Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in Wakefield
Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in Wakefield, renovations were finishing up at this detached property. In order to futureproof their home, the client decided a lift was needed. ...
Extremely compact home lift in Bristol
The extremely compact home lift installation in Bristol not only enhanced the client’s home but provided that much need assisted access to the five floors of this property. Travelling...
New Build Luxury Home
With a 2-storey layout, a home lift was required to futureproof this new build project and create an accessible layout across both floors. The lift needed to be modern...
Flagship River Island (Passenger Lift)
This high use 8-person glass passenger lift takes centre stage at River Islands flagship store on Church St, Liverpool. The lift services all the existing trading floors as well...
LOW PIT LIFTS, PITLESS LIFTS, LOW HEADROOM LIFTS
Here at Axess 2 Ltd we supply a range of vertical platform lifts which fall into the low pit lifts, low headroom lifts or pitless lifts category under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, and for a passenger lift in existing buildings EN81-21 with a low pit and or a low headroom.
Machinery Directive, low pit lifts can have all the characteristics of a conventional passenger lift with very efficient drive systems for moderate use (40 starts per hour with electric drive and hydraulic). Vertical platform lifts can be designed and tailored to your requirements with the option of many amenities including sliding doors and ‘one touch controls’ (if the lift cabin is fully enclosed), but with the benefit of being a pitless lift system (low pit lifts) with low headroom. These low pit vertical lifts can be used in all environments including retail stores, offices, schools and public access, the only limitation of the lift product is the speed, which is limited to 0.15m/s according to a notified body certification.
Our low pit vertical rise platform lifts can be specified with a pit as low as 100mm, or you could use a small access ramp and the lift becomes pitless. The majority of our complete lift solutions – including both the hydraulic and MRL traction driven systems – can be supplied without pit or with a low pit and low headroom.
Faster Lift Directive lifts according to En81 -21, it is possible (with derogation process) that a higher speed passenger lift like Galileo with its single phase and battery powered capability can be installed but only in existing building, we can provide the Galileo lift with 2800mm headroom under EN81-1 (please consult Axess 2 for more details)
Due to building restrictions for a deep pit and site conditions, the pitless vertical platform lift (low pit, low headroom) option is becoming increasingly popular. Retail shopping centres tend to favour the low pit lifts over a traditional lift because of the ease of installation and integration into their building. A large number of Axess 2 vertical platform lifts have been installed in various buildings including, shopping centres, public buildings and homes.
Combine the low pit with a low headroom and you find yourself with an affordable lift solution for most situations, even where space is extremely limited.
A Dogs Life
Hi Axess 2, some history of our lift’s use may be of interest. My wife’s aged father was living with us since his wife (my mother-in-law) died in 2008. We had a stair lift installed in 2008 but this was becoming unreliable. In 2014, with extension works on-going, the decision was taken to remove the stair lift and install a proper lift instead. The Hydraulic 250 was fully installed by January 2015 and safety certification obtained April 2015. Unfortunately, my father-in-law had a stroke and passed away in February 2015. Thus, he never did get to use the lift. The lift was useful for either my wife or I when moving suitcases for holidays or when either of us had back problems.
We had two rescue Labradors, one black and one yellow, both suffering from joint problems. The black Lab, Henry, died a year ago (Apr 2019) aged 14. He was 11 ½ when we rescued him and, after 6 months of walking up and down the stairs, one day I went to use the lift, opened the door and Henry pushed past me and sat down. From then on until he died he used the lift without any encouragement.
Zack was 10 ½ when he was rescued 2 weeks prior to Henry joining us. Zack objected to the lift and continued using the stairs until December last year. His arthritis was quite bad and although going up the stairs was fine he really needed assistance whenever coming down. 4 ½ months ago at bedtime, he sat by the lift in the kitchen and would not venture into the hall for the stairs. He weighs (weighed) 12 kgs more than Henry and it was obvious he could not turn once inside the lift. He allowed me to turn him around and walk him backwards into the lift. He has never looked back! Every morning when it’s time to go down, he goes to the stairs, looks down and promptly moved across to the lift where he waits for me to reverse him inside. The picture attached was taking a few days after he started using the lift in December last year. He has a mat to stop his paws from slipping and a towel to sit on. Zack had his 14th birthday 2 weeks ago. I travel with him. He’s prone to use his nose at the door while moving which causes the ‘safety stop’ to activate. The lift is now a big part of Zack’s daily routine!
Mr C, Norfolk
A Valued Customer
I am delighted with the end product provided by Axess 2, we really are looking forward to opening more stores and now feel we have found a truly exceptional lift company to work in partnership with, and with the low maintenance fixed costs we can plan our budget far easier.