A Residential Lift – The Convenience of Elevators in Your Home
Do you find yourself struggling to climb the stairs in your home? Are you finding it difficult to get around due to a disability or poor health?
If so, then you may want to consider installing a residential lift. A home lift will allow you to move easily between the different floors of your house without any trouble.
Plus, it is a great convenience for friends and family who need to transport bulky items from one level to another. With just the touch of a button, they can have goods delivered right up to your door!
A residential lift will allow you to move freely between the different floors in your home in comfort and style.
Anyone who is having trouble climbing up and down the stairs due to poor health or a disability can readily benefit from installing a home lift or residential elevator.
Friends and family will also benefit if carrying bulky goods such as cots and prams from ground level to an upper level.
Food and other goods can be easily transported up and down with the touch of a button.
A residential lift or vertical lifts are available in a wide range of styles catering for a range of budgets.
There are often customisation options allowing you to select the colour, cabin wall finishing, and the ceiling of your lift to list a few.
The above images are from Air home lift that is made in the US.
The Air home lift is the smallest lift ranging about 30cm only.
See our small home lift portfolio
What are the basic requirements for installing a residential lift
Most residential lifts require space for a shaft for the elevator to move up and down.
Although there are models on the market that are free-standing and don’t require a shaft, identifying the most appropriate space is one of the key considerations.
An example of a lift that doesn’t require a shaft is the Air home lift. Click here.
A residential elevator will also require a space or a pit at the base as well as some extra clearance above.
This space is required to ‘house’ the various lift mechanisms. Ideally, it is best to design a house or building with the lift in mind although in most cases it is possible to retrofit a home elevator.
Residential lifts can be fitted internally and externally depending on the model chosen.
Costs will reflect the model you choose as well as whether there are any structural modifications to the building required.
Did you know that the smallest space
Levels & Door Openings
Depending on the primary purpose for installing a home lift, you may want to consider the number of levels as well as door opening features. The Linea home lift has a maximum rise of 12 metres with 5-6 stops. This hydraulic vertical lift uses a well-proven simple technology that provides reliable, affordable low-cost maintenance and operation. There is no need for ongoing lubrication and the design makes effective use of space. This extremely quiet home lift will smoothly transfer you between floors using an easily accessible control panel. The lift has the option of up to three opening sides, so there is a fit for your situation and particular needs.
View our actual home lift projects. Click here
Fit small spaces with a minimum platform dimension of 50cm and a maximum platform of 140cm.
- The minimum pit depth is 8cm, although a small 8 cm ramp will easily allow wheelchair access at the ground floor, voiding the need for a pit
- Maximum of three stops
- Automatic return to the lower floor, if there is a power failure
- Able to install indoor or outdoor
- With or without shaft
- Wide range of platform size
- Wide range of door selections, walls, and ceiling lights
Other options to customise your lift include the style of door – manual or automatic, the type of handles, an intercom and the display on the controls and landings as well the option of remote control.
Our staff can also suggest solutions to overcome concerns that may be specific to your site or intended usage.
It is best to contact Direct Lifts on 1300 134 011 and have a chat with a member of staff. An Obligation Free onsite visit to your home to inspect the property and discuss lift options is necessary and will provide you with the best outcome. Our staff are trained in evaluating sites and deriving the best fit to meet both the physical space as well as other requirements you may have for your home lift. The installation of a home elevator is a big decision and involves a significant amount of money, so you want to be sure that you have considered all aspects of the installation to ensure you have a lift that works well for you and your home décor.
Be assured that the purchase of a home elevator will provide you with an attractive, reliable, and functional accessory to your home that should give you many years of service. Your vertical or home lift will add value to your home and may in some cases be the deciding point as to whether your property is purchased over another property!.
How much is a home lift in Australia?
A home lift in Australia is a great long-term investment that allows you to access all rooms without encountering stairs. There’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to cost as there are variables that can affect pricing: model, location, size/height, finishes, etc. As such we have separated into the key requests to select from the Best home lift price for new homes with Linea Hydraulic +Swing Doors. Price Starts A$38,000 +GST. For premium Linea Gearless sliding door price start at $48000 +GST. For existing homes, the price range for home lifts is around $39,000 +GST compact size one-person size 860 x 960 up to 5 people capable of 1460 x 1540mm.
Click on the “home lift price Australia” link in the article to see more detailed pricing for home lifts.
What is the small lift size for home?
The smallest lift offered by our company is the single passenger home lift (A30) with an external cylinder with a 30 inch (750mm) diameter.
Click on the “tube lift” to learn more.
The blog post below provides you with a more accurate understanding of the costs associated with home lifts in Australia.
It lists actual prices and makes it easy for you to compare different home lifts range so that when purchasing your lift, there won’t be any surprises or hidden fees.
Check out more prices here. Home Lift Prices in Australia. Installations of lifts around Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne are included in the blog.
A man who knows his way around the world of mobility. He has been in this industry for decades and has seen it all!
He started his career in Brisbane with mobility scooters, and progressed to stairlifts, and ultimately platform lifts. He gained a newfound interest in elevators while working in the lift industry and took advantage of the opportunity to work in both residential and commercial lifts. He is now the official distributor of Nova Elevators Italy, Cibes, Ascendor, Otolift & ThyssenKrupp products in Australia. Offices and showrooms expanded in Brisbane, Sydney & Coffs Harbour while establishing partnerships in major cities such as Melbourne, Northern Territory.
He is a current member of the Lift Engineer’s Society of Australia (LESA), providing advice regarding lift standards, their implementation, good industry practices and compliance with applicable AS standards, guidelines, and codes