There are lots of options and suppliers available for residential lifts. We’ve summarised the main options below, with some of the requirements above detailed to help you easily remove any unsuitable lift types from your list.
A seated transport option. Allows for seated transport between 2 floors along curved or straight stairway. Budget friendly but non-aesthetic. Approx. £5,000 – £7,000.
A vertical transport method that uses permanent, open guide rails along a wall. A large open-top box is moved between floors with a ‘knock out panel’ – ceiling square – that makes floor space useable when on another floor. Generally 2 floors only, non-aesthetic, inflexible. Approx. £10,000 – £15,000.
Platform Step Lift
Platform steplifts (like the Gartec 3000) are usually short travel (3m) lifts that offer 2 stops, with an open top car that runs up and down guide rails. Often used for external steps outside buildings and homes, a step lift could be a simple and low cost solution for entryways and short flights of stairs.