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This Kensington Stairlift was installed in the front entrance of a health centre building in London. It was essential that disabled access was available for any visitors that used a wheelchair or other similar disability aids. Providing disabled access meant no visitors would be at a disadvantage when accessing the building.

In London due to overcrowding and terraced buildings, it is often impossible to install a ramp or other similar disabled access features onto front entrances of buildings. This is because a ramp needs to have a certain incline and there simply isn’t enough space on the public pathways in London to install these. Our Kensington Lift does not impact pathways outside buildings and are installed within the steps of the building. This invisible solution can also be used in listed buildings due to them not impacting the aesthetics of these buildings.

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. No one in society should be at a disadvantage from accessing buildings or places of interest. Our lifts ensure everyone who needs access to a building, is able to do so. This is also done with little impact to the building, due to the invisible focus of our products.

The Kensington Stairlift is a set of horizontally retracting stairs with an upper landing rising barrier, and a rising button post on the platform.

  • Minimum horizontal pit length

    1 200 mm

  • Minimum platform size

    1 405 mm x 1 000 mm

  • Maximum rise

    999 mm

  • Minimum pit depth below lower landing

    1 350 mm

The Lift

-The Knightsbridge Stairlift uses our Wheelstop mechanism. A solid stainless steel toe guard that rises around the platform to prevent wheelchair wheels from rolling off the stairlift. 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.

-The lift platform houses a rising button post that rises when the stairs have retracted. This gives the user something to hold onto when travelling on the lift and independent control. At the end of the cycle the button post lowers before the stairs extend so it is completely hidden when the lift is not in use.

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

1405mm (l) x 1100mm (w) 0 – 999mm (h)

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

The Stairs

-The Knightsbridge Stairlift can accommodate up to 7 stairs, or a total rise of 999mm. The width of the stairs must match the minimum width of the lift but can be increased to the clients and/or the sites specifications.

-Please see retracting stair technical page for more information.

The Upper Landing Barrier

-The Knightsbridge Stairlift has 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 Knightsbridge Stairlift is for seated users only as the wheelstop protects wheelchairs from rolling off, not standing users. Please see What barriers do I need on the Sesame chair lift? for more information.

System Requirements

-The Knightsbridge Stairlift can come with either bellows to reduce the pit depth, or a solid stainless steel skirt below the lift. When using the bellows the width of the lift increases. Please see concealing the underside of the lift 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 Knightsbridge Stair Lift

-The upper landing rising barrier can be replaced with an automatic gate to save on pit space as seen here: Oxford Disability Lift

-The on-lift permanent 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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