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Things To Consider if You Are Installing A Home Lift

Home lifts provide a way for elderly or disabled individuals to regain their independence at home. New designs and technology can be fitted to any size or shape of home, because companies know that every home is different. If the time has come when you, or someone you know, needs a home lift installed, then …

Why Do People Have A Fear Of Lifts?

Whilst the majority of us have no problem using elevators in our day to day lives, there are some people out there that suffer from phobias that prevent them from using lifts. But what is it about them that causes such panic and fear that people can break out in an anxious sweat just thinking …

Why Use Dumbwaiters In The Home?

The history of the dumbwaiter can be traced back to the household of the rich and fortunate who hired servants in order to prepare and serve their food. They used dumbwaiters stationed in the kitchen to deliver the food around the household so that the staff didn’t have to leave the basements. As time went …

The Origins of the Dumbwaiter

When it comes to the elevator industry it is important to remember that it spans far and wide which means that each type of elevator will have its own different origin story. For example, Elisha Graves Otis may be credited with inventing the emergency break for residential and commercial elevators however the dumbwaiter is an …

Why Do We Act So Strangely In Elevators?

We’re all guilty of unusual behaviours at times, but when we step into an elevator in the UK, we all inherit the same uncomfortable demeanour. So what is it about lifts that make us act so strangely? Even though the average elevator ride is less than 2 minutes, it seems as though that is still …

Why You Should Have A Dumbwaiter Installed By A Certified Engineer

Although dumbwaiters seem like simple systems, there are actually a lot of dangers that come with any electrical machine, especially if it is used to transport heavy loads. There are a number of cases each year from around the world of people being injured, or even killed by dumbwaiters. Sometimes these cases are from improper …

Could A Lift Be The Answer To Fire Evacuation?

In the event of a fire, it is common knowledge that you should use the stairs and shouldn’t use any type of lift system to evacuate the building. Some lift companies have been looking at the possibility of occupant-evacuation lifts that could be used in the event of an emergency. These systems could increase the …

How Can Disabled Access Lifts Change Lives?

Without specially designed systems in place for those with disabilities, life can be tough. Some disabilities make it difficult for people to move around their own homes, so being able to leave their home and carry on their everyday lives can be almost impossible without assistance. The home is the first place that can be …