Earlier this year, Roberts Elevators & Lifts was asked to provide design, supply and installation for a home elevator in what turned out to be the Grand Prize for the BC Children’s Hospital Lottery! The High Point Dream Home is in Langley, BC and as you can see from the photos here, it turned out to be quite an amazing home. Roberts Elevators & Lifts is very proud to be part of such an impressive project.
The unit that was chosen for this home is the RAM Crystal Elevator. It was designed to service all 3 floors, with The Crystal Elevator being unique in that it requires little to no pit at all on the bottom floor, no machine room as the mechanical components are all housed within the shaft, and is actually very energy efficient in that it uses just a 1.5HP motor to run the traction system. The Crystal Home Elevator uses up to 50% less energy than other systems! We are proud to offer The Crystal Elevator a green choice to home owners.
The best part about the Crystal Home Elevator, aside from the smooth and practically silent ride, is that we can customise the carriage to fit virtually any shape, size, style or design. If you can dream it – we can build and install it! In this case, the interior designer opted to go with a sleek black elevator interior with a rear mirrored wall, proving that a home elevator can be a stunning addition to any residence.
Recently, Roberts Elevators & Lifts was contacted with the hopes of finding a mobility solution to keep a clients elderly mother at home. At a spry 90+ years of age, our client's mother was handling everything just fine on her own. Concerns about a fall were increasing however, and the decision was made to find an alternative to the home's entry stairs in order to preserve the independence currently enjoyed by this fiesty lady.
Through some discussions both online and over the telephone along with some photos shared showing the space, we were able to design home accessibility lift that would solve the problem. One feature that was added to this wheelchair lift was an automatic gate opener for the upper landing. This auto-opener allows the user to simply press a button while still inside the home that will activate the upper gate, thereby allowing her to travel straight through and enter the platform. By adding this element, we reduced the risk for further trips or falls while exiting the home due to attempts at managing both the home door and the wheelchair lift gate.
Success! Our client and her Mom are very satisfied with the result, and even more pleased that independence has been maintained.