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A compact home lift for a building conversion

Home lift installation next to a domestic staircase

Nestled in the picturesque village of Newtown Linford in Leicestershire is the Old Vicarage.The owners had decided to undertake a conversion of one of the outbuildings, to convert into a home for an elderly relative.

As this was a listed building, there were a few challenges, including the extremely tight space in which to fit the lift. Fully glazed doors were chosen to allow as much light as possible into the area, whilst the lift was finished in a specific RAL grey colour to match the colour scheme of the interior.

Due to the low ceiling heights, the ground floor of the lift was fitted with a 1900mm high door with a hidden closer. As the travel of the lift was less than 3 metres, a half height door was used at the top landing, which was matched to the height of the upper balustrade, allowing light to flood in.

As there can be occassional power cuts in the rural location, the lift was fitted with a UPS to enable continual use of the lift.

The owner, Fiona, was thrilled with the lift and had this to say: “Invalifts could not have been more helpful with our installation and backup service. We were not an easy site to deal with, a listed building conversion with limited heights, but they went over and above the course of duty to ensure our lift was installed, had a colour to fit in with the décor and even had a backup unit in case of power failure as we are prone to power cuts.”

The Inva Homelift has an encapsulated chain drive system that makes the unit extremely space efficient and can be produced with a footprint of just 1150mm x 950mm. The unit comes with a 12 months parts and labour guarantee, 5 years parts guarantee on the motor and gearbox and a 10 year parts guarantee on the drive chains.

If you would like to know more about the home lift or receive a no obligation quotation please visit the website or phone 0845 4682543.

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