Residential Lifts

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We have a wide range of residential lifts models for the home. If you own a property where you often find yourself needing to move heavy objects between multiple floors, you may benefit from a lift to help lighten your load.

We can also provide bespoke lifts to suit most shaft and load size requirements. Our residential lift models can be used for transporting anything from dinner plates, laundry, shopping to bottles of wine from floor to floor.

Installation of your residential lift or ‘microlift’ will cause minimal disruption to your home. You will require the help of a building contractor to install the lift once we have supplied it, and we will oversee the process from start to finish. Find out more about our process on our technical page. Scroll down to find out more about the features and benefits of a residential lift.

Finance options are available to help you spread the cost of your new residential lift if required, contact us for details.

Why Choose a Residential Lift?

A choice of models

Whatever your lifting needs, we offer a wide range of standard and bespoke lifts. Also available for residential homes with low headroom configurations.

Quick, Simple Installation

Our residential lifts operate within a rapidly-erected, structure supported frame which is easy to install and requires minimal builders' work.

Choice of Finishes

The finish of the lift car and rise and fall shutters can be a tough painted finish or stainless steel.

technical specifications

Key Features of a Residential Lift (Microlift)

What car styles are available for the Microlift?

Constructed in mild steel, finished in grey baked enamel with a stainless steel base and a removable stainless steel shelf. The car can also be finished in stainless steel.

What landing entrance options are available for the Microlift?

High quality rise and fall shutters or hinged doors are fitted with safety locks and can be finished in either grey baked enamel or stainless steel.

Is it essential to have Car Entrance Protection on a Microlift?

Whilst it is not essential to fit doors onto the car itself, it is highly recommended to do so. If doors are not fitted, other means of restraining the goods should be assessed and provided. Stainless steel rise and fall doors are available for all models, whilst collapsible gates are available on all models serving at floor level as an option.

What kind of mounting is provided for the Microlift?

The lift is supplied in a structure-supported frame which is galvanised for longer life. We do not require a separate motor room or ‘load-bearing’ lift shaft. For more information, please ask for our builder’s work detail.

How many floors can the Microlift travel?

The Microlift can serve up to 12 floors.

What speed does the Microlift travel at?

The Microlift can travel up to 0.35m/s (70ft/min).

Residential Lift Controls

Fully automatic push button control, with call and despatch facilities at each entrance. For that extra reassurance, ‘lift arrival’, ‘lift occupied’ and ‘lift position indicators’ together with an ‘arrival buzzer’ are fitted as standard.

Residential Lift Operation

The operation is smooth and quiet with a highly efficient motor winding unit with a reliable controller. Combined with a counter-balance drive system, this ensures electrical consumption is minimal.

Residential Lift Winding Unit

Normally mounted at the top of the lift structure within the headroom dimensions shown overleaf. The motor drives a high quality reduction gearbox fitted with a traction vee-sheave. An electro-magnetic disc brake is supplied, with emergency release mechanism.

Residential Lift Electric Supply

415 Volt-3 phase-50Hz or 240 Volt-1 phase-50Hz. A 15 amp isolator should be supplied for the lift by your electrician to be fixed adjacent to the lift at the top floor served for top drive units or lowest floor for bottom drive units.

Residential Lift Installation

A 2-floor lift normally takes us 1-2 days to install depending on site conditions. The enclosure is to be completed by your chosen building company.

Residential Lift Maintenance

We recommend the lift is serviced and inspected a minimum of every 6 months by competent lift engineers. This is to ensure efficient and reliable operation. We can arrange servicing after installation.


The lift is guaranteed for twelve months from completion of installation, subject to it being serviced regularly by our engineers.

Once installed, tested, commissioned and all the building work is complete, the lift will comply with the Essential Safety Regulations (ESRs) of the latest Supply of Machinery (Safety) Requirements, otherwise known as the Machinery Directive and EN81-3 where applicable.

Request a quote for your Goods or Service Lift requirements today

Our goods lifts are sourced from leading suppliers giving the widest range of lifts to suit customer needs and every lift we install carries a full 12 month warranty. See our product pages and download our free technical information sheets for a more in depth look into the types of lifts that we supply. Get in touch today for a competitive quote that matches your requirements.

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Unit 31, St Swithin Way, Andover,
Hampshire, SP10 4NU

01264 356388 |