How much space you need for an elevator depends on the type of elevator and elevator size you choose.
If you have 10 49⁄64ft² to spare, you have enough room to fit a lift in your house. Our smallest elevator model has a 23 ⁵/₈ x 32 ⁴³/₆₄” platform size (W x D) and a minimum cut-out size of 39 ³/₈ x 39 ³/₃₂”. It will literally fit into the space of a wardrobe.
On the other side of the spectrum, our largest goods elevator has a platform size of 55 ⁵/₁₆ x 97 ⁴¹/₆₄” (WxD) and a cut-out size of 74 ³⁹/₆₄ x 102 ³/₄”. A large elevator like that requires 53 15⁄64ft² but is also large enough to transport a pallet truck loaded with pallets or 8-10 people.
All our elevators are screw-driven, which means that the machinery fits inside the shaft (machine room less). Our compact drive system also saves you the trouble of accommodating extra space above the elevator and digging a deep pit. Our elevators require a headroom (height floor to ceiling on the top level) of only 90 ³⁵/₆₄” and a pit depth of 0 – 5 ¹/₈” (for a 0″ pit, an access ramp is provided).
Whatever elevator model and size you choose, our elevating solutions are very space-efficient compared to conventional elevators. For our platform lifts, up to 70% of the total footprint of the elevator is passenger space, while the machinery and shaft construction only constitute 30%.