When it’s time for your old lift to be removed or replaced, Stannah can guide you through the process

All mechanical equipment has a lifecycle, depending on the make, model and use. Whilst lifespan can be prolonged through lift modernisation and refurbishment, your lift will eventually reach the end of its serviceable life. Once this happens, the safest and most cost-effective solution will be to have the lift removed or replaced.

Commercial lifts face their own set of challenges. Passenger lifts in retail stores are subjected to near-constant use, wearing down components gradually over time, whilst goods lifts are often subjected to much heavier loads and impact force. In all cases, lifts in public buildings are a vital part of their day-to-day business, and an out of order lift can have a serious impact on those who rely on it to keep people and goods moving.

We offer lift removal services from our network of eleven service branches nationwide. If you’re looking to install a new lift in its place, we can combine our removal service with the safe and efficient installation of a new Stannah lift product. 

We're happy to take a look at your existing equipment and advise how we can help

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Is it time to replace your lift?

The life expectancy of any type of lift is dependent on a variety of factors. These include usage, product age or building type – amongst others. It may be time to replace your lift if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Increase in repair costs
  • Frequent breakdowns or call-outs
  • Abnormal noise coming from the motor room or lift shaft
  • Lift doors not opening or closing properly
  • Lift looking tired, damaged or worn out
  • Older, obsolete parts fitted
  • Recurring issues not solved by lift maintenance alone

Sometimes, building refurbishment or change in usage can result in a requirement for lifting equipment to be changed. Our commercial lift removal can be offered as a stand-alone process, or as a part of a replacement and new installation of any lift, escalator or moving walkway. We begin by visiting the site and discussing your options, then agree on how to progress, keeping you updated at each stage and ensuring building disruption is kept to an absolute minimum. 

Whatever your requirement, there’s a local team of highly experienced Stannah engineers here to advise, support and guide you throughout the whole process. 

Lift expertise you can trust

Our 150 years' of engineering experience within the lift industry means you can rely on us to get the job done. During the initial site visit, we will examine and inspect your current lifting equipment, check dimensions and talk you through your options. 

We will work with you to produce any construction phase plans, asbestos checks, method statements and risk assessments required – so you can be confident of what’s involved. We always ensure that any works comply with CDM 2015 regulations, European lift laws and Health and Safety regulations such as OHSAS 18001.  As part of our lift services, we can also provide scaffolding and painting of lift shafts if needed. 

We safely control (and where possible remove) any hazardous dust or substances. Once the lift removal is complete, we dispose of all items, recycling and disposing of every part in an environmentally friendly and considerate way.  

Our highest priority is the safety of our passengers, our customers and our engineers. For all the work we undertake, we agree a schedule that both minimises risk whilst also minimising disruption. This dedication to both safety and service is why Network Rail put their trust in us to deliver major lift replacements in open and busy rail stations.

Why choose Stannah?

  • We’re members of the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA)
  • We look after the lifts of the Network Rail stations and other national projects offering great project management service
  • We cover all lift services, from brand new lift installation to repair services and 24 hours breakdown coverage
  • We’ll manage your project for you – giving you one less thing to worry about
  • As one of the largest independent lift companies, with national coverage and more than 360 service engineers

We’re big enough to cope, yet small enough to care. 

Contact your local service branch and see what we can do

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