We manufactured and installed a Westminster retracting stairlift into a building in London. All 11 steps retract to reveal a lift. When the lift is not in use the steps are in full working use.
London's disabled access is very good compared to other European cities making it one of the best destinations in Europe for disabled visitors.
By offering these solutions to buildings across the city it means less visitors will be at a disadvantage of accessing a building compared to a fully abled person.
These lifts can be installed into listed buildings as they comply with regulations. This is great as the buildings aesthetics will not be affected, yet the disabled access is still there if needed.
All of our products are bespoke and are made to order. We will find the product best suited to your buildings dimensions/requirements and then adapt the product further depending on things like user type.
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The Westminster Equality Act Stairlift is a set of horizontally retracing stairs with a rising barrier at the upper landing, and three on-lift rising barriers.
Minimum horizontal pit length
1 200 mm
Minimum platform size
1 738 mm x 1 250 mm
2 999 mm
Minimum pit depth below lower landing
1 800 mm
The Westminster Equality Act Lift uses three automatic rising barriers that rise 1100mm on the lift to fully enclose the user. For more information please click on lift barriers.
The lift table can be made to accept any cladding, 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:
1738mm (l) x 1250mm (w) x 0-2999mm (h)
Please see The Lifting Actuator for more information on the mechanism used to raise and lower the equality act lift.
The Westminster Equality Act Stairlift can accommodate up to 21 stairs, or a total rise of 2999mm.
Please see the retracting stairs technical page for more information.
The Upper Landing Barrier
The Westminster Equality Act 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.
The Westminster Equality Act Stairlift is for seated users and standing pedestrians.
Please see on lift barriers for more information.
The Westminster Equality Act Stairlift can comes with 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 Westminster Equality Act Lift
The on-lift left and right hand side rising barriers can be replaced with permanent handrails that rise and lower with the lift as seen here: Whitehall DDA Lift.
If there is not enough pit space for the stairs to retract horizontally then the Seattle ADA Lift allows for the stairs to retract vertically.
If the pit depth is an issue then the on lift rising barriers can be replaced with rising handrails and a gate as seen here: Cambridge Part M Lift.
If it is a platform only lift for standing and wheelchair users then the Pimlico Lift may be the solution.