Multi-level Home Lifts for Period Town Houses

A typical regency or georgian town house might have a minimum of 4 floors/ storeys including a basement. There are many scenarios where due to the large number of stairs in such properties it might become desirable to install a lift/ elevator in order to create a safer and more convenient home for the householders. The installation of a suitable lift could be desirable for various reasons-

A lift could provide:

  • A safer and more convenient option for older persons who might be unsteady on their feet and have difficulty in negotiating stairs safely.
  • Enable wheelchair users and people with certain medical conditions or disabilities access to all the various floors in the property.
  • Help with the demands of daily modern living by transporting groceries, household goods, buggies, prams, cases of wine or boxes of heavy paperwork up or down to a study or home office.
  • Easy access for members of the household and their guests to and from various floor levels throughout the building via a passenger lift.

The type of lift (hydraulic or traction) for a particular property will depend upon various factors such as: the number of floors the lift will need to serve, the available dimensions within the building for the mechanical and operational components of the lift, the desired performance requirements for the lift such as: rate of travel (speed) and load capacity (weight limit).

Obviously, there are other matters to also consider when choosing a lift; including the actual design of the lift car including wall & ceiling finish options, lighting, lift door configuration (layout), type of lift door, keypad security access and other technical choices.

The overall cost of the lift can vary significantly depending on certain choices made regarding the actual type of lift selected and then the various design options that are chosen.

Oyster Mayfair will explain what options are available so you can make an informed decision that best suits your requirements. So, if you need help with a lift project please do not hesitate to contact us here at Oyster Mayfair Ltd for free advice or a free consultation site/ home visit. Call us on 020 7183 3606 or you can email us at:

UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE (APRIL/ MAY 2020) – Any possible options, including the installation of a lift, to help elderly people stay living in their own homes for longer, as opposed to having to move out and live elsewhere, might well become more important to many old people and their families in view of any future pandemics.