When considering price it is essential to ensure that the lift you are selecting is fit for purpose. So how much does a Commercial lift cost?
The basic points to consider are:
Commercial lifts need to meet the Building Code of Australia for disabled Access. This will vary depending on the application so consult a Building Surveyor for what your project requires.
The lifts must also conform to a recognized lift code such as AS1735 or EN81
The lift must meet AS3000 for electrical installations.
Once you have determined the size and rated load of your lift with the Building Surveyor or disabled access consultant you are in a position to discuss your project with suppliers.
To obtain a firm quote you will need working drawings for your project so you might need to visit a few show rooms to determine which companies you would consider.
Face to face discussions with suppliers can save very costly mistakes. Be careful of companies that do not have show rooms and experienced sales staff.
When comparing prices the following are the main points:
For a two stop lift, prices range from $50,000 + GST to $200,000 + GST.
Always remember that quality and safety are everything in today's buildings. Long after the building is finished the builder is responsible for the safety of those using the lift.
If you require independent advice, contact LESA.
They will be happy to advise and recommend a lift consultant who can best represent your interests.
Published: August 3, 2015