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…
AUSTRALIA'S MOST AFFORDABLE & COMPACT RESIDENTIAL ELEVATORS
We are delighted to offer our customers the most compact, reliable and affordable home elevators in Australia.
RESiLIFT® is made in Australia and can be easily installed into existing or new homes. Despite having the smallest lift footprint, the RESiLIFT can accommodate two people with ease.
Add convenience, safety and value to your home with a RESiLIFT®.
The RESiLIFT® is half the price of a commercial-style lift, with less building modifications and minimal ongoing maintenance than any other lift.
Safe & 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 home. The sensors, grabrail and safety shield reduces the risk of falling out. See full features here. Read full safety features.
Manufactured in Australia
RESiLIFT® was designed by an Australian for Australians. We use locally sourced parts to manufacture. This means you have local 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 decide to sell, it increases the number of potential buyers.
HOW WILL YOUR HOME ELEVATOR LOOK?
RESiLIFT® is an stylish solution to staying in your home. The streamline design blends in perfectly, no matter what style of home.
The clear lift car enables you to see the décor through it and the guiderails can be matched to the wall colour to make it even less visible.
It is so discreet that customers’ friends often ask “Where is your lift?”, even though it might be right in front of them!
You can choose to have the lift free-standing or built-in, either way, it looks amazing.
WHERE CAN AN ELEVATOR FIT?
With RESiLIFT's clever unobtrusive design, you'll find the lift will fit in many places in your home. Our helpful trained consultants will create the optimal location for your lift to work with the flow of your home.
If required, we can also adjust the size of our home elevators to fit in your home.
WHY CHOOSE A RESiLIFT® FOR YOUR HOME?
One important reason why RESiLIFT® is best is that it does not require a shaft, therefore the building works for installation are minimal. You'll be amazed by our residential elevators!
RESiLIFT® is the most versatile home lift on the market with the smallest footprint and the ability to customise some models. This is a huge advantage especially for tight spaces like townhouses.
Also, unlike other home lifts, our service fees are minimal, another RESiLIFT® delight!
There are so many more features that reinforce that a RESiLIFT® is the premium choice. We encourage you to speak with us.
WHAT SIZE WOULD YOU LIKE?
We have 3 different sizes of residential elevators to choose from. Depending on your needs and space available we recommend you choose a lift that will cater to your future needs.
All RESiLIFT® models fit two people. The Mirage is our most compact lift and still enables two people to travel together. The Miracle comfortably fits someone with a walker, and the Miracle Max is able to accommodate a person in a wheelchair. The Miracle range also has through car options with two entrances.
WHY A DOORLESS ELEVATOR IS BEST
Did you know that 90% of maintenance call outs by lift companies are because of a door malfunction? Imagine being trapped in an elevator? With RESiLIFT®, rest assured you won't ever be trapped or have to pay a serviceman to rescue you.
Without a door, the RESiLIFT® is easy to use, especially for people with mobility issues and the footprint (impact on your home) can remain very small.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“Outstanding and excellent! From my first communication all the way through to post-instalment, I have been highly impressed. I am delighted to share my satisfaction and gratitude. Thank you RESiLIFT so much!”
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.
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…
WHY HAVE A LIFT IN YOUR HOME?
Everyone who owns a 2-storey home should install a residential lift. Here are just some of the reasons why:
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