Do I need planning permission before fitting a lift?

It is always best to speak to the Local Authority before fitting a lift. Planning permission will always be required if the lift shaft is built as an external add-on and if the building is Listed.

Do I need to get a special electric supply into my house if I want a service lift?

Most lifts are available to operate from a normal single-phase domestic supply.

I have an unusual shaped space and the ceiling height at the top floor is very low, can I buy a lift to fit?

As well as a range of standard lifts we can also offer custom built which will overcome most limitations.

Do Hand Lifts comply to British Standards for service lifts?

Yes, there is a current British/European Standard for this particular purpose.

An inspector from my local council has asked for a LOLER certificate for my service lift, what is this?

A certificate in accordance with the ‘Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations’ proves the equipment is safe to use. It is a legal requirement and necessary to renew every 12 months for any service lift. We offer this as part of our service contracts for no additional charge. Click here to find out more about LOLER certification.

I have a Microlift fitted and I do not know who installed it, can you still service and repair it for me?

We are a company specialising in the maintenance and repair of most makes of service lift and would be quite capable of looking after the majority of service lift equipment. Find out more about our product range here.

I am looking for a handpower service lift for my house/business and I am based in Scotland, are you able to help me?

Yes, we can provide handpower lifts, complete with simple installation instructions across the UK. We would be able to put you in touch with a local lift company for subsequent servicing.

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