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Questions To Ask When Installing A Home Lift

Installing a residential lift is a great way to futureproof your home and ensure that every area of your home is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. However, a lift is a sizeable investment in your future, and as such, it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting and what to expect from your lift provider. Before purchasing a lift, ask your lift provider the following 7 questions.

1) Which Lift Is Best?

The first question you should ask when installing a home lift is which lift is best for your needs. There are a huge range of residential lifts on the market designed for a variety of uses. From two person ambulant lifts to large lifts capable of transporting up to 5 people as well as wheelchair users. So it’s important to make sure that the lift you choose is designed for your needs.

Talk to your local lift supplier today about which lifts they provide and what benefits they offer. You should also take the time to explain your specific needs. This will help your lift provider to recommend the best lift based on your personal requirements. Though it can help to do your own research, our technicians have over 94 years of combined experience in the lift industry and are well equipped to provide you with personalised, professional advice.

2) Is It Customisable?

Every house is different, both in size and decor. So it’s important that you can have a lift that seamlessly fits into your home. For this reason, it’s important to find out whether or not your lift provider offers customisation options on their lifts. Many suppliers will let you choose the colour and materials used in the lift to ensure that it is made to suit your home and taste.

Axis Lifts offers customisation options on each of our residential lifts, from flooring and control panels to glass type and colour. Call us today on 1300 222 868 to find out how we can design the perfect lift for you.

3) How Much Space Is Needed?

It’s also important to find out the amount of space needed for installation before deciding on a lift. Space requirements will vary based on the type, size, and model. Compact lifts can take up as little room as a large armchair, whereas larger lifts can be over double that size.

The space needed for a lift installation also depends on whether your lift will be installed internally or externally. This is because externally installed lifts will take up no floor in you room, but rather will add to the footprint of your house.

At Axis Lifts, we can walk you through your options and help you understand exactly how your new lift will fit into your home. For specific details about the size of your lift, contact your lift provider.

4) How Much Will It Cost?

Cost is another important factor in planning your home lift installation that should be agreed on before the lift installation begins. The cost of any given lift installation will depend on the type and size of lift as well as the building works that are required for the installation.

It’s a good idea to plan your budget before choosing a lift or booking an installation to make sure that you get the right lift for you. If you’re not sure which lift is right, contact Axis Lifts. Our expert technicians are knowledgeable about most models on the Australian market and we cater to most budgets.

5) How Will The Installation Affect Access To Your Home?

This is important to know as lift installations can take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks depending on the type of lift and installation. During the installation process access to certain parts of your home may be limited depending on the type of lift and where it is installed. Asking about this before the installation begins will give you time to plan accordingly.

Axis Lifts aim for all of our lift installations to be as simple as possible. We will always talk you through the lift installation process before any work begins to ensure that you know exactly what is happening throughout the entire installation process.

6) How Often Does A Home lift Need To Be Serviced?

This is another important factor to take into consideration when planning out your budget for your home lift as regular maintenance is essential to keep your lift running smoothly and prevent unexpected breakdowns. The frequency of services needed to maintain a home lift varies with usage, however, generally lifts require no more than two services a year.

7) Does It Come With A Warranty?

Finally, find out if your lift comes with a warranty and what that covers. Every lift we install comes with a standard 12 month warranty including two visits from a member of our qualified service team to ensure that the lift is working perfectly. However, manufacturers typically also provide their own warranties on parts and software so be sure to look into the warranty of your lift before purchasing.


Axis Lifts is Queensland’s leading lift provider. With over 94 years of combined industry experience and more technicians than any other Queensland lift company, you can count on us to provide reliable lift installations QLD and NSW wide. Call us today on 1300 002 947 for all of your home lift needs.