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10 Questions to Help You Choose the Right Lift Specification
06 September, 2021

10 Questions to Help You Choose the Right Lift Specification

So you've decided that your project needs a people moving lift. But which type do you need? To help you choose the right lift specification, we've come up with some...
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Dementia Friendly Design For Lifts
09 August, 2021

Dementia Friendly Design For Lifts

A guide on the process of specifying lifts for dementia-friendly design, the principles and a helpful dementia design checklist for your lift…
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Upgrading Lifts to Firefighting or Evacuation
03 August, 2021

Upgrading Lifts to Firefighting or Evacuation

In this blog, we’ll cover how lifts typically work and the implications for upgrading lifts to fire-fighting or evacuation capabilities.
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The Types of Lifts for Education
15 June, 2021

The Types of Lifts for Education

Does every educational building in the UK have lifts? Where there is a requirement to travel between floors or over steps, there should be a lift for those less able...
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Lift inspections: Looking after your lift to save time, money & hassle
12 November, 2020

Lift inspections: Looking after your lift to save time, money & hassle

It pays to be a responsible lift owner—to ensure that your lifts and lifting equipment are maintained to the highest standards.  Why? Because keeping your lift fit...
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Why It Pays to Upgrade Your Lift
29 October, 2020

Why It Pays to Upgrade Your Lift

Because lift replacements aren’t always the best solution...… particularly if your existing lift occupies a challenging location, design and/or...
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Lift Standards: A Glossary
16 October, 2020

Lift Standards: A Glossary

If you either own or are thinking of installing a lift then there is a whole host of lift standards, regulations, codes of practice and guidance to advise on best...
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COVID-19: 3 Tips on Lift Use Whilst Social Distancing
04 September, 2020

COVID-19: 3 Tips on Lift Use Whilst Social Distancing

Passenger and platform lifts are enclosed spaces where people mingle. They are also an essential mode of transport for people who struggle climbing stairs, especially...
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An Introduction to Sabbath Lifts
14 August, 2020

An Introduction to Sabbath 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...
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The Rising Trend of Lifts for Houses
03 August, 2020

The Rising Trend of Lifts for Houses

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...
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COVID: Advice on Leaving Your Lift Inactive
26 May, 2020

COVID: Advice on Leaving Your Lift Inactive

Like cars, lifts left for long periods need a little TLC. If you leave your car parked on the drive for weeks on end and expect it to start, likely, it won’t – so to...
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5 FAQs on the EN81-20 & EN81-50 Lift Standards
30 April, 2020

5 FAQs on the EN81-20 & EN81-50 Lift Standards

Post updated for 2020 - In September 2017, EN81-20 and EN81-50, two new safety standards for the construction of lifts and the testing of lift components were...
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Part M: Building Regs & Lifts
07 October, 2019

Part M: Building Regs & Lifts

The Building Regulations, Approved Document M (Part M) gives direction on lifts in all types of buildings, stating that reasonable provision must be made for people...
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BREEAM for Lifts, Escalators & Moving Walkways
01 October, 2019

BREEAM for Lifts, Escalators & Moving Walkways

BREEAM or 'Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method' is the best way to ensure sustainable value and efficiency in your projects. Stannah...
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Bike & Bin Lifts: Lifts for Waste Management & Bike Transportation
30 April, 2019

Bike & Bin Lifts: Lifts for Waste Management & Bike Transportation

There is an increasing trend of lifts being used to aid underground storage of bikes/bins in commercial and residential projects. In this short blog post, we outline...
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Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook & Lifts (Scotland)
30 November, 2018

Section 4.2 of the Technical Handbook & Lifts (Scotland)

This handy guide to Section 4.2 (Scottish Part M) explains what this regulation is and its various implications on lifts in building projects in Scotland. Read on to...
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