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 blend in with the home decor as a retro fit was to make it free standing by eliminating the enclosures and enclosure doors. It was discovered that the Australian Standards Commission had also foreseen the emerging need and had composed and issued a Standard AS 1735 part 15 to meet this need. The “thru lift” concept was birthed at this very time. The next challenge was to have the entire lift motor, wire rope system, control boards etc. within the 300 mm high space between the cabin ceiling and the home ceiling to avoid penetrating the upper floor ceiling into the roof space. Peter set out drafting the lift on a drafting board he had purchased at a Hydro fire sale! The prototype unit was then produced on…
Installing a RESiLIFT® is half the price of a traditional commercial-style lift in your home. It requires less building modifications and ongoing maintenance than with any other lift.
Safe and easy to use
RESiLIFT® operates with continuous pressure. The operator is in control of the journey for the whole way. By not having a door, RESiLIFT® maximises accessibility and there is no risk of being trapped in your lift. The sensors, grabrail and safety shield reduces the risk of falling out. Read full safety features below.
Manufactured in Australia
RESiLIFT® was designed by an Australian for Australians. We use locally sourced parts to manufacture. This means you have local technical support if needed.
The key components of RESiLIFT® are made from quality products. The hoist is German Engineered and made in Australia by SEW Eurodrive. The extrusions are from Ullrich and all other components are manufactured in Tasmania.
The footprint for a Mirage is incredibly less than one square metre. It is the most compact residential lift on the market taking less space than a shower. We are also able customise the Miracle to fit in very small spaces.
Add value to your home
Installing a RESiLIFT® will add value, convenience and safety to your home. Should you ever decide to sell, these factors is likely to attract more potential buyers and buyers with greater spending capacity.
Here's a short video of Peter's recent visit to Melbourne for a showroom launch party. You can see how smooth the lift operates and the seamless design that can blend into any home environment.
OTHER FEATURES YOU SHOULD KNOW....
LOW MAINTENANCE FEES
We pride ourselves on the reliability of our product. Provided the annual service is conducted, it is reasonable to expect that there would not be any other maintenance charges during the year.
The doorless feature is the main reason why maintenance is minimal. Remember 90% of the reason why services are required by lift companies is that people are trapped because of door malfunction.
Because we are truly local, there won't be any waiting around for parts to come from another country, plus the expertise and knowledge are local. All these features reinforce why RESiLIFT® is the smartest purchase to make.
The RESiLIFT® has been designed to use minimal energy. It simply plugs into a standard 10 amp powerpoint and uses less power than a toaster!
This not only keeps running costs to a bare minimum, but installation costs don't require expensive electrical upgrading, saving on costly electrician fees.
SHORT LEAD TIME
The reason we have a short lead time is our lifts are truly local. All the parts are local and easily accessible which minimises wait time. Our service comes with local support and expertise. This is one of the many benefits to an Australian manufactured product. As the lifts are manufactured locally you don't have to wait for it to arrive on a boat from China!
The quick turnaround is also evident in any ongoing services that may be required.
The fast lead time is typically 4-6 weeks but in emergencies can be as short as one week from time of request. [In some circumstances where there has been a medical emergency we have been able to install in less than a week.]
The Miracle and Miracle Max are available in single and dual entries/exits. This provides the customer with an option installing the lift in different locations, and simply walking through (or rolling through if in a wheelchair) the lift in the one direction.
Let us come and visit your home today to talk through the options.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
I broke my leg just before Christmas. Having the RESiLIFT was a God-send! On the other hand, my girlfriend broke her ankle very badly and had to have an ankle fusion. Their home has very steep stairs and no bathroom downstairs. Without a lift, it was a nightmare. Lyn N, New Gisborne, VIC
We have now had the lift for one week of which I spent 5 nights in hospital with my bad back, so our timing to have it installed was perfect & on returning home today I have used the lift with great joy! The people who installed the lift were a pleasure to have working […]
This RESiLIFT is the best thing to have happened to me! Great for me carrying the groceries and wood!
It’s absolutely wonderful! For the first time in 12 years of living in this home, it is all on one level; we don’t have to use the stairs to get around our home!
Thanks to you and installation team (Phil and Adrian) on the excellent result achieved with this project. We believe this project outside the existing home is not common with most lifts being internal. We are delighted with the result.
“Wonderful product. Wonderful company. Resilift would have to be the best run company that I have had the pleasure to deal with. Service was excellent prompt and delivered with enthusiasm. After sales service was the same. Wishing this family run business all the best for a long and productive future”
Many thanks for the commemorative key ring — it sits proudly on the safety key in our lift, which by the way still gives us yeoman service.
Congratulations on the sale of 1000 lifts! If all of your customers are as happy as we are, then you’ll have 1000 satisfied customers!
The History of The Residential Lift Company One 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 of Engineers beginning with her grandfather, Joseph Francies, who became a Professor of Engineering in India and her father, Frank Murphy, obtained a degree of Science Engineering at the University of London. Peter van Emmerik, Rosemary’s husband, has a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering, Hobart. Peter was to become the designer of the lift. Their son, Andy, has a Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Peter’s family moved from Holland to Java and his grandparents formed the White Cross Colony to address the problem of the aftermath of a volcano in mid Java. At its heyday the White Cross Colony housed over 1,000 people and provided shelter, food and work on the coffee plantation ,dairy, weaving and an orphanage. The 2nd World War resulted in the family being sent to concentration camp and the Colony falling into disrepair. Peter’s Father,…
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