STANNAH LIFTS LTD
Suppliers of: Suppliers of commercial lifting products including passenger lifts, platform access lifts for disabled access, service and goods lifts, escalators and moving walkways and also domestic stair lifts.
Stannah Lifts design, manufacture and install a comprehensive range of passenger and platform access lifts.
Stannah Lifts design, manufacture and install a comprehensive range of lifts across the UK. We have been making products to move people and goods since 1867. We are proud of our engineering heritage, the fact that we are still a family run business five generations on and we’re proud of the strong values and ethics that guide us.
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Passenger Lifts - 6 - 33 persons
Each passenger lift uses the latest innovative lift engineering and is manufactured to meet or exceed the requirements of The Equality Act, Part M, EN81-70 and BS8300.
Stannah passenger lifts can be supplied wall-mounted or structure-supported, hydraulic or traction, with motor room-less options and with a superb range of stunning lift car finishes – all on time and within budget.
Stannah platform wheelchair lifts help improve access for people with impaired mobility. Our platform wheelchair lifts are ideal for installation in public buildings in leisure, education, retail and office market sectors.
Each wheelchair platform lift will help your premises meet the requirements of the Equality Act, BS8300 and Building Regulations Part ’M’ (England & Wales) or Part ‘S’ (Scotland). Choose from our Access Wheelchair Lift ranges of Stannah Midilift vertical platform lifts or Stannah Stairiser inclined wheelchair platform lifts for straight or curved stairs
Goods & Service Lifts - from 50kg to 3000kg
Home to a complete range of dumb waiters (dumbwaiters), larger service lifts and goods lifts carrying from 50kg to 1500kg. All of our lift products, whether a small dumbwaiter or service lift, or a larger goods lift will help you meet the requirements of the Manual Handling Regulations.
At Stannah we pride ourselves on the range and quality of our lift products, our highly skilled lift installation engineers and our excellent customer service. This all-round lift expertise has helped us to complete over twenty thousand goods and service lifts installations in sites throughout the UK, supported by our nationwide network of service branches.
Stannah supply, install and maintain escalators and moving walkways (sometimes called travelators, moving pavements, conveyors or autowalks) all over the UK.
Our products are ideal for retail premises where the addition of mezzanine levels to expand retail space needs easy access; for the easy movement of people across transport systems such as airports and railways and for large leisure complexes.
At Stannah Lift Services we maintain, service, repair, modernise and refurbish all types of lifts, escalators and moving walkways, not only those from our own product range, but also other lift manufacturers equipment.
Stannah helps people to get on with their lives. Whether it’s a lift at the station, a dumbwaiter at the coffee shop, a passenger lift at the office, a platform lift at the library, an escalator in the shopping centre, a moving walkway at the supermarket, a goods lift at the pub or a stairlift at home – we are there quietly helping life happen.
We design, manufacture, supply and install lifts to help life flow. Our products are quality engineered, safe and reliable and supplied in the knowledge that we can maintain them 24/7 – efficiently via our 11 service branches right across the UK. We take care - to work smartly and above all safely, and appropriately within all our marketplaces. By continually investing in new technologies, new products and our highly trained nationwide workforce, we deliver value-for-money excellence.
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1. Stannah Commercial Brochure
Bespoke lifts, passenger lifts, Escalators and moving walkways
Published [11/10/19]File size [5103 KB]
2. Stannah Lift Services Brochure
Published [16/08/19]File size [3934 KB]
3. Stannah Passenger Lift Brochure
passenger lifts, specialist lifts, firefighting lifts, evacuation lifts
Published [11/10/19]File size [8131 KB]
4. Stannah Piccolo Low Pit Lift Brochure
stannah piccolo pit lift
Published [11/10/19]File size [2308 KB]
5. Stannah Midilift Cabin Lifts Brochure
Vertical cabin platform lifts
Published [22/10/18]File size [1844 KB]
6. Stannah Midilift SL/GL Platform Lift Brochure
Midilift SL/GL platform Lift
Published [22/10/18]File size [1958 KB]
7. Stannah Stairiser Brochure
inclined stairiser lift
Published [11/10/19]File size [1047 KB]
8. Stannah Microlift Brochure
Dumb Waiter Service Lifts
Published [11/10/19]File size [6078 KB]
9. Stannah Trolleylift Brochure
trolley lifts, roll cage lifts
Published [11/10/19]File size [5629 KB]
9.A. Stannah Goodsmaster CD Lift Brochure
Goods lifts with attendant option
Published [22/10/18]File size [1384 KB]
Stannah CSR Report 2018
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework
Published [22/10/18]File size [6349 KB]
Stannah Escalator MovingWalk Brochure
Escalator Moving Walkways
Published [11/10/19]File size [4400 KB]
Stannah Goodsmaster Brochure
Published [11/10/19]File size [2264 KB]
Stannah Lifts Sphere Brochure
Overview of Stannah Lifts and Escalators
Published [11/10/19]File size [5101 KB]
Stannah Lowriser 2 Leaflet
Published [22/10/18]File size [466 KB]
Stannah Lowriser Leaflet
Lowriser platform lift
Published [22/10/18]File size [608 KB]
Stannah Passenger Lift Finishes Brochure
passenger lift finishes and options
Published [11/10/19]File size [5563 KB]
Read the latest blog: BREEAM & lifts
Are you aware of the latest changes to the BRE standard?
We’ve updated our helpful blog on BREEAM New Construction 2018 (UK) credit requirements for lifts to cover the changes.
BREEAM is the leading sustainability assessment method for planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. Developed by the BRE, it recognises and reflects the value in developing sustainable buildings across the built environment life cycle, from new construction to post-construction and refurbishment.
Whilst the credits and criteria for passenger lifts, escalators and moving walkways haven’t changed much since the last version, there are some minor wording amendments, so it’s always worth refamiliarising yourself with the topic. The latest 2018 published standard also incorporates new standards for safety.
As part of your BREEAM assessment, Stannah can assist you by providing running costs, environmental performance and final certificate to help get that excellent rating.
With more than 150 years of lift expertise, we can support with designing and constructing sustainable future proof buildings, ultimately helping you with BREEAM certification.
Whether it's a passenger lift, escalator or moving walkway, discover how Stannah can help you get up to three En06 credits and the best BREEAM rating score on your building project - read our updated blog.
A Stannah platform lift future-proofs a new home in Somerset
A first-hand experience by homeowners, Alan and Christine Wiseman
Making your home accessible for as long as possible is becoming standard practice in the UK. It’s called future-proofing and it’s practical, efficient and affordable, which is why Alan and Christine Wiseman had their new-build Somerset home designed and built around a Stannah Midilift SL vertical platform lift.
Meet the Wisemans
Alan and Christine Wiseman are in their mid-sixties and have lived in rural Dorset since the early 2000s. They retired early from careers in banking and journalism and have enjoyed an active retirement but the remoteness of their Dorset home, coupled with the knowledge that they have no immediate family to help in the event of problems, prompted them to move to an area with more convenient facilities.
Having designed and built their previous home, they felt confident in embarking on a project to build a prefabricated Hanse Haus home from Germany, in conjunction with the firm’s local UK representative. The whole scheme took nearly three years from start to finish, including finding a suitable building plot, obtaining planning permission, designing the house and its infrastructure and overseeing the building work and fitting-out. They moved into the house in August 2019.
The forward-thinking Wisemans thoroughly researched all bases before committing to their new Stannah homelift.
How easy was the lift installation process?
“Because the house itself took much work to complete and because we started with the lift, the process necessarily took many months from start to finish. Despite this, the various staff we dealt with at Stannah were helpful and friendly throughout and guided us smoothly through their often-complex requirements for the lift shaft. Stannah’s engineering team liaised directly with our architect and the building company on all the technical work which was a great help for us. The result was a perfect fit when the installation was carried out, which only took three days to complete because the lift is supplied within its own structure and does not require a shaft or pit.”
What were the design criteria?
“As well as making the house as environmentally friendly as possible, the brief was to ‘future-proof’ it for our later life. Over the years, we have seen many friends and older relatives succumb to disabilities and mobility problems that caused problems for them in accessing the upper floors of their homes. Often, the need for help in getting upstairs came quickly; one day they were fit and able, the next they were unable to use the stairs.
“With a wish to maintain our independence high on our list of priorities, we realised that some form of lift should be an integral part of our house design. It’s fair to say that we started with the lift and then designed the rest of the house around it.”
Isn’t a home lift a bit of a luxury?
“When we told our friends that we were installing an access lift in our new house, there were some raised eyebrows. After all, we are fit and healthy and have no obvious need of a lift now, but we could see that designing this into our home right from the start was entirely sensible. Doing it later on, if or when the need for a lift arose, would involve adapting the house with all the cost and mess this entails. It would also take time to achieve, which is not ideal at the very time there is urgency to provide an aid to accessing the first floor. Doing the job as part of a new-build scheme also has the added attraction of being zero-rated for VAT. For most domestic situations, this is a concession that currently does not apply to retrospective installations.”
Why choose Stannah?
“We investigated alternatives, but the options offered by Stannah made them the front runners for us. As a British company with over 150 years’ experience, Stannah is almost a byword for home lifts and we also knew that they have a strong presence in all lifting products including commercial lift installations. This pedigree was important for us but, crucially, we were able to visit the company’s Andover factory by appointment to see the range of lifts before making our final choice. We found this immensely useful as we could see and experience exactly what we would be getting before making a commitment.”
Why choose the Midilift SL?
“Having made the decision to incorporate a lift, we opted for the hydraulic-drive Midilift SL because it was available in a size that allowed a person in a wheelchair plus carer to travel comfortably in the cabin. It’s a situation we hope will never materialise for us, but it seemed better to allow for a worst-case scenario at the outset.”
Are the Wisemans pleased with the Midilift SL?
“Absolutely delighted. Because we incorporated this domestic lift into our new-build house at an early stage, it fits perfectly and unobtrusively with our décor. Its stylish, modern design and quality of materials are excellent. Bright, concealed lighting, a panoramic fully glazed door at both levels and audible information inspire confidence and actively encourage users to open the door and take a ride. The fact that there is a built-in phone and alarm gives added reassurance.
And those raised eyebrows?
“Once they’ve experienced our Midilift, our friends see the sense in providing for whatever the future might bring.”
Alan and Christine Wiseman—living up to their name by future-proofing their new-build home with a Stannah Midilift platform lift.
As with all Stannah lift products, the Midilift SL vertical platform lift is covered by Stannah’s comprehensive lift service plan, which includes four service visits in the first year, with continued lift maintenance by the South West England and South Wales branch of Stannah Lift Services, part of a nationwide network providing comprehensive lift servicing and support.
Stannah Midilifts feature in new residential developments and retrofit private homes throughout the UK, for example:
Imperial Green, Kent: a high-specification development of 75, two-, three- and four-bedroom townhouses and apartments.
Tunbridge Wells: a detached, 2-storey, 5-bedroom designer home.
Winchester: a detached, 2-storey family home adapted for the needs of a disabled child.
Midilifts are predominantly used as wheelchair lifts or disabled lifts and are also ideal for public and commercial buildings. There is a half-height gate option and an external model. For full information on the Midilift range: