FAQs

How much space will a Compact Home Lift take up in my home?

The Compact Elegance has a footprint of just 0.62m2. This is one of the smallest footprints on the market for a residential lift.

Where can I put a Compact Home Lift?

A Compact Home Lift allows for an unrivalled flexibility in terms of placement. Due to the lift’s size, drive mechanism and unique dual rail supports, the lift can be put in numerous places throughout a home. Never before have people had such freedom with a lift; we can simply go where other lifts cannot. The lift can be put in a closet, in the corner or even the middle of a room.

Does a Compact Home Lift require any extra external mechanisms? (Or the clever bit as o why it takes up so little room!)

No. A Compact Home Lift uses a roped drum braked gear motor drive system. This entire drive system is neatly self-contained within the lift car itself. Unlike other lifts, all of the mechanics are in one place, hidden from view.

Does a Compact Home Lift require any load bearing walls?

No. Our unique dual rail system creates a completely self-supporting structure. The weight of the entire structure and lift are in compression through the rails into the floor of the home. The Compact Home Lift does not add any extra burden on a home thanks to this clever system.

What is the required building work?

Unlike conventional lifts, all that a Compact Home Lift requires for installation is the appropriate aperture to be cut out and trimmed by a professional builder. The work itself is minimal and not very time consuming; it usually takes a builder one day to complete a standard application.

How long does it take to install a Compact Home Lift?

A Compact Home Lift is always fitted by Authorized Compact Lifts Dealers and Contractors. Once the aperture has been prepared for the lift, they will be able to fit the Home Lift and have it operational in as little as one day.

What happens if we no longer require the lift in future?

A Compact Lift is easy to remove and, if you would like to, you can take it with you when you move house! It is very straightforward to reverse the aperture opening and seal it up so it looks like it was never there. Most clients keep their lifts in position even when they move. The vast majority of times Realtors report that having a residential elevator adds value to the property and is an attractive asset when selling.

What makes a Compact Home Lift safe?

Top and bottom safety pans: When the lift is moving, two safety pans are always working to make sure nothing is obstructing the lift as it travels. These are located above the Home Lift and below it. So if a pet or an object was to obstruct the lift as it travels, the lift will simply stop and only move in the direction away from the obstruction.

Full height light curtain (half door option lift): The full height light curtain is located at the entrance to the lift. This acts as a sensor and ensures nothing crosses into or out of the lift as it travels. This prevents any dangers to passengers in the lift and also people outside the lift. In the event the light curtain is crossed, the lift will stop and will not move until the obstruction is removed.

Hold-to-run press button controls: The Compact lift is fitted with hold to run press button controls ensuring that the occupants are in total control of the lift moving at all times. This also creates a point of contact with the lift during travel and ensures the safety of the occupants.

Swing Door: The home lift is fitted with a self-closing, hinged door (this comes in both half height and full height varieties) that provides a physical barrier during the operation of the lift. The door locks will release when the lift arrives safely at the floor of choice.

Weight limit sensors: If the weight limits of the Duo or Trio are ever exceeded, the weight limit sensors will not allow the lift to travel.

Out of balance sensors: If the lift for whatever reason is ever out of balance, a number of sensors will detect this and also prevent the lift from travelling. This is to ensure the safe working of the lift for all occupants.

Fall arrest mechanism: Due to the Compact Lift unique drive system, all the weight in the lift is carried on two very strong steel cables. In the unlikely event that these cables were to break or go slack, the patented fall arrest mechanism inside the lift will activate and not allow the lift to move. This ensures the absolute safety of all occupants at all times.

How long is the warranty on a Compact Home Lift?

Each Compact Lift Comes with a standard two years parts warranty (First year full parts and labor)

What if the power goes out whilst I am travelling in the lift?

In the event of a power outage to the home all Compact Home Lifts are equipped with a battery backup facility. This comes standard with the lift and will allow the users of the lift to descend to the lower level of the home and wait until the power comes back on.

Is a Compact Home Lift noisy?

Unlike most other Home Lifts on the market, the Compact Lifts product does not use hydraulics, vacuum systems or loud mechanical equipment. Our lift uses a unique electric motor drive system that is located discreetly in the top of the lift car and this system is very quiet.

Can I change the look of my home lift?

The Compact Crystal car option is made of clear polycarbonate giving the lift a more contemporary and open feel. It’s also perfect for when the lift is placed in front of or near a window. The Wheelchair Crystal has a clear back and offers similar benefits.

Why should I choose a Compact Home Lift?

A Compact Home Lift is an astute addition to any home. Much like a new kitchen or bathroom it can be viewed as an investment. When you install a Compact Home lift you are “future proofing” your home, allowing you the maximum time in it. With The Compact Lift you are also investing in your quality of life. You are giving yourself the gift of easy access to your whole home. You can once again use you home to its full potential.

How do I go about getting free advice?

If you require any clarification on any of these answers or would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Compact Lifts can be contacted by phone on 1800 437 231, email [email protected] or online at www.compactlifts.com.au

We have a national team of Authorized Dealers dotted around the country, which makes it easy for us to arrange a visit to your home and provide a free, no-obligation quotation on all Compact Lifts products. It does not matter to us whether you want to buy now, soon or very much in the future; we love explaining our products and are happy to do this at any point that suits you.

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