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5 revolutionary Women in the lift, construction and architecture industries

In light of International Women’s Day 2018, here’s our selection of five women revolutionary in industries where women are still under-represented. Harriet Tracy Born in 1834, Tracy’s inventions were innovative and she patented them ruthlessly. It is recorded that she patented some impressive twenty-seven inventions during her lifetime. Eleven of those patents were for inventions …

The Market for Dumbwaiters is Growing

These handy contraptions have been moving objects up and down floors for centuries. The simple design has been improved on with new technologies and has evolved with the times into a fully integrated system, present in domestic and commercial settings. Market Segregation The global market for dumbwaiters is fragmented into; product type (which covers window …

Easy Steps to Lift Installation

Thinking of having a lift installed in a domestic building or workplace? The process is much simpler than you may think. Once a platform lift is installed and under constant use, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without one. They enhance accessibility and counter the problem that some of your employees and customer may …

The Benefits of Bespoke

For a lot of businesses standard lift systems are simply unsuitable for installation. Most of the problems arise with the size of standard lift systems not aligning to the measurements of the current building. The best option in this situation is a bespoke lift design. Bespoke lifts are custom fitted to the customer’s exact requirements, …

Why Your Restaurant Could Benefit from a Dumbwaiter

Step inside a commercial restaurant today and you’ll find the hardest working members of staff in the same place as always. The dumbwaiter has become an integral part of the food service industry for a range of reasons. For restaurants, hotels and bars, dumbwaiters work tirelessly, transporting food, drinks and other items up and down …

Can Lifts Be Energy Efficient?

We’re told that we should all use the stairs more, instead of relying on lifts and elevators all the time. This is for the sake of people’s health, as most office staff spend the majority of the day sat at a desk and using lifts to get to their offices. The resulting lack of physical …

Why You Should Install A Residential Dumbwaiter

You may think that in 2018 a dumbwaiter is a dated device with no real applications in the modern world. How wrong you are. These age-old systems are still making peoples lives easier in homes across the world today. Their simplicity simply adds to their usefulness, as there is little that can go wrong with …

The secret uses of Dumbwaiters

Dumbwaiters have their origins in the lavish dessert banquets of the upper classes of the 18th Century. By the turn of the 19th Century, you could find dumbwaiters in the majority of homes across the upper and middle classes. As well as serving wines and delicious sweets at banquets hosted by the highest rungs of …

Breaking The Limits Of Lift Design

If you’ve been lucky enough to travel to the top of London’s tallest skyscraper the Shard, then you may have been surprised to have had to change elevators in order to make it all the way to the top. This transfer floor, or “Sky Lobby” as it’s more commonly known, is a necessary inconvenience for …

Platform Lifts and Passenger Lifts: What’s the difference?

You may feel that there can’t be that much different between passenger lifts and platform lifts. And we know the difference can be confusing – they simply take people from one floor to another, don’t they? That’s true, in part. Lifts are there to circulate people between floors in public buildings. They aid the transporting …