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How much space is required for a lift in my home?

Having a home lift installed into your home can have massive benefits, not only to your health and wellbeing but it can also add value to your home if you decide to sell in the future. Home lifts for the disabled have a plethora of benefits, they allow you to move between levels easily without stress on the body and they add an extra level of safety to the home.

If you’re looking at getting a home lift installed, then you may have a few questions about the process, including ‘how you can customise your lift design’, ‘how are homelifts installed’ and ‘how much space is required for a lift in my home’. These are all valid questions and are things to figure out before proceeding with the purchase of a home lift. In this guide, we will take a look into how much space you will need in your home to be able to fit a home lift.

Consider your space

With a range of compact options, the amount of space needed for a lift doesn't need to be huge, but it is a good idea to consider the space around any areas where you can envisage it being installed. Which way will the door open, will you have enough room to enter and exit the lift, or is their enough space to move around it when it's not in use for example?

There are a few common places where home lifts are installed that may give you a few ideas about some areas you can consider. These include:

  • Stairwells
  • Bedrooms
  • Existing cupboards

What size lift are you choosing?

The space you will need will depend on the home lift you choose to install as the models do vary slightly in size. Below you can find out more information about the different footprint, style and dimensions of each of our three home lift options, to give you an indication of the space you will need in your home

Cygnus – Residential elevator

The Cygnus model is an excellent home lift with a plethora of optional extras. Available in three different sizes; compact, twin and wheelchair.

Cygnus dimensions:

  • Compact
    • Internal dimensions – 542 x 750mm
    • External dimensions – 642 x 1025mm
    • Aperture dimensions – 755 x 1085mm
  • Twin
    • Internal dimensions – 750 x 850mm
    • External dimensions - 950 x 1025mm
    • Aperture dimensions – 1062 x 1085mm
  • Wheelchair
    • Internals dimensions – 850 x 1250mm
    • External dimensions – 950 x 1525mm
    • Aperture dimensions – 1062 x 1585mm

Aurora – Enclosed Cabin Lift

The easy-to-use Aurora is similar to the Cygnas model but features an enclosed cabin. The design is space-saving, and the footprint is on the smaller side so is perfect for almost any location within the home.

Aurora dimensions:

  • Compact
    • Internal dimensions – 542 x 750mm
    • External dimensions – 642 x 1025mm
    • Aperture dimensions – 755 x 1085mm
  • Twin
    • Internal dimensions – 750 x 850mm
    • External dimensions - 950 x 1025mm
    • Aperture dimensions – 1062 x 1085mm
  • Wheelchair
    • Internals dimensions – 850 x 1250mm
    • External dimensions – 950 x 1525mm
    • Aperture dimensions – 1062 x 1585mm

Stratus – Through Floor Lift

Ideal for wheelchair users, the Stratus lift is more discrete due to its compact, half size.

Stratus dimensions:

  • Compact
    • Internal dimensions – 542 x 760mm
    • External dimensions – 610 x 1050mm
    • Aperture dimensions – 722 x 1065mm
  • Small Wheelchair
    • Internal dimensions – 750 x 1100mm
    • External dimensions - 818 x 1355mm
    • Aperture dimensions – 930 x 1400mm
  • Large Wheelchair
    • Internals dimensions – 850 x 1250mm
    • External dimensions – 918 x 1505mm
    • Aperture dimensions – 1030 x 1550mm

How many storeys does it cover?

When thinking about the installation of a home lift and possible areas you want to have it installed, it is wise to think about how many storeys you want the lift to cover as the same space needs to be clear and available on each floor for the lift shaft to be installed.

If you have any questions about getting a home lift installed or want to make sure you have enough space in your home, then our friendly team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have, so don’t hesitate to give them a call or make an enquiry via our website.

For more useful guides like this, take a look at homelift advice hub.

If you’re looking to get a home lift installed but have a few questions about the space required then keep reading to find out more about home lift dimensions.

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