The Big Ben name refers to our electric stairs opposed to our traditional hydraulic stairs. The Big Ben Stairs do not need as much space behind the top step riser to retract into horizontally. Only 800mm is required for the stairs to retract into, regardless of the amount of stairs and we can reduce this further by special design.
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- Minimum horizontal pit length
- 800 mm - Smaller by special design available
- Minimum platform size
- To be used with any other lift platform size
- Maximum rise
- 3 m
- Minimum pit depth below lower landing
- No pit depth required below lower landing level
- The Lift
The Big Ben Electric Stairs can be used with any of our lift styles.
Here they are used with our Westminster Equality Act Lift Style.
- The Stairs
The Big Ben Electric Stairs can accommodate up to 19 stairs, or a total rise of 3 metres.
- The Upper Landing Barrier
If the rise is less than 500mm no barrier is needed.
When the rise is over 500mm we can use the gates or rising barriers.
Please see Upper Landing Barriers for more information.
- User Type
The Big Ben Electric Stairs can be controlled by staff members or the general public.
- System Requirements
The Big Ben Electric Stairs require a 800mm horizontal space for the stairs to retract into.
- Variations to the Big Ben Listed Building Lift
Variations to the Big Ben Electric Stairs include our standard hydraulic retracting stairlifts which include our Westminster Equality Act Stairlift or Kensington Stairlift.