The UK’s Leading Dumbwaiter Lifts Experts

For thousands of businesses across the UK, dumbwaiter lifts are an invaluable necessity. Improve the efficiency of your business with a bespoke, modern dumbwaiter and save valuable time and money.

Sometimes known as food lifts, kitchen lifts, or automatic service lifts, dumbwaiters are used in a huge range of commercial settings to transport goods quickly and seamlessly between floors.

With over 40 years of experience in the lift installation industry, you can count on Sheridan Lifts to provide the perfect product for you.


What to expect from our modern dumbwaiters

Ensuring you choose the right dumbwaiter for you is a big deal. That’s why our dumbwaiter lifts are fully bespoke and designed with durability and reliability in mind.

Bespoke dumbwaiter design

We will tailor your dumbwaiter to meet your specific requirements, giving you full control over its appearance and capacity. Choose from a range of different finishes and add any additional features to suit your needs.


High-quality materials

At Sheridan Lifts, we won’t be beaten on quality. Our dumbwaiters are state-of-the-art, constructed using only the highest quality materials from first-class manufacturers.


We understand that energy efficiency is becoming more important than ever to businesses from all industries and of all sizes. That’s why we offer energy-efficient lift options that help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

What are the benefits of installing a dumbwaiter lift?

Whether you work in catering, hospitality, manufacturing, or something else entirely, the benefits of installing a dumbwaiter lift remain the same.


Dumbwaiters can be used to transport all kinds of heavy items, making life easier for you and your staff. They reduce the need to carry items up and down the stairs, which will save you a lot of time and effort.


Dumbwaiters help to streamline operations in a business setting by making it easier to transport goods from one floor to another. Goods can be sent to another floor in seconds without the need for a person to waste time by walking up and down the stairs.


Dumbwaiters help to reduce the risk of injury that comes with manually handling heavy goods. No matter what type of business you operate, injuries caused by unnecessary manual handling can cost you money and staff.


Why choose Sheridan Lifts to design and install your bespoke dumbwaiter lift?

We’re proud to be one of the UK’s leading independent lift installation companies, with more than 40 years of experience in the industry. Over the years, we’ve built a truly expert team who constantly strive to provide a best-in-class experience for our clients.

When you choose Sheridan Lifts for your bespoke dumbwaiter lift installation, you can expect a quality level of service at a price that doesn’t break the bank. We go above and beyond to ensure that our clients receive a final product that not only meets their expectations, but exceeds them.

Our team has earned a number of accreditations and industry qualifications to back up our commitment to quality work and service, including:

To find out more about our services and how they work, read our lift installations guide or get in touch today.

Ready to get your dumbwaiter lift project underway? Make an enquiry today

If you’re interested in installing a dumbwaiter lift on your premises, we’d love to hear from you.

Simply submit your contact details and any details of your project via our online form and we’ll get back to you with a transparent quote.

Not sure of the details just yet? No worries – tell us your requirements and our lift consultants will walk you through all of the options that are available to you.


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The cost of a dumbwaiter lift will vary considerably based on your shape, size and weight requirements, as well as any additional features you choose to install.

The number of floors and the number of stopping points your dumbwaiter needs to cover are generally the biggest factors that impact the overall cost – but other factors such as the finishes and features of your lift can also make a difference.

If you’d like to find out how much your dumbwaiter installation might cost, make an enquiry today.

When carried out by professionals, dumbwaiter installations are relatively easy and only take a few days to complete. Our engineers will install your dumbwaiter lift with minimal disruption to your business, working during hours that suit you.

Most modern dumbwaiters can carry anywhere from 45kgs to 450kgs, making them suitable for use within a wide range of industries.

At Sheridan Lifts, we will customise your dumbwaiter lift to the needs of your business to ensure that it has the capacity to transport your goods efficiently.

The biggest difference between passenger lifts and dumbwaiter lifts is that dumbwaiters are not designed to carry passengers. They are much smaller than passenger lifts and are designed to transport goods between floors.

Dumbwaiters feature no internal lights or similar user-friendly features, as they are not designed for passenger use. The main lifting mechanism of a dumbwaiter lift is usually different when compared to passenger lifts or platform lifts.

No, a person cannot fit in a dumbwaiter. Dumbwaiter lifts are much smaller than passenger lifts because they are designed to carry goods rather than people.

Even if you think you can fit in a dumbwaiter lift, they should never be used to transport people. Although the safety of dumbwaiters has improved significantly in recent years, they are not designed for passenger use and could pose a safety risk if not used correctly.

Like a passenger lift, dumbwaiter lifts use electric motors and automatic moving systems to move between floors. They are operated using buttons on the outside of the lift which let you choose which floor you want the goods inside to travel to.

The word ‘dumbwaiter’ was popularised in the late 19th century and refers to the lift’s ability to transport goods quickly and quietly. In stately homes and large residences that had their own waiters and cooks, the dumbwaiter began to be seen as a ‘silent server’, in contrast to actual waiters who would make noise having to walk up and down the stairs to and from the kitchen. At this time, ‘dumb’ was used to refer to someone who does not speak or is silent, so this is probably where the specific word ‘dumbwaiter’ came from.

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