On-Trend Commercial Lift Designs

In commercial architecture, adapting to current design trends is essential. We support this need by offering a wide range of commercial lift solutions that meet modern design standards and functionality. Our commitment extends to providing versatile, technically proficient lifts that integrate smoothly into varied architectural styles ensuring both aesthetic appeal and compliance with industry regulations.


Common Trends Our Commercial Lifts Can Cover

Current trends in commercial architecture and interior design emphasise sustainability, minimalism, and the seamless integration of technology. These trends significantly influence the selection and implementation of building features, including lifts.

1. Sustainability

We have noticed a driving demand for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly materials. Lifts designed with low-energy consumption and constructed from recycled materials align with green building standards and contribute to the overall sustainability goals of modern structures – and these are standards that our entire platform lift range meets from the recycled parts of their design and overall energy efficiency, running on as little energy as a kettle, to the careful management of their installation.

2. Minimalism

In recent years, there has been a heightened drive to achieve space efficiency and simplicity in commercial environments. Clients favour lifts that feature clean lines and compact designs, and that blend into the aesthetic of a space without dominating it. This approach not only enhances the visual appeal but also maximises the usable area. Our commercial range features designs that do not require additional machine rooms or extensive building works – most of which fit comfortably in a space no bigger than a wardrobe.

3. Technological Integration

Commercial lift design is ever-changing, with new advancements being developed and improved regularly. We have stood at the forefront of platform lift design for nearly 30 years, and our team strives to incorporate the most advanced technologies, such as user-friendly interfaces that improve accessibility and safety.

Customisable Options to Keep Your Projects On-Trend

Our lifts can be tailored in a variety of materials and finishes, including glass, brushed steel, and custom RAL colours, allowing them to seamlessly integrate into any building’s design scheme. This flexibility ensures that whether the architectural style is industrial chic, Scandinavian, or contemporary, the lift can complement the interior perfectly.

Technological features also play a significant role in customisation. Our commercial lifts can include options such as LED lighting, touchscreen controls, and even integrated security systems that contribute to the building’s overall smart technological solutions.


Full Compliance With Every Design

All Gartec lifts are fully compliant with all relevant safety and accessibility regulations, including EN 81-41 for safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts. This compliance ensures that each lift not only meets the current industry standards for safety but also addresses accessibility needs, making buildings more inclusive. Features like automatic doors, adjustable controls, and emergency communication systems ensure that the lifts are safe and accessible to all users, regardless of their physical abilities.

Our Testimonials

We had a limited budget and Gartec worked out the very best option and price for us, they ensured we got the correct people involved regarding the design of the hole for the lift to travel through, and we duly placed the order. We had some misgivings about what we ordered as we were concerned about how it would look when it was installed and how obtrusive it would be, indeed we decided to amend the order so the lift had glass sides and wow! How glad we are that we did. The communication was first class all through and the aftercare has been very good.

I examined the market for a suitable lift for our premises, and Gartec had a lift that would fit into our small bar area and would not be too obtrusive, hence making contact and requesting someone visit to look at the site and advise on the best option for us, we are a grade 2 listed building and were having problems getting the planning permission for the lift to be installed where it would serve us best, Gartec made contact and arranged to visit us. Gartec was very professional and most helpful, and much more interested in getting it right for us than any of the other suppliers.

The cricket club is currently being used as a COVID vaccination centre and the lift is essential for those of limited mobility. Hence it was important to get the work done as soon as possible and on a day when the centre wasn’t in use.  We’re very grateful for the swift response from Gartec, the service engineer was also very competent and helpful.

Plymouth Cricket Club

“We turned to Gartec, and their innovative moving floor design. It was an attractive and successful option taking only 6 days to fit. The safety features include a remote lock and a Smart app operation from an iPhone, so parents can ensure no trapped fingers  or ‘junior joyriding’ – perfect for a family house. We have been impressed with both the product and professional installation, and would certainly consider Gartec again for another Octagon home.”

Anton Dummer, Octagon Developments

“Both our Architect and Building Manager found Gartec Home professional, organised and proactive, and the installation process went smoothly. All the people my husband and I have dealt with have been helpful, and any queries dealt with quickly. The end result is totally integral to the build and reflects the modern architectural style.”

Hazel Coomber, Brentwood

“I would like to say that everyone at Gartec has been very helpful. The lift is my lifeline and enables me to live here.”

Barbara, Stourbridge

“The Gartec Home team were friendly and knowledgeable, they kept me informed and even tidied everything up at the end!”

Mary Jones, Abingdon

“Gartec offered a quick turnaround using a high-quality lift solution. It was important to have lifts that would complement the design and quality of the rest of the houses. The Gartec lifts offered this and only required a short installation period carried out by two friendly engineers. I am pleased with the overall look of the lifts installed and they will contribute to the townhouses being desirable to a bigger market. We look forward to working together again.”

Keith Perfect, Bellwood Homes

We Work Alongside Your Designs

From the very start of the process, we work with you to ensure that the accessibility features you require are perfectly aligned with your design intent. This partnership approach involves initial consultations to understand the specific requirements and constraints of the architectural project, followed by detailed planning sessions where our team works alongside architects to integrate lifts seamlessly into their designs.

The collaboration continues through to installation, where we provide ongoing support to ensure that the integration of the lift is executed flawlessly. Our engineers and design specialists remain available to address any challenges that arise, guaranteeing that the lift performs optimally within the completed environment.


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Invest in Commercial Lifts Tailor-Made For Your Project

As you strive to align your architectural projects with the latest trends, consider how we can enhance your designs with our customisable lift solutions. Our lifts are engineered to meet current standards as well as anticipate future design trends, ensuring longevity and relevance in your projects.