Building a lift retrospectively - that's how it works

An elevator means mobility and for many disabled people the opportunity to stay much longer in their own home. But in a detached house, there are many spatial problems when building a lift. So you can do without a pit, a hydraulic elevator is the solution.

Hydraulic lift

For a cable lift inevitably also a pit must be excavated. This is often not possible in a private home. A hydraulically operated elevator, however, does not necessarily require such a pit.

This makes it even possible to connect only two floors above with a lift, without affecting the underlying spaces.

Outsource the drive

The machine room for the elevator does not necessarily have to be directly on the elevator with a hydraulic elevator. This additional advantage makes a lift even in confined spaces still possible. Even small elevators with a payload of 250 kilograms can be retrofitted.

Advantages of the hydraulic elevator

  • no pit required
  • no shaft head necessary
  • Engine room not absolutely necessary and not necessarily directly at the elevator
  • Can be installed everywhere
  • wide range of permissible transport weight
  • high driving speed up to one meter per second
  • rather small conversion measures needed
  • robust technology
  • low maintenance costs

Low follow-up costs

Both the maintenance and the maintenance of a hydraulic elevator is often cheaper than a cable lift. This is due to the commercial components, which are mostly used by experienced manufacturers. Therefore, one should pay attention to a reliable professional when selecting a manufacturer for the hydraulic elevator.

Tips & Tricks

Hydraulic lifts are still rather unfamiliar in private homes. But they are at least as robust as the usual cable lifts, but cause significantly less effort during installation. Therefore, you should specifically ask for a subsequent installation.

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