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A Stannah platform lift lights up a new designer home in Devon

A Stannah platform lift lights up a new designer home in Devon

A Stannah Midilift SL platform lift has been installed in a brand-new designer home in the Devon village of Bishopsteignton.

The house has been designed and built to the house owners exact requirements—with the platform lift giving freedom of movement should the stairs become non-negotiable.

Located in the spacious entrance hallway, the access lift unites two floors in this reverse-living house—the ground-floor bedrooms and bathroom and the first-floor living area, with magnificent views across the Teign Estuary.

The whole home is flooded with light and this is boosted by the Midilift which is fully glazed on all sides. Supplied in its own structure, it takes advantage of every source of natural light, including that from its own skylight.

The homeowners commented: “When designing our contemporary, reverse-level, self-build house we knew that this would be our forever home and therefore we should future-proof ourselves for later life and any mobility issues this may bring.

Natural light was an important consideration and glazed roof lights were installed over the top-floor living accommodation, one directly over the lift shaft.

Stannah's engineering department was up to the challenge of aligning the shaft to the roof light and we worked closely with them to ensure that on final fitting the floor heights would perfectly match the lift platform height and that the lift would fit seamlessly into the opening.

Having designed a contemporary house we needed a lift which would complement our home and after looking at several lift companies we felt confident with Stannah as our choice of supplier as their flexibility in designing exactly what we wanted sealed our decision.

Stannah’s was not the lowest price quotation but they certainly delivered exceptional value for money. The team gave us impeccable advice during the eighteen-month build period and made several visits to ensure the required accuracy was achieved.

Key Facts
• Hydraulic drive system: energy efficient, accurate levelling, easy to maintain
• Carries up to 400kg: five people or a wheelchair user and companion
• Easy to use: large, illuminated constant-pressure buttons
• Easy to install: Supplied in its own structure—quick and easy to install as there’s no need for a built shaft
• Durable and stylish: finished in dark grey vinyl skin plate— durable and easy to clean
• Simple, safe and economical: fewer moving parts than mechanical and electrical systems

The Midilift SL vertical platform lift is covered by Stannah’s comprehensive lift service plan. This includes four service visits in the first year, with continued lift maintenance by the South West England and South Wales branch of Stannah Lift Services. This branch is part of a nationwide network providing comprehensive lift servicing and support.
The Stannah Midilift hydraulic-range is manufactured in the UK and is suitable for all market sectors, from education and retail to offices, public buildings and private homes.

Midilifts are predominantly used as wheelchair or disabled lifts and are also ideal for public and commercial buildings. There is a half-height gate option and an external lift model.

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In 1867 Joseph Stannah began engineering lifts and cranes for London’s dock yards. Five generations on, this family owned, British business still uses its engineering expertise to keep people and goods moving. Today the business sells passenger lifts,...
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