Lift Installation in Old Building – New Wine in Old Bottle


Sure climbing stairs is good and has a positive play on your fitness. However, what if you are faced with a certain challenge which impair your mobility for example old age, heart condition, injury and so on.. Some of these challenges are irreversible and many of us do stay in houses which when constructed did not envisage a need for a lift or escalator but NOW it seems installing that home lift / elevator is an imperative. Further from a sheer value addition perspective, homes that have residential lift / elevator installed demand a premium valuation. So here’s all that you need to know
about installing a Home Lift / Elevator in an older home.

An obvious question that intrigues us is whether it is even possible to install a lift / elevator in an old building?? Sounds impossible. Not at all. New technology and design efficiency is the enabler. Many people retrofit their current living space for elevators. As elevator manufacturers at Levitar Lifts our primary role is to design compact models which take up a limited amount of space and is ideal for homes of all sizes. Architects often leave space in blueprints for homeowners for some purpose which is not important to many. A residential elevator can easily be fitted in that space. In older houses, an elevator can often be installed in the space previously occupied by closets. In some cases the space between the staircases is also enough.

If the builder of your current property did not plan a designated space for a lift hoistway in the construction design, you could create space. It’s generally accepted that 25 square feet of available floor space in an unblocked area of your home is adequate for a home Lift.

Our state-of-the-art lift installation & manufacturing capability, history of efficient elevator installations across a broad spectrum of new and old apartment complexes, qualified & trained personnel, distinguishes as one of the best lift companies in West Bengal. We offer customized solutions regarding technology, speed and capacity for lift installations in old apartments with limited space. Feel free to talk with our home Lift experts to discover how we can retrofit home lift in your house.

Factors to Consider Before Purchasing a Home Lift

Before you retrofit your home for a Lift, here are some factors to consider to get the most out of your experience:

  • Your future in your house: Your current dwelling may become difficult to live in as you age, depending on the number of floors and stairs between each floor. If mobility becomes an issue as you age, a residential elevator or Home lift lets you remain in your home instead of moving to a single-story residence. If your goal is to remain in your home for as long as possible, installing an elevator now can be a smart move.
  • Choosing the Best Lift Manufacturing Company: Choosing a good company to install a lift at your home is half the battle. Levitar Lifts is considered the best Lift/elevator company in Kolkata for many reasons. Competent technical teams of evaluers, designers, Installers and service personnel ensure your project is a walk in the park. Based in Kolkata we have branches in most big cities in Eastern India.
  • Lift Installation and construction time: Depending on the complexity of the project, the available space in your home and the installation option you choose, the timeline can vary. Typical industry installation processes can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. At Levitar Lifts, our goal is to make the installation process as smooth and convenient for you as possible. We’ll work with you to help you choose the time for your project that works best with your schedule.
  • Space: You can put a new Lift anywhere that’s convenient for your floor plan. Levitar Lifts can help you evaluate the space in your home to determine the most appropriate location for your new Lifts.
  • Electrical needs: You should also consider the electrical requirements of installing a Lift in your home. As home elevator installation experts, our team is well-versed in the code requirements for Lift installation in West Bengal and also other parts of the country.
  • Budget: Create a budget for your elevator installation before the project begins. We can help you choose the Lift that will work best with your budget while still meeting your mobility needs.
  • Resale value: A home elevator can increase the worth of your house. If you plan on moving in the future, an elevator can be an attractive amenity to potential buyers. Installing a residential elevator can make your property stand out on the market.
  • Your family’s current and future needs: Your house should help you and all those who visit. Do you have loved ones with medical conditions? A home Lift can make it easier for those loved ones to move around and feel safe in your dwelling. Procuring it from the best Lift Manufacturer in your city will ensure complete peace of mind.