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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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!).
By now you’ll have ...Continue Reading →
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.
In 2012, they started a full refurbishment of their Centre of Excellence, renovating both the interior and exterior of the building. CASE ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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, ...Continue Reading →
When you see an image like the one below, you could be forgiven for thinking it was something that could only be found in a fictional action film. Admittedly it does look like something Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne would have in their estate but in fact, car lifts are more common than you think.
Car lifts are the revolutionary method of transporting ...Continue Reading →
We’d often like to be a fly on the wall on some of the lift installations we have completed – what can we say, we’re nosey! It would be great to see the kinds of people that step in and out of our lifts and the goings on that happen between floors.
It was recently the annual Met Gala which reminded us of a particular lift incident that we wish we could have witnessed first-hand. Don’t know what we’re talking about? ...Continue Reading →