Wheelchair Lifts

Navigating multi-storey buildings can pose significant challenges for wheelchair users and have a significant impact on their daily lives and independence. Moreover, barriers to easy mobility can be especially pronounced within the familiar setting of the home. The struggle to move between different floors can hamper autonomy, underscoring the need for inclusive design. When it comes to addressing these challenges, a wheelchair lift emerges as a practical solution, bridging the gap between floors and enabling seamless mobility.

At Fenston & Cromwell, we specialise in installing wheelchair lifts that enhance accessibility and foster inclusivity, ensuring that those with mobility challenges can navigate their surroundings with ease. Through our expertise and dedicated services, we can help transform homes and public spaces into environments where everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, can lead a more accessible and fulfilling life.

Create a More Accessible and Inclusive Space with a Wheelchair Lift

Also known as a vertical platform lift, a wheelchair lift is a mechanical device designed to make every floor of a building accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility issues. These lifts typically comprise a platform that can accommodate a wheelchair and its occupant as it moves vertically along a guide system.

As wheelchair lifts can be installed both indoors and outdoors, they can offer good accessibility in homes, offices and public buildings. In this way, they contribute to creating a more inclusive environment by enabling individuals with disabilities to navigate spaces that may have steps or changes in elevation.

Enhanced accessibility

Wheelchair lifts significantly improve accessibility by providing a practical and convenient solution for individuals with mobility challenges to navigate buildings with more than one storey. Their inclusive design ensures that any type of property, private or public, is accessible to all, promoting equal opportunities for participation.

Independence and autonomy

Installing a wheelchair lift also empowers individuals with mobility issues, giving them the freedom to move independently between floors. This increased autonomy fosters a sense of self-reliance and reduces their dependence on help from others, thereby enhancing their overall quality of life.

Home adaptations

In residential settings, a wheelchair lift makes it possible for individuals to remain in their homes. By eliminating barriers such as stairs, they will be able to access all areas, preserving the familiarity and comfort of their living environment.

Safety and ease of use

Modern wheelchair lifts are designed with a strong emphasis on safety, featuring secure platforms, user-friendly controls and reliable mechanisms. This ensures a smooth and safe user experience, reducing the risk of accidents or injuries.

Versatility in design

Wheelchair lifts are available in a variety of designs to suit different architectural and spatial requirements. The versatility of these devices allows for customisation based on specific needs and space constraints.

Explore Our Wheelchair Lifts

As an authorised dealer for Aritco, we can help you find the wheelchair lift that will perfectly suit your practical and aesthetic needs.

Aritco HomeLift

The Aritco HomeLift is meticulously crafted with homeowners and their unique needs in mind. Not just a practical solution, this state-of-the-art lift boasts a distinctive DesignWall, setting it apart from other products on the market. It is also specifically designed to be space-efficient, ensuring you can maximise every square metre of your residential property.

Aritco HomeLift Compact

One of the smallest residential lifts in the UK, the Aritco HomeLift Compact is perfectly suited for properties with limited space. It combines cutting-edge design with functionality, making it a reliable wheelchair lift for anyone with a mobility problem. Boasting a patented drive system, the HomeLift Compact exemplifies Aritco’s commitment to providing advanced lift solutions for contemporary living.

Aritco HomeLift Access

Designed to provide increased wheelchair accessibility, the Aritco HomeLift Access can comfortably accommodate up to five people. It leverages SmartLift technology, a patented SmartSafety system, and a reliable screw-and-nut drive mechanism to ensure safety and convenience for all users. With a plethora of customisation options, the HomeLift Access epitomises the essence of a residential wheelchair lift.

Aritco PublicLift Access

The Aritco PublicLift Access features a sleek design and advanced functionalities that enhance aesthetics and accessibility in public and commercial spaces. Compliant with the highest UK and European safety standards, it fosters a welcoming environment and guarantees equal access for all.

Aritco PublicLift Cabin

Tailored for demanding environments, the Aritco PublicLift Cabin provides the familiar feel of a conventional passenger lift without the need for a machine room or deep pit. It has an energy-efficient traction drive and fully automatic telescopic doors to ensure safe and reliable access for users.

The access lift, with its lift shaft and lifting platform, ensures seamless vertical transportation.
The platform lift is designed for versatile use, including outdoor wheelchair lifts that enhance disabled access in various environments.
Platform lifts ensure wheelchair access, making them indispensable for wheelchair users in various settings.
Platform lifts are essential for wheelchair users, providing accessibility through wheelchair platform lifts.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Wheelchair Lift

If you’re thinking about installing an internal or external wheelchair lift, it is important to weigh your options carefully to ensure you’ll find the best solution for your particular needs.

1. Lift type

Today, you can choose from a wide range of wheelchair lifts on the market, including shaftway lifts, enclosed vertical lifts and unenclosed platform lifts. But whatever your preference, you must ensure that your lift will have the necessary features and functionalities to meet your mobility needs, space requirements and aesthetic preferences.

2. Lift size

As wheelchair lifts come in various sizes, you should measure the available space within your property to determine the ideal lift size. The lift must be able to accommodate the number of passengers and/or mobility devices you wish to transport.

3. Safety and security features

As user safety is always paramount, you should only consider wheelchair lifts that come with essential safety features, such as emergency stop buttons, and start and stop functions. Moreover, you need to ensure they comply with UK and European safety standards.

4. Installation and maintenance

As some wheelchair lifts may be complicated to install or maintain, it is always a good idea to seek professional guidance to help you make an informed decision. In addition, remember to ask whether the lift will require regular inspections and servicing.

5. Your budget

The cost of installing a wheelchair lift will depend on its features and functionalities as well as the level of customisations you wish to add. At Fenston & Cromwell, our team will be ready to offer expert advice to help you find a platform lift that suits your budget and functional needs.


Discover what our clients have said about our wheelchair lifts.


As one of Aritco UK’s Technicians, I often work with Fenston and Cromwell and I really rate them. They’re highly professional with top quality products and always deliver a great level of customer service.



Couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. Excellent quality and great service from start to finish.


Frequently Asked Questions

We can deliver the lift six weeks after ordering and install it within one to three days.

This will depend on the size and scale of the project. However, rest assured that the majority of wheelchair lift installations will only require a standard building notice application, which we can arrange on your behalf.

The cost will depend on several factors, such as the scale of the project, your preferred lift type and any customisations you wish to add. For more information, we would encourage you to contact a member of our team who will be happy to answer your questions.

Yes, we do. Our engineers are on hand 24/7 to provide support, lift repairs and maintenance.

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