Do this before buying an elevator

While elevators are common modes of transportation, they aren’t quite the same as other vehicles. Cars are owned by nearly everyone you know, but there’s only an exclusive selection who own lifts. Given the limited “common” knowledge around buying an elevator, you might not know where to start on your search! There are so many …

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The Surprising History of Elevator Music

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Calm your nerves, boost your productivity and get you to spend more money… Elevator music is some powerful stuff. And it has a surprising (and interesting!) history. Read on to find out how elevator music, also known as a genre of music called “Muzak,”  has been used to boost productivity, influence behaviour and increase customer …

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2021: The New Home Design Trends You Must Know Now

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Times are changing (literally, it’s a new year!) and this means that design trends are changing too.  We know that lots of you are in the midst of building a new home or renovating thanks to the Government incentives in 2020. Creating a space that’s truly yours offers a deep level of satisfaction that’s unique …

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How home lifts work (and what you need for yours)

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Cogs that turn with mechanical whirs. Bells which chime and whistle. Levers that pump and pull. Puffs of smoke and steam that propel through the air.  Is this what you imagine when you think about the insides of an elevator? You’ll be pleased (and relieved) to know this only exists in your imagination. While it …

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Fire Rated Elevators. What You Need To Know

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A fire is the last thing any building owner wants to think about. When it comes to an elevator installation fire safety is an important consideration because, while the risks of fire are low, when they do happen they can be catastrophic. Most elevators won’t automatically include fire-rated doors, but they’re a really worthwhile feature …

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Are Elevators Required in Child Care Centres?

If worries such as lugging prams upstairs or children running and tripping on steps have left you wondering whether you need lift access for your child care centre, the short answer is yes… If your centre has more than one level or is positioned on a higher level in an existing building. You may not …

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How Often do Home Elevators Need to Be Replaced?

How Often do Home Elevators Need to Be Replaced_ - platinum elevators

You’re ready for a residential lift to make your day-to-day life easier. You’ve found ideas of what you like, or you’re considering buying a home with one installed and you’re almost ready to commit. Or maybe you already have an elevator and you’re questioning its structural or mechanical health. Whichever boat you sit in, it …

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How High? What You Need to Know About Elevator Levels

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Size does matter. When it comes to your building’s elevator needs that is.  If you’ve ever thought that your space is too small to warrant an elevator or too big for it to be easy, it’s not true. Big, small, or any size in between. No matter the size of your space, there’s an elevator …

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How to Make Your Home Elevator Your Own

How to make your home elevator design your own | Platinum Elevators

Designing your home elevator should be just as personal as designing your home. After all, they’re part and parcel. Not just a lifeless extension, your residential elevator needs to be a room with style and flair. A place that reflects you and your energy.  So what options are out there? You’d be surprised at just …

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