Though both devices are designed to break down architectural barriers, platform lifts are very different from stairlifts.

Let’s start by observing that not all height differences are the same: they range from the few inches of a step, to a whole staircase, to the floors of a private or public building. Understanding the characteristics of the environment surrounding these architectural barriers is essential to identify the best solution.


A stairlift is used to safely overcome a flight of stairs of variable length; as a consequence, it follows the layout and slope of the stairs in question. Thanks to a tubular guide installed along the flight of stairs, the stairlift, which is fitted with a chair or a platform lift, runs along the stairs following a straight or curvilinear path, until it reaches the stopping point agreed upon during installation.

Platform lifts

The platform lift has the same function, i.e. overcoming the architectural barriers, but it doesn’t follow the slope of the stairs and doesn’t move parallel to them; instead, it moves vertically, just like lifts and mini lifts. One of the exclusive benefits of these devices is that no structural works are required during installation.

The product we propose is designed to perfectly fit into existing buildings, thanks to its wide range of technical and style options and to its small footprint. Contact us for further information and to design the solution that best meets your needs.

Our recommendations

Like all pieces of machinery, even platform lifts and mini lifts require routine maintenance. Like for cars, it is a good idea to regularly plan an inspection by specialised technicians who will check for wear, verify the condition of the moving parts and replace any worn-out components. Furthermore, this procedure has the benefit of extending the useful life of these devices, ensuring that they keep working properly over time.

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