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A broken lift can have you feeling trapped – Lift Company

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 …

Kids today – Lift Company

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 …

Young trainees – Lift Company

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 …

A client CASE study – Lift Company

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 …

A first-hand experience – Lift Company

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 …

Get into the habit of lift maintenance

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 …

A Roaring Success

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 …

Need a lift?

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. …

A peek inside the secret world of lifts

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 …