Modern Renovations Require Minimal Home Lift

The Challenge

Nestled by the Scottish coast in Cowie, Liz and Alan were underway with renovations to make their home more modern, colourful and personal.

The couple realised a home lift would be an ideal addition to enjoy it in retirement and make life easier in the meantime.



  • Small size to fit in curved stairwell space
  • Modern look and feel to match renovations
  • Reliable, low maintenance lift


The Advice

After visiting the house, Gartec recommended the compact, energy efficient 4000 home lift.

The stylish new staircase had a stairwell space for the lift, and we suggested connecting support hoops to the wall to make the lift independent from the stairs – a simple self supporting home lift solution that meant no alterations needed. The support hoop was connected to the wall on the upper floor to keep the lift stable and secure.

The tinted glass doors fitted well with the glass features throughout the home. We suggested a 50mm pit (instead of a ramp) to maximise floor space in the entrance hall, and metal floor trim to match the modern design.


They commented:

“It was an absolute pleasure working with Gartec, from our initial enquiry right through to completed installation we were very well looked after

The white exterior design with aluminium trims fitted perfectly with the modern feel of the property and the stylish staircase design.


The Result

Fitting around other works was simple, needing just a few days for installation. Using the support hoop made it a fully freestanding home lift and meant no major building works or alterations needed – and we even cleared up after.

“Liz and Alan are absolutely delighted with their new home

(Norman, Roundhouse Architecture)

Now complete, the house looks modern and bright and the home lift blends in perfectly – ready to go when they need it.