Several types of residential elevators are available. These include hydraulic, winding drum, traction drive, and pneumatic models. The type you choose will depend to a large extent on the amount of space you have in your home.
Most of these elevator types require space for a pit and machine room, which must be taken into consideration when deciding on a space for the elevator. The exception is a pneumatic, or vacuum, elevator, which uses changes in air pressure to move the cab. This type of home elevator does not require a machine room. It can be attached to a balcony or travel through a hole in the floor, which reduces the amount of space required, as well as the amount of time and work involved in the installation process.
The next step is to decide on the size of the elevator cab. The size you choose will depend on the amount of space available in your home, the amount of weight you need to transport, and whether or not the elevator will be used to move a wheelchair from one floor to another.
You can choose between a box-shaped or round elevator cab for your home. Pneumatic elevators are generally round, while other types are generally box-shaped.
Home elevators are available in many sizes and shapes that can fit into virtually any home. Whether you have space for a large, square elevator with a machine room or want a round elevator to attach to a balcony, Artisan Elevators can help you design a custom elevator that will make the best use of your space and improve your mobility.