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  • Cost of Installing a Disabled Lift

    This guide covers everything you need to know about the cost of installing a disabled lift in your home.

    Average Cost of Installing a Disabled Lift in Your Home

    Depending on the complexity of the job, it usually takes 1-5 days

    £20000

    Getting around your home easily can be difficult when you’re physically disabled or have trouble walking. Installing a disabled lift in your home will overcome your difficulties for you or a loved one. The cost of installing a disabled lift in your home will vary depending on the type of lift and how big the lift needs to be.

    The cost of installing a disabled lift in your home which includes room for a wheelchair and installation will cost anywhere between £20,000 and £30,000. The cost could be lower or higher depending on your location, your requirements and your builder’s hourly cost.

    It’s recommended to get a professional tradesperson in to install your disabled lift in your home as they’ll have many years of experience to complete the job to a high standard. To find the best price for the installation of your disabled lift, you should get up to 3 quotes for the job.

    To save time finding a trusted tradesperson, simply fill out a quick and easy form with details of your job and you’ll be connected with up to 3 reliable and verified professionals to help with the installation of your disabled lift in your home. We have a network of 100’s of tradespeople specialising in a variety of areas. To receive an instant price guide for your job, get connected with My Job Quote today.

    Cost of Installing a Disabled Lift

    Job Description Duration Material Cost Labour Cost
    Installing a through floor disabled lift 1-5 days £20,000-£30,000 £100-£250 per day depending on the builder

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    Things to Consider When Installing a Disabled Lift in Your Home

    You must consider what type of disabled lift you need in your home. If you require a standard disabled stair lift, the cost of installing a disabled lift in your home will be cheaper than a through floor lift.

    Remember to always ask for a breakdown of your quote for the price of installing your disable lift as the company may only provide a quote for the lift and not including the cost of installing the lift and labour costs.

    You will need to consider the cost of building work as if you’re having a through floor disabled lift fitted in your home you will have to pay for building and structural work, proving to be difficult if your home is old. If your house is an old or listed building, you will need a chartered surveyor to assess the condition of the ceiling before fitting the disabled lift.

    We recommend hiring a professional to fit your disabled lift to avoid any damage being made to the wall structure. My Job Quote can provide you with up to 3 quotes from professional and experienced builders to install your disabled lift in your home, not only saving you money if you were to cause damage, but hiring a professional will save you valuable time too.

    Doing it Yourself

    To fit a disabled lift yourself you will have to have previous experience of doing this. You will need to remove part of the ceiling if you are fitting a through floor lift which will be difficult, risking structural wall damage if you don’t know what you’re doing.

    You would have to install the necessary electric system and wiring to make the lift run safely and securely. If this is done incorrectly, you will put your family at risk of danger if the lift were to break down when in use.

    A professional tradesperson will do all of the hard work that comes with installing a disabled lift in your home. They will sort out the structural work, planning permission, building costs and installing the lift.

    It’s not recommended to attempt a disabled lift yourself. You should always get 3 quotes from professional builders with experience of fitting lifts. The cost of installing a disabled lift in your home will be kept low if you hire a professional as you will avoid any costs for damage that could happen if you attempted the job yourself.

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    Hiring a Builder Checklist

    • A through floor disabled lift can cost anywhere between £20,000 and £30,000 but can be cheaper or more expensive depending on your requirements, the company and labour costs.
    • If your home is an old or listed building, you will need a chartered surveyor and planning permission.
    • You should always get 3 quotes from professional builders with experience of fitting lifts
    • You will need to consider the cost of building work as if you’re having a through floor disabled lift fitted in your home you will have to pay for building and structural work.
    • If you require a standard disabled stair lift, the cost of installing a disabled lift in your home will be cheaper than a through floor lift.

    Hiring a Tradesman Checklist

    • Always get at least 2 quotes before hiring.
    • Never pay the full amount upfront.
    • Get the quote in writing.
    • For any payment you make, always get a receipt.
    • On more expensive jobs, ask for references.
    • Check if the tradesman is a member of any trades associations.
    • Make sure the tradesman has public liability insurance.

    FAQ's

    Do I need planning permission to fit a disabled lift?
    Most of the time you will not need planning permission to fit your disabled lift in your home, but if your home is an old or listed building, you will need a chartered surveyor and planning permission.
    How much will it cost to install a disabled lift in my home?
    A standard disabled stair lift will be cheaper than a through floor lift, but a through floor lift will give easier access for you or your loved ones to get around in a wheelchair. A through floor disabled lift can cost anywhere between £20,000 and £30,000 but can be cheaper or more expensive depending on your requirements, the company and labour costs.
    Can I install a disabled lift myself?
    Whilst you could install a disabled lift in your home with lots of help, it’s really not recommended. Installing a disabled lift in your home requires a lot of work from building space to fit the lift to installing the lift. To save time, money and stress you should hire a professional builder to fit your disabled lift in your home.
    How long will it take to fit a disabled lift in your home?
    Depending on the complexity of the job, it shouldn't take longer than a week to do the building work and fit the disabled lift in your home.

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