What is a platform lift?
Platform lifts are cost-effective, easy-to-install lifts that enable efficient vertical access for disabled users or those with limited mobility. Providing significant savings over traditional traction or hydraulic lifts also makes them a popular option for passenger and goods lifts in buildings where limited construction/builders’ work is required.
Unlike traditional lifts, platform lifts do not require a deep pit at the base of the lift, a lift shaft or a motor-room; they are generally self-contained structures that take little time to install. Predominantly, they use efficient motors and screw-driven drive technology, are low-cost to run and require minimal servicing.
Available in a variety of different types, platform lifts are flexible for different requirements and are easy to maintain. For commercial or public buildings, they can help with compliance for the Equality Act 2010 (formerly DDA) and Building Regulations Part ‘M’, ensuring that buildings are offering the appropriate, fair accessibility solutions.
As they are mainly self-standing structures, platform lifts can easily be fully customised to match the interior/exterior environments they are to be installed in. This is of particular importance in residential environments, where platform lifts can become an aesthetically pleasing addition to the home.
Platform Lift Types
Our platform lift range consists of the following types:
Internal Platform Lifts
Internal platform lifts
are the favoured solution for buildings requiring wheelchair and disabled access (as well as the transportation of light goods if necessary). Carrying up to either 410kg or 500kg, internal platform lifts can travel up to 9 meters and achieve up to 5 stops.
Low Rise Platform Lifts
Low rise platform lifts
are suitable for those requiring access up and down shorter vertical distances up to 1000mm. With a 300kg capacity, these smaller free standing structures in some cases can be used as an alternative to stairlifts.
Residential Platform Lifts
Ideal as a lift for your home, residential platform lifts
provide a compact 250kg option best suited for residential environments with limited floor space. As with all platform lifts, there is no deep pit, so they can be installed quickly and proficiently, causing minimum disruption.
Passenger Platform Cabin Lifts
Passenger platform cabin lifts
are suited for low-rise buildings (up to 9m travel) for all passenger types and particularly for those with limited mobility or in wheelchairs. Similar to internal platform lifts – the main differentiators being the provision of a cabin with a cabin door allow one touch control operation. Either swing hinge doors or side opening doors can be provided, such is the versatility of the product.
External Platform Lifts
External platform lifts
are the ideal solution for providing external disabled and wheelchair access for larger vertical distances that are unsuitable for inclined or low rise platforms. The external platform lift can carry up to 400kg and is fully weatherproof. Like all platform lifts, they can be installed in many cases without significant builders’/construction work.
Platform Lift Case Studies
Internal Platform Lift Case Studies:
London Kings Hotel
The Third Space
Passenger Platform Lift Case Studies:
Betchworth Park Golf Club