location for your home lift typically depends on how much space is available.

·         Do you need planning permission?

If you’re thinking about installing a platform lift in your private property, then it’s likely that you don’t need planning permission.

Approval from Building Control will be required if you need to make any structural alterations to your home before the lift can be installed. Your local Building Control Department will be able to advise you further from the information that we provide.

Contact the team at Level Access Lifts today

If you’ve been toying with the idea of installing a home lift – either to make your property more accessible or to add value in case you ever decide to put it on the market – Level Access Lifts can help.

Our home lifts are a long-term investment, uniquely designed for your home and personal needs. We take into account all of the factors mentioned above and supply a choice of colours and bespoke options, including different entrance configurations, door types, textile and carpet floor coverings, and lighting.

To discuss your requirements in further detail with a member of our friendly team, why not give us a call on 023 8081 4924? Alternatively, send an email to info@levellifts.co.uk, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.



Author: Nick Dade. Sales Director (Level Access Lifts Ltd).
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed within this Education Centre are solely those of the original author/s. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of any given lift manufacturer or lift industry association.
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