British lift manufacturer, Terry Lifts has secured a four-year framework agreement with local authority, Leeds City Council to supply specialist lifts for eligible residents. This is the second time that the Knutsford-based business has won the specialist lifts lot of the housing & non-housing framework.
Terry Lifts was selected for its quality products and competitive rates. Fire protection also played an important role in the selection process. The company’s Harmony home lift, for example, is compliant to BS 5900:2012 – maintaining 30-minute fire and smoke integrity between floors, whether it is parked upstairs or downstairs. Smoke or heat alarms ensure the lift performs correctly in case of activation.
Speaking on behalf of Leeds City Council, Chris Hughes, team leader (lift section), Leeds Building Services said: “Any company that tenders for work for Leeds City Council would have to work to current specifications and legislation so fire protection would be very important.”
Aside from lift supply and installation, Terry Lifts also provides Leeds City Council with a recycling service. Once an adaptation is no longer required, Terry Lifts decommission the lift and return it to the company factory in Cheshire. The product is then fully refurbished and prepared for reinstallation into another suitable property. “This exercise saves Leeds City Council money which can then be used to fund any ongoing or future adaptations,” continues Hughes.
Leeds City Council is a provider which embraces adaptation for its residents. Working with its social care team it helps those who have difficulty getting around the home due to a physical disability, sensory impairment or old age by making changes to their property, making it suitable for their needs and to help them live at home independently. The council currently provides mobility adaptations to around 2500 properties.
“Terry Lifts continue to provide excellent service to Leeds City Council. All installations are dealt with in a professional manner, from the initial enquiry through to the end user. All work is completed to a very high standard and within an acceptable time frame,” concludes Hughes.