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Warning Signs Your Dumbwaiter May Need Repairs

Whether you have a dumbwaiter to simply make life easier or your building requires one for moving items that are too cumbersome to carry by hand and to produce a smoother working environment, it’s no surprise that dumbwaiters are used around the world by thousands of people every day. Because they are used so often …

Different Types of Service Lifts

Without certain machinery, the majority of businesses in the service industry would fall apart. After all, society has become dependant on everyday installations that were once a luxury just a century ago. Take the service lift as an example; a construction that offers an effective solution to employees who would otherwise be forced to lift …

Signs That You May Need A New Elevator System

It can be difficult to know whether your lift system in your apartment or business building needs replacing or is simply looking a little dated. There are always things that will hold you back from making the decision to replace an elevator, including the cost, the disruption of business and the possible complaints from elderly …

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 …