How much does it cost to put a home lift in your house?

A home lift can make a vast improvement to one’s quality of life. Not only does it give you the freedom to move around your home more independently, but it is also a safe, practical and maintainable way to increase the value of your property. But the cost of installing a lift in your house is no minor investment. It takes time, effort and careful consideration to ensure the perfect lift for your residence is installed. Not one home lift is the same, so we’ve put together this guide to provide some perspective on which aspects of a home lift influences its cost.

Home lift with a swing door

Lift Cabin Size

The appropriate size for your lift will be contingent on two things. First, how much space you have available in your property, and second, how many people the lift needs to accommodate. If you use a wheelchair, you will need to consider this too. 

Lifts with larger cabins tend to be more expensive than smaller ones due to the additional material required. Smaller lift cabins are usually less pricey due to less materials being used and the fact that they’re usually easier to fit into your home, thus resulting in less building work. That said, our bespoke lifts can be adapted to fit any space you want, often circumventing the need for extensive building work and inconvenience.

Home lift with wood panels for a mid-century look opening to a walk in wardrobe.

Number of floors

With more floors in your home comes more complexity, time and technical nous, all of which can increase the price of your lift. With a custom design, the amount of floors required should be noted at the beginning of the process. This will give you a clearer idea of what kind of expense to expect once a quote has been created for you. The majority of UK homes have two-floors, but if your house has more there's no need to worry -our custom lift designs can travel to as many floors as you need.

Design features  

Certain design specifications and cabin finishes can add to the cost of your home lift. Before going ahead with your lift design consider what extra features you might need. For example, do you want a seat built in for added comfort? Or perhaps you want to make the lift a design statement with
glass cabin walls?

At Premier Lifts we pride ourselves on making designs that are aesthetically pleasing as well as efficiently engineered. All of our lifts can be made bespoke, with a wide variety of interior finishes, doors, flooring and button options available.  It is our promise that the lift we create will match the image and identity of your home, enhancing it rather than being a burden.

Modern kitchen with a full glass swing door from our Premier home Lift Range.

Building and maintenance

It’s not just the lift itself that costs, but the designer’s expertise, building materials, and the construction workers’ time. Not to mention any alterations that may be required in your home to facilitate the construction process. For some types of lifts, the room layout may need to be altered, or a building extension might be required.

Once you have a rough idea of how much a lift will cost to build and install, it is also wise to consider how much it will cost to operate, service and maintain. Our lifts are designed to be as energy-efficient as possible, but operating any type of lift will inevitably affect your energy bills.

At Premier Lifts we have an in-house team of expert engineers to help you size up costs. Our premier home lift range usually starts from around £20,000, while our eco home lift range starts at £16,000.Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions about pricing your home lift. It would be our privilege to help give you peace of mind and guidance on such matters.


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