Statement
COVID-19

Stiltz Homelifts

Updated 31st March 2020

COVID 19 Statement

Coronavirus – Covid-19 presents us with an unprecedented global challenge. Stiltz Ltd. continues to review activities on a daily basis to comply with Government directives.

Stiltz is a proud member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) through whom we are co-ordinating industry efforts to keep the most vulnerable living safely in their own homes. Reducing the instance of accidents within the home will help reduce stress on the NHS hospital care system.

For existing customers, a Stiltz Homelift can be that lifeline to independence. Our homecare support policy means Stiltz engineers continue to provide an essential service by maintaining customers’ lifts for ongoing safe, reliable and independent access, while acting within Government guidelines.

For new homelift installations we offer the options of a phone call, remote video consultation via tablet/laptop/smartphone, or email consultation. For those with an urgent in-home consultation need, we will minimise risk by following latest Government guidelines.

Additional processes have been put in place to mitigate risk to you, our staff and the wider Stiltz community:

· We will request confirmation that nobody at the property we are due to visit has Covid-19 or is defined as extremely vulnerable, and in need of being shielded. If Covid-19 is present, or a person is isolating or deemed as extremely vulnerable, we will follow government advice.

· All customer visits will be subject to additional sanitation measures. Stiltz installers/engineers will wash or sanitise their hands prior to entering your property and upon leaving. They will not offer to shake hands, will refuse offers of a beverage and will maintain the prescribed 2 metre distance

· Regular health and safety bulletins will be issued to all office and field-based staff

· All field-based staff will be asked, on a daily basis, to confirm they are clear of symptoms prior to commencing their working day

· All staff who fall ill with Covid-19 or who are self-isolating, will receive full pay during the period they are indisposed.

Stiltz will follow government advice at all times. Our priority is customer and staff safety, whilst continuing to provide the necessary homecare support to ensure vital independence.

Mike Lord
Chairman and CEO
Stiltz Ltd

Call 01943668920

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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