Lifts for existing and listed buildings
Over decades, we have designed and produced thousands of non-standard lifts for all kind of jobs and conditions. Manufacturing lifts for existing buildings to fit shaft spaces which are irregular or complex is one of our specialties.
Many customers entrust us with the design and manufacture of lifts for listed buildings. We are used to work in complex projects and emblematic buildings in which we are expected to provide the best results with minimum impact in the architectural environment.
We offer a wide range of solutions for adapting our lifts to shaft spaces with reduced shallow headroom, pit or unusual dimensions following the EN81-21 regulation.
From 1 September 2017, all new lifts that are installed must to be designed to suit the requirements of the new harmonised standards EN81-20 and EN81-50.
Among the lift solutions which we often provide, for sites where there is a pre-existing lift shaft, are lifts with a drum drive system. This type of lift is ideal where shaft conditions are complex or where the available space is unusually limited, a common problem in conversion projects and jobs involving listed buildings. Drum drive lifts do not require a counterweight, thereby freeing up available shaft space and allowing larger lift cars to be installed, especially useful where space is at a premium. IMEM Lifts' drum drive lifts offer: ● Rated load capacities: from 180 up to 480Kg ● Entrance configurations: single, open adjacent at 90º, open through at 180º or triple. ● Standard pit and headroom dimensions: 1050mm and 3800mm, respectively. In accordance with EN 81-21, we can achieve reduced pit depth of 350mm or reduced headroom of 2900mm ● Maximum travel distance: 30 metres (98.425ft) ● Entirely compatible with our standard range of lift car models, as well as with our glazed cars and custom-built cars ● Available with hinged lift car and landing doors (minimum width: 500mm) and with automatic doors (minimum width: 600mm). IMEM Lifts is a long-established lift design and manufacturing company with ample experience of drum drive lifts . If you require more information about drum drive lifts, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us: we would be delighted to help.
We offer a wide range of solutions for adapting our lifts to shaft spaces with reduced shallow headroom, pit or unusual dimensions following the EN81-21 regulation. One of our best selling products is the MRL gearless lift for reduced dimensions: The Silens-Pro Compact®. The Silens-Pro Compact® is the ideal solution for existing buildings with limited space available for lift installation. This product is available in a wide range of load capacities and is perfectly suited to handling traffic conditions in the vast majority of existing buildings. It can also be installed in spaces with very limited available pit depth (350mm minimum, in full compliance with the EN 81-21 standard) and headroom clearance space (a minimum of 2650mm in accordance with EN 81-21). All the advantages of a state-of-the-art MRL gearless lift comfortably fitted into a highly compact product. We can also provide solutions designed to suit the particular project in hand: hydraulic, electric with a machine room sited above, below or on the side of the shaft, drum driven systems, whatever is the most appropriate.
Looking for a bespoke lift? We offer a wide range of solutions for adapting our lifts to shaft spaces with limited headroom, limited pit space or unusual dimensions. There are very few manufacturers worldwide who can match up to our flexibility and creativity in the design and manufacture of one-off solutions. In case your project’s needs cannot be suited by any of our standard lift solutions of course we can design and produce a unique lift specifically tailored for your shaft. Our lifts are always designed to suit the particular project in hand: hydraulic, electric with a machine room sited above, below or on the side of the shaft, drum driven systems, whatever is the most appropriate. We are experts in designing solutions for reduced or awkward shaft dimensions. Our engineering department undertakes exhaustive study of each project within an existing shaft so as to provide our clients with an accurate and straightforward guide to the best available lift solution. We master the art of producing fine bespoke lift cars to satisfy our customers’ particular tastes and needs. When we design special lift cars, the sky is the limit: we use whatever materials best achieve the desired result – from the most straightforward high-quality laminates to the finest and most opulent finishes available. Many standout buildings – including museums, luxury hotels and private clubs – are further enhanced by our made-to-measure lift cars, designed to harmonise effortlessly with their distinguished surroundings. We can provide the lift with structure or we can adapt it to a structure provided by the customer. For more information of bespoke lifts, please download our brochure or simply get in touch with us. We are always delighted to help.
These particular projects require the use of structures, which can be freestanding or they can be fitted onto the wall.
The lift structures can be installed both in new and existing buildings and they can be supplied suitable for indoors or outdoors environments.