A Technological Advancement in Commercial Lift Design

In commercial architecture, the integration of advanced lift features is essential to meet evolving accessibility standards and anticipate future needs. These lifts are designed to adapt to changing regulations and client expectations, ensuring that buildings remain accessible and relevant for years to come.


Innovation in Accessibility

As accessibility standards in architecture improve, architects need to think critically about how every element of their designs can be accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. To aid in this adaptation, our lifts are equipped with features such as adjustable controls for varying heights, voice announcements for visually impaired users, and braille buttons for the blind.

These technologies are integrated thoughtfully into our designs, ensuring they meet the latest accessibility requirements without compromising the aesthetic and functional needs of modern buildings.


A Closer Look at Our Commercial Lift Features

These accessibility features can be seamlessly integrated into any architectural design, from sleek, modern commercial buildings to more complex, historically sensitive renovation projects. Standardised features across all models include:

Energy Efficiency

Gartec lifts are engineered for optimal energy performance. For instance, the Aritco 9000 model features an energy-efficient drive system that significantly reduces power consumption compared to traditional lifts. This is coupled with LED lighting and standby power mode options, minimising the environmental impact and operational costs.

Smart Technology Integration

Integration of IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity in lifts like the Aritco PublicLift Access allows for remote monitoring and diagnostics. This technology enables real-time updates and alerts on lift status, facilitating preventative maintenance and swift responses to technical issues, thereby enhancing user experience and safety.

Safety Enhancements

Safety is the number one consideration across all of our models, with features such as automatic emergency lowering, which operates even during power outages, ensuring passengers are not trapped. The inclusion of overload protection and anti-slip flooring, as seen in models like the ILS 1000 High Capacity Platform Lift, further ensures that the lifts are safe for all users under various conditions.

Future-Proofing Your Architectural Designs

By anticipating future demands and regulatory changes, architects can ensure that their projects remain viable and functional for years to come. In all of our commercial models, we prioritise:


  • Adapting to Future Accessibility Requirements: Accessibility standards are continuously evolving, but with our customisable features, you can adapt to such changes. For example, IoT connectivity can be updated remotely to comply with new standards without needing significant physical modifications.


  • Energy Efficiency and Environmental Standards: Gartec lifts are designed to minimise energy use, a feature that will become increasingly important in the years ahead. Some of our models require as little power as a dishwasher or washing machine when used five times a day for a year.



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

Incorporate Innovative Features Into Your Next Project

To discover how our advanced features can integrate into your next project and future-proof your designs, contact us today for a detailed consultation. We also invite all those in the area to visit our showroom to see our cutting-edge lifts in action. Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your projects with our industry-leading commercial lifts.


Frequently Asked Questions

What types of lifts does Gartec offer?

  • Gartec provides a variety of lift solutions including platform lifts, cabin lifts, and stairlifts. Each category offers models that can be tailored to meet specific accessibility needs and aesthetic preferences within commercial, residential, and public environments.


How customisable are Gartec’s commercial lifts?

  • Clients can choose from a range of materials, colours, and finishes, as well as technological upgrades like smart controls and energy-efficient features. This flexibility allows architects to integrate lifts seamlessly into any design.


Are Gartec commercial lifts compliant with current accessibility regulations?

  • Yes, all our platform lifts are designed to comply with the latest accessibility standards, including the Equality Act and Building Regulations Part M. We ensure that our products meet essential safety and accessibility criteria, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.


Can Gartec commercial lifts be integrated into existing buildings?

  • Absolutely. Our commercial lifts are engineered to be installed in new constructions or retrofitted into existing buildings. Our team offers comprehensive support, from the initial design consultation through to installation, ensuring minimal disruption to the existing structure.


What support does Gartec provide post-installation?

  • We offer ongoing support after installation, including maintenance and service packages to ensure optimal operation throughout the lifespan of the lift. Our 24/7 customer service team is also ready to assist with any queries or issues that may arise.


How does Gartec ensure the longevity of its lifts?

  • Our lifts are built with high-quality materials and advanced engineering practices to ensure durability and reliability. With features like modular design and easy-to-upgrade components, our lifts are designed to adapt to future technological advancements and changes in regulations.


How can I see Gartec lifts in person?

  • Architects and clients are welcome to visit our showroom to view our commercial lift features and customisation options for themselves.