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Choosing The Right Access Solution – Where To Start

By August 19, 2019 No Comments

Living in a multi level home with reduced mobility is not only challenging, it can potentially be dangerous. The best way to increase the safety in your home and provide access to all levels of your home is by installing an access solution, such as a platform lift. However, when it comes to choosing the right access solution for your home and needs, it can be difficult to know where to start.

With over 94 years of combined industry experience, Axis Lifts can provide personalised, expert advice on the ideal access solution for your requirements. Call us today on 1300 122 868 to discuss the perfect access solution for your home. In the meantime, read on for our top tips on choosing the right access solution.

How To Choose The Right Access Solution

The key to choosing the right access solution is identifying who will be using it, how it will be used, and where it will be installed.

Who Will Be Using It?

It’s important to determine who will be using the lift in order to choose the right type and size of lift for your needs. For example, if you’re installing a lift that will be used by people with crutches or a walker, you can choose a lift with a smaller platform. Whereas, a lift intended to transport someone in a wheelchair as well as their carer will require a much larger platform.

How Will It Be Used?

There are a range of different access solutions designed for different applications. So, to choose the right access solution for your needs, you will first need to determine how it will be used. For example, if you’re just looking for a way to transport heavy objects between levels, you may only need a dumbwaiter rather than a full passenger lift.

Conversely, if you’re looking to make all areas of your home wheelchair accessible, including upper levels, an enclosed shaft platform lift would be more suitable.

Where Will It Be Installed?

Another key consideration when choosing which access solution is best for your home is where it will be installed. If your home has limited space available, it could limit the size of the lift that you can install.

Alternatively, if you’re working with limited space, you may want to consider installing a lift externally rather than encroaching on your indoor space.

Call Your Local Lift Specialists

Once you have determined who will be using the lift, how it will be used, and where it will be installed, contact your local lift specialist for expert advice on the perfect lift for your needs.

As Queensland’s leading lift provider, Axis Lifts has more technicians than any other Queensland lift company. We supply and install a wide range of residential lifts at a great price. Plus, we offer reliable after care service including two visits from a member of our qualified team after your lift has been installed and 24/7 service response.

For expert advice, reliable lift installations, and quality after care services, call Axis Lifts today on 1300 122 868.

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