Society has grown so accustomed to the elevator that many buildings in 2018 do not even come with stairs. After all, the benefits of an elevator outweigh the benefits of a staircase. Here at Elevators we are biasedly in favour of the elevator, however there are so many different types that customers often find themselves hesitant to make a final decision on a purchase. That’s why we have decided to go over the variety of elevators available on the market…

Passenger

These kinds of elevators are made to carry people between the floors of a building in a public space. The total capacity differs from passenger lift to passenger lift, however most tend to vary between a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 50. After all, there are many different aspects to take into consideration such as the type of building, the size of the elevator cab and the age of the elevator itself.

Urban

Sometimes elevators are installed outdoors in order to allow people to manoeuvre around uneven terrain. For instance, many seaside resorts have elevators installed at the bottom of cliffs where a staircase is considered impractical. Known as urban elevators, they are often small in size but can be very effective.

Freight

When it comes to the transportation of goods, a regular passenger elevator just won’t cut it. Instead, businesses require something called a freight elevator which is equipped to carry loads between 2000 and 4500kg.

Service

A ‘service’ elevator is a term used to describe a variety of different elevators that are beneficial within the service industry. From the dumbwaiter to the trolley lift, these types of elevators are not made for people to use but rather to transport items between the floors of a building for staff to meet at the desired destination.

Residential

Although the elevator is commonly associated with shopping centres and skyscrapers, more and more people are starting to have them installed inside their homes too. In fact, residential elevators are much smaller than commercial passenger elevators which makes them the perfect modern addition to any home.

Despite its popularity, the elevator has a bad reputation for wasted space and unnecessary danger. Here at Elevators Ltd, we reject the notion that the elevator is anything other than an asset to businesses and properties. After all, with so many different types on the market, it is hard not to find a model that is perfect for your needs. To find out more information, get in contact with the best lift company around today!