Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
How much space will a Home Lift require in my home?
The most compact lift in the Stiltz Home Lift range, the Duo, has a footprint that is just 7sf (0.62m2). This is one of the smallest footprints on the market for a residential lift.
Where can I put a Stiltz Home Lift?
A Stiltz Home Lift allows for an unrivalled flexibility in terms of placement. Due to the lift’s size, drive mechanism and unique dual rail supports, the lift can be put in numerous places throughout a home. Never before have people had such freedom with a lift; we can simply go where other lifts cannot. The lift can be put in a closet, in the corner or even the middle of a room.
Does a Stiltz Home Lift require any extra external mechanisms? (Or the clever bit as to why it takes up so little room!)
No. A Stiltz Home Lift uses a roped drum braked gear motor drive system. This entire drive system is neatly self-contained within the lift car itself. Unlike other lifts, all of the mechanics are in one place, hidden from view.
Does a Stiltz Home Lift require any load bearing walls?
No. Our unique dual rail system creates a completely self-supporting structure. The weight of the entire structure and lift are in compression through the rails into the floor of the home. The Stiltz Lift does not add any extra burden on a home thanks to this clever system.
What is the required building work?
Unlike conventional lifts, all that a Stiltz Home Lift requires for installation is the appropriate aperture to be cut out and trimmed by a professional builder. The work itself is minimal and not very time consuming; it usually takes a builder one day to complete a standard application.
How long does it take to install a Home Lift?
A Stiltz Home Lift is always fitted by Authorized Stiltz Dealers and Contractors. Once the aperture has been prepared for the lift, they will be able to fit the Home Lift and have it operational in as little as one day.
What happens if we no longer require the lift in the future?
A Stiltz lift is easy to remove and, if you would like to, you can take it with you when you move house! It is very straightforward to reverse the aperture opening and seal it up so it looks like it was never there. Most clients keep their lifts in position even when they move. The vast majority of times Realtors report that having a residential elevator adds value to the property and is an attractive asset when selling.
How long is the warranty on a Stiltz Home Lift?
Each Stiltz Home Lift comes with a standard two year parts warranty.
What if the power goes out whilst I am travelling in the lift?
In the event of a power outage to the home all Stiltz Home Lifts are equipped with a battery backup facility. This comes standard with the lift and will allow the users of the lift to descend to the lower level of the home and wait until the power comes back on.