Gartec Home Compact Lift used for House Boat Office

The Challenge

Living on a house boat on the Thames, London, homeowner Gillian and her son realised a home lift would make their house boat possible to live in for years to come – and make moving bulky items between the home office and upper floor much easier.

The self-built home had a very small area available for the lift. Getting anything heavy or large across a small entry bridge was restricting their choice – until they found Gartec and the compact 4000 home lift.


The Lift

Matt Akerman, our Home Lift Manager, recommended our 4000 home lift – a super compact home lift – as it was the ideal size for the tiny space. The modular structure meant getting it across the bridge to install it was easy too. After just 3 days, it was installed and completely ready to go. Gillian commented:

“Your installers, Ben and Marcus, were absolutely amazing. They didn’t stop for a minute and left everywhere spotlessly clean”

Gillian went for simple, clean finishes in white, using a wardrobe as an ideal spot for the compact lift to arrive at on the top floor, near the bedroom. The call station was installed on the wall on the lower floor to make it easier to reach.


The Result

The compact lift is ideal for the tiny space and makes the house boat even more interesting. Gillian, the homeowner, said:

“I am thrilled to bits with the new lift. It’s much nicer than I ever expected and in fact I have to say I was not that enthusiastic. It was Grant who nudged me towards it and I am so pleased that he did. From a very, very happy customer”