Although the elevator as we know it today is still a relatively modern invention, we have been using the concept ever since Roman Britain was in power. With this said, it wasn’t until the 1850’s when Elisha Otis’ elevator brake really paved the way for developments within the industry and ensured that the lift was completely safe for commercial use. In fact, there are now over one million elevators in use across the world! Read on as the team here at Elevators Ltd go over a few important advantages of the elevator…
Can an elevator improve accessibility?
Navigating the different floors of a building for those with a disability or wheelchair dependence would be impossible without the elevator. After all, the Equality Act 2010 made it essential for all lifts to be large enough to comfortably fit a wheelchair inside, be fitted with handrails and even utilise Braille translations in order to cater to each member of society as equally as possible.
Do home elevators increase property value?
Although the concept of the home elevator is still relatively new, they are a great way to improve the aesthetics of a residential property and can even increase its value too. After all, there is nothing more modern than having an elevator inside your home and some buyers are willing to pay more for this additional and unique feature.
Are elevators an affordable investment?
There are many different options on the market which means every property owner is able to find a cab that meets their design requirements and budget accordingly without having to break the bank in the process. In fact, most elevators last for at least 20 years which is why many choose to see them as an investment for the future.
When it comes to elevator ownership, it is important to remember the importance of maintenance. After all, they are man-made installations which means that they require routine servicing from a licenced engineer in order to ensure that they are in tip top condition all year round. To find out more information about the importance of lift maintenance, get in contact with a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!