Fifteen years ago, Tasmanian Engineer, Peter van Emmerik was in his early seventies and retired. Like many people in retirement, he didn’t want to stop working altogether. Instead he started working on a project, which at the time, he didn’t realise was going to launch a full blown Australian-based company, pioneering residential lifts of this kind around the world. With Peter’s passion for … [Read more...] about OUR AUSTRALIAN STORY
Check out the latest Home Design magazine featuring RESiLIFT®. Why should homeowners consider a home elevator?Initially associated with the aging population, residential elevators are fast becoming a lifestyle inclusion for all multi level homes. As souring land prices force developers upwards, elevators prove a safer alternative to stairs.Residential lifts are now replacing the … [Read more...] about FEATURED IN HOME DESIGN
Future-proofing your home is about being prepared for whatever happens to you or your family members. As we age, the likelihood that we experience limitations to our mobility increases. It may be the result of a past injury or a new diagnosis. For people living in two-storey or split-level homes, stairs may become difficult to navigate and sometimes even dangerous. Faced with this dilemma, some … [Read more...] about LIVE IN THE HOME I LOVE FOREVER
“Every time I put my foot in the lift, I am so thankful”, says Romina who installed a RESiLIFT 6 months ago. Romina and Les lived on a large property in Mornington Peninsula for over 30 years. As the property became too big to maintain, they decided to subdivide the land. Les, a builder by trade, built a beautiful double-storey Georgian Style house at the front of the property which they moved … [Read more...] about IT WORKS LIKE MAGIC!
CASE STUDY Ros Morton was in tears six months after she and her husband Stuart moved into their new two-storey home in Rosebud, Victoria. Yes, there were the amazing views of Port Phillip Bay and the sun setting slowly on the horizon. And yes, they were excited to be close to their son and his family in Mount Eliza and all the Peninsula had to offer after relocating from Mooroolbark (Edna Walling … [Read more...] about WHAT HAVE I DONE?
The idea of the lift was conceived when it was proposed to Peter Van Emmerik by his son Andrew, that in view of the ageing population and the absence of a lift suitable for residential use, a market for this product would emerge and that it would provide Peter with a challenging retirement project at age 67.The options were evaluated and it was concluded that to make the lift economic and … [Read more...] about THE INVENTOR & HIS INVENTION
The History of The Residential Lift CompanyOne could hardly imagine that the prototype RESiLIFT® would birth an Australia-wide company leading the way in simplicity, cost effectiveness, easy installation and maintenance. Nor could one imagine that the heritage of each of the players contributed to the design and inspiration of the project.Rosemary Murphy born 1936 came from a long line … [Read more...] about OUR STORY