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 mechanical engineering, he embarked on a problem-solving project: ‘How can we remove the inevitable danger of stairs in two-storey homes affordably for the average Australian?’ This was a personal dilemma for an elderly relative and eventually was a clever solution for hundreds of Australians. Peter invented the first ‘through-floor’ residential lift as a safe and convenient alternative. His motivation was to create a product that empowered people to stay in their home, at an affordable price and with minimal impact on the building. Prior to his invention, residential lifts were either an exclusive luxury or for people with a disability. It’s now considered a smart way to future-proof a home. “I designed this lift so people could stay safely in the home they love,” says Peter. “It saves time, effort and money that would otherwise be wasted…
WE UNDERSTAND YOUR LIFT NEEDS TO BLEND IN WITH YOUR HOME
One of the benefits of choosing a RESiLIFT® is you have plenty of choices!
- Would you like a built-in or free-standing lift?
- What colours would you like the lift to be?
- Do you need to have the size modified?
You can be in control of your 'lift style' because the RESiLIFT® is manufactured locally.
One of the remarkable features of the RESiLIFT® invention is it does not require a shaft. This makes it relatively easy to install in existing homes with only minor building modifications.
With a free-standing lift, when the lift car is on the other level the only part seen is the guide-rails. This means there is a minimal visual impact, making it a great choice for tight spaces such as townhouses.
Some floor plans are conducive to a built-in lift. This is a common choice for new homes and may have a sliding door in front of the lift.
Sometimes clients with existing homes make this style of booth by modifying a hallway linen cupboard.
We'll be able to discuss the options with you when we visit your home.
COLOURS & FINISHES
We give you the option of matching your home decor and colour scheme. The lift comes in clear polycarbonate which is a glass-like finish but can also be made in opal (white) or grey. For a more traditional lift car look, brushed aluminium can be used in the Miracle range.
The framework is supplied in Surfmist as a standard but can be powder coated to any of the Dulux range. Some distributors also supply this in raw or anodized aluminium.
COLORBOND® Finishing Options
The standard colour for the RESiLIFT® guide rails is Surfmist® from COLORBOND®. It is surprising how well this blends in with most homes. However, at an additional charge, you can choose any colour for the from COLORBOND® powder coating range.
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!
WATCH THE RESiLIFT IN ACTION
The Margot and Trevor share their experience on how the RESiLIFT has transformed their home in Armadale, Victoria. Now they can stay in their home they love safely.
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 dumb waiters being installed to take groceries from the garage to the pantry and laundry chutes previously included in luxury homes. Many people use their elevators for commuting items that are difficult on stairs such as luggage and furniture. Some use them for their sick/older pets, although this is rarely the primary reason for installation. Many people do not want to purchase double storey homes but with land prices cannot afford to have single storey, so installing an elevator resolves that problem. Who benefits from installing a home elevator? Nowadays architects will typically suggest at least a provision for a future lift in new build designs. There are also a number of lifts that can be installed for existing homes, such as the RESiLIFT®. It is not just the homeowner who benefits. Because people do not have to move home, they retain their family memories and…
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 people feel their only choice is to move to a single-level home. Pleased with already having a RESiLIFT installed, Lyn from Gisborne, Victoria shared her experience “I broke my leg just before Christmas, and having the lift was a God-send. On the other hand,” Lyn says, “My girlfriend broke her ankle very badly last year and had to have an ankle fusion. Their home has very steep stairs and no bathroom downstairs. Without a lift, it was a nightmare.” RESiLIFT® is not only an affordable solution, it’s a smart choice. Because the footprint is so small, our lift can be retrofitted into existing homes with minimal impact. Many people also install our lifts in their holiday homes as they prepare for a sea or tree change. Australians are including lifts in their house designs so that…
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