Enhance the value of your home with an easy-to-install residential elevator.
Words by Natasha Were.
A new line of cutting edge home elevators offer a simple way to future proof your home and assist in overcoming mobility issues. Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators (PVE), available on island through Androgroup Elevator, are ingeniously designed to make them economical on space and energy consumption, and straightforward to install.
PVE elevators are housed in a transparent, polycarbonate and aluminium cylinder that is powered not by cables or pistons but by air. Because the cylinder is self-supporting it eliminates the need for a pit excavation, hoistway or machine room, meaning the elevators can be retrofitted into existing homes almost as easily as they can be installed in new builds.
The simplicity of the design means the entire installation can be completed in as little as three days and the low footprint of the cylinder – between 32 and 53 inches in external diameter, depending on the model – enables it to fit into spaces other elevators cannot.
PVE elevators require minimal energy to ascend, and none at all to descend, making them extremely economical to run. With few moving parts, maintenance is also minimised: no lubricants or oils required, only a seal replacement every four to five years.
With no unsightly cables or pistons, the elevators are visually unobtrusive. A choice of six standard colour finishes allows homeowners to match the look of the elevator to their interior colour scheme.
PVE elevators are available in three models, with capacity for one, two or three passengers respectively, with the largest size also accommodating a wheelchair. Additional upgrades include a cabin phone and cabin key lock, and in the two-passenger model a foldable seat.
For more information regarding new equipment installation or repairs and servicing of existing equipment, contact Call: 1.345.943.1133
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