If you are currently working in the building and construction sector and have been tasked by a client to find an easier way of moving between floors or have been asked to look at ‘future proofing’ a home; you may well be researching home lifts.
There are a wide range of domestic lifts to choose from and the products’ popularity as an alternative to a stairlift has soared in recent years. But for ease of installation coupled with style and a compact footprint, you can’t beat Stiltz Lifts.
Completely unique and the first and only lift of its kind available in the UK, the Stiltz Home Lift looks great in both traditional and contemporary homes with its semi-transparent, minimalist design and small footprint. It is also virtually silent, offers the user an incredibly smooth ride and is fast; travelling between floors in as little as 30 seconds.
The lift’s innovative design and drive system means a qualified builder can install it quickly and virtually anywhere in the client’s home. This is because, unlike a traditional home lift, Stiltz lifts do not use hydraulics or need a lift pit or shaft built, or even separate machine room. The lifts also do not require any supporting walls or major structural changes either. And in the event of a power outage, the lift even has an emergency battery back-up, so the user will never get stuck between floors.
The Stiltz Home Lift uses a roped drum braked gear motor drive system and is powered by simply plugging it straight in to a normal 13-amp power socket, which not only makes it practical for the home owner but it is also very energy efficient and economical.
Once the preferred installation location has been identified, the builder simply needs to cut out and finish the appropriate size of ceiling aperture. This work is minimal and not time consuming – and the lift can be operational within one day.
The domestic lift is made up of modular sections, which easily pass through and under standard doorways and ceilings. This flexible design significantly reduces installation time and means a standard retrofit takes as little as one day which minimises disruption for the customer. A traditional home lift takes a minimum of five days to install making the Stiltz Home Lift the ideal choice for the busy professional builder too.
Each lift has a number of safety features including a safety lid plug, key switch operation, top and bottom safety pans with in-built proximity sensors, hold-to-run controls, weight limit sensors, out of balance sensors, fall arrest mechanism, emergency stop button and over speed detection.
The flexible range of Stiltz domestic lifts include the stylish and compact Stiltz Duo Lifts and the wheelchair-friendly Stiltz Trio Lifts. All are available in the Classic, the Thru-Car and the contemporary, clear-sided Vista models.
Planning permission is not required to install a Stiltz Home Lift – at most, a standard building notice application from your local authority might be needed. It is a straightforward process and usually involves inspection by an authorised independent body during the building works phase. Stiltz Lifts can organise this process on behalf of the builder’s client if required.
Stiltz lifts are becoming so popular that the company is now offering selected trade dealers the chance to become a fully Authorised Stiltz Home Lift Installer Partner.
The domestic lift manufacturer launched its Stiltz Home Lift Training Academy last December and built its own training facility which has a complete home lift demonstration area plus the entire range of the through-floor lifts displayed on a fully-operational mezzanine in the warehouse.
There is also a classroom where trainees are required to complete two mandatory modules. The curriculum includes a full technical induction and hands-on training on installing the lift itself. Trainees will have the opportunity, first hand, to grasp how flexible and unique the Stiltz lift is.
For more information about the Stiltz Home Lift Training Academy contact the Stiltz Lifts Technical Team on 0330 222 0334.
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