Building works and future proofing your home – by Oyster Mayfair Ltd

When planning a new build, extension or refurbishing an existing property this is probably the ideal time for most people to consider their future housing needs.

Not everyone likes to consider their own, their partners or parents, old age or the possibility of poor health, mobility problems or even disability in later life. Even if you feel that at present you do not immediately require a lift in your house why not consider keeping your options open by incorporating/ allocating space in your property building plans for where a lift could be sited if necessary at a future date.

The necessary floor space that you have reserved for a possible future lift could for example be used meanwhile, maybe for many years, as a recessed study/ home office office area which you might not need later on when you retire from work. Obviously when drawing up your plans it would be advisable to involve an architect (and maybe a lift company as well) to explore all the options including the floor plan layouts above the ground floor to where the lift would be travelling- i.e. will the lift go up into part of the landing or perhaps straight into a corner of the master bedroom and is their sufficient ceiling height/ head room for the lift on the upper floor or floors of the property. Consideration will also be needed as to how any lift will be supported, will it require a solid wall or will it be supported instead as a free standing structure? Also in the UK depending on the type and location of the lift and also the type of property involved there will be other matters that need to be considered such as building regulations including related fire safety regulations and planning permission.

So in conclusion, the idea of future proofing your home might initially seem like a bit of an effort but it could perhaps save you thousands of pounds in the future by not having to undertake building works/  property alterations later on or even save you the expense and upheaval of having to move out of your family home just because you or a member of your family can no longer safely cope with the stairs.

Here at Oyster Mayfair Ltd we offer free technical advice, free site visits and quotes, so just call us on 020 7183 3606 or email  your enquiries, plans or drawings to us.

See our range of lifts on our website at: https://www.oystermayfair.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

LARGE HOME LIFTS AND HEAVY-DUTY HOME LIFTS

Oyster Mayfair can supply lifts large enough to accommodate a stretcher home bed or heavy loads such as a wheelchair user in a heavy-duty powered wheelchair accompanied by their career or other passengers in the lift. A Multi-level Homelift by Oyster Mayfair can be tailor made to meet your exact requirements and certain models can travel up to 6 levels/ floors.

For an initial discussion or free feasibility study to see how a lift may fit in your home just contact Oyster Mayfair Ltd by email at: enquiries@oystermayfair.co.uk or telephone 020 7183 3606. Further information is also available on the website at: https://www.oystermayfair.co.uk/multi-level-homelifts/

             

Medium size lift                                                    Large lift

Oyster Mayfair’s larger lifts are also suitable for use in nursing homes and care homes.

Step Lifts – Top 10 advantages of The Invisible Step Lift by Oyster Mayfair

  1. Can be used to provide wheelchair access in locations where there is not enough room for a wheelchair ramp.
  2. Retains “kerb appeal” when installed outside a property- very discreet and virtually invisible.
  3. Weatherproof- suitable for fixed installation outside with the lift automatically retracting out of sight when not in use being concealed from view below a path, driveway, paving or even an artificial grass lawn.
  4. Interior Design options- These step lifts are also suitable for fixed installation inside a property under the floor and can be made to blend in seamlessly into their surroundings.
  5. The top surface of these step lifts can be finished in almost any material such as: slate, brick, paving, tiles, marble, carpet, wood, laminate and many other floor or outdoor garden surfaces.
  6. Competitively priced- The Invisible Step Lift by Oyster Mayfair is a great value invisible step lift / low rise transfer lift with low running costs.
  7. Can be operated by a handheld remote control (like a TV) or there is an option of a fixed push button lockable control panel.
  8. Comes with multiple built in safety features.
  9. Generous/ useful load capacity of up to 350kg.
  10. Choice of 3 different models of the Invisible Step Lift by Oyster Mayfair.

Find out more about The Invisible Step Lift by Oyster Mayfair at:

https://www.oystermayfair.co.uk/the-invisible-step-lift-by-oyster-mayfair/

Tel: 020 7183 3606 or email: enquiries@oystermayfair.co.uk