What power type/electricity is required?
The lift requires a dedicated single phase electrical supply with a 20amp MCB (Type C) terminated at an isolator.
Do I need to create a pit?
If level access into the lift is required, then a 50mm deep pit/recess will need to be created. We recommend that this is painted with an oil resistant paint in a dark colour to assist with ongoing maintenance. Alternatively, the lift can sit direct onto the floor in which case you will either have a 50mm step or a 50mm ramp up.
What will the lift be fixed to?
The mast will require support at each level. Generally, this can be provided off the wall to the rear or as the lift passes through the floor. Specific details are provided on the loading information sheet. If the lift is being installed in an open area such as within a stair well we can supply a support hoop which is anchored onto the landings. One hoop is required for every floor above ground and are commonly attached to stairwell points or similar. If you have special requirements, get in touch to discuss as we can accommodate many different specifications.
What size openings are needed on each landing?
When the lift is being installed within a prebuilt shaft enclosure (the shaft that Gartec Home provide with the lift), the full width openings at the fronts must match the dimensions indicated on the site specific drawing. The openings must be 2240mm high from finished floor level at lower levels and a minimum of 2350mm at the upper level. If you need help with this, get in touch and we will organise a free site visit to advise.
How much head room is needed above the lift?
We always require 2350mm clear above the lift at the upper level to allow the installation to take place. This doesn’t need to be fixed to a ceiling.
How will the lift be attached to each landing?
The landings must be level and provide a fixing point (usually timber) for the bottom door frame. Gartec Home use a series of L brackets and support hoops to secure the lift.
How will the lift be finished at each landing?
The finished floor height must be provided to the engineers at the beginning of the installation. If floor finish, such as carpet, tiles or wood is not in place when installation takes place our installers can set the door frame at the required height for the area surrounding the lift to be made good post installation.
Where will the landing call stations be positioned?
Call stations can be positioned on the door frame to match the frame colour or can be located remotely from the lift. Remote call stations can either be surfaced mounted in a white painted steel rectangular box or recessed into the wall. It is also possible for you to provide your own call switch which can then be in keeping with your other switches in the property.