Established 1996 - often imitated, never duplicated - exclusive and different

Education is Important


Educated buyers make intelligent decisions.  

Learning helps you logically assess and understand your options. (Product/Suppliers) 

Lift Shop has sold more than $300 million in home elevators over two decades. Clients who have purchased the best lift for their situation, are happy.

We like happy it is more fun!

So, take advantage of our showrooms and free consultation service, and be happy.

Hydraulic Drives are Great

  • Don’t be confused by a supplier who “rubbishes” hydraulic drives.  It is because they lack skill and cannot compete.
  • Hydraulic drives are a great solution for private residence elevators.
  • They have been the preferred drive for more than 30 years for low-rise limited use lifts.
  • They are ideal for a private residence situation where the lift is not used more than 30 times an hour.

Hydraulic Drives Do Not Smell or Burn Oil

  • The oil is contained in the hydraulic system in the same way it is contained within a car’s brakes.
  • The oil is pumped from a tank into a sealed system that lifts the cabin, it merely returns to the tank in reverse.
  • If it is continually pumped more than 30 times in an hour, it will cause the oil to heat up. 
  • Within the tank is a thermal overload sensor, that will sense the heat and shut down the machine for safety.
  • Very hot oil will smell, but this will not occur as the system does not operate in that hot oil zone.

Experience and Guarantee

  • Lift Shop has sold and installed more than $¼ BILLION!  (> $250,000,000) of hydraulic lifts in the last 15 years.  
  • Our clients do not have concerns with hydraulic oil smell.
  • If you are a regular service customer and your oil does start to smell, then Lift Shop will replace the oil for you at no extra charge.
  • Our promise is your guarantee that oil smell is not an issue.

Understanding Service and Warranty

Lift Shop does not service other lift brands due to efficiency and risk minimisation.  We do not grow the portfolio through piecemeal acquisitions of failed companies.  This means:

  • Superior economies of scale to keep costs down.
  • Proven service systems and methods.
  • Planning certainty equals on time appointments.
  • A safer lift for our technicians and lift passengers.

Lift Shop provides regular service,  repair service and after-hour emergency assistance

Savings are passed to customers. Virtually unlimited warranty on parts and labour to replace is available for an annual fee.  This warranty is transferable and resides with the lift.  The associated conditions are fair and reasonable.

Differences Lift Shop (Source Lift Shop terms and conditions)Next Level Elevators / Compact Lifts (Source: Next Level Quote Document, 24th March 2020)Easy Living Home Elevators (Source: Easy Living Quote Document, 8th July 2020)
Standard Period 1 Year1 Year1 Year
Annual Service Included 2 - 4 PAClaim at least 2Claim at least 2
Repairs - Standard PeriodLabour and parts includedLabour and parts includedLabour and parts included
Transferability Yes - resides with liftNo - resides with purchaser / owner e.g. builder
Extended Period Unlimited - for an annual fee. Up to 7 years (commenced operations in approx 2013 )Up to 10 years. Haggle point.
Repairs - Extended PeriodLabour and parts includedParts only, labour extraParts only, labour extra
Payment Credit offered Payment needs to made on completion for warranty to be valid

Critical Safety Features

Because safety is Paramount.

It is most important. It is not negotiable for clients or staff.  Lift Shop has an enviable safety record for this reason.

The lifts have numerous safety features, so have them all demonstrated at your showroom visit.

A full list of the safety features are found in the lift section.

In-Cabin Self Rescue, rescue from the machine space, emergency communication, power failure sensing lowering, and more. They are all different, but all critical to your safety.

Not all lifts are equal.  Make sure you get the best.

In-Cabin Self-Rescue

How it works – In the event of a minor failure:

The battery-backed up computer checks the landing doors for locked status. (it must be locked).

If the lift is not in its emergency brakes, the passenger presses and holds two buttons together and the lift slowly moves to floor level and unlocks the door for a safe exit.

The 1993 Australian standard for home lifts was written prior to the invention of the in-cabin self-rescue device and it is allowed by the standard contrary to what our competitors say and wish.

Unlike a public location where access to the property is simple, your home could be securely locked, meaning rescuers need to break-in.  You may be at home alone.  A sensor for power failure (which we do have) alone is not enough in our honest opinion.  You may agree with our competitors that it is enough.

Checked by WorkCover of NSW, the Lift Shop IN CABIN SELF RESCUE feature is entirely safe. Don’t wait for rescue, get yourself out!

Important Must Have Inclusions

It is important to work with a home elevator specialist you can trust.

Not all home lifts are the same, they are very different. Lift Shop lifts are exclusive to us, and nobody has the same as us.

Differences Lift Shop Others
In Cabin Self Rescue (Must Have)Included Not included
Power Failure Battery Back up Included Unclear
Compliance Compliant Unsure
Sizing Customisable in 10mm incrementsLimited
Cabin Height 2100mm2000mm or lower
Pit130 - 170mm100 - 250mm
Headroom2400mm - 2700mm2600mm - 3000mm
Carrying Capacity 300 - 400kgLimited 250kg - 400kg
Speed 0.30m/s0.25m/s
Noise and Ride Quality Smooth and Quiet Varied
Drive System Hydraulic / Electric Traction Hydraulic / Electric Traction / Winding Drum / Screw Drive
Finishes CustomisableLimited
Lift ShaftSteel Aluminium

Which Drive to use?

Is often confused.

This is caused by salespeople who want you to buy what they sell.

Rather than what is best for you.

Education +
Buyers Guide



Educated purchasers make intelligent decisions.  

This section contains topics to help you think logically, understand and analyse,  as you go through the home lift purchase journey. 

The more you know the better.  Lift Shop is pro-education and buyers guidance. 

Inspiration and Ideas


It is important to make sure you get the lift design right.

This section is to help inspire clients with different design ideas and concepts.


Inspiration and Ideas

It is important to make sure you get the lift design right.

This section is to help inspire clients with different design ideas and concepts.


Building a Lift Shaft now and Installing the Lift Later


We are finding more clients are wanting to build an elevator shaft at the build stage and installing the lift later.
The benefits include:

  • Cutting down on the building works and costs
  • Future-proofing your home
  • Removing the need for involving an engineer when installing the elevator.

Matching Your Lift Doors to Your Home

Many clients prefer a blend in look where they can tie their lift doors into the homes decor.

This guide showcases various projects where clients have integrated/concealed their lift with a variety of custom finishes.

Self Supporting Shaft Structure 


With our E1 and E2 range, we can supply the steel structural shaft components without any cladding. This assists in construction by removing the need to build a load-bearing shaft.

Once we have constructed our shaft structure, your builder will need to provide cladding on all four sides for safety purposes – this cladding will need to be both non-removable and non-penetrable.

Our self-supporting structure is available in a galvanised steel finish, not powder-coated, which allows for quick installation.

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