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Stiltz Home Lifts will be on Stand No. F172 showcasing its latest range of innovative and life-changing domestic lifts at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show next month.

The ‘go-to exhibition for self-builders and renovators’ event, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, takes place at the London ExCel on September 21-23.

Visitors will be given the chance to take a ride in the stylish and compact two-person Stiltz Duo+ Home Lift and Stiltz Trio+ Home Lift which enables users to move around their home with comfort and convenience.

The Duo+ is the newest addition to the Stiltz Duo range and looks elegant, blending seamlessly into any domestic environment, while at the same time offering a practical and much-needed solution to moving around the home.

The new Stiltz domestic lift is manufactured from extruded aluminum instead of fabricated sheet metal which means it looks even more elegant than the first generation of Stiltz home lifts. It is now available as standard in a soft, warm, pale grey finish instead of the original creamy-white and the cabin is now fully transparent to allow natural light to flood through delivering a positive travel experience for all users.

The new wheelchair-accessible Stiltz Trio+ Home Lift which can accommodate a full-sized wheelchair, or comfortably carry up to three passengers, will also be on display. The car body has been especially designed for wheelchair users with wider entry and exit points and a gently-angled ramp for easier wheelchair access.

Both Stiltz lifts require no load bearing walls, and are freestanding, travelling ‘through the floor’ on self-supporting dual rails. Unlike a traditional hydraulic domestic lift, the Duo+ and Trio+ are powered by a self-contained motor and plugs straight into a mains power socket.

These special features mean a Stiltz lift can be installed almost anywhere in the home with only a small aperture opening in the ceiling required for the lift to pass through between floors. It can be tucked in a corner, in the turn of staircase or even hidden away in a cupboard. A standard installation takes just one day.

The models are very quiet with little vibration or motor noise and has one of the smallest footprints of any domestic lift on the market, covering less than a square metre. It can comfortably carry two people and travel between floors in less than 30 seconds.

When the lift is stationed upstairs it virtually ‘disappears’ from the floor below, leaving only two slim discreet rails. When the lift is downstairs, a small section of upper level flooring, fixed to the lid of the lift, ensures that any flooring upstairs flows as normal.

Both lifts include multiple built-in safety sensors such as floor pan and ceiling sensors which detect obstructions and a light curtain which prevents limb entrapment, as breaking the light curtain will result in the lift stopping immediately. There is a battery back-up in the event of a powercut which will enable the lift to smoothly descend to the ground floor until the mains power is restored. It is easy to use with two small remote controls included with the lift to call it at any time, from either floor.

Stiltz lifts are so versatile it makes these types of products ideal for self-build projects. Stiltz Home Lifts customers David and Carol Simpson installed a Stiltz Duo Classic Home Lift as part of their plan of ‘future proofing’ their property when they retired to Devon and embarked on an ambitious self-build project.

The Simpsons purchased a two-bedroom bungalow in Torquay, had it demolished and hired Hanse Haus, builders of pre-manufactured and energy efficient houses, to build from the ground up again. They had their drawings turned into workable plans and successfully applied for planning permission, living in a rented house during the construction phase.

After three months, Hanse Haus had built a beautiful four-bedroom property with breathtaking views over the Devon landscape, complete with the Duo installed. Adamant that they did not want to move house again, David, 69, and Carol, 67, knew this would provide them with an easy way of transferring between floors when the stairs became challenging in later life, plus it was also a stylish addition to their home.

To complement the streamlined and modern interior, the Simpsons had their lift installed behind contemporary wooden doors in the hallway and upstairs on the landing to match the doors throughout the rest of the house. Click on the link to read the full Simpson customer story.

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