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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, Passenger Lifts, Platform Lifts

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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Part M: Volume 2 & Passenger Lifts

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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New Home Quality Mark ONE: National Standard for Domestic Homes

/ posted in Moving People

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is steadily increasing in popularity for all new homes, currently in technical consultation for the latest standard, it provides a national standard through a simple 5-star rating and providing information on a new home's design, construction quality and running costs. 

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An Overview of the General Lift Requirements Within Part M: Volume 2

/ posted in Moving People, Standards & Regulations

This post is the second in the series of our Part M: Volume 2 building regulations blogs and covers general lift requirements with Part M in greater detail.

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A Handy List of Escalator & Moving Walkway Standards

Unsure of what codes of practice, standards and regulations escalators and moving walkways fall under? Not to worry, here's a handy list...

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Lift Design for Dementia-friendly Buildings

/ posted in Moving People, Passenger Lifts

A helpful guide on the process of specifying lifts for dementia sufferers and all the considerations that need to be taken into account when carrying out this process…

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The Key Benefits of Lift Modernisation

/ posted in Advice For Owners, Moving People

An old lift does not necessarily need replacing in its entirety and, in fact, doing so may be extremely difficult due to the design or layout of the existing lift installation. Instead, you can have a lift 'modernised'. What does this entail? Allow us to explain...

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3 key considerations when choosing a lift

/ posted in Moving People, Passenger Lifts

So you've identified the need for a product to aid the movement of people within your building. At this point, it's fair for us to assume that it will answer a need for equal access. Whatever lift product you require it will be dictated by the following considerations. 

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Part M & Part B Building Regs & Lifts

The Building Regulations, Approved Document M (Part M) and Part B gives direction on lifts in all types of buildings, stating that reasonable provision must be made for people to gain access to and use the building's facilities. Whilst Part B gives guidance on fire-rating lifts or the area surrounding them as well as further detail on firefighting and evacuation passenger lifts. We've given a helpful outline to the building regulations guidance surrounding lifts below.

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