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 Smallest Home Lift Sizes You Can Get

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As Melbourne residential living continues to grow upwards, many homeowners are gravitating towards the idea of an elevator, but are concerned they don’t have enough space in their existing home to install one. Sound familiar? Some of the most common questions we get asked is: “Is my home big enough for a home lift?” and …

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The Surprising History of Elevator Music

The Surprising History of Elevator Music - music for home lifts and commercial elevators melbourne

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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DDA Compliance in Melbourne, Australia: What Your Business Needs to Know

dda compliance in melbourne: what you need to know for your business

If Australian DDA compliance has got you going ‘round the twist, keep reading to find some clarity so you can stop spinning. This article will take you from top to tail on how to choose an elevator for your Melbourne business that meets all Aussie requirements (plus some extra stats on how this can benefit …

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2021: The New Home Design Trends You Must Know Now

2021 home design trends - platinum elevators

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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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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