Renown for their reliable functionality and sleek design features that blend in seamlessly with modern property design, the homelift has taken the UK’s mobility industry by storm. Both the elderly and disabled can benefit from these products as they create a safe alternative to the traditional stairlift design. These are just a couple of the key driving factors behind the homelifts success.
The most common question we get surrounding homelifts is regarding the installation process. Many assume that the installation of a homelift is complex and can cause a lot of disruption in the home but this is far from the truth. The installation of a new homelift is quick and easy making it very popular in those busy family homes which don’t have the time to deal with lots of construction work.
In this article, we aim to provide you with a quick and simple guide that takes you through every step of the installation process. This will hopefully answer some of the questions you have about the homelift installation process and will guide you one step closer to
Background on The Homelift Solution
The homelift runs on a simple track that guides a platform through the upper layers of the property. The simple yet study track design means that the homelift can be installed in nearly all parts of the home creating a truly bespoke solution for each household. The fully enclosed platform makes it extremely safe for wheelchair users and also great for those who may be operating with kids.
How Are Homelifts Installed
The homelift installation process is straightforward. Better yet, by having the support of an installation team, they will help guide you through the entire installation process giving you an accurate timeline at every step of the way. In the following section, we will be taking you through each step of the installation process.
Choosing The Right Location
There is no such this as finding the “right location” for your homelift. They really can be fitted pretty much anywhere within the property. We recommend that the homelift is fitted within an easily accessible living space which leads into an upstairs bedroom, This is solely to help assistant from a user point of view as there will never be any need to do much travelling to and from the lift.
Creating A Hole In The Ceiling
Next, we need to look at creating a hole in the ceiling to allow the homelift to pass between layers properly effortlessly. We do this by cutting a small hole that is measured to the exact dimensions of your homelift which is then reinforced to support the homelift. Electrics and water pipes may need to be re-routed if they directly impact the route of the homelift.
Installing The Homelift
Now we have established the infrastructure needed, it’s time to fit the homelift itself. The installation of your homelift is fairly straightforward for most installers. First, the track is fitted in place and this is then followed up by the lift platform. Once this has been fitted it’s just a case of testing that all the electrical components are working correctly.
Is A Homelifts The Right Option for You?
As summarized above, the installation of a new Stiltz homelift is extremely easy so this should not be a factor that puts you off having a homelift installed. When considering if a homelift is right for you think about your budget, lifestyle and most importantly your mobility requirements. For those who find operating a stairlift difficult then a homelift is definitely going to be the better option.