When looking into the idea of buying a domestic lift for your home, you may understandably want to know, what does the ceiling height for the downstairs and upstairs need to be to fit in the lift.
The Stiltz Lift is powered by a roped drum-braked gear motor drive system that is neatly self-contained at the front of the lift car and is the first through floor lift on the home lifts market that does not use hydraulics. It then simply plugs straight into any normal 13-amp power socket just like your toaster, kettle or microwaves uses. This unique motor drive system means that no other external power packs or hard wiring are needed to power the lift.
Ideally, eight inches is needed downstairs so that a lift engineer can easily remove the cover panel and gain access to the electronic components when carrying out a service on the lift. There is a two-year parts and labour warranty on all Stiltz home lifts.
For the upstairs of your home, a the Stiltz Lift requires 2370mm, but, if you have a low ceiling in your property, the cab of the lift can be made 150mm shorter. This means the through floor lift can fit into even more places than hydraulic lifts and traction lifts simply cannot go.
Of course, if the height of the lift is shortened, it will also reduce the internal dimension of the lift so this might not be an option for tall people. For the average user, this will work without any problems.
None of Stiltz’s range of domestic lifts require load bearing walls – this is another unique feature of this type of non-hydraulic lift. Instead it uses an innovative dual rail system that creates a self-supporting structure. There is no extra weight burden on the home as the weight of both the structure and lift is carried in compression through the rails and into the floor of the home.
As well as being able to shorten the lift car for ceilings in houses, typical applications for a home lift from Stiltz include a basic retrofit, a stairwell void that allows the domestic lift to be installed using the dead space within a turning staircase, a cupboard to cupboard solution such as airing cupboard wardrobe for example, and a thru car application if two entrances are required.