Is A Through Floor Lift, The Lift For You?
A home lift (or a through floor lift) is an investment worthwhile and can make a huge impact on the quality of a person’s life. A through floor lift is versatile and aesthetically pleasing rather than a stairlift and it will suit any type of staircase. There is an increasing demand for residential lifts being installed in UK homes.
When it comes to lifts in homes, people usually think of a stairlift, which in most cases is the right lift for them. In situations where staircases are in a small space or the user doesn’t feel comfortable, they will install a through floor lift. A through floor lift being suitable for 1 to 2 persons or 1 wheelchair user can be a great advantage to some in their homes.
Why a through floor lift is suitable for your home?
Before purchasing or installing a lift, a site survey must be carried out on the premises to make sure the right lift is installed and that it suits the needs of the customer. One reason that a stairlift isn’t the right solution could be that there are objects in the way. These being radiators, cupboards, gas or electricity meters or large items that can not be moved. This would then result in a through floor lift as the next possible lift for the customer.
Alternatively, it may be the user is unable to use a stairlift or space may be very limited so it isn’t a viable solution. It might be that they are unable to get on to the stairlift or be transferred on to it from a wheelchair, perhaps due to their disability, or that moving them could cause discomfort.
Finding a solution
The aim is to always find a solution and to be able to install an appropriate stairlift for an individual. In some cases, like those outlined above, it is just not possible. In situations like these, a through floor lift is a potential solution. Provided that there is room in the building for one. A through floor lift tends to be installed in the corner of a lounge and takes the user up to their bedroom. The user can either sit on a fold-out chair in the lift or be wheeled into it in their wheelchair.
When installing a through floor lift, it will take longer than a stairlift but it is not a huge inconvenience, and it will be beneficial in the long run. To install a through floor lift, a hole has to be created in the ceiling/floor of the rooms that the lift will be in, which may take a few days. Followed by another few days to install the actual lift. The through floor lift will go right in a corner or against a wall, making it discrete and non-intruding because of the way it has been designed.
Once the lift is installed, it is easy for the user to either walk into it or be wheeled into it. Allowing the user to be transported straight up from the ground floor of their home to the first floor in a quick and hassle freeway.
We hope these points can help you in finding the right lift for you. eLifts covers all lift testing, lift installation and lift maintenance.
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