This article is for those who wants to buy a lift, but doesn't know where to start. The choice of the lift for the house, whether passenger or freight Elevator is an important and interesting stage of formation of the living environment of a country house or apartment. The purpose of this article is to form a correct selection criteria lifts cottage and talk about the constraints that affect the final result.

But first find out why buying a lift for the house. We identify the following reasons Elevator (without claiming completeness):

Reasons cottage Elevator

COMFORT: the comfort of using the Elevator in the house corresponds to the quality of life in seven of the owner

the PRESTIGE: the Elevator in the house as a confirmation of the status of the owner

CARE: the presence in the family of a disabled or elderly relatives

INVESTMENT: cottage - lift attachment, increase the value and attractiveness of the asset (the property) at its sale

whatever the reasons for buying the "home" of lift, to choose an Elevator is not a simple task, especially considering the considerable budget and long service life for passenger and freight Elevator (25 years or more). Error selecting Elevator is expensive, and its result will be always in the limelight. We want using this article, you had the opportunity to avoid such errors.

Factors in the choice of the lift for the house

    the Following important factors directly influence the choice of Elevator:
  • Placing the Elevator in the house
  • Elevator
  • Elevator Trim
  • Price Elevator
  • other factors Elevator

These factors are in random order, each owner puts them in accordance with their own priorities. The mutual influence of these factors is large, and restrictions can even lead to the refusal or inability of the Elevator installation. In any case, it is the object of careful analysis of the future owner of the Elevator.

Useful tips for choosing a lift for the house

Analyze open source information on the company-provider. The absence of clear information about suspicious

Go to the website of the manufacturer of the lift, read the specifications and finishes

do Not pay attention to advertising - do not let anyone push you to the solution, which may not be optimal

Not worth it "to dwell" on the brand and drive themselves into the narrow framework of choice for bloated budget

do Not compromise on the security of the freight Elevator in this fact a matter of life and death

Dismissing vaguely formed sentences without specifying the full specifications of the manufacturer and country of origin of the Elevator

Take the certificate to the Elevator - it is legal

I Hope that the information presented in this series will help you to form the approach to the choice of lift for homes and get the equipment that best meets your expectations and possibilities.

Accommodation Elevator in the house

In this article we will explain how the architectural environment affects the choice of lift. Below we consider the main cases of cottage Elevator at different stages of decision making about the purchase of Elevator

Case 1. The house is designed

If your house is in a stage of the project is more logical to make the Elevator in the project in advance. At the early stages of design should not be tormented by the agony of the choice of a particular lift, enough to leave a "stain" is space enough to install most standard models of elevators. The size of the "spot" in the plan may include:

the Elevator at 2-3 stops: Width 1500 * 1700mm Depth

the Elevator 4-5 stops: Width 1600 * 1800mm Depth

the calculation is made on the premise that higher house requires lift large sizes. Also will add that to design Elevator reasonable inside the house, not outside (this issue is discussed below).

the upper space of the Elevator shaft (when the bevel or uneven roof height to the bottom of the speaker element overlap Elevator shafts) - not less than 2600 mm (measurement is taken from the clean floor of the upper stop or from the projected level of the finished floor). The pit in the Elevator shaft (the space in the mine elevators clean floor below the bottom stop) - at least 200-220mm.

Case 2. Ready home with space for an Elevator

If the house is built with enough room for an Elevator, or goes deep reconstruction of previously constructed object, then you can also solve the issue of Elevator installation with more or less success. The choice of the lift is among the appropriate size models. Preference is given to standard models of elevators, as their price is more attractive.

Case 3. Finished house without a place to lift

more Complicated, if the house is ready, and passenger or grusovoi Elevator in the house was not provided. It's sad, but maybe with the help of a competent designer will be able to find a place for mine a small Elevator. In such cases most often it comes to custom sizes elevators, and in such cases you should immediately attract the representative Elevator organization to optimize project - may be it's not so bad. Below is the approximate dimensions for understanding the issue:

the Minimum size standard of Elevator shafts: 1000 x 1000mm;

the Minimum amount of space where you can install a small cottage Elevator of individual performance: approximately 800 x 900mm. The cabin of lift can even be passable!

What you can get at such a scale? Quite utilitarian lifting device with cabin for 1-2 people, doorway 550/ 600/ 650mm and a small speed - and it is in the best case. The budget of this Elevator may exceed the cost of similar (lifting height) standard lift large sizes. Not looking for a trick - individual performance is always more expensive!

Case 4. Attached (external) Elevator

What to do if the house is to place the Elevator? Optionally, you can install it outside the house - such lifts are called "ladders". The problem size limits does not worth it, but be aware that the total cost for installation of lift in our climatic zone are considerably higher than costs for its installation inside the building. Factors appreciation:

project lift installation is performed by a qualified technician or project organization

the Foundation external (attached) Elevator shafts

the foreign Elevator shaft having a drainage and insulation

the device and the strengthening of the door openings in the wall of the existing building

As you have probably realized, this is the most expensive case of all mentioned in this article. Note that with this setting the appearance of the house can vary considerably, so it is best to simulate the appearance of the facade with an extension of the Elevator shaft in advance on the computer.

Case 5. Inclined ladder lift

This case, when you fail to install the Elevator neither inside the house nor outside, but there is an urgent need for a lifting device. If you have stairs, you can try to install an inclined ladder lift. It's slow and safe device moves along the guide along the stair cloth, repeating his elbows. A stair lift is in the form of a platform (in a wheelchair) or in a chair. As the platform it's foldable, at the lowest point of the trajectory is pressed to the wall and not take up much space and does not interfere with the passage. Of course, it's not the Elevator - there is almost nothing to choose from finishes and options, all utilitarian.

Type of cottage Elevator

    In this article we will explain:
  • what types of lifts are
  • what lifts used in private homes
  • the type of lift will affect the choice of Elevator
  • what are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of Elevator
  • what you need to pay special attention when choosing a lift for the house
    lifts vary:
  • purpose
  • lifts
  • Freight elevators
  • Small freight elevators
  • drive type
  • lifts with electric actuator (electric elevators)
  • lifts with hydraulic actuator (hydraulic elevators)
  • lifts with pneumatic actuator (pneumatic or vacuum elevators)
  • -the type of Elevator shafts
  • the Installation of an Elevator in the building the mine, built by customer
  • Installation of metal mine, purchased in complete with Elevator

Drive cottage Elevator

What type of drive would be preferable for the cottage Elevator? As a provider of both hydraulic and electric elevators, below is their main differences and factors of preference:

the safety of the Elevator. Immediately check that the level of safety of passengers modern electric and hydraulic elevators are the same, despite the difference in design. Pneumatic lift (or rather, the stairlift, as it does not fall under adopted in the world classification of the Elevator), came to us from the USA, unfortunately, does not meet the requirements of European safety standards, so it is not approved for use in Europe.

the Noise from the Elevator. Hydraulic lift has the ability to install a storage node consisting of an electric motor, hydraulic pump and reservoir with oil in a common metal enclosure) in a separate room or Cabinet, which is isolated from the Elevator shaft. Thus, in the shaft of a hydraulic Elevator is the only cylinder that causes a cabin in motion. The modern electric lift engine is placed in the Elevator shaft is normally in its upper part. Cylinder, in contrast to the motor, is not the source of the noise. Therefore, if the noise in the Elevator shaft unacceptable to you, hydraulic lift is preferable.

the Machine room of the Elevator. For hydraulic Elevator shall be provided for installation of the hydraulic unit (engine room). It can be removed from the mine to a distance of 18 metres in the technical room of the house. The modern electric Elevator machine room is missing.

the Size of the Elevator. Hydraulic lift has a more compact design than electric Elevator

energy lift. With equal capacity and speed of the electric Elevator consumes less power, but hydraulic Elevator consumes energy only when the movement of the cab up.

the Evacuation of passengers. Rechargeable emergency evacuation of passengers during the power failure must be physically present at the cottage Elevator. This is especially important in elevators for INVALIDOV. It is cheaper for hydraulic lift due to design features. Some European manufacturers such safety device - standard lift for the house.

the speed of the Elevator. Modern elevators for homes have a speed range from 0.15 to 1.0 m/s How to choose the speed of the Elevator and how this may affect its type? Very simply, some electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic cottage lifts have the speed limit. We recommend you to use a simple formula:

T=H/V+10 where:

T - the maximum time spent by passengers in the cabin of the Elevator in seconds

H - height of the cabin lift in metres

V - Elevator velocity, m/sec

"10" seconds - amendment to the closing and opening of the Elevator doors.

Being in the cab of the Elevator should not be noticeably tiring. As a rule, if the estimated time T exceeds forty (40) seconds, you should consider increasing the speed of the Elevator, or, failing that, to change the type, model or manufacturer, we offer you a lift.

In the General case, the speed of the cottage Elevator depends on the type of drive:

electric lifts have a speed of from 0.20 to 1.0 m/s

hydraulic elevators - from 0.15 to 0.60 m/s

pneumatic lifts - 0.20 m/s

when choosing the type of lift and speed it should be remembered that the higher the speed, the more power your lifting device.

mine cottage Elevator

    the Following important factors directly influence the choice of Elevator:
  • The placement of the Elevator in the house
  • Elevator
  • Elevator Trim
  • Price Elevator
  • other factors Elevator

These factors are in random order, each owner puts them in accordance with their own priorities.

the Mutual influence of these factors is large, and restrictions can even lead to the refusal or inability of the Elevator installation. In any case, it is the object of careful analysis of the future owner of the Elevator.

Useful tips for choosing a lift for the house

Analyze open source information on the company-provider. The absence of clear information about suspicious

.

Go to the website of the manufacturer of the lift, read the specifications and finishes.

do Not pay attention to advertising - do not let anyone push you to the solution, which may not be optimal.

No need to "dwell" on the brand and drive themselves into the narrow framework of choice for bloated budget.

do Not compromise on the security of the freight Elevator in this fact a matter of life and death.

Dismissing vaguely formed sentences without specifying the full specifications of the manufacturer and country of origin of the Elevator.

Take the certificate to the Elevator - it is legal.

I Hope that the information presented in this series will help you to form the approach to the choice of lift for homes and get the equipment that best meets your expectations and possibilities.

Finish cottage Elevator

In this article we will explain what finishes are applied to the cottage bodices and what to pay attention when choosing them.

Finish the cabin door of the Elevator

Modern electric and hydraulic elevators (or rather, their cabins and doors) are mostly made out of steel sheets on automated production lines, including the processes of cutting, bending, welding, etc. So the vast majority of manufacturers of Elevator equipment offer the following finishes elevators:

  • painted steel (usually powder)
  • steel vinyl coated different colors and structures in a special "hot" technologies of specialised industries. This material is known under the brand names "Skinplate", "Plala", "Tiskin" and the like.
  • Stainless steel in all its diversity. You can see the imitation of bronze, gold, mirrored surfaces, ornaments, including color
  • panel, natural wood
  • safety glass - it is used for walls and doors panoramic lifts

All other variations of finishes cab home elevators such as plastic, wood, textiles, leather and sometimes surprising combinations is mainly the result of the work of local experts from interior designer to cabinetry. If necessary, individual finishing the manufacturer usually ordered Elevator in the most basic trim (e.g., mild steel), which is then decorated with the selected material. It is important not to overdo it: the total weight applied finishing materials must not exceed the maximum values specified by the manufacturer of the Elevator.

Finish floor Elevator cabin

    In the finish of the floor of the Elevator car manufacturers use:
  • different types of linoleum (mainly persistent commercial)
  • tile (ceramic, porcelain)
  • natural stone
  • niche for laying private floor covering

In the latter case, all kinds of natural stone and artificial turf, and wood, carpet and carpet inlays and monograms. It is logical for the Elevator to continue in it design floor main (main) floor of the house, or Vice versa, to play on the contrast or emphasis (especially if the design of the Elevator is the result of a painstaking selection and careful execution).

Finish metal Elevator shafts

Metal (factory) the Elevator shaft can be made of steel or aluminium profile. When you do this:

Aluminium Elevator shaft has a natural color brushed aluminum

Steel Elevator shaft has a different finish:

  • base finish steel mine - resistant powder paint, neutral colors. Optionally, you can order any more suitable for the interior color of the mine (table RAL) or decorate it yourself. One of the most beautiful individual finishes mine cottage Elevator - trim leather. Possible cladding steel frame Elevator shafts stainless steel
  • Steel Elevator shaft can be decorated in the same style as the Elevator doors, and can be contrasted with them, depending on the preferences of the owner.

Price of cottage Elevator

In this article, we will touch on such an important factor in the selection of the Elevator as the price. Sometimes the price of the lift is made by the owner as the only "intuitive" the selection criteria for the Elevator. As you probably understood from the previous articles, this is due to ignorance of other aspects. Of course, price is important, but this is only one of the other factors in the choice of lift, not always decisive. For example, you have limited your budget for the purchase of passenger lifts and consider only the standard model. If you have limited space to install a lift or Elevator shaft has flaws, you may not fit within your budget and stay without lift.

approximate price of cottage Elevator to two stops in the basic configuration

the price of equipment - from 20 thousand Euro

the price of installation of the lift of 3 thousand Euro

price factory metal Elevator shaft from 2.5 thousand euros.

Can the budget be considered available? Commensurate with the value of the property - Yes. That is why the sale of the cottage elevators in Europe thousands of units per year and have a positive trend even in the period of stagnation of the markets.

Further dynamics of the price of your lift depends on the area shown in this article factors. The limitation may only serve common sense and calculation: investment in lifting equipment should be proportional and should correspond to the value of the property. Exceeding a reasonable proportion can result in a risk of non-repayment of investments in the Elevator when reselling.

other factors cottage Elevator

In this article we will touch upon other factors in the choice of the lift for the house, not mentioned in previous articles

Manufacturer cottage Elevator

As you know, Ukraine occupies a leading place in the world brandsavant, behind only China and Japan. So for some owners recognizable brand will be of great value, and when the lift for the house.

actually the largest Elevator companies generally don't have a good offer on the market of cottage building and apartments. Their priorities and the basis of the business model electric lifts for corporate customers. Of course, you can "rest" and to receive an offer from the "big four", but most likely it will be elevators General, consumer quality and price which will not meet the requirements of the lift for the house.

In any case, the restriction on the brand lift is quite a logical step for the shopping center and office, but a strong narrowing of the choice of vertical transport for the house. Mainly terraced house elevators - care small specialized companies.

Country of origin of the Elevator

Ukraine: alas, so far there is no reliable suppliers of lifts for the home. The equipment offered by local businesses, a reliable and proven not true. There is also the case of the supply and installation cottages lifts artisanal (not factory) production - there can only wonder at the courage owners who graciously entrusts his life and health mechanisms of unknown origin with inadequate security Asia: in the European part of Ukraine cottage lifts Asian origin while rare, so the comment at the time of writing this article is missing

America: because of differences in the approach to security in Ukraine, not certified and authorized the use of lift equipment from this part of the world. Basically comes with a simplified construction equipment (lifts). The decision to use such devices is the responsibility of the owner and the supplier of the equipment.

the EU is the main provider of certified lifts for the home. The main number of cottage lifts comes from Italy. Come Spanish and Greek elevators, across the Turkish lifts under the German brands are often too expensive.

Eastern Europe: local enterprises, mainly produce the elevators on the basis of components from various manufacturers, mainly in the lower price range with an appropriate level of quality. Serious production here is not yet seen.