We're currently building this lift. Here we are using the installation hoist to carry a 20' section of track from the top end where we made it to the bottom end of the completed track where we need it.
The owners of this property had an old lift but it was rickety and then it fell off the tracks so they wisely decommissioned it. Then they had us remove it and build this lift so they can keep and use the cottage indefinitely.
The Owners decided that it made sense to install this beautiful 2-Pitch Lift in to help sell their unique Shim-Sutcliffe designed cottage. The lift gives all prospective purchaser the ability to get to and from the water.
This lift was installed to give a paraplegic independent access to the water where she could swim and kayak with her daughters and neighbours. Before the lift she needed someone big and strong to get her from the cottage to the water.
This lift began with a call from a Real Estate Agent who had clients that were very interested in purchasing this property but they needed a lift to make it work for everyone in their family. 44 days later the property had sold, closed and the lift was running.
These owners didn't know about inclined lifts until we met at the 2014 Spring Cottage Life Show. They explained that access to the water had become impossible for some family members. Their lift now allows everyone to be at the lakefront together.
“Absolutely the best investment I made after I bought my beach home. My parents are elderly and would not have been able to navigate the stairs to the beach. With this lift that John and his incredible crew installed for us, we can all enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. Thanks again.”