Here at Elevators Ltd, it is no surprise that our specialities lie with elevator installations and how they can benefit a variety of property owners, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t understand the market for lift removal too. After all, there are a variety of reasons why a removal may be considered the most appropriate course of action for a property. Read on as we go through a few reasons why people may consider an elevator removal…

Out of Date

It is no surprise that older elevators tend to breakdown on a regular basis and in these circumstances, a removal can be the most cost-effective solution. After all, if the components are out of date then the lift can end up becoming uneconomical to fix every time an emergency engineer has to be called out. As a result, it is very common for elevator removal services to be sought out if an out-of-date elevator is deemed a luxury rather than a necessity,

Safety Concern

On the other hand, older elevators can also propose a safety risk and may be removed in order to reduce the likelihood of elevator related injuries. After all, free-falling may be statistically unlikely but mis-levelling and sudden breakdowns are a real cause for concern that property owners have to take into consideration. In fact, if an elevator that is uneconomical to repair is found to put passengers at risk, it is often removed without hesitation.


Sometimes an entire building will undergo a complete renovation, and this means that everything from the ceiling height to staircase location can be moved or altered. As a result, most pre-installed elevators that contradict an architect’s design tend to be removed and replaced with a more up to date and modern model.

Although a lift removal sounds relatively simple, it is vital that this kind of work is carried out by a licenced professional. After all, there are a variety of important guidelines that must be stuck to in order to keep an area safe as removing an elevator incorrectly can lead to lifechanging injuries. To find out more information about our lift removal service, get in contact with the best lift company on the market and speak to a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!