Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Lifton Home Elevator?
The Lifton Home Elevator is a contemporary, compact, capsule-shaped home lift. The residential lift is a lifestyle product which allows you to enhance your home environment with an innovative space-saving solution that provides an easier way of moving between floors.
Will a Lifton Home Elevator allow me to stay in my home for longer?
Yes. The Lifton Home Elevator allows you to ‘future proof’ your property so you can live a full life in the family home for many years to come.
Is a Lifton Home Elevator suitable for people with disabilities?
Yes. The Lifton Home Elevator is ideal for users with mobility issues as it gives them the freedom and independence to move around the home unhindered.
Where can I install my Lifton Home Elevator?
The Lifton Home Elevator has a tiny footprint of less than seven square feet. It is very unobtrusive and can beautifully complement any room or décor allowing the end user to maximize their valuable floor space. The Lifton Home Elevator has one of the smallest footprints on the market for a residential elevator.
Where can I install my Lifton Home Elevator?
The Lifton Home Elevator has a tiny footprint of as little as 8.5 square feet. It is very unobtrusive and can beautifully complement any room or décor allowing the end user to maximize their valuable floor space. The Lifton Home Elevator has one of the smallest footprints on the market for a residential elevator.
How is the Lifton Home Elevator powered?
The Lifton Home Elevator is powered by an integrated drive system which is neatly concealed in the lift roof space, no additional motors or machinery is needed.
How do the Lifton Home Elevator controls work?
Two small remote controls are included with the Lifton Home Elevator to call it at any time, from either floor at your convenience.
Does a Lifton Home Elevator require a supporting wall?
No. The Lifton Home Elevator travels smoothly on unobtrusive and elegant self-supporting stilts which fix to the floor on the lower level and the upper floor ceiling. Discreet wire rope hoists guide the lift safely and quietly. This allows you to retain maximum living space in your rooms and no load bearing walls required at all.
What does the floor space look like upstairs when the lift is in a stationary position downstairs?
When you are not on the same floor as the lift, the intelligent design of the Lifton Home Elevator allows the floor space where the lift would normally be – to be utilized. There is no dead space in your home with a Lifton elevator. The existing flooring covering is fitted to a strong floor plug so when the lift is downstairs, an uninterrupted view across the flooring upstairs remains leaving any interior design choices unaffected.
What happens if the power fails and I am travelling in the Lifton Home Elevator?
To allow for power outages to the home all Lifton Home Elevators are equipped with a battery back-up facility. This is included as standard with the lift and will allow anyone in the lift at the time of power failure to gently descend to the lower level of the home, allowing you to exit the lift, and wait until power is restored.
Is the Lifton Home Elevator noisy?
Unlike traditional hydraulic home lifts, Lifton residential elevators do not use hydraulics or loud mechanical equipment, and thanks to its unique drive system, the lift is very quiet.
How long does it take to install a Lifton Home Elevator?
The added advantage of the Lifton Home Elevator is not just its spectacular looks; it is the easiest residential elevator to install on the market, typically taking just one day for our own Lifton team to install.
What happens if I move house?
A Lifton Home Elevator is simple to remove and you can take it with you if you decide to move house. It is very straightforward to reverse the aperture opening and seal it and your home will look as if the lift was never there. You may, however, decide to keep their lift in position as it has been known for a residential elevator to add value to the property. It therefore can be an attractive asset when selling your home.
How safe is the Lifton Home Lift?
The Lifton Home Elevator has safety sensors fitted above and below the lift car which detect obstructions and smoothly stop the car. The lift is also fitted with a full height light curtain which acts as a sensor and ensures nothing crosses into or out of the lift as it travels.
How in control of the Lifton Home Elevator am I?
The Lifton Home Elevator is fitted with hold-to-run press button controls ensuring that those in the lift are in total control of the lift at all times.
Does the Lifton Home Elevator have a door?
The residential elevator is fitted with a self-closing, hinged door (this comes in both half height and full height options) that provides a physical barrier during the operation of the lift. The door locks will release when the lift arrives safely at the floor of choice.
Does the Lifton Home Elevator include a fall arrest mechanism?
The entire weight of the Lifton Home Elevator is carried on two very strong steel cables. In the unlikely event that these cables were to break or lose tension, the patented fall arrest mechanism inside the lift will activate and not allow the lift to move. This ensures the absolute safety of all occupants at all times.
Does the Lifton Home Elevator have lights inside so I can see where I’m going when it is dark?
The Lifton Home Elevator features attractive contemporary LED lights at the top and bottom of the car for ease of use at night.
Is Lifton a member of any recognised Trade Association?
Lifton is a premium home elevator brand owned by the Stiltz Group who are members of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (AEMA) and Green America.
How long is the warranty on a Lifton Home Elevator?
Each Lifton Home Elevator includes a standard two-year parts warranty.
Do I need a survey to have a Lifton Home Elevator installed?
Yes. This will allow your Authorized Dealer to check if the lift can be safely installed in your home and assess how much construction is required.
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