Private home elevators are officially on trend watch as real estate becomes more luxurious and homeowners look for their residences to be more accommodating and accessible to their needs.

Conceptualized as a through the floor home lift, the elegant residential elevators by Lifton answer this requirement with its impeccable engineering and flawless design. It is in high demand for townhomes, condos, luxury homes and also those residences which require an efficient, but stylish, mobility solution to provide access to all areas.

So how do you install a Lifton Home Elevator? Lifton offer two choices of private elevator as part of our prestigious home lifts range; The LiftonDUO Home Elevator and LiftonTRIO Home Elevator, which accommodates a standard wheelchair. Both can be installed in just one day, causing minimal disruption to your personal schedule.

Due to its innovative, modular design, the Lifton home lift is delievered in modular sections and constructed by a team of professionals in a location of your choice. This home elevator does not require a lift pit or shaft and there is no need for a separate noisy machine room. Its design is ground breaking as it is fully self-supporting structure. No hydraulics are required for the elevator to be operational, so when the residential elevator is in place, it simply requires a 220v outlet (or 110v when using with a transformer) meaning the lift is extremely economical and energy saving.

Where Can The Home Elevator Be Installed?

The wonderful thing about the Lifton Home Elevator is it can be installed in virtually any place in the home thanks to its unique special features. The most typical installation is the elevator travelling from a family room up to a landing area but it can also be fitted closet to closet, in the void of a stairwell, and allows for thru-car configuration if two separate entrances are required.

Cut Out The Ceiling 

Next, the appropriate opening has to be cut out of the ceiling to allow the residential elevator to pass through which can be carried out by a professional builder or organised by the Lifton Home Elevators team.

Build The Rails

The dual rails are fixed together and positioned with a gauge of 1040mm either side. Once connected from floor to ceiling, the lift car section is slotted in and secured neatly to the rails.

Weight Loads

The loads on the ground floor of the home are equal to the sum of the live load which is 200kg (limited to 170kg) and 200kg for the dead load. Once distributed over two rails, this equals 400kg which divided by two is 200kg, means each rail can hold 440lb or 2kN. The fixing point to the ceiling is used only as stabilization and results in no direct load during the operation of the lift.

If the live load of the lift is moved to one side for whatever reason, the maximum lateral load on the ceiling is only ever 8kg, 20lb or 80N. No pit is required for the first floor, only a 90mm step up, while the minimum first floor ceiling height is 2370mm.

Add Safety Plug

Lastly, the safety or plug is installed which acts as a physical barrier to the aperture cut in the floor. When the home lift descends it leaves a safe and neat cover over the opening of hole.

Ride The Elevator!

Once installed, two passengers can travel up together and the lift operates with hold-to-run controls, as well as the additional convenience of two remote controls should you need to call the lift from another floor.  With one of the smallest footprints on the marketplace the Lifton Home Elevator is space saving and efficient – moving between floors in under 30 seconds.

Superior Design

Lifton residential elevators really are a design masterclass. The minimalist look and feel is easy on the eye. Styled and engineered in Europe, it has curved lines and a soft, warm grey aluminium finish with a matching glazed lift car. It features soothing blue LED lights at the top and bottom of the car for ease of use at night.

Everything is tailored to blend with your individual style and its timeless colourway moves confidently through the changing seasons and trends.

When the Lifton home lift is stationery upstairs it virtually ‘disappears’ leaving only two slim discreet rails which span ground floor to first floor ceiling. When located on a lower level, a small section of upper level flooring, fixed to the lid of the lift, ensures that any flooring upstairs flows as normal.


Light years away from industrial looking, clunky commercial type elevators, the Lifton Home Elevator is a place where function meets beauty and provides a superior home travel experience unparalleled by other more traditional hydraulic residential elevator manufacturers.

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