Guidelines On Modernising An Existing Lift

As our city spaces become more condensed, the need for vertical lift travel becomes more and more necessary. Lifts exist in most tall buildings today; the heavy day-to-day use of these systems means that wear and tear is unfortunately inevitable.

Lifts have been installed in building for decades now. Although most existing lifts were installed to the level of technology of the time, rapid advancements in technology means some of these systems are now outdated. As long as existing lifts are ...

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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 anyone wishing to reach the summit of the building and enjoy the panoramic views of London city.

But why is it the case, that even in ...

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Most Common Lift and Escalator Accidents

Lifts are a highly useful part of everyday life. When used properly, elevators are a safe and easy way to travel between floors; however, there are some risks involved with using lifts and escalators.

Nearly 10,000 people require a trip to A&E each year due to accidents involving lifts and escalators. Knowing the risks, and what to look out for can help keep us and our children safe from harm:

  1. Falls: The most dangerous, and most likely cause of death involving falls ...
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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 fascinating lifts that have to be seen to be believed.

Let’s take a look at some more unique lift designs around the world:

Oregon Municipal Elevator

This unique ...

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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 engineers are otherwise engaged, big city traffic can delay call outs further.

So what can be done to overcome the problem of urban logistics?

One possible solution may ...

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How Do They Work?

Some of us use them every day, but do we actually know how they work? Elevators are a part of our daily lives, and were a vital part of history; as they allowed cities to expand vertically as well as horizontally. We owe a lot to elevators. So to honour one of the greatest inventions, let’s get to know them a little better.


Maybe the reason we know so little about the way an elevator works ...

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The Key Signs Of A Faulty Lift

There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a broken lift. Picture yourself in a massive rush to get up to the office in time, only to end up waiting ages for the lift to arrive. You hurry inside, cramped in with everyone else, and let out an audible groan as the lift decides to break down half way through its journey. Not exactly an ideal situation, right?

This means it’s absolutely imperative for property owners to carry out regular maintenance checks ...

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3 Things You Never Knew About Lifts

Whether you live in a large block of flats, work in a towering office building or just have a general hatred for stairs, there’s just nothing better than the sight of a top-quality lift. Offering a convenient way to move between floors and saving your legs from any strains, a lift is an absolute-must for any large commercial or residential properties.

Despite their importance to our everyday lives, it’s fair to say that many of us pay little attention to lifts ...

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Lift Service

new-pictureWhilst on his routine lift service, our lift engineer took this picture from inside a lift car. It is a typical goods/passenger lift.

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You can lead ducks to water but you can’t lead them out of a lift…

You can lead ducks to water but you can’t lead them out of a lift…

What do you do when you’re dreading a big game? Get stuck in your team hotel’s lift of course! That’s what happened to an American Football team in Oregon before a game with Colorado. Of course, we don’t think they intentionally wanted to get stuck in a lift and in fact, they did go on to win the game so maybe this could be a new pre-match ritual for luck? We bet Manchester United wished they’d got stuck in a ...

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