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.
The long-time owners of this cottage were finding that hauling luggage and groceries from the car to the cottage was becoming too difficult. This simple one-person-plus-cargo lift solved the problem.
This island cottage was becoming increasingly difficult for the owners to manage. They realized that to stay indefinitely they'd need a lift and that it was better to build sooner than later.
This lift runs from a parking area to the cottage with most of the track very close to the ground. The two-door car enters from the left side at the top and exits from right side at the bottom. We used wire mesh and embedded wooden “steps” under the track to minimize erosion and stabilize the slope. The lift seamlessly integrates into the landscaping and provides a great view of a terraced garden.
Designed to carry cargo and/or one person, this lift runs from a parking area to a cottage porch, a vertical rise of about 35 feet.
These owners wanted to move supplies from a parking lot to their kitchen for large and frequent family gatherings. They also wanted the lift to carry people, planning for the likelihood that one day the stairs would be a challenge.
This one-person lift bypasses 25 beautiful but treacherous stone steps that were often wet and no longer safe.
This was the first lift we built with a really tight landing area.