Whether in the chic city loft or to maintain greater accessibility and independence in old age: a vertical lift is an often-underestimated feature in the home that guarantees comfort and flexibility in all situations. It is unnecessary to plan the installation of a lift directly when building or restoring a property. It is an advantage to plan the requirements as early as possible in the construction phase. However, retrofitting and planning at a later point in time is also possible without any problems – which is particularly interesting if you decide to buy an existing property, instead of building or building your own house, had a limited budget that had no leeway for has approved the structural integration of requirements for a vertical lift.
Built-In Lifts for All Structural Requirements
Vertical elevators are available in a wide variety of designs. This includes both the dimensions of the elevator car and the materials from which the car is made. The home lifts are available both with and without a shaft – the latter is the optimal alternative for installation in an existing property. This reduces the workload and thus both the nervous and financial burden to the bare minimum.
Elevator models for the home are available in glass and in Plexiglas or as a hidden metal version. The interior of the elevator cabin can usually be completely customized, from the color scheme to cladding made of wood or chrome elements, to give the home elevator a touch of elegance. However, this is where the design comes into play – elevators with shafts and closed cabins can generally be designed more flexibly.
This allows shaft lifts to be integrated more naturally into the design of the rooms. Lifts without a shaft, on the other hand, always stand out from their surroundings. The decision for or against one or the other variant is a question of budget and what attitude you have towards the vertical lift at home. If you are more pragmatic, the visibility of a shaftless home elevator will not speak against the decision to use it. If you place more value on decency and harmony in the room design, a vertical lift with a shaft is probably the more ideal solution.
Effort in Installing the Different Types of Lift
The time and effort involved in installing a vertical lift depend on various factors. Of course, whether you have to plan a socket canal or not. But also from the conditions on-site. A professional assessment beforehand is therefore essential. Comfortable vertical lifts without a shaft can be installed very quickly and easily at home if the structural conditions are good – it is sufficient to find the right position for the lift, lay the electrical system, and make the cut-outs the ceilings/floors.
Home lifts that require installing a shaft may also need a separate machine room – depending on whether the shaft is to be plastered to integrate into the ambiance or not and where exactly the elevator should be located. As a rule, complex work has to be carried out for the shaft, ranging from an extra foundation to the possible construction of a wall; Among other things, this also depends on how big the planned cabin should be and how far the doors of the lift should open. Factors that in turn depend on personal demands and needs.
Hydraulic cabin lifts, on the other hand, need space above or below to be able to place the prime mover. This also applies to elevators with a cable pull – a separate entrance is necessary in most cases to maintain the home lifts regularly and ensure their functionality and safety.