We were approached by a couple from Poole who were looking to make their home more accessible due to unforeseen circumstances. Poole is located on the South coast and similar to many seaside towns and villages, the land undulates around the coastline. The client's home was no different with the driveway and garage situated at the street level then their house situated at the top of the hill. The garden then sat between the two with a paved pathway leading from the driveway all the way up to the front door. After several discussions between the clients and our team we decided that an inclined wheelchair platform lift would be the best option. The main issue that became immediately apparent is how the pathway winds up the side of the garden. The pathway includes several twists and turns with some points narrower than others.
We attended site and completed a digital survey, mapping the exact dimensions of every single step. The survey revealed that the total distance the inclined wheelchair platform lift would travel would be over 13 metres and a total rise of 5 metres. This is by no means our longest inclined platform lift but it posed a unique challenge due to the number of turns and the narrowness of the pathway. We managed to fit an inclined wheelchair platform lift with a platform measuring 750mm x 1000mm. All materials of the lift are made out of 316 stainless steel to prevent any rust or corrosion meaning that the lift can stand up to any adverse weather conditions.
After completing the project the client had this to say, "I wanted to thank you and your team for all your help, hard work and knowledge, your service has been amazing. Your engineers in particular were unbelievably helpful.
"You enabled us to carry on living in our lovely house."
To see more examples of our outdoor lifts and garden lifts click on the following projects: Outdoor Inclined Platform Lift in Dartmouth, Outdoor Garden Platform lift in Parkstone, Residential Glass Lift in Bosham, External Home Lift in Branksome, Outdoor Home Lift in Powys and Outdoor Stairlift in Kingswear.
Year Completed: 2018