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Want to Add an Elevator to Your Home?
If you’re looking for information about one of the latest products for modifying your home, look no further! We will provide you with custom information about all types of home and small commercial elevators, including the types on the market, building codes, and installation suggestions and designs.
Today’s home is an extension of the owner’s lifestyle. A residential elevator adds luxury and functionality in perfect harmony with a home’s surroundings to provide superior comfort and convenience. A Residential Home Elevator makes it easy to move items such as any equipment, luggage, firewood or other large bulky items from the basement all the way to your attic or anywhere in between. It also enables people who use wheelchairs or walkers the freedom of movement to every floor in the house.
What Types Are Available For My Home:
Home elevators come in four basic types: hydraulic lift, winding drum, traction drive, and pneumatic. Each of these has a different operational mechanism. Hydraulic lifts operate by a pump and cylinder from below, while winding drum and traction drive systems operate from above through pulleys, gears, and counterweights. A pneumatic lift, on the other hand, operates through air regulation by a valve on top of the hoistway. Nearly any home can have a residential elevator added.
As one of the latest luxury products for homes, custom elevators can be created to match the interior of your house or with any specifications that you may have. Often, creating such an elevator involves working with our design team to find the best design that fits into your home and meets your expectations. From choosing the type of elevator to designing it down to the style and materials, having a custom elevator not only increases the value of your home but also appears as if it were built into your house originally.
When choosing to add a home elevator to an existing home or to include an elevator in new home plans, Tom Craig Remodeling, and Building provides expert design services to make your expectations become a reality.
One of the biggest sources of confusion is the amount of space required to install a home elevator. When people think of installing a typical elevator that is 36” wide and 48” deep, they often think that is all the space they will need. However, that is not the case. We also need space for rails, gates, and running clearances. The actual amount of space needed to install a 36” x 48” elevator is 52” wide and 54” deep.
There is one other important point to keep in mind. These 52” x 54” dimensions are for clear space in a finished shaft. If you are building new walls for the elevator, you will need to plan on framing and sheetrock. In most cases, these require an additional 5” per wall, which means that building a new elevator shaft will require a space 62” wide and 64” deep.
Many people look at these numbers and rule out the possibility of installing an elevator in their home. What they don’t realize, however, is that many home elevators require only a very small footprint. For example, we can install in a space that is just 37” in diameter. So we have an elevator available for almost all spaces.
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