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One of the most common questions people ask when considering a home lift is how much space is needed? Fortunately, residential lifts are more accessible than ever before with compact lifts built for homes with limited space and available for an affordable price.

Axis Lifts is Queensland’s leading lift provider, with a wide range of residential lifts available at a competitive price. Call us today for a free quote on 1300 002 947.

How Much Space Do I Need For A Home Lift?

Lift technology has come a long way in the last 150 years since its invention, to the point where home lifts can now be built to take up as little space as a standard armchair would. The amount of space you will need to install a home lift depends on your requirements.

how much space do i need for a home lift

How Big Is A Home Elevator?

The size of a home elevator will vary depending on your specific needs. For example, a home lift installed for the use of an ambulant person will have a smaller footprint than a lift that will need to be able to accommodate a wheelchair user and potentially their carer as well.

The standard platform size for public access wheelchair lifts is 1250 mm x 800mm (this does not include the shaft). However, for private use, if you know the dimensions of the wheelchair to be used, the platform can be much smaller. The size of the shaft depends on the type of drive system that the lift will use and can be as little as a few centimetres wider that the lift platform.

How Much Headroom Is Needed?

When considering how much space is needed to install a home lift it is important not to overlook the minimum headroom requirement provided by the manufacturer. This measurement is taken from the floor of the highest landing to the ceiling or first obstruction. We offer lifts with minimum headroom requirements starting from 2240mm (less than the standard ceiling height in Australia), plus, our Aritco 6000 residential lift has the option of a half door height for a minimum headroom requirement of as little as 1100mm.

What Is The Minimum Pit Requirement?

The final space requirement you will need to be aware of when considering a home lift is the pit size (this is the space below the lift shaft. Most platform lifts require a pit of between 50mm to 100mmm, however, generally no pit is required when there is a threshold or a ramp.

Installing A Home Lift – Made Easy

If you’re looking to install a home lift in Queensland or Northern New South Wales, look no further than Axis Lifts. We have a range of residential lifts available to suit any space requirements including the most compact home lift on the market with a tiny footprint of 580 x 805mm. We also offer a range of customisation options to ensure that your new home lift perfectly fits into your tastes and home decor.

With over 94 years of combined industry experience, when it comes to commercial and residential lifts, we’re the experts. Call Axis Lifts today for all of your home access needs on 1300 002 947.