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We manufactured and installed a Mayfair Stairlift into Oxford University. Oxford University is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. It is said to be the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation.

By offering disabled access in this busy university it means all visitors/students can access the building with ease and dignity. This stairlift is invisible when not in use so therefore does not have an impact on the aesthetics of the building. When the stairlift is not in use the stairs are in full working order.

Minimum horizontal pit length

1 200 mm

Minimum platform size

1 400 mm x 1 010 mm

Maximum rise


Minimum pit depth below lower landing

447 mm + revêtement


The Lift

The Mayfair Stairlift uses our Wheelstop mechanism. A solid stainless steel toe guard that rises around the platform to prevent wheelchair wheels from rolling off the lift. Please see On Lift Barriers for more information.

The lift table can be made to accept any cladding material, the thicker the cladding the deeper the pit depth.

Nominal Platform dimensions for this lift can very due to site requirements. However they are more than or equal to:

1408mm (l) x 1010mm (w) x 0-999mm (h)

Please see The Lifting Actuator link for more information on the mechanism used to raise and lower the stairlift.

The Stairs

The Mayfair Stairlift can accommodate up to 7 stairs, or a total rise of 999mm.

Please see the retracting stair technical page for more information.

The Upper Landing Barrier

The Mayfair Stairlift houses an automatic rising barrier at the upper landing to protect the fall hazard that is created when the stairs retract.

Please see Upper Landing Barriers for more information.

User Type

The Mayfair Stairlift is for wheelchair users only. Non wheelchair users are often presented with a wheelchair to travel whilst seated on this wheelchair platform stair lift. Please see on lift barriers for more information.

System Requirements

The Mayfair Stairlift can come with either bellows to reduce the pit depth, or a solid stainless steel skirt below the lift. Please see Concealing the underside of the lift for more information.

For details on the power supply please see the lift power supply.

For general details on the pit depth please see the lift pit.

If the surrounding area presents a crush zone the lift table can be fitted with safety edges to detect an obstruction. Please see Crush hazards surrounding the moving lift for more information.

Please click on the The Sesame Stair Lift Controls for more information on the controls for this style of lift.

Variations to the Mayfair Stairlift

The upper landing rising barrier can be replaced with an automatic gate as seen here: Regent Wheelchair Platform Stairlift

The permanently fixed on-lift button post can be upgraded to a rising button post that rises through the lift platform when the stairs retract. The post then retracts completely out of site when not in use. This system with an upper landing rising barrier rather than the gate can be seen here: Knightsbridge Stair Lift.

The permanently fixed on-lift button post can be replaced with a removable hand held post as seen here: Kensington Stairlift in London 1052.

If the pit depth is an issue the Sesame Thames Stair Lift sits within a pit depth of 160mm + cladding thickness.

If the horizontal pit depth is an issue then the Sesame Victoria Stair Lift with vertically retracting stairs may be a solution.


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