Six things you should know before installing a lift in your home

Installing a lift in your home can provide a wide range of benefits from improving accessibility and mobility to enhancing the property’s value. However, it’s essential to understand that lift installation requires careful planning, preparation, and professional installation. This article will cover six things you need to know before installing a lift in your home.

  • Types of Lifts

There are several types of lifts available in the market, including stairlifts, platform lifts, and home elevators. Each type of lift has unique features, installation requirements, and costs, so it’s crucial to research each option and determine which best fits your needs and budget.

  • Space and Structural Requirements

Lift installation requires sufficient space in your home, which can vary depending on the type of lift you choose. Home elevators require more space. Additionally, lift installation can involve modifications to your home’s structure, such as constructing a lift shaft or reinforcing the structural floor to support the lift’s weight. It’s vital to consider the space and structural requirements before selecting a lift type. Hemisphere has an in-house design team that understands all requirements to ensure that your lift is safe and compliant.

  • Building Regulations

Lift installation in homes is subject to various building regulations, safety standards, and codes. These regulations can vary depending on your location, lift type, and the nature of the installation. It’s crucial to work with a trusted and experienced builder like us who understands and follows these regulations, to ensure that your lift is safe and compliant. 

Hall Group works closely alongside certifiers and town planners to ensure everything is taken care of.

  • Construction Requirements

It is essential that an experienced builder manages these intricate processes due to the complexity of the lift shaft construction. During the process, all components of the structure needed to be signed by structural engineers and certifiers. Specialists, contractors, and electricians will ensure that all power requirements are met while maintaining the home’s electrical system.

At Hall Group we provide experienced site managers who oversee all site works and sign off critical checklists to ensure all requirements are met. 

  • Maintenance and Servicing

Lifts require regular maintenance and servicing to ensure that they operate safely and efficiently. It’s crucial to work with a lift supplier who provides servicing options and also understands the lift’s specific maintenance requirements. At Hall Group & co we provide 3 years of non-structural & 7 years of structural warranty + ongoing support between the lift providers and our customers. 

  • Cost

Installing a lift can involve significant costs, including the lift’s supply & installation price, design and planning, construction, and ongoing maintenance and servicing fees. At Hall Group & Co, we provide these services under one roof. This creates efficiencies and lowers the need for timely communication. By following these processes, our team ensures your lift installation stays cost-effective and causes minimal disruptions to your life. 

We also offer financing options to our clients because we understand how important it is to consider the costs of lift installation and ensure that you can afford the investment. It is also worth noting that installing a lift can increase your home’s value and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

In conclusion, installing a lift in your home can provide significant benefits, but it requires careful planning, preparation, and professional installation. Always work with a reputable lift supplier, who has quality products and experience in lift installation. They must understand the regulations, requirements, and safety standards involved.

By considering the six most important things we’ve covered in this article, you can make an informed decision about your lift installation and ensure that your lift is safe, compliant, and provides the functionality you need. 

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