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The History of Escalators

/ posted in Moving People

From idea to patent to prototype to full working system, escalators illustrate a common human quest: to make life easier. Read more about the history of the now common escalator...

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Building regulations: key guidance for lifts

/ posted in Moving People, Standards & Regulations

Here is a handy overview to the key acts, regulations and standards that outline best practice around lifts - ensuring that any commercial/public building is accessible and efficient when moving people.

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Advice on Existing Lifts in Multi-storey Housing

/ posted in Advice For Owners

A helpful guide on the existing lifts in multi-storey housing developments and flats, from the different types of lifts, including fire-fighting lifts, to refurbishing existing lifts in tower blocks, we discuss it all in this insightful blog!

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The Rising Trend of Lifts for Houses

/ posted in Moving People, Moving Goods

We all love a little luxury in our house and the latest comforts and electronic gadgets to help us in our busy lives; so it’s no surprise that the trend for building high specification luxury homes sees developers and owners alike including the convenience of a lift. 

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Specifying Lifts for Tower Blocks and Flats

/ posted in Moving People, Moving Goods

A helpful guide on specifying lifts for multi-storey housing developments, from fire fighting lifts to refurbishing existing lifts in a block of flats, the choices are endless, so read on to find out what the options and considerations are...

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Part M: Volume 2 & Wheelchair Platform Stairlifts

/ posted in Moving People, Standards & Regulations

This post is the fifth and final in the series of our Part M: Volume 2 building regulations blogs and covers the detailed requirements for wheelchair platform stairlifts.

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Part M: Volume 2 & Platform Lifts

/ posted in Moving People, Standards & Regulations

This post is the fourth in the series of our Part M: Volume 2 building regulations blogs and covers the detailed requirements for lifting platforms.

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An Introduction to Sabbath Lifts

/ posted in Moving People

We love the variety of lift requests (and the numerous configurations within each lift type), we get involved in at Stannah. Whilst the request for a Shabbat lift tends to be a few and far between, we’ve given an overview of them in this post.

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5 FAQs on the EN81-20 & EN81-50 Lift Standards  (2018 update)

/ posted in Standards & Regulations

Post updated for 2018 - In September 2017, EN81-20 and EN81-50, two new safety standards for the construction of lifts and for the testing of lift components were introduced, bringing benefits in terms of safety and accessibility for both lift passengers and service engineers. We've covered the most frequently asked questions...

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Part M: Volume 2 & Passenger Lifts

/ posted in Moving People, Standards & Regulations

Part M Volume 2, provides practical guidance for complying with building regulation requirements for buildings other than dwellings. This post is the third in the series of our Part M: Volume 2 building regulations blogs and covers passenger lift requirements within Part M in detail.

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