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Simply Access offer a comprehensive and stylish access lift range around three main requirements:

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  • Low rise scissor lifts for lifting needs up to 1.6m
  • Platform lifts for a short or long flight of stairs, where space is very limited.
  • Vertical platform lifts for homes or buildings of more than one floor

Engineering expertise and a flair for the bespoke means that an access lift solution can be found within the product range to meet your particular need, no matter how unusual.

Each access lift  is manufactured to a high safety standard and is easy to operate, in addition to being quiet and elegant in design.

Click on an option below to see real examples of access lift installations according to type.



University of London Vertical Platform Lift

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We’ve supplied a purpose made vertical lift as part of a huge building project for the University of London on their SOAS site.  The lift freestanding lift is glazed to match the glazing in the shaft framework.  A stainless steel framed door completes the contemporary look. The lift is positioned in the freestanding shaft and adjoins the second floor at the top of the wide feature staircase.

Work first began at the University of London’s SOAS site in late 2014 (news post Grade II listed project) on this incredible glass roofed project which required a stylish vertical platform lift to serve the two floors.  There was no shaft for the lift and it was required to be freestanding.  Orona, one of our trade customer’s, commissioned us to supply the vertical lift, working with Graham Construction who built the shaft framework.

The lift is now fully completed and installed and the whole building project very nearly completed.

London University lift

London University Lift

 

Contemporary Lift Blends Into Retail Environment

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A quality, contemporary store in Sloane Square sought an equally contemporary vertical platform lift, with polished stainless steel doors with glazed glass.  Simply Access installed this for their trade partner’s Higher Elevation.

Stylish Platform Lift Retail Store

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A stylish platform lift in a high profile, retail store in the City has been occupying Simply Access for several weeks.  The fully glazed two-stop vertical platform lift suits its environment and is perfect for Mango’s flagship store in Victoria.  The Raloe through floor platform lift was chosen because of the huge array of customisation options, which included a fully glazed enclosure with glass doors.

Lift for Listed Building; Vertical Platform Lift

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An access lift for a listed building require as little alteration to the building’s structure as possible and our pitless shaft lift, with low energy consumption has been a sound match for historic buildings.  This vertical platform lift is based on the Raloe model; which requires no pit or additional head  room at the top of the shaft.  Being very customisable, the lift itself can be styled to suit.  It also has concealing door options to blend in with the environment.

What sets this pitless shaft vertical platform lift apart is the host of safety features built into the system, in addition to the latest bush button technology.  Please refer to the ‘Vertical Platform lift for pitless shafts brochure‘ for the extensive safety and customisation features.

The newly installed access lift on the Thorncombe Park Estate satisfied the needs of this Grade II listed building from both a practical and aesthetic perspective.  The Estate made good use of the custom options, requiring a 3 panel sliding door to conceal the lift and the interior paneling to blend with the mahogany of the hallway and kitchen area.

 

3-door custom panel

3-door custom panel for door to disabled lift on the Thorncombe Estate

through floor lift control panel

Control panel on custom mahogany to suit the interior of the house.

 

 

 

Vertical Platform Lift Care Home; with Cabin

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This vertical platform lift works well in care homes, which are typically more than one floor. It can be installed either on a supporting wall, as in this case, using special wall mounted supports or as a freestanding version, allowing the unit to be installed on the inside or outside of a building.  

The vertical platform lift installed for the care home is a 3-stop lift; however, the lift type has a maximum travel of 19.5 metres, so can travel up to 7 floors in absolute safety.  An external lift was chosen by this home as it wouldn’t compromise space inside and yet serves all 3 floors perfectly.  The electricity consumption is also remarkably low, being similar to that of an ordinary household appliance.  All controls are easy to use constant pressure and are enabled by a removable key-switch.

Special care is always taken with the details and in the finishing of the vertical platform lift, in order to suit the decor and surroundings.  To read more about this style of lift, download the brochure Vertical Platform Lift -Sirio

Private Residence; Vertical Platform Lift with Low Walls

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This version of the vertical platform lift with a cab height of just 1.2m solves space problems generally found in attics and lofts. In the same way as the cabined vertical platform lift, the low wall version can be installed either on a supporting wall using special wall mounted supports or as a freestanding version, allowing the unit to be installed anywhere in the home. Comfortable and quiet, the low wall vertical platform lift has its practicalities along with its style.

The vertical platform lift with low walls has a maximum travel of 10metres. Again, there is no interference with the architecture of its installation area, whether it is for an outdoor or an indoor location. It has the same low electricity consumption as the cabined version and all controls are constant pressure for a gliding, smooth feel. These are enabled by a removable key key-switch.

As with the cabin version, the low wall vertical platform lift can be personalised to suit you and your surroundings.  For more on this style of lift, see our brochure Vertical Platform Lift with Reduced Headroom – Mini Sirio

Private Residence; Low Rise Scissor Platform Lift

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The scissor-mechanism platform lift is ideal for low rise applications up to a maximum of 1.6 metres. It provides access to mezzanine floors or other areas not at street level. The scissor platform lift can be installed inside wall shafts or it can be supplied with its own enclosures, which meet all the necessary safety requirements and are attractively styled.

The scissor platform lift can be installed inside or outside buildings. All controls are constant pressure for a gliding, smooth feel and are enabled by means of a removable key key-switch.

For more information on this style of lift, download our brochure Scissor Mechanism Platform Lift – Teorema

Platform Lift Hospital; Curved Stairs

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The ‘SLIM’ platform lift for hospitals is very well suited where space is limited, as there is no motor drive on board the lift itself.  It can be folded neatly away when not in use.  The platform lift is simple and discreet and very quiet in operation, which is why it befits a hospital environment.

The ‘SLIM’ platform lift offers substantial advantages over other platform lifts because it really is quiet and its gliding motion makes it an extremely comfortable ride. Its drive system and technical and construction features make it one of the most compact platform stair lifts on the market. Special priority has also been given to safety features and there are a series of devices which ensure it stops if the platform should accidentally encounter an obstacle in its path. The IBS (independent barrier arms system) ensures complete safety when leaving the platform lift as it guarantees that the non exit bar remains closed.

The SLIM platform lift’s exceptional reliability and versatility makes it the perfect solution for special installations, such as varied gradients and curves and corners without compromising comfort.

For more on this product, take a look at our brochure, Inclined Platform Lift Staircase – SLIM

Platform Lift College; Gradient Changes

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The platform lift requirement for Henley College was for a wheelchair platform lift which could cope with changes of gradient and that would not be in the way when not in use.  

The SLIM platform lift is an inclined platform lift for staircases with curves or varying gradients and because it has no traction unit on board, the space occupied by the platform is minimal making it an ideal platform lift for college corridors.  Each platform lift is built with a top class range of safety features, for example, the SLIM has a variety of devices which ensure it stops if the platform should accidentally encounter an obstacle in its path.  A feature of great importance with a busy college of young adults.

For more information on the SLIM inclined platform lift, download our brochure Inclined Platform Lift Staircases –  SLIM

Platform Lift Church, Old St Paul’s, Edinburgh

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A platform lift in the Church of Old St Paul’s met typical problems associated with traditional buildings such as inadequate open access to people with disabilities, restricted space and the need to restore in keeping with its environment and overall peaceful ambience.

Old St Paul’s Church also had its own unique problems for wheelchair access in that the church is built on a steep incline which makes wheelchair access problematic, with changes of gradient and columns within the walls to negotiate. The inclined platform lift staircase – SLIM was the solution.  Able to negotiate the twists and gradient, the “Slim” is also discreet and quiet in operation.

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Platform lift Kilmarnock College, Ayreshire

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The Logic is well suited as a platform lift for a college environment where there is a straight staircase, being robust, practical and yet simple and clean in design.  It folds away when not in use and operates with re-chargeable batteries so that in the event of a power cut, the platform lift will continue to operate.  It is built with safety in mind, to include sensing if an object is in the way, which triggers an automatic stop.  The motor operated platform and safety bar opening and closure allows all users to operate it unassisted.  The Logic platform lift complies with all relevant EU standards and is expertly installed by Simply Access Lifts Ltd.

Please refer to the platform lift straight staircases brochure 

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University of London Vertical Platform Lift
The installation of a bespoke vertical platform lift is complete and installed in position in the library...
Contemporary Lift Blends Into Retail Environment
Contemporary lift finished in polished stainless steel and glazed glass suits Sloane Square location
Stylish Platform Lift Retail Store
A bespoke two-stop vertical platform lift for Spanish clothing brand Mango's flagship store in Victoria....
Lift for Listed Building; Vertical Platform Lift
A Pitless Shaft Lift; Custom Made Options; Low Energy Consumption, Suited to Listed Buildings.
Vertical Platform Lift Care Home; with Cabin
Versatile, Install Inside or Outside a Building; Low Energy Consumption; Customise with Ease
Private Residence; Vertical Platform Lift with Low Walls
Version of Vertical Platform Lift solving Space Problems in Lofts or in this case, a Rooftop Garden
Private Residence; Low Rise Scissor Platform Lift
The scissor-mechanism platform lift is ideal for low rise applications up to a maximum of 1.6 metres.
Platform Lift Hospital; Curved Stairs
Quiet, Comfortable Platform Stairlift for Curved Staircases; Very Compact when Space is Short
Platform Lift College; Gradient Changes
Inclined Platform Lift for staircases with varying gradient; compact, stores away, quiet, top safety...
Platform Lift Church, Old St Paul’s, Edinburgh
Incline Platform Stairlift which Negotiates Twists and Turns; Compact, Discreet and Quiet
Vertical Platform Lift Hotel; Customised
Versatility due to Pitless Shaft, Stylish, Modern Looks with So Many Customisable Options
Vertical Platform Lift Residential
This beautifully fitted out vertical platform lift is installed in a 3-floor residential house with concealing...
Platform lift Kilmarnock College, Ayreshire
Platform lift for college; recent project in Kilmarnock, Ayreshire with the Logic for straight staircases
Platform Lift Curved Staircase: Colbury Care Home
Extremely Quiet, Compact yet Safe and Comfortable Platform Lift for Access to Bedrooms