What to consider when constructing a lift

constructing a lift


Lifts are unique in their own way, there is no other invention of its kind. But do we all appreciate the work that is put in to making a lift more of an experience rather than an awkward array of deafening silences as you desperately wait to arrive at your exit level? Here we have some key stages and examples of what to consider when constructing a lift.

LIFT Safety

This is a very obvious key consideration and such an important component within the construction of a lift and therefore should be every companies primacy. Our customers are No.1 priority here at Titan New Lifts and we take pride in making sure our customers know that our products and services have safety at the forefront in all the projects we take on. Most lifts are installed with cameras now to ensure peoples safety are at the heart of it.

Lift Speed

Shanghai towers lift

Shanghai Towers

Everyone wants to get to their destination level as fast as they can whether they are at work, a hotel, or even a train station. So, speed can be very important depending on the type of environment you are in and the size of the building. For example, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan is considered to have the fastest lift in the world installed inside their building. The building itself is 1,669 feet tall and the lift takes around 30 seconds to travel from ground floor to the roof whilst travelling at a whopping 16.8mps. Woah, that’s pretty fast! Usually a passenger lift normally travels faster than 0.15mps so travelling between floors can take around 18 seconds. However, platform lifts are limited with their speed due to their purposes i.e. wheelchair users, and can only travel up to 0.15mps which means travelling between floors typically takes around 22 seconds.


Lift Capacity

Capacity can be important depending on the type of lift you are constructing. A platform lift would be more sorted of a smaller capacity as they usually fit from either 1 wheelchair user or up to 5 passengers. A passenger lift can typically be built to fit a lot more passengers than a platform lift as the capacity can range from a minimum of 3 passengers up to a maximum of 33 passengers. The bigger the capacity, the better as you are given a lot more room to focus on the other features such as the interior design of a lift.

Interior Design

Interior design can be a lot more important in one environment than another, i.e. a lift in a 5-star hotel will have a much more glamorous interior design compared to a lift found at a hospital. Therefore, when you’re in that glamour environment you want every part of your experience to be special. The majority of lifts feature a mirror, which most people think is a time to check your appearance. However, this isn’t the main reason why mirrors are in the majority of lifts built in the world. They serve a purpose of helping play a role in spotting theft or predicting an assault. Some lifts who take pride in their interior design also may include features such as a seat, a carpet, or a few even still include a chauffeur to operate the lift for its guests.

Read Our Blog About Lifts Interior Finishes

Uniqueness/WOW Factor

Being unique and having that WOW factor is not an essential feature although it does differentiate you from the crowd and turns heads when executed properly and correctly. An example of a lift having that WOW factor would be the AquaDom lift based in Berlin, Germany. This glass lift is 82-foot tall and encased with its own cylindrical aquarium for the passengers viewing pleasure. The lift is one of its kind and needs daily maintenance of a team of 3-4 divers and to also feed the fish.