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Benefits of a Glass Lift

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 …

What are the benefits of modernising a lift?

Older lifts often suffer from obsolete components that require modern replacements. New features are added to lifts often, so ongoing maintenance is required to constantly update features that become available. The new features often improve the safety of the lift, and makes sure it complies with ever changing legislation and standards, whilst improving reliability and …

What Does a Lift Engineer Do?

Lift engineers, or lift technicians, install, refurbish, service and repair electrical traction and hydraulic lift equipment. Lift companies employ their own in-house lift engineers that install all their lifts and respond to maintenance and break-down calls. They can also be employed by specialist lift maintenance companies who specify in lift maintenance as well as local …

❤️ Giving Tuesday! ❤️

Never heard of it? Giving Tuesday is a fairly new phenomenon in the UK, since 2014. It is observed as the day after Cyber Monday – where people who saved in the sales will choose to donate some of the money they saved to supporting a good cause. #GivingTuesday is a huge day for charities …

What is Black Friday?

And where does it come from? Thanksgiving So yesterday was Thanksgiving. The US Holiday of Turkey and…well, giving! That means across the Western world it’s a chaotic and delightful world for retail and shoppers! Black Friday Black Friday is a little bit like the UK Boxing Day sales, after the US Thanksgiving.  Retailers in November …

So we’ve seen it on TV…What actually IS Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving   In ancient times, 1621 to name the year, Pilgrims shared the product of a hearty harvest with the Native Americans. They celebrated together with a huge feast! In the US Thanksgiving is the official celebration that kicks off the festive season. Fairly young a holiday, congress approved Thanksgiving in 1941 – two years …

Unique Elevator Designs: Part 2

Lifts in the UK very rarely vary by design. But across the rest of the world engineers have been getting creative on how they design elevators. You wouldn’t think there wasn’t much room for variety on a box that travels up and down a shaft; but after flirting with imagination, engineers have created some truly …

Neri-Go Life Saving Lift

Take a look at the ingenious Neri-Go evacuation lift The emergency evacuation lift provides a direct, through-floor escape route in case of catastrophe in a high rise building. The lift – relying solely on physics – can be used in times of power out-age. It steadily and competently provides an escape for inhabitants of the …

The Future of Lift Maintenance

As we look to the future, the logistics surrounding elevator maintenance become more of a challenge. More and more companies are installing lift systems, and if one of them should fail, ever evolving obstacles are slowing the speed of repairs. Inner city buildings pose a problem: If an elevator should break down, and current on-call …

Make the World Better with a Sweater!

Help Save the Children This Christmas! What we are doing At Sheridan’s we know that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! We just couldn’t wait to deck up the festive décor (yes, at the beginning of November.) Secret Santa scheming is in full swing and we’re all thinking it’s high time for …