The UK's Leading Manufacturer of Wheelchair Stair Lifts
The UK's Leading Manufacturer of Wheelchair Stair Lifts
Have you ever wanted to improve the accessibility of your building for persons with disabilities? Sesame Access Systems is the UK's leading manufacturer of bespoke wheelchair stair lifts designed specifically for each building in our workshop in Surrey. Our lifts can be seamlessly integrated into any staircase, meaning we'll have no trouble creating a perfect fit for your property.
We use state-of-the-art technology and materials to ensure that you get an excellent wheelchair lift that will last for years to come. Our engineers are some of the best in the world, and they've made it their mission to ensure that every one of our products meets our customers' highest expectations - making each wheelchair lift perfect for any type of building—even historic or iconic ones! Our team is committed to delivering excellence at every step of the process, from design and manufacture to installation.
We've worked with many clients who have beautiful, historic buildings that they want to keep intact while also making sure that they are accessible to everyone.
So, if you're an architect or owner of a listed or iconic building in the UK or elsewhere in the world and you're looking for a way to improve accessibility for persons with disability, then it’s time that you get in touch with us.
We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the beauty of our world's most iconic buildings, and we want to help you make that happen!
Trusted Wheelchair Lifts for Historic Buildings Worldwide
We have over 20 years of industry expertise as a family-run business
Our wheelchair lifts are bespoke and approved by English Heritage and Heritage Scotland for many historic buildings across the UK
Fully compliant with British Standards BS 6440:2011
CE-marked lift products
Accredited with the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (SHSAS) certification
Proudly British manufactured and engineered
We have installed award-winning disability lifts in more than 200 buildings across the world
We have received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016
You will be working with experienced and qualified project managers who hold the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) and are qualified first aiders
We have a track record of success in installing wheelchair lifts in many London Boroughs (including Westminster) and Counties across the UK
The most competitive prices in the UK for well-designed and well-constructed lifts
Transparent service process and fees
Our wheelchair lifts are zero-rated for VAT, meaning that they are exempt from value-added tax for users who are terminally ill, physically or mentally impaired, or have a chronic disease
Our wheelchair lifts have a lower VAT rate of 5% for users who are aged 60 years and above but have no chronic disease
Our website offers a convenient product selector feature for easy shopping
Make your life easier with a Sesame Access Systems wheelchair stair lift
At Sesame Access Systems, we believe that when you're looking for a wheelchair stair lift, you deserve more than just a product: you deserve a partner who will be there every step of the way. That's why we offer a range of services that are focused on helping you get the right solution for your needs—and then keeping it working for years to come.
We've been in business for years, and we know how important it is to have reliable equipment. That's why all our lifts come with one-year warranties, along with free standard service six months after installation. We also offer three levels of enhanced service agreements that cover everything from routine maintenance visits to onsite assistance within 72 hours during the business week.
And if something goes wrong? We'll respond promptly via telephone or email—and if necessary, we'll send someone out to fix it immediately (no matter what time of day).
What else can we say? We're here for you—and we’ve got this!
Read what our satisfied customers have to say about our wheelchair lifts
"The fabulous Sesame lift with the receding stairs was definitely a big deciding factor for our venue choice. Arriving at your venue, on your wedding day, is such an important moment and needs to make you feel special, glamourous and equal. This is definitely not a moment when a bride wants to worry about poor access. My husband and I loved that One Great George Street not only had an accessible main entrance, but also one that is stylish and has a touch of magic to it, as the stairs miraculously disappear and reveal the lift. Perfect for our fairy-tale day"!
- Nina Muehlemann
''I love the Sesame lift concept! I had the pleasure of using it recently and what a difference it made to my experience of attending a meeting at a venue in Central London! Like all other attendees, I entered through the front door, thanks to the fact that the lift is hidden in the main entrance steps. Finally, no need to factor in time (and humiliation) for being escorted through often convoluted routes that more often than not take in the bins areas and other things buildings normally keep hidden from the public and which no other guests would ever be expected to see! I hope this is going to be a game changer and that for Disabled people, being expected to access buildings via grubby back entrances will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to this amazing technological access solution”!
- Isabelle Clement
“Sesame lifts are a stylish way of getting into and out of a buildings without a fuss. When someone has to wheel out a dusty old ramp from the store cupboard to get me into a building, it's just awful and such an effort. Sesame lifts are a much more elegant way of enabling me to glide into buildings when I am out and about with my friends and colleagues. I applaud Sesame lift's innovation and style”.
- Fiona Jarvis - CEO Blue Badge Style
“The lifts from Sesame Access make entering a building an enjoyable experience rather than a struggling one. When using their lifts I feel like I am not disrupting the entrance with alternative ways, but rather adding to the building's beauty while entering”.
- Alex Vasquez - Online Content Creator for human rights
“Sesame Access has revolutionised step-free access by showing that it can be creative, versatile and sexy, and can be installed in modern to Grade I Listed buildings. As a mathematician, I absolutely love the Sesame lift.”
- Sophie Christianse - Eight-time Paralympic gold medal champion, first-class degree mathematician and works as a statistician for Goldman Sachs
Get the Perfect Solution for Your Access Needs
We know you have a lot to consider when it comes to your lift and safe access solutions. That's why we're here for you, every step of the way.
Our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect solution for your situation, and our commitment doesn't stop at installation day. We can provide maintenance services after the fact if needed, and we'll always be there for any questions or concerns.
Ready to get started? Fill out our contact form, and we'll be in touch with you soon! You can also call us at +44 (0)1784 440088.
Do you want something more customised? Get a quote today!
Get answers to frequently asked questions about wheelchair stair lifts
Is there an alternative to a stair lift?
Our special wheelchair stair lifts serve as an excellent alternative to the standard stair lifts you’ll find on the market today. Sesame Access Systems’ products are 100% seamless, and help preserve the look and feel of your property. What’s more, they can be fitted into nearly any type of staircase - even those that don’t have guard rails!
How do you get someone upstairs who can't walk?
A wheelchair stair lift is a great option for someone who can't walk up the stairs. They are easy to use and can be installed in as little as two weeks. Apart from the improved accessibility, our lifts can also be seamlessly integrated into any type of property.
How much do stairlifts cost in the UK?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It all depends on the type of wheelchair stair lift and the features that are included. Your property’s construction will also play a part in the overall costs.
If you’re looking for an affordable accessibility solution for your building, be sure to give us a call. We’d be more than happy to give you a detailed quotation.
How do you climb stairs with a wheelchair?
There are a few ways to climb stairs with a wheelchair. There are numerous options available, such as portable ramps, guardrail-mounted lifts, and more. But for property owners looking to improve their building’s accessibility, our wheelchair lifts here at Sesame Access Systems are by far the best choice!
Our disability lifts seamlessly integrate into any existing staircase without ruining its unique look and feel. What’s more, they boast state-of-the-art construction and can serve you over the course of many years.
Can a wheelchair stair lift be fitted to any stairs?
Yes. Our wheelchair stair lifts can be fitted to nearly any type of stairs. It may be more challenging to install wheelchair lifts on certain types of staircases, such as those with curved steps. With that being said, our team of experienced engineers can work out the appropriate solution for your needs.
How do seniors use a wheelchair stair lift?
Using one of our wheelchair lifts is a simple process. All they need to do is to press a button on the lift to call for a trained staff member, who will set things up for them. Afterwards, all they need to do is enter the lift and apply their wheelchair’s brakes. Once the lift reaches the upper or lower landing, the gate will open automatically.
How do you charge a wheelchair stair lift?
The wheelchair stair lifts that we offer typically run using your building’s power supply. With that said, we can also install a 24v backup battery to ensure that your lift is usable even in the event of a power outage. Speak to one of our experts to learn more.
How long does it take to install a wheelchair stair lift?
It can take up to several weeks to install a wheelchair stair lift, particularly if the lift needs to be custom-made to fit a specific set of stairs. If you're looking for a wheelchair stair lift for a historic building, it's important to find a company that has experience installing lifts in such buildings, as the installation process can be more complicated.