Offsite Passenger Lift and Installation Specialists

Our unique Auto Levelling Smart System senses Timber Frame shrinkage and allows the lift to automatically reposition during the settlement period, avoiding dangerous tripping hazards.

The Ideal Lifts Frame System is an innovative stand-alone structure that negates the need for traditional concrete lift shaft construction. Smarter than traditional construction, its unique design ensures that only a standard lift shaft is required. We understand about build time and budget, which is why our aim is to offer cost effective and time reducing solutions.

By engaging with Ideal Lifts early in the design process you will benefit from our expert technical design experience to ensure you get the best fit passenger lifts to meet your needs. We offer additional options for your choice of design finishes or technical capabilities available to suit your specific passenger lift requirements.

Our ‘value’ range of lifts are designed for low-rise buildings below 6 floors, offering cost effective passenger lift solutions with the additional option of single phase 240V electrical supply.

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Frame System Benefits

Accommodates natural vertical settlement of timber frame construction

Replaces costly and labour-intensive load bearing block shafts

Includes lifting beams, pit ladder and does not require scaffolding

Cost certainty, no waste and speed of installation

Standard wall panels eliminate waste and speed up production in the factory

Ease of timber shaft design

Improves the performance and perception of timber frame buildings

Most compact frame mounted designs available

Full range of CAD designs

Our most popular models are detailed below, please call us to discuss additional lift models and sizes not listed below.

 CapacitySystemDriveShaft Width mm To PlasterboardShaft Depth mm To PlasterboardsPit Depth Below FFL
* EN81-20/50 Compliant
Headroom (overrun) Above FFL
IL3-F-4506 PersonHydraulic: 3 panel doorsMRC1595178010803450
IL4-F-450-C6 PersonCompact Gearless Traction: 3 panel doorsMRL1595178010803650
IL4-F-450-C6 PersonCompact Gearless TractionMRL1650174010803650
IL4-F-630-C8 PersonCompact Gearless TractionMRL1700190010803650
IL4-F-630-C8 PersonCompact Gearless Traction: 3 panel doors (900mm)MRL1700196010803650
IL3-F-6308 PersonHydraulicMRC1750190010803450
IL4-F-6308 PersonGearless TractionMRL1850190010803650
IL3-F-100013 PersonHydraulicMRC1895264010803450
IL4-F-100013 PersonGearless Traction 2 panel doors (900mm)MRL1930265010803650

Note: All models 800mm doors (2-panel side opening) unless otherwise specified.
* Reduced pit depths are available on some models, compliant with EN81-20/50. Contact us for details.

Ideal Lifts are a long-standing member of the Structural Timber Association (STA), which has benefited our knowledge and understanding of timber frame construction. As Gold Assure members we are very well placed to assist with your passenger lift needs when you are designing a Timber Frame or Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) project.

You can link to our STA profile here.


Lift Guide


IL4 F 630kg CNR Data Sheet

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Further Information

No Landing Rebates Data Sheet

No Landing Rebates

In response to feedback from our clients and partners we have eliminated complicated landing door rebates therefore simplifying the design, manufacture, construction and fire lining of your passenger lift shafts.

Automatic Response Monitoring (ARM)

Our advanced 24/7 Automatic Response Monitoring (ARM) system provides building owners, managers and users additional confidence and peace of mind.

The 'Pitlow' Hybrid Design

The 'Pitlow' hybrid design offers much of the functionally of a conventional passenger lift, with a fully enclosed cabin and automatic ‘one touch’ car and landing controls. Automatic 2 panel sliding car and landing doors are included as standard. The 'Pitlow' is designed to fit in a greatly reduced pit and only requires minimum headroom. In keeping with EN81-41 the 'Pitlow' has a drive system designed for low use where speed is not an issue.

Full Width Landing Entrances

With a plethora of benefits to constructors our full width landing entrances can offer an alternative to time-consuming, costly and messy finishing on site. During construction, communal areas, such as landing hallways, are often completed towards the end of the programme. By reducing associated works by the contractor, full width entrances contribute to the earlier completion and handover of the building.

Open Protocol

Ideal Lifts install only open protocol products, parts and components and therefore your machine will not require specialist equipment, obtainable only through us, to enable the lift to be maintained by other qualified lift companies.

GSM Terminal

An optional extra available for when communication connections are an issue. The GSM terminal provides the interface between the lift emergency telephone and mobile telephone network in cases when a dedicated hard wired live telephone is not available.
Accessibility Guidelines

Accessibility Guidelines

EN81-70 and Part M of the Building Regulations cover accessibility in passenger lift design, further information can be found in our Accessibility guidelines.

240V Single Phase

No Three-Phase power supply? No problem! We have a range of single-phase passenger lifts to suit your needs. Call us to discuss your requirements.