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Ventilation system

Roof & externally prepared doors as standard

Our external platform lift, the Aritco PublicLift Access Outdoor option is ideal for outdoor environments with weather-resistant features. Gartec servicing packages ensure your lift condition – with packages to suit all budgets and requirements. Our nationwide network of engineers are on hand 24/7 for peace of mind.

The Aritco PublicLift Access Outdoor Option (external passenger platform lift) is ideal for use as a simple access lift between external floors. This can also be upgraded to the goods version, offering higher lifting capacity and the benefit of using the lift for light goods. The lift uses a modular structure to reduce delivery and installation time, needing only a small load bearing footprint and no major building works on site.

The Aritco PublicLift Access Outdoor Option lift is completely contained within the shaft, and operated using our patented nut & screw technology which eliminates the need for structural changes or major building works. The lift doesn’t require a machine room (read more about Machine Room Less Lifts here) or pump box housing. Operation inside is by continuous pressure, and outside using a single touch button to call the lift to the floor.

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Vertical platform lifts are contained within a shaft. This shaft has guide rails along two corners of the shaft which help to guide the carrier, which is generally an L shaped platform attached to a mast. When using an open platform lift, the walls remain in the same place as the platform raises or lowers.

There is a wide range of electric, hydraulic, and mechanical platform lifts, including enclosed cabin lifts, industrial vertical platform lifts, and even hidden platform lifts. Cabin platform lifts work in the same way as normal platform lifts but, rather than having an L shaped carrier, the platform is contained within a box to give the feel of a conventional lift.

In order to use an open platform lift, applying continuous pressure to the up or down buttons will allow the user to reach their destination. From the outside, using a single touch button will call the lift to the floor. For enclosed cabin lifts, rather than having to apply continuous pressure, a single touch button will be found inside that can be used to bring the user to the correct floor.

The external lift position will need to be assessed for wind forces to ensure that it is a safe placement. If it is a high wind area then a supporting wall could be utilised. All our commercial lifts are supplied with a 12-month warranty as standard, and we offer a range of platform lift servicing packages, which can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.



Type of Lift

External platform lift intended for use in public & commercial environments


European Machine directive 2006/42/EC
European standard EN 81-41

Drive System

Patented screw/nut system with emergency battery backup

Rated Speed

Max 0,15m/s

Travel Height

250mm – 10,000mm

No. Floors

2-6 (depending on wind loading)

No. Doors per floor

Max. 2 doors per floor

Pit / Ramp

50 mm recess or ramp (pit and threshold drain may be required)


One, two or three sides

Top Enclosure Height

Minimum 2400mm. no head fixing required

Platform Controls

Hold to run, the destination button must be kept pressed down during the whole journey

Landing Controls

One touch call, single press operation


Working temperature range -5 degrees to 40 degrees.

Windloads up to 25m/s when fixed to a supporting wall or structure. Windloads up to 10m/s when supported by Gartec supplied bracket.

Emergency Lowering

Battery operated emergency lowering

Control Voltage



2.2kW (3kW for higher speed)

Door Locking system

Electrically operated deadlock

Power supply

1-phase 230V 50 Hz 20 A type C MCB
3-phase 400V 50 Hz 20 A type C MCB

Rated Load

410 or 500 kg (500kg is 3 phase only)


Solid panels or glass (for windloads 10 m/s only)


GL Full height door as standard /E160 Fire Doors (optional)


We are continually working hard to reduce our carbon emissions and use sustainable materials.

we use



recycled and recyclable materials

our motor is



This uses less energy than a standard domestic kettle or hairdryer

a reduction of up to



Of annual power usage and cost compared to a passenger lift in the same environment

an annual reduction of up to


% CO2

is seen through the production of the annual power used.

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