There is a common misconception that once a lift becomes a certain number of years old it needs replacing completely, when in actual fact this is incredibly unnecessary. After all, the age of a lift does not dictate how well it operates and performs. Lift modernisation on the other hand could be a great substitute in order to ensure that it continues to work efficiency for many more years. Here is everything you need to know about lift modernisation and ...Continue Reading →
Fantasy Shop Chimera
A delightful forest in the heart of Amsterdam: home to trolls, pixies, nymphs, dragons and full of all the mythical creatures and little creative lifts your imagination can muster!
The dream-like shop has been running for 27 years and is expert in all things fantasy – well known locally and all throughout the land to fantasy ...Continue Reading →
Our picks of the top ten elevator scenes in movies! **Spoiler Alert!**
Bridget Jones’ Diary
She might be the only chick flick to make our list but Bridget holds her own (or Daniel Cleaver holds it for her) in this hilarious elevator scene.
Hugh Grant fumbles his words with office romance Renee Zellweger when their nosey yet unwitting boss walks in. The conversation falls silent at the peril of Mr. Fitzherbert thwarting the romantic advances of Daniel Cleaver. A bit ...Continue Reading →
Hayden Court & Sheridan Court
We are pleased to say we have completed the lift upgrade in Monsall and Newton Heath’s residential tower blocks, Hayden Court and Sheridan Court.
Residents were invited to add a personal touch to their new lifts by voting in a poll on the choice of the colour of their lifts. True to their Mancunian pride the residents decided to represent Manchester by choosing Red and Blue symbolising both the cities’ football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City.
In Part 1 we talked about the range of lift systems that were available for use in aiding mobility issues, rather than for any type of industrial purpose.
Helping people move around their homes as well as public spaces is an increasingly important factor. It helps people reclaim their independence and reduces the need for people with disabilities to depend on carers for assistance.
There are a number of different lifts available, depending on the needs of the client. We have already ...Continue Reading →
What is Hanukkah?
Hanukkah – meaning “dedication” – is the Jewish festival of lights lasting eight days and it normally falls around November or December.
Over two-thousand years ago, it is believed that the Jews rebelled against their ruler in Judea, who tried to make them worship Greek gods.
After three tough years of battling, the Jews finally overthrew their ruler and reclaimed the Temple of Jerusalem – restoring it to the Jewish faith and dedicating it back to their God.
A lamp burning ...Continue Reading →
Lifts are a highly useful part of everyday life. When used properly, elevators are a safe and easy way to travel between floors; however, there are some risks involved with using lifts and escalators.
Nearly 10,000 people require a trip to A&E each year due to accidents involving lifts and escalators. Knowing the risks, and what to look out for can help keep us and our children safe from harm:
- Falls: The most dangerous, and most likely cause of death involving falls ...
Lift Modernisation, Prestwich
Following a recent property purchase from one of our clients they have invited us to tender for a full lift modernisation package on their 4 person 320kg hydraulic passenger lift.
The lift modernisation package entailed a new controller with new shaft positioning system, full shaft rewire, full length safe edge, new landing and car operating panels, full motor room rewire including new motor room lighting and valve block overhaul to the hydraulics, we have included in this package a ...Continue Reading →
Everyone loves a practical joke, right? We’ve all seen the ridiculous TV shows where the cast pranks unsuspecting members of the public – filming their debatably hilarious reactions.
Candid Camera, the practical joke show aired an episode in 1962 they called “Face the Rear.” The crass name is a good source of silly comedy and so was the prank – but it was also a source of understanding human psychology.
Face the Rear
Easy question – which way do you stand in ...Continue Reading →
Installing a glass lift system can be an expensive and time-consuming process, but lifts are now an essential part of most building designs. If a business is spread out over a number of floors and has regular visitors and clients needing to travel to different offices, then the installation of a lift is an essential requirement.
A glass lift is a classy inclusion, making life easier whilst adding a touch of style and an executive feel. Glass lifts are the perfect ...Continue Reading →