ADA: Vertical Platform Lifts (Wheelchair Lifts) Instead of an Elevator

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.
So you are looking for a solution for accessing an upper level of your home but are not sure if you want to spend the $28,000.00 or more to build a shaft, a pit, and possibly alter the roof line of your home to install an elevator?

Vertical Platform Lifts

This units are available up to 14' of vertical travel with openings on 3 sides. They can either be set into a 3" pit or rest on your existing floor with a 3" ramp leading up to the platform for barrier free access.

Platform lifts can be installed either indoors or outdoors with an enclosure by the manufacturer or enclosed with a structure that you create. These are a cost-effective accessibility solution for any structure including offices, homes and full commercial buildings.

By using an innovative 1:2 cable hydraulic lift or screw drives, these products are available in multi configurations to meet your requirements.



We can also configure your unit with an emergency battery back-up system for lowering and raising your lift in case of a power supply outage. Additional safety features include In Car Stop Switch, Alarm Buzzer, Final Limit Switch, Anti-Slip Flooring and optional 2 way communication phone connections.

Here is a collection of project photos:
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12 comments:

Latia Leflore said...

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Latia Leflore said...

Hi, this blog is really amazing and provide me answers to all my questions. This is really informative and I will for sure refer my friends the same. I got the freebies with the ComLuv premium and adding this now makes it all even juicier than ever. home lift

Karen K Koch said...

Thanks Latia, I'm glad the blog helps. We specialize in designing an building/remodeling homes to be accessible. If there is every anything we can do to help please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Karen K Koch said...

Thanks Bob, that means a lot.

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Karen K Koch said...

Thank you for commenting, I'll keep them coming.

Brigita Mejaravičiūtė said...

There are many reasons to consider a vertical platform lift. It was nice to hear about them in you article. Great job and keep it up.

dixie dixiefny said...

Hi, This lift is what I have been looking for! I don't find info to contact a company to get more info. Please let me know who to contact about this platform lift so I can start the project. Thanks!!!

Karen Koch said...

Hello Dixie,

In Michigan you can call us at Functional Homes, if you aren't in Michigan you can call an elevator installation company that is licensed in your state. Good luck!!