Looking for a complete service? – Lift Company

As a lift company there are three main facets to our business. These are:

  • Lift Installations
  • Lift Modernisation & Upgrades
  • Lift Maintenance & Repair

This means we are an all-encompassing lift company and can tackle any lift job with confidence and ease. For over 30 years our family-run business has been one of the leading lift companies in the North West and across the rest of the UK. Whilst we are based in Manchester we regularly travel the length and breadth of the country ...

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Access for all – Lift Company

We live in an age that is all about equality. And that’s the way it should be! No matter your race, gender, sexual preference or physical capabilities the world and all it has to offer should be readily available for all.

Around one in 20 children are disabled, one in seven working age adults and almost one in two people over state-pension age in the UK. The Equality Act 2010 states that there is a requirement to make reasonable changes to ...

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A broken lift can have you feeling trapped – Lift Company

Many people depend on lifts for their mobility and freedom, especially older and disabled people who live in high rises or indeed any kind of building which has any number of stairs. So if a lift in a domestic building, or even a commercial building, breaks down it can leave a person literally trapped; unable to socialise, go to work or leave their homes. When a lift breaks down, which is disappointing but sometimes unavoidable, there needs to be a ...

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Would you want a deathtrap lift installed in your building? – Lift Company

Yes that’s a serious question! The paternoster lift is a special kind of lift that has no doors and moves up and down the building shaft on a continuous loop. Named after the Lord’s Prayer, you can only fit one or two passengers inside each cabin and they’re thought to be highly efficient; if not dangerous. Paternoster lifts are kind of dumbwaiters for people when you think about it! Passengers must pay close attention when stepping on and off as ...

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Kids today – Lift Company

What were you doing when you were 11 years old? Playing football? Giving your Barbies a detailed back story? You were probably catching up with the latest Dexter’s Laboratory or Hey Arnold episodes. You know kids today; they seem a lot more grown up than we ever were at that age. Whilst we were collecting pogs and Pokémon cards and playing out until our Mum’s shouted us in for tea, kids today are going through break ups and they have ...

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Young trainees – Lift Company

Sheridan Lifts is always looking for new blood; people who are passionate about lifts to come and join our lift company and the younger the better! So we’re especially thrilled with the latest addition to the Sheridan Lifts family. Take a look at our newest recruit (they’re a little on the inexperienced side but we’ll whip them into shape!).

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By now you’ll have ...

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A client CASE study – Lift Company

CASE is a charity in Hull who works with local people with learning disabilities and their families towards creating better life opportunities, by developing their independence and by learning new skills so that they can actively contribute in the community.

Platform Lift Installation

In 2012, they started a full refurbishment of their Centre of Excellence, renovating both the interior and exterior of the building. CASE ...

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A first-hand experience – Lift Company

I was in an office building when I entered the lift and pushed to go down from the 6th floor to the 1st. After the doors closed the lift descended ever so slightly, maybe an inch or two, and then stopped. And lo and behold the doors didn’t open! I did what anyone would do and waited patiently for the lift to start moving again but when it didn’t, I started to grow a little anxious.

Of course, working at a ...

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Get into the habit of lift maintenance

It sounds like the start of an old joke “two nuns in Rome enter a lift…” but there was nothing funny about this story that saw two poor nuns getting stuck in a lift, for three whole days, without food or water, in Rome. The women, a 68-year-old from New Zealand and a 58-year-old from Ireland, were visiting the Marist Sisters’ convent when an electrical fault trapped them inside the lift for an entire weekend. It was unfortunate that neither ...

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A Roaring Success

Did you know that back in the heyday of Rome’s Colosseum gladiator fights that they actually used elevators to transport the lions into the arena ahead of the fights! There were 24 original elevators used at the Colosseum that were all manually-operated during the 1st and 3rd centuries AD to transport lions and other animals including leopards, bears, wolves, ostriches and deer! They certainly had a strange idea of entertainment didn’t they? Well, now after a 15 month restoration project, ...

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