Home Lifts

Are you looking to future proof your home?
Do you need easy access to all areas of your home?
A stylish home lift allows you to maintain the freedom of your home while keeping your staircase clear. A home lift will provide you with safe and secure access to your upstairs, so you can continue to move freely and safely about your home.
We have the biggest selection of home lifts on the market - so we can match the right lift to you. We will not be beaten on price!

Home lifts are fast becoming popular; architects are increasingly choosing to incorporate them into their designs, and many homeowners are giving serious consideration to a home lift when building a new property or adding an extension to an existing home. A home lift, as well as looking impressive, provides practical day to day use and can future proof your home for a time when climbing the stairs may become a challenge.

A home lift could be a preferable alternative to moving from your family home.

Why go through the stress and upheaval of moving from your house when home lifts can enable you to stay in a familiar place where you have built a lifetime of memories, in an area that you know.

Larger home lifts can accommodate wheelchairs and an attendant, whereas smaller more compact lifts can transport a single person sitting or standing. Home lifts are able to transport users to and from the ground floor to the first, second and third floor of your home.

Residential passenger home lifts are also an improvement from stairlifts, with the added accessibility features you won’t have to worry about leaving your wheelchair to travel about your home. 

You may be considering a home lift as an alternative to a stairlift. While serving a useful function, a stairlift isn’t for every staircase, person or lifestyle. Considering a curved stairlift can cost in the region of between £4500 and £7500; therefore, it’s not unreasonable to start looking at a home lift which starts at just under £10,000 (lift only, no building work). A stairlift will always be a bolt-on product whereas a home lift integrates seamlessly into your home becoming a permanent premium fixture.

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Adaptmyhome are Cardiff-based adaptation specialists who are dedicated to creating safe and stylish homes for people to enjoy for years to come.

Our range of products are perfectly designed to give your house a functional flair and to provide you with confidence and independence.

From consultation to installation, we will work with you to design a home that’s comfortable, practical and perfect for you.

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We have just bought a through floor lift. It was installed by Lee in a thoroughly professional manner.

Communication was excellent throughout the process. We would definitely use him again. If we needed anymore adaptations. Highly recommended.

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Adaptmyhome work with several home lift manufacturers which helps us match the right home lift to you, your budget and your home. We can also manage the home lift project from initial survey through to the final handover, so you don’t have to try and coordinate different trades or companies. 
 

Adaptmyhome can supply and install a home lift designed for one, two or three people; standing, sitting or in a wheelchair. Most home lifts move between two floors – usually the ground and first floor – but we can supply a home lift to move between several levels if required.

Residential Lifts Wales

Installing a residential lift is easy with our highly trained professionals. You’ll have access to your entire home with our affordable and high-quality through-the-floor home lifts. 

Domestic lifts can be fitted into most homes, with a wide range of designs we’ll be able to find the perfect home lift for your home. 

If you require lift maintenance our trained service lift engineers are available for callouts and scheduled bookings to ensure that your lift is performing at its best.

Find out more about the types of lifts available from our lift experts today. 

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A home lift is very much like a commercial lift that you regularly come across in a hospital or hotel, but they are designed to take fewer people allowing the lift mechanisms to be simpler and smaller.

Home lift mechanisms can be hydraulic or electric. Hydraulic lifts need a small separate pump unit, which is usually sited outside but can be located inside your home. Electric lifts have a motor box that fits on the upper-level ceiling above the lift.

Home lift sizes vary from one person sitting or standing up to three people, or a wheelchair and attendant. They can even accommodate heavy battery-powered mobility chairs.

Note: Under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) the ‘lifting operation’ is referred to as ‘an operation concerned with the lifting or lowering of a load. A ‘load’ is the item or items being lifted, which includes a person or people, and ‘lifting equipment’ means equipment for lifting and lowering loads.

Home Lifts and Stairlifts installed in private dwellings are not subject to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, but we believe it makes perfect sense, and good practice, to follow the Regulations and HSE guidance as closely as possible.

We only supply and install home lifts designed and manufactured to BS5900:2012.

A Home Lift will fall into two categories: those that require a shaft and those that don’t. Those that don’t need a shaft are called ‘ through the floor’ Home lifts and can be electrically or hydraulically driven. A hydraulic Home lift usually requires an external ‘power pack’ to house a small pump and hydraulic fluid. These types of Home Lifts are relatively new to the domestic market, but they have been around long enough to iron out any teething issues.

A hydraulic Home Lift
A Home Lift requiring a shaft will either be an electric, hydraulic, traction or a vacuum lift. These types of lifts are more robust than a ‘through the floor’ Home Lift, but they have a larger footprint and are more costly to install and maintain.

A Home Lift with a small footprint can be installed into most homes. The easiest solution is usually between the living room and the bedroom directly above, as the building work required is relatively straight forward. Other options can include, between the hallway and landing, the hallway and an airing cupboard or a utility room and a bedroom.

Where there isn’t a natural place for a Home Lift, we can create space by, relocating appliances such as boilers and hot water storage cylinders, moving cupboards or changing existing room layouts. If required, we can build a lift shaft onto the side of your property.

Domestic hydraulic and electric through-the-floor Home Lifts vary in size; they can accommodate one person sitting or standing, up to three people or a wheelchair and attendant. They can even accommodate heavy battery-powered mobility chairs.

A home Lift should work for all family members regardless of ability, and when sizing a Home Lift, it is always good practice to imagine how you may want to use it in the future.

The price of a Home lift will depend on the type, make and model of home lift you choose, along with the amount of work required to install the lift into your home. So it’s difficult to provide an exact cost, but as a guide:

  • An electric ‘through the floor’ home lift starts from £9,500

  • An electric platform lift in a non-fire retardant shaft typically starts around £11,000

  • A hydraulic ‘through the floor’ home lift starts from £11,000

  • A vacuum home lift starts from £25,000

  • A traction home lift starts from £28,000

Our lift assessor will be more than happy to discuss prices and options with you during your free no-obligation survey.

The amount of work involved depends on the chosen location of the Home Lift. Usually, the most straightforward installation is when a ‘through the floor’ Home Lift is located between a living room and a bedroom. There’s still quite a bit of work involved as we have to expose, trim and strengthen the floor joists to create an opening for the Home Lift to pass through, but this is probably the most complex part of the Home lift installation process and can be done without much disruption to the room below.

Many websites claim a Home Lift can be installed in one or two days, but this just refers to the Home Lift itself, not the preparation or the decoration. The type of lift and the amount of building work will determine the length of time. Generally, a straight forward installation will require a minimum installation time of three days.

Our assessor will be happy to discuss the installation process with you in more detail, during your Home Lift survey.

Straight forward ‘through the floor’ Home Lifts do not affect the existing décor. The upper-level carpet will be rolled back to create the lift aperture; the opening in the ceiling below is carefully made so as not to affect the rest of the ceiling.

For larger projects, we take care of everything, so you don’t have to worry about coordinating different trades. We’ll manage the whole Home Lift process, and on request, we can arrange for your rooms to be decorated and carpeted before we are finished.

There is a small element of noise when a Home Lift is in operation; this will vary between the different types of lift mechanisms, but on the whole, Home Lifts are very quiet.

You will never be caught between floors or get stuck in a Home Lift as they are designed to safely descend to the ground floor in the event of a power cut. Some Home Lifts have the option of onboard battery backup, so they continue to work in the event of a power cut.

A Home Lift moves more quickly and safely than a stairlift between floors. The duration will depend on the Home Lift manufacturer, but it is likely to be less than 40 seconds.

Safety is of utmost importance to us, and we only supply and install home lifts designed and manufactured to BS5900:2012.

BS 5900:2012 is a British Standard specification that covers many aspects of a home lift installation, which includes the requirement to maintain the fire rating of your property whether the lift is parked in the upper or lower position.

Be aware that there are home lifts on the market that do not comply with this safety standard. So when looking to purchase a home lift, always ask for evidence of compliance with BS5900:2012

If you or a family member is disabled or chronically ill, then you could apply for a DFG to help pay towards or for a Home Lift. You can find more information here.

You may also be entitled to a zero VAT rate. You can find more VAT information here.

We currently use the following Home Lift manufacturers.

  • Stiltz

  • Terry Lifts

  • Pollock Lifts

  • Access BDD