Existing Homes

Existing Homes

Installing a lift in an existing home

Many people consider moving to a new home due to concerns about reduced mobility.
Installation of a lift in a home can be much more cost effective than selling up and moving.

To stay in your current home, three of the most popular solutons we offer are:

  1. Vestner low rise platform lifts for external building access
  2. ​Cibes platform lifts - provides access between levels (can be installed inside or outside the building structure).
  3. Cibes and Vimec stair lifts 
The three options above, cover most typical access needs for an existing home.

vestner Low Rise Platform Lift

A low rise platform lift can address change in height at a building entrance to met Equal Access needs where a ramp cannot be installed.

 

Platform Lift - inside building

Platform lifts can be installed inside an existing building where adequate space is available. 

  • Requires no separate shaft or machine room, offering substantial construction cost savings
  • Minimum pit requirement reduces construction costs 
  • Glazing available for 3 sides of the shaft to create a feature and light well 

Platform Lift - outside building

Where there is not enough space inside the building structure, a platform lift can be installed on the outside of the building.
  • Note custom awning over entrance
  • Load capacity from 400 to 1000 kg
  • Requires no separate shaft or machine room, offering substantial construction cost savings
  • Minimum pit requirement reduces construction costs 
  • Designed and made in Sweden

CIBES S300 STAIRLIFT:

A folding stairlift for straight stairs, with a rated load of 300 kg.
  • Ideal for straight staircases (without landings)
  • The platform folds neatly when not in use, projecting only 240 mm from the wall
  • Designed for fast installation and low maintenance costs
  • Robust rack and pinion drive system
  • Safe and easy to use
  • Options include RAL colours; adjacent access; installation posts;  wireless remote control and joystick control for low strength usage

CIBES SWINGON STAIRLIFT:

The Cibes SwingOn lift, turns and folds up against the wall to park.
  • Rated load of 300 kg and lifting height to 500 mm
  • Suited when traditional ramps and stairlifts impede access
  • Fast and easy to install
  • Has a unique telescopic platform, that is very compact when folded
  • Mounts on a wall or post

VIMEC V65 STAIRLIFT:

Ideal for stairs with curves, variable gradients and landings.
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
  • Controls are protected against unintentional use
  • Extensive safety controls including emergency stop, speed limiter, manual emergency manoeuvre and automatic safety edges
  • Includes shock absorbing, anti-shearing and anti-crushing devices
  • Audio & visual overload alarm
  • Battery recharge on descent
  • Power blackout emergency battery back-up
Can I have a lift installed in my existing home?

Yes you can. A platform lift is ideal for installation in a home. The lift comes with its own shaft and can be installed within the building if there is space, or on an external wall of the home. We recommend you call and discuss with our Sales Team and we can provide a Quotation to you. 

Enquire now or call 08 6363 5953.

How much do I need to budget for supply and installation of a lift in my home?

For the base model Platform lift with a capacity of 400 kg and two stops, budget for $ 40,000 to $ 45,000 excluding GST, Perth Metro Area only.
If you live outside Perth Metro area (50 km radius from Perth GPO), please advise and we can let you know the approximate additional cost. 
An allowance for any Builders Works needs to be added to the figure provided above.  

How much are Builders Works likely to cost me for the lift installation?

Due the significant range of issues to be considered, this aspect of the lift installation needs to be looked at by the a Builder and quoted.
Octagon can provide the name of two builders in Perth that regularly complete this type of work. 

Lift installation in existing homes and buildings

Octagon have a dedicated and experienced Lift installation team that regularly install lifts in existing homes.

  • Platform Lift

    Lift installation outside an existing building.

  • Platform Lift

    Lift installation inside an existing building.

  • Platform Lift

    Lift installation inside an existing building.

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