Statement
COVID-19
Covid-19 Statement

These are exceptional times. With Coronavirus – Covid-19 - we all face an unprecedented global challenge. Stiltz Ltd. continue 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 which we are co-ordinating industry efforts to keep our customers mobile. Our priority is to ensure all current and prospective customers are able to maintain safe and independent access with the help of their homelift, as reducing accidents within the home at this time will, in turn, assist in reducing stress on the NHS hospital care system. We will endeavour to provide the expected levels of service and support to those seeking a new homelift installation or those requiring lift service/maintenance, while being mindful to minimise risk.

We have therefore implemented additional processes to mitigate risk to you, our staff and the wider Stiltz community:

As a matter of course, we will check with all customers and prospective customers requesting them to confirm nobody is unwell with Covid-19 at the property we are due to visit. If Covid-19 is confirmed, we will follow Government advice
All customer visits will be subject to additional sanitation measures. Stiltz staff will wash or sanitise their hands prior to entering your property, and upon leaving. They will not offer to shake hands, 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 to work as per NHS and Government Guidance
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 closely monitor the situation and follow government advice at all times. Our priority is to manage customer and staff safety, whilst continuing to provide our customers with the necessary homecare support to ensure their valued independence.

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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.

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