The elevator as we know it today has been a staple piece of technology found in society for almost 200 years and this means that cabs can become outdated very quickly. After all, maintenance ensures that the mechanical parts remain in tip top condition and are safe for use whereas modernisation focuses on the aesthetics instead. Here at Elevators Ltd, we offer a high-quality modernisation service that allows our clients to refurbish existing designs and improve the performance of their cabs. Read on as we go over some features that can be added or changed in order to modernise an elevator…

What features improve disability friendliness?

Although elevators are the only way for some people to travel between the different floors of high story buildings, they were unsuitable for wheelchairs for many years. Luckily, the Equality Act 2010 forced manufacturers to alter the design of their cabs in order to make them more disability friendly and this is now considered an effective modernisation tool. In fact, elevator cabs can be fitted with mirrors, handrails and even Braille in order to ensure that they are suitable for every member of society.

Can the inside of an elevator be unique?

Since aesthetics play a very important role in the design of a cab, it is possible to redesign the interior so that it is unique and pleasing to the passenger. After all, the traditional metallic décor can be too industrial for businesses that rely on aesthetics such as hotels and office buildings. Luckily, there are many features of a cab that can be altered in order to modernise them such as the lighting, flooring and side walls.

How fast does an elevator travel?

The average passenger elevator can travel at around 5 m/s and this is a perfectly acceptable speed for public lifts found in offices, shopping centres and residential properties. With this said, advancements in technology have allowed us to modernise the speed that an elevator is able to travel, which is particularly important in skyscrapers as faster cabs allow passengers to reach their floor in a much more efficient time frame.

Here at Elevators Ltd, we believe that elevator aesthetics play a very important role in the experience that a passenger has. After all, outdated décor can make people question the safety of the mechanical components within the elevator shaft itself and a lack of disability friendly features like handrails can make elevators unsafe for those with balance problems. To find out more information about modernising an elevator, get in contact with the best lift company around and speak to a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!