1. You could be entitled to a funded home lift

If you live in England or Wales and have certain progressive conditions, or a recognised disability, then to ensure you continue to have safe and complete access to your home you could be entitled to financial assistance to help make the changes you need in your home.

This could include a domestic lift, if that is what you require, via a Disabled Facilities Access Grant, which you can access through your local council.

Also, a number of charities are willing to support individuals with certain health conditions, such as Parkinson’s, The Masonic Charity Foundation, MS Society, SSAFA and more.

The supply and installation of a LiftonDUO Home Lift includes preparation of the aperture and full fitting of the lift itself. Click on the link for more information about home lift costs.

It is also worth exploring to see if, due to health and mobility considerations, you are exempt from VAT on your domestic lift. Lifton also offer finance options subject to status to enable customers to spread the cost of their home lifts.

2. Our domestic lifts are supplied in modular pieces

A home lift from Lifton can be installed almost anywhere in the home thanks to its compact footprint, drive mechanism and dual rail technology. It is supplied in pre-built, modular pieces which are then assembled on site, limiting the potential disruption of more extensive remodelling projects or the installation of a lift which runs on hydraulics for example.

The expertise of our surveying team and expert installation teams together, combined with the innovative product engineering, means that almost any shape or size of home can be accommodated. There is no need to fix the lift to a loadbearing wall or install complex and messy hydraulics.  Even if you have sloping ceilings, or only a small amount of space, Lifton has years of experience working with many different layouts and home designs.

3. Safe to use whether its day or night

Your domestic lift can be operated at any time of the day or night, giving you access to all areas of your home whenever you need it. All Lifton domestic lifts are fitted with contemporary, stylish LED lights, meaning from dusk until dawn your lift is fully functional and available for you to use. The internal LED downlights are programmed to turn on once the user has entered the lift and remain on for the entire journey.

The lights are designed to be set at the correct level to enable the lift itself to be safely used without flooding a whole room with bright light, at night, should you have to travel in your lift to a level where someone else may be sleeping.

4. Wheelchair users need no longer have more than one in the house

If you are a wheelchair user, you may be used to having to travel upstairs or downstairs with either the assistance of someone else, or with slow progress step by step on your own.

A stairlift is not always practical for wheelchair users as you will need the strength and dexterity to transfer yourself to the seat of the mechanical device or have to rely on a family member or carer for support. The common complaint with the option of a stairlift is the need to have two wheelchairs – one for each floor – and not having the strength or confidence to climb onto it alone.

With a LiftonTRIO Thru Car Home Lift, designed specifically for wheelchair users, you can simply enter it from one side and exit via the other. Therefore, if you are used to having a wheelchair parked both up and down stairs, this, as well as waiting around for someone else to help you, will be a thing of the past.

5. Home lifts are not just for older people

Home lifts are in high demand as a next-generation solution to home mobility. These innovative and attractive domestic through-floor lifts support many customers with conditions that prevent them moving around freely or at speed.

At Lifton, we have installed lifts for a couple who were looking to ‘future proof’ their beautifully new renovated home in Oxfordshire and for homeowners in South Wales who, both in their eighties, were finding that the stairs in their two-storey property were becoming challenging. Domestic lifts are ‘transformative’ to these customers, who feel instantly safer and more independent at home.

6. Personal Service from start to finish
You can rely on the personal touch from Lifton Home Lifts. A talented and skilled team will work with you to assess your individual needs and manage the whole process alongside you.

You will be able to access a single point of contact all the way from organising your initial visit with a specialist assessor to choosing your options, securing funding if required and installation day.

There is no need for you to coordinate the services of multiple tradesmen or builders, in fact more often than not, Lifton can complete the project for you from start to finish.

7. Installation can be completed in as little as one day

Far from being a long and drawn-out project, many people find that if their home lift installation is a straightforward retrofit to their property and not part of a larger building project, the installation takes just one or two days.

Once a detailed survey is completed and you have established you would like your lift positioned, Lifton then organise for a skilled team of specialist installers to come and fit your lift a few weeks later.

We uphold the highest of standards, our teams are polite and courteous, very aware of any safety concerns in the home (even if you ask us to be mindful of the family pets) and never leave you with any mess to clear up after our work.

8. Home lifts do not guzzle energy

We run all our lifts from a standard 7kw power socket and the home lift products are created using smart design principles with energy-efficient components that optimise power usage.

The integration of advanced technology ensures that all Lifton domestic lifts consume minimal electricity, making them sustainable and cost effective for customers.

This technology ensures energy efficiency without compromising on product performance and the reduced electricity usage also aids product lifespan and lessens component wear over time.

9. Our lifts feature an invisible light curtain

As well as a host of other safety features such as ‘push to ride’ controls, and an internal emergency telephone, all our lifts have an intelligent, integrated light curtain.

A light curtain is a cleverly engineered feature which creates a virtual barrier to ensure that should anything cross its path when the lift is operational, it will not run, preventing anything causing an obstruction or becoming trapped when the lift tries to move.

This light curtain is energy efficient, uses a minimal footprint and uses invisible light beams. It is beautifully simplistic and extremely effective in its approach.

10. Lifts future proof your home

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today! To build a future-proof home, we need to understand what the future might bring and the impact it could have on how we live.

Taking the time to anticipate any developments in your future lifestyle will guarantee to save you time, worry and financial load over the coming years, providing a home you can truly relax in no matter what occurrences may arise.

Many Lifton customers, who have found their forever home, choose to install one of our domestic lifts ahead of time. This transforms the home into a multi-functional, multi-generational space which moves with your family as it grows and evolves.