The Buckingham Listed Building Lift is a set of vertically retracting stairs with an upper landing rising barrier.

  • Minimum horizontal pit length


  • Minimum platform size

    1425mm x 1083mm

  • Maximum rise


  • Minimum pit depth below lower landing



  • The Lift

    The Buckingham Listed Building Lift uses our solid stainless steel Wheelstop. This toe guard rises around the platform lift to prevent wheelchairs wheels from rolling off. Please see On Lift Barriers for more information.

    The lift table can be made to accept any cladding. The stairs retract vertically to form the platform, therefore the stair cladding makes up most of the lift table's finish.

    Nominal Platform dimensions for this lift can vary due to site requirements, however they have minimum dimensions of:

    1477mm (l) x 1144mm (w) x 0-999mm (h)

    The lift can have an adjacently fixed button post for independent control or a removable hand held post that is inserted by a member of staff.

    Please see The Lifting Actuator for more information on the mechanism used to raise and lower the listed building lift.

  • The Stairs

    The Buckingham Listed Building Lift stairs raise and lower vertically thus removing the requirement for a pit behind the top step riser.

    The top step forms part of the upper landing area. For example, a staircase with 6 steps will only have 5 vertically retracting stairs that will lower.

    When the stairs lower the surrounding stair profile will be revealed. Typically this is clad in stainless steel as it is not seen when the stairs are in their rest position. This side stair profile houses a locking mechanism that stabilises and supports the stairs when they are in their rest position.

    Please see our retracting stair technical page for more information

  • The Upper Landing Barrier

    The Buckingham Listed Building Lift 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 Buckingham Listed Building Lift is for wheelchair users only. Non wheelchair users are often presented with a wheelchair to use for travelling on this lift.

    Please see on lift barriers for more information on this.

  • System Requirements

    The Buckingham Listed Building Lift has a solid stainless steel skirt below the lift. Please see Concealing the underside of the lift for more information.

    The pit depth for this system requires 1600mm below upper landing level for the rising barrier. Please see lift pit for more information.

    For details on the power supply please see lift power supply

    For general details on the pit depth please see 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 see The Sesame Stair Lift Controls for more information on the controls for this style of lift.

  • Variations to The ​Buckingham Listed Building Lift

    The upper landing rising barrier can be replaced with a manual gate as seen here: Victoria Chair Lift

    The permanently fixed on-lift button post can be upgraded to a rising button post. This style button post raises and lowers through the lift table when the stairs retract, as seen here: Victoria Chair Lift in London 1058

    It can also be replaced with a removable hand held post as seen here: Kensington Stairlift in London 1052

    If the pit depth is an issue horizontally retracting stairs could be used as seen here: Mayfair Stairlift

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