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How an Elevator Car Is Constructed

The only major change that has taken place in elevators over the past 50 years is the control systems. Elevators themselves are fairly simple devices, the basic lifting system being basically the same as it always has. Each new elevator is designed for a specific building, taking into account such factors as the height of …

The Lowdown on Dumbwaiters

As the experts in all things dumbwaiter related, the team here at Sheridan Lifts believe that it is only right to share our knowledge with those who are uncertain on the topic. After all, there are dozens of industries that can potentially benefit from the installation of a dumbwaiter but are unaware that they exist. …

Improving Access for Historical Sites and Buildings

Historical heritage sites around the UK bring in millions of tourists every year. People travel from all over the country, as well as the rest of the world, to see some of the famous historic sights we have on offer. They remain an important cultural feature of our landscape and exist today thanks to charities …

Does Your Building Need an Elevator Consultant?

If you own a building, then odds are you probably rely on a resident “elevator expert” – usually the elevator service company – for any information on the health and status of your elevators. Have you ever taken your car to a new garage for the first time and had the sinking feeling that you …

A Look At The Winners for the Rail Accessibility Competition

The RSSB’s Rail Accessibility Competition winners were announced this week by The Department for Transport. Seven future lead, high-tech schemes looked at developing disabled access to the UK railways. The competition offers grants to any organisation or individual who can come up with an idea that can make an assured difference to the lives of …

What Does the Future Hold For Dumbwaiters?

It is safe to say that the dumbwaiter is an essential part of modern society. In fact, restaurants and hotels are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the industries that rely on a service lift. With this said, modern advancements and developments could change the face of the dumbwaiter as we …

A Guide to the Modern Dumbwaiter

Although dumbwaiters were once manually operated using ropes and pulleys, the implementation of modern technology has changed their premise as we know it. In fact, the modern dumbwaiter is so advanced that your ancestors probably wouldn’t be able to recognise them! Here at Sheridan Lifts, we understand that the out of date reputation of the …

What You Should Do If You Are Stuck In An Elevator

For some people, getting stuck in an elevator would be the culmination of their greatest fears; for others, it would simply be an annoyance. But even though lifts are more efficient than ever before, occasionally they do get stuck. When you are stuck in an elevator, the time it takes until you are rescued can …

Renting a Lift For Construction

A number of industries make use of renting lift equipment for specific jobs. The most commonly rented lifts are boom lifts and scissor lifts, but to determine which one you require, there are factors that need to be considered to make sure you are getting the right lift for your application. Information needs to be …

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group

Sheridan Lifts are excited to announce a new collaboration with Wythenshawe Community Housing Group. Over the fifty week programme Sheridan’s will be modernising eight lifts for the social housing firm. Over the course of the programme the building will be completely operational where Sheridan Lifts will cause minimal disruption to residents while improving the efficiency …