You can request lifts specialised for wheelchair access, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Wheelchair lifts can range for simple platform types to the more modern vacuum lift, which we recommend for domestic use and sites with limited space available.
Disabled lifts are found in any building where the design involves stairs or wheelchair-inaccessible areas; disabled lifts make these areas accessible. They generally consist of a platform lift which is used alongside stairways and are for short travel distances. Disabled lifts have become more and more common since the DDA regulations have been passed; all buildings must be accessible to all people, regardless of ability.
Another type of access lifts is stair lifts (or vertical platform lifts) located beside the stairs. Easily accessible handrails and a non-slip floor surface are some of the safety features to prevent falls for lift users. The disabled access lifts installed by ACE Lifts are extremely flexible and can be adapted to meet whatever your building layout may be.
Getting a disabled access lift can be a large project, so you should research whether this can be funded fully or partially by your local authority. You can read more about this here to find out what can be offered based on your location and the size of the project. Minor works could be made free of charge, for example, depending on your needs. For major works such as a lift installation made by ourselves, you could get a grant worth up to £36,000 – be sure to see if you are eligible on the official government website.
Installation time depends on lift type and travel distance, and we can work around your schedule to adhere to your needs. After installation, we provide a one year warranty along with comprehensive lift maintenance during the warranty period. Additionally, all of ACE Lifts’ products are open-protocol, meaning that they work with any other product or software and can be maintained by any lift company.
If you would like any further information or are interested in a FREE survey to assess your situation and which installation would be best, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01244 525994. Alternatively, please use the quotation form available below.