Inclined Platform Lift in Kingswear

We were approached by a private client who had recently moved into a house in Kingswear, Devon. The challenge was creating a suitable access route from the street level to the front door level. The pathway consisted of a steep set of over 80 steps with a number of changes in gradient as well as various curves. It came apparent pretty quickly that the only suitable option would be to have an inclined platform lift that would follow the existing pathway. 

Using state of the art augmented reality plotting we are able to take incredibly accurate survey of the steps. This allows us to see every measurement of each individual step. We can even mark the surrounding walls of the pathway to make sure that the chosen platform size will be able to fit at every stage of the journey.  This is so important when undertaking complex inclined platform lifts like this project to make sure that every subtle curve is taken amount of. 

This platform stairlift included 7 changes of gradient as well as 4 curves across its 45 metre travel. The lift is fitted on its own stanchions so there is no need for a supporting wall. These stanchions were then fitted directly into the steps and pathway which means there was no builder's work. Both the lift and the stanchions are made out of stainless steel, realistically this is the only choice for any project by the sea. It also creates a smart finish which will remain the same overtime as well as increasing the longevity of the lift. 

All of our inclined platform lifts have a rated load of 300kg so are perfect for moving heavy items. Many of our clients use them for deliveries of heavy items such as white goods whilst others use them to carry their suitcases down when going on holiday.

Location: Devon

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2021

To see similar projects to this inclined platform lift in Kingswear click on the following links:

Parkstone | Poole | Kingswear | Dartmouth | Brixham | Branksome Park | Billericay

Inclined platform lift in Kingswear, Devon with a view of Dartmouth
The platform stairlift features a steep curved start to its run
The inclined platform lift comes with a foldable seat to allow a user to sit down
The platform stairlift folds up when not in use to leave the pathway clear
An augmented reality survey was used to make sure the chosen platform size would fit perfectly
All of our inclined platform lifts have a 300kg load
The inclined platform lift in Kingswear is supported by stainless steel stanchions
The lift measures 45 metres in length across over 80 steps with 7 changes of gradient and 4 curves
The lift is finished in stainless steel which is the only suitable material for a project this close to the sea

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Purley – Outdoor Platform Lift

We were approached by a private client in Purley upon the recommendation from a couple from a previous project (South Croydon). The project was similar to the one in South Croydon as the client did not have an access route for a wheelchair or electric buggy from the pavement level to the front door level. The client decided that a lift would provide the most suitable access as a ramp would be too steep. We worked with a local builder to remove the existing hedge which lied between the driveway and existing path. This would create the space for the new lift without taking up drive way space.

The lift travels just over 1.5 metres and features a 1100mm x 1400mm platform. This platform size coupled with the lift's 400kg rated load means that it can convey even the heaviest of electric buggies as well as be used for moving heavy items such as appliances, suitcases and bins in and out of the property. The lift also features 900mm wide frameless glass gates on both the top landing and platform. We also included a handheld remote control for the client, this allows the client to be able to call the lift up or down before they have to go outside. The lift is made for external applications with all surfaces either in stainless steel or anodised aluminium. This means that the lift will not rust and will provide continued use over the years. 

Location: Surrey

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2020

To see similar projects to this one in Purley click on the following links:

Minehead | One Queen Anne's Gate | The Swan at Streatley | Cheltenham Racecourse | Lincoln Cathedral | National Army Museum

External platform lift at a private property in Purley, Surrey
The outdoor wheelchair lift in Purley features stainless steel and anodised aluminium finishes
The platform lift features frameless glass side panels and gates
The external wheelchair lift in Purley
The lift features anti-slip checker plate so that the lift is easy to use during the Winter months
The builder created a flat raised terrace which leads to the front door

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Brixham – Outdoor Home Lift

We were approached by a private client in Brixham. Brixham is a seaside town in the Torbay area of South Devon; famous for its fishing, it is also popular with tourists during the summer months. As with many properties in the coastal areas of the South West, this property in Brixham was located on a steep hill with the road level several metres above the main entrance into the property. The client was extensively redeveloping the property and during the works was trying to find an alternative access route to the steep steps that lead to the front door.  We worked with an architect to design a lift that would provide access from the parking at street level to the two floors below. The middle stop would provide access to the holiday let attached to the property, whilst the bottom floor would lead directly into the client's home. 

This outdoor home lift comes in its own self-supporting glass and steel structure. For this project in Brixham the steelwork was colour matched (RAL 7044) with the stone slabs on the top floor as well as some of the stone in the cliffside. The transparent glass panels of the lift shaft allow as much light as possible to enter down into the shaft and into the property below. In addition the lift features a panoramic glass side so the client can still enjoy the view of Brixham whilst travelling in the lift. The COP side of the lift is finished in polished stainless steel which makes the lift feel as spacious as possible and reflects the lift throughout the cabin. The lift was fitted with a security keypad in the cabin. This means that only guests with the correct passcode can travel to the middle floor to access the holiday let and there is a different passcode to travel to the client's floor. 

Location: Devon

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2020

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Outdoor glass home lift in Brixham on the top floor
This outdoor home lift in Brixham features a glass and steel self-supporting structure
The outdoor home lift in Brixham on the middle floor
The transparent glass panels allow light to floor into the lift shaft and the property
The lift shaft in Brixham is powder-coated in RAL 7044 to match the stone slabs on the top floor and some of the stones in the cliffside
This external home lift travels over 7 metres across 3 floors
The internal glass lift shaft
This outside home lift features a polished stainless steel panel to make the lift seem more spacious

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Fulmer Rise – Glass Home Lift

We were approached by a building contractor who were redeveloping a prestigious property on the Fulmer Rise estate in Berkshire. The estate's proximity to both London Heathrow and Central London make the properties at Fulmer Rise particularly attractive. It features a variety of property styles from modern buildings to Victorian era houses. The property in question features a low soffit design above the first floor window line which created a reduced headroom of 2200mm within the lift shaft. Reduced headroom measurements can pose obstacles to several lift manufacturers however working with the architect we were able to design a shaft that would not impact the external soffit design.

In terms of the look and feel of the lift, the architect wanted the lift to reflect the contemporary appearance of the house. The lift features a panoramic glass side to the rear of the lift which allows light to flood in through the windows in the lift shaft. Both the COP side and opposite side feature polished stainless steel panels and skirting. The mirrored steel finish allows the light from the windows to reflect into the lift cabin and also through the lift shaft to the landing. Chrome finishes such as these are becoming more prevalent in home lifts as clients look to continue the rest of the property's high end finishes into the lift cabin. As well as standard polished stainless steel, we offer a wide range of bespoke patterned and coloured stainless steel finishes. This glass home lift was finished with panoramic fully automatic glass doors on each landing which allow the maximum amount of light from the shaft. These glass doors were finished with white powder-coated frame to match the surrounding architraves. 

Location: Berkshire

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2020

To see projects similar to our Fulmer Rise project click on the following links:

Billericay | South Croydon | Bexhill-on-Sea | Mayfair | Highcliffe | Whitecliff | Westbourne | Weymouth | Branksome Park | St John’s Wood | Bosham | Torquay

Glass Home Lift in Berkshire
Glass home lift with polished stainless steel cabin
This home lift features fully automatic solid glass doors on each landing
The home lift features clear glass doors on both landings
The polished stainless steel panel reflects light from the lift shaft's windows
The lift has a panoramic glass side and two mirrored stainless steel sides
The glass doors allow light to flood into the landing

For more information about lifts like the one above call us on 0800 65 252 65 or email us

Billericay – Outdoor Home Lift

We were approached by a private client in Billericay, Essex as they were looking for a lift to make their flat easier to access. Billericay is situated close to the M25 and is desirable amongst commuters and city workers with good transport links into central London. The client's flat is located in central Billericay, just off of the High Street. There were two sets of steps leading up to flat, one was a metal spiral staircase the other a set of concrete paved steps. Objectively the spiral staircase looked beautiful, however practically it was much steeper than the other set of steps and the client's dog couldn't use them due to the gaps in the metalwork. The client decided to remove the spiral staircase and replace it with a lift.

We designed and installed a lift that comes in its own steel and glass structure which then butts up to the exterior wall of the building. The damp-proof barrier is then integrated into the lift's structure forming an impenetrable seal around the lift. The difference between floor levels from the courtyard to the front door level is 4.9 metres. We even used the existing front door aperture and simply fixed our door frame into the space. The cabin measures 1200mm x 1200mm which means there's ample space to take shopping and other heavy items up and down in the lift. The cabin is finished with a polished stainless steel COP and skirting then a panoramic glass side to allow as much light into the lift and into the property. The lift also features return to ground function so that after a certain time period the lift descends allowing as much light through the front door as possible. The lift's structure features the steelwork in anthracite grey (RAL 7016) with smoked glass panels. This gives the lift a modern look which reflects the interior design of the flat, the colour of steelwork matches the window and door frames on the second floor.

Location: Essex

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2020

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Outdoor home lift in Billericay, Essex with a polished stainless cabin
The doors feature large glass panels in smoked glass to match the rest of the lift's structure
The lift in Billericay's structure features anthracite grey (RAL 7016) steelwork and smoked glass panels
The lift in Billericay is completely encapsulated by the glass and steel structure
The lift features one polished stainless steel and one with a complete glass side to allow as much light as possible into the lift
The lift sits up against the external wall and integrates with the DPC lining to make a seal against the weather
Our outdoor home lifts require a pit of 130mm below the finished floor level on the lowest floor
The lift features a keypad for extra security as the lift now acts as the property's front door
The door's lift frame fit perfectly within the old front door frame causing minimal builders work for the client

For more information about lifts like the one above call us on 0800 65 252 65 or email us

One Queen Anne’s Gate

One Queen Anne's Gate is a development of 27 luxury apartments in the heart of London. The development runs adjacent to St James's Park and is a stone's throw away from Westminster. The building comprises of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as a penthouse with wraparound terraces offering views of central London. In addition to the apartments, One Queen Anne's Gate features amenities similar to a private members club and an underground car park. The main entrance at the front of the One Queen Anne's Gate has 4 steps from the pavement into the ground floor, unfortunately due to the nature of the steps a hidden platform lift could not be installed. Therefore an alternative access route had to be found with the garage entrance being chosen as the most viable. The garage features an underground car lift which allows residents to park their cars on subterranean levels. We were approached by Blue Sky Building, the principal contractor, who were looking for a platform lift which would provide access from street level into the main reception and concierge area.

The lift travels 1020mm between the two levels with a platform measuring 1100mm wide by 1400mm deep which allows even the largest motorised wheelchairs to be conveyed. In addition the lift has a rated load of 400kg and was finished in RAL 7015 (Slate Grey) at the architect's request. This platform lift doesn't require a pit so means that building work is kept to a minimum, all it requires is a supporting wall which the lift's "legs" fix into. 

Location: London

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2019

To see projects similar to One Queen Anne's Gate click on the following links:

Wagamama Wigmore Street | Lincoln Cathedral | National Army Museum | The Swan at Streatley | Devonshire Club | Cheltenham Racecourse | Brunel House

The corner of Carteret Street in St James's
The main entrance to One Queen Anne's Gate
The platform lift in the garage of 1 Queen Anne's Gate
The lift at 1 Queen Anne's Gate in the raised position
The lift offer street level access into the building
The platform lift is finished in a RAL colour to suit the surroundings

For more information about lifts like the one above call us on 0800 65 252 65 or email us

South Croydon

We were approached by a private client in South Croydon who were struggling to access the front door. The only route is via a steep garden path that snaked from the pavement level to the front door. In winter ice makes the path impassible and the risk of falls is extremely high. The client needed a way of getting from the pavement level to their house level safely and the only space available was in the single garage. We came up with an idea of having a lift in a fully enclosed glass and steel structure which would allow users to travel from inside the garage and then straight out onto the front door level. 

The lift travels a total of 3.8 metres and has a small ramp instead of a pit. The cabin measures 1100mm wide by 1400mm deep and is finished with polished stainless steel. This allows light to reflect down the lift shaft and into the garage below. We even designed and fabricated the walkway to allow a safe way of getting from the lift into their home. The size of the cabin allows the clients to drive their mobility scooters straight into the lift in the garage and then directly through their back door via the walkway. The walkway even has a roof so that the client is completely protected from the weather from garage to house. This ease of use allows shopping to be delivered and taken directly into their kitchen. We worked with the other trades on site to make sure that the lift and works were installed quickly so that the client could use the lift during the bad weather at the start of 2020. The lift was finished with foliage-like screening as the client was looking to grow several bushes and trailers around the structure. 

Location: Surrey

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2020

To see similar projects to this one in South Croydon click on the following links:

 
External lift going from the garage to the level of the front door with a custom-made walkway in South Croydon
Covered walkway linking the house with the lift
Walkway leading to the lift in South Croydon with polished stainless steel cabin
The lift has foliage-like screening to match the surrounding bushes in South Croydon
The lift structure was covered in foliage-like screening to match the surroundings bushes and climbers
The lift from inside the garage on the ground floor, the lift cam with automatic doors to make it easier to use
The lift offers access for mobility scooters to be driven directly into the home in South Corydon

For more information about lifts like the one above call us on 0800 65 252 65 or email us

Highcliffe

We were approached by a client in Highcliffe-on-Sea on the Dorset/Hampshire border who was looking to make their home accessible again. Highcliffe is a small village located on the south coast close to Bournemouth and Poole in the West and about 5 minute drive into the New Forest to the East. Highcliffe is a popular tourist destination with award-winning beaches, nature reserves and a clifftop castle. Dorset is home to an ageing population with a third of the population in some areas of East Dorset over the age of 65. This coupled with the fact that many of these low-rise residential blocks of flats were built without lifts are now gradually becoming inaccessible for some of their residents. 

Inaccessibility can make even simple tasks difficult and in the worst scenarios can lead to isolation. This particular project was to provide access for a client whose flat was situated in a 12 flat, 3-storey block close to the heart of Highcliffe village. Due to the galleried staircase there wasn't a supporting wall to fix into. This meant that we went for a lift in its own glass and steel structure which sits in the stairwell and goes all the way through to the ceiling on the third floor. The good thing about our lifts is that we can alter the lift's size in 50mm increments for both the width and the depth. This means that we can design a lift to fit the space that you have rather than trying to fit a specific set product into the available space. In this instance the structure measured 980mm wide by 1565mm deep which gave a lift cabin measuring 890mm wide by 1200mm deep. 

The lift was handed over in the week before Christmas which meant that the client had full use of the lift over the festive period.

Location: Dorset

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2019

To see similar projects to Highcliffe click on the following links:

Bexhill-on-Sea | Mayfair | Ringwood | Whitecliff | Westbourne | Weymouth | Branksome Park | St John’s Wood | Bosham | Torquay

Lift in residential low rise block of flats in Highcliffe, Dorset
Lift in a stairwell in Highcliffe
Top door of the lift in Highcliffe
Internal cabin of the lift at Highcliffe
Aluminium door and frame on the top floor at site in Highcliffe
Glass and steel lift structure on the ground floor
Lift structure on 1st floor in block of flats in Highcliffe
Top of the lift structure in Highcliffe

For more information about lifts like the one above call us on 0800 65 252 65 or email us

Bexhill-on-Sea

We were approached by a private client in Bexhill-on-Sea who wanted to have a lift in their home. They had some very specific requirements about how they wanted the lift to look. The first was that they needed the lift to be circular. The client thought that the “box” design of a traditional lift wouldn’t fit with the style of their house. In addition it was very difficult to find any space within the home where the lift could be situated without breaking up a room or space. The most suitable option for this particular project was a pneumatic home lift. Firstly, our pneumatic lifts do not require a pit, that meant the client didn’t have to dig up any of their stone floor. The only thing our pneumatic lifts require is a strong level base. Secondly, these type of lifts are completely self supporting. This means that although they can be tied into balconies or plinths that it doesn’t make any difference to the structural integrity of the lift. Thirdly, pneumatic lifts run on air so there is no need for any drive system or mechanics to the side on above or below the lift. This reduces the overall impact and size of the lift which in this case opens up the entrance hallway more. 

The client opted for the smallest size, the PVE30 which has an exterior diameter of 750mm, making it one of if not the smallest home lift in the world. The lift travels a total of 5.6 metres across 3 floors. The PVE30 features a 540mm curved door and has a rated load of 159kg. The client chose the taupe colour, a dark bronze, for this lift in order to match the metalwork around their house. The extruded aluminium frame coupled with the perspex panels make these pneumatic home lifts strong yet incredibly light. This makes installation quicker and easier and these lifts can be installed in as little as 1-2 days.

To see more examples of our projects for the home click on the following links:

Mayfair | Ringwood | Whitecliff | Westbourne | Weymouth | Branksome Park | St John’s Wood | Bosham  | Torquay

Location: East Sussex

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2019

Pneumatic home lift on the ground floor of a private home in Bexhill-on-Sea
Pneumatic elevator in a client's home in Bexhill-on-Sea
Pneumatic home elevator on the ground floor of a client's home in Bexhill-on-Sea
Pneumatic lift in a client's house in Bexhill-on-Sea

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Bosham

We were approached by a private client in Bosham near Chichester in West Sussex because they were looking to fit a residential glass lift to the outside of their new home. The house had recently been built as part of a small development of half a dozen homes near to the Solent. They were looking to adapt their new home to make it wheelchair accessible and chose to install a residential glass lift to the outside of the house. The client wanted a lift that was in keeping with the surrounding village's style but also matched the house's modern aesthetics.

We designed and installed the lift in an external white structure in the the client's back garden - the lift was fitted to the outside wall with doors from the lounge on the ground floor and directly into one of the bedrooms on the first floor. The lift's interior measures 1000mm x 1200mm giving surplus room for the client to use the lift in their wheelchair. The lift's walls were finished in white with a half height mirror to the rear of the cabin to offer a spacious feel. We worked with the architect and builder to redesign the soffit and roof join between the lift and the house as the lift structure is slightly taller than the soffit. The lift has a total travel of 3300mm across the two floors with entry to the lift only on one side and a safe working load of up to 400kg. The lift was finished with opaque glass to add privacy from the neighbouring houses.

Location: West Sussex 

Status: Complete

Year Completed: 2016

To see more example of our home lifts click on the following links:

Bexhill-on-Sea | Mayfair | Ringwood | Whitecliff | Westbourne | Weymouth | Branksome Park | St John’s Wood | Powys | Torquay | Highcliffe

Residential Glass Lift in Chichester
Interior Cabin of Residential Glass Lift in Bosham
Opaque Glass Domestic Lift in Bosham
Before the lift was installed in Bosham
Outside glass lift in Bosham near Chichester

For more information about lifts like the one above call us on 0800 65 252 65 or email us