When you realise that you need to install a brand new lift, you’ll find that you have a few big decisions to really think about. You need to settle on the size of the lift, the colour scheme of the door and the interior and even what kind of mirror to have inside. You want your elevator to complement the aesthetics of your building, and at the same time provide a guarantee that it will function reliably and consistently.

One such decision, and perhaps the hardest one to make, is which kind of lift you should go for. At Elevators Ltd, we provide a wide range of different lift types so as to cater for a range of different applications. As a consumer, we realise that you may be unsure as to which lift is right for your building, and so we’re here to go through some key factors to consider when you’re trying to decide which lift to choose.

  • First of all, you’re probably going to looking at prices. On the whole, you’ll be choosing between hydraulic and traction lifts- both of which come with a range of different benefits and either one may be suitable for your building. However, hydraulic lifts are usually cheaper to install than traction lifts, so that may be a factor that you consider.
  • Whilst hydraulic may be cheaper to install, if we take a look on the other side of the coin we’ll see that traction lifts are generally cheaper to run. This is because they are more energy efficient than hydraulic lifts, due to the fact that the counterweight reduces the amount of energy used.
  • You will also need to consider how much space you have to fill with an elevator. Whether you’re installing a passenger lift, a platform lift or a Doppler lift- you need to make sure that you have room to fit the thing into your premises. This means you’ll need to look at load capacity, measurements and whether it will need to carry special equipment- for example, wheelchairs.
  • It’s also important that you consider the warranty options available and that you are purchasing from a reputable company. Due to how important lifts are to the operation of your building and how long they are expected to last, that’s why we recommend purchasing from Elevators Ltd.

We understand that finding the right elevator to install can be a stressful time and how important it is to make sure that you look after it once you’ve had it fitted. That’s why we offer the best lift maintenance services that money can buy- so please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team for more information regarding the services that we provide!