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Guide to choosing a home lift

Once you get over the shock that it is entirely possible to install a through floor lift into an ordinary home and not break the bank – the next thing to think about is what type of lift would suit your needs?

Types of home lift

Home lifts come in two main types, one can accommodate up to two passengers the other is designed to accommodate one passenger seated in a wheelchair. Home lifts vary in style and can be customised to fit into your home décor.

If you keep scrolling down this page you’ll find our simple guide to the 2 main types of home lift. There are also links to our home lift partners, who we recommend because you’ll get the best possible products and service, with no pressure selling guaranteed. Because these lifts don’t need major fixings to walls or floors, they can be fitted virtually anywhere in a home, making them a real alternative to moving house when the stairs get too much.

Lift for up to two passengers

These lifts are suitable for two standing passengers, some models can have a flip down seat so one person can sit. Lifts are also ideal for transporting heavy objects like a vacuum cleaner or precious cargo like a pet!

  • Through to one floor only
  • Compact design – very small footprint
  • Bespoke colours and finishes available
  • 3 – 12 week lead time from order, depending on lift selected
  • Can add value to your home

Lift that can take a wheelchair

These lifts have been designed to take one passenger seated in a wheelchair.

A home lift is a great way for a wheelchair user to stay independent in their own home.

  • Through to one floor only
  • Compact design
  • Bespoke colours and finishes available
  • 3 – 12 week lead time from order, depending on lift selected
  • Can add value to your home

Cost of a home lift

Cost of a lift for up to two passengers. Lift and installation complete cost from £11,950

Key factors that affect cost

  • Building costs will be dependent on the location of the lift
  • Bespoke colour and finishes
  • Additional extras such as interior grab rails, and fold down seat
  • VAT exemption for most users
Cost of a lift that can take a wheelchair . Lift and installation complete cost from £12,950

Key factors that affect cost

  • Building costs will be dependent on the location of the lift.
  • Bespoke colour and finishes
  • Additional extras such as interior grab rails, and fold down seats
  • VAT exemption for most users

Checklist for choosing a home list

Get more information

Get a brochure to look at in the comfort of your own home. If you have questions talk directly to our partners or call Spring Chicken and we’ll be glad to help

  • Request a call back from our partner
  • Request a brochure direct from our partner
  • Call Spring Chicken and talk to us on 0800 980 3961
Arrange a home visit

If you use our partners you can book and enjoy a home visit knowing that you are under no obligation to buy. The home visit will take between 1-2 hours.

As everyone’s home is unique there is no other way to get an accurate quote for your home lift

  • Have a friend or family member with you on the visit, it helps you to remember all the questions you want to ask and it is good to reflect with someone after the visit
  • The surveyor will assess the best place in your home for a home lift and take
  • you through the range of lifts suited to your needs and all optional extras available
  • Discuss delivery, installation, warranties and aftercare
  • After the home visit the surveyor will send a written quotation, which will include all costs including building work
Review your personalised quote

You will be emailed or sent a written quote which will have the full cost of installing your selected home lift. Your bespoke quotation will include details of the cost of the lift, all building work needed and warranty and service options, with absolutely no hidden costs.

  • A clear breakdown of your choices and requirements
  • Full details of the building work needed
  • Details of your warranty and service options
  • There is no obligation to buy
  • Take as much time as you need. When you’re ready to go ahead, just call up
  • If you don’t wish to pursue a home lift just let our partners know and they will not call you again
Get your home lift installed

When you are ready to get your home lift installed just call up the number on your personal quote and arrange a convenient date for the installation to start. The earliest start date will have been discussed at your home visit but it can be within 3-12 weeks depending on the lift you have selected.

  • Building work and installation takes between two and four consecutive days
  • The engineers will bring a vacuum cleaner with them, so all mess from the building work is cleared up
  • Don’t feel you need to make them a cup of tea. They’re pretty self -sufficient
  • Once the engineers have finished fitting your home lift they will spend as much time as you need showing you how to use it. They will only leave when you tell them that you feel fully confident and all your questions have been answered
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