When Mrs K had surgery, the couple went on a search for an elegant home lift.
Mr and Mrs K have lived for over 30 years in the idyllic neighbourhood of Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire. The couple’s beautifully presented detached house is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a highly sought after area.
As the couple were getting older and Mrs K had to undergo hip surgery, stairs were becoming a problem. However, the Ks did not like the thought of a stairlift, which they felt was very “old-worldly”. “Stairlifts do not look attractive to us. They make you feel old instead of making you focus on enjoying your life!” Mr K said. Not wanting to move from the home and neighbourhood they felt comfortable in, the couple decided to turn to the Internet in search of alternative options.
Seeing the lift “in the flesh”
The couple saw the Lifestyle Home Lift on the Internet and compared it with a few other options, but they found some other lifts unattractive due to a rectangular, box-like shape. The Ks decided to visit Terry Lifts’ showroom in Knutsford, Cheshire to see the Lifestyle Lift for themselves.
“We really liked being able to visit Terry Lifts’ showroom and factory to see the actual lift”, Mr K said. “Terry Lifts’ staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. It was reassuring to see that the lifts were designed and manufactured right there in the Knutsford factory. In the unlikely event that there was ever a problem with the lift, we can expect to quickly see an engineer at our door”, the couple contemplated.
The Ks also liked being able to customise the Lifestyle Home Lift to suit their unique home. Black exterior and interior colour make the lift stand out as a stunning feature. In addition, the couple chose to have a fabric centre console in silver colour, half curved stainless steel handrail and a fold up seat with matching fabric.
Mr and Mrs K had a fantastic experience with the lift installation. “Terry Lifts’ workmen were as clean and tidy as they could be. When they left for the night, the work areas were spotless” Mr K said, adding that he found it interesting to watch the workmen assemble the lift in their house.
The lift is powered by a hydraulic pump unit which is situated outside of the house. After using the lift for the first time, the couple were surprised at how quiet the operation was.
Family members and friends who have visited have been equally impressed with the lift. “People want to come over and have a go in it. It’s quite an experience going through the floor!” Mr. K remarked. “Best of all, we no longer need to struggle up the stairs. The lift makes our lives so much easier!”
- Space-saving home lift with a remarkably small footprint
- Easy installation with minimal building work
- Customisable features and finishes to suit every home
- CE-marked and compliant with British Standard BS5900:2012 where applicable
- Independently certificated to the Machinery Directive for a lift travel over 3 metres (a legal requirement)
- 30-minute fire protection between floors, whether the lift is in the up or down position
- Designed & manufactured in Knutsford, Cheshire, UK