An ageing or failing lift can have a huge impact on both the functionality and status of any building. Common indications of a failing lift include frequent breakdowns, high power consumption, increased waiting times, noisy operation and shabby aesthetics. All of these, or any one of these, can result in a building appearing old-fashioned, uncared for and not living up to its potential. Over time, repeatedly repairing a troublesome or worn lift can be a false economy, resulting in high cost and passenger inconvenience.
Lift technology has progressed in recent years, meaning that there are many potential benefits to modernisation or refurbishment, including:
- Improved performance & fewer breakdowns
- Reduced repair costs
- Improved appearance
- Improved usability (e.g. new buttons and displays)
- Noise reduction
- Environmental benefits (regenerative drives & LED lights)