Experience You Can Trust
The Biggest Showrooms
Buying a home lift is a big commitment.
Discerning clients appreciate the differences in lift systems. They test drive a car before buying it.
Lift Shop’s showrooms are the largest in the home lift niche’.
They are a comfortable environment to explore options, try the different size cabins and ride the different drive systems – to experience the lift range.
When spending $35,000+ you want confidence, which is not possible from an image or a brochure.
Visit a showroom before you make your home lift investment.
Google Reviews are a technological advantage. It has never been easier to find out the truth about potential suppliers. Fact is, most potential buyers take these reviews seriously and suppliers actively engage with clients on this forum. The number of reviews and age is important.
This is the experience you can trust. To find reviews, simply type the supplier name and reviews into Google. Reviews as at 25/05/2020.
Most Trusted Home Lift Supplier
Most trusted is a huge claim.
Knowing who you are dealing with is critical.
To support our claim, we encourage you to get as many referrals as possible. To fully investigate the potential suppliers of your home lift.
Lift Shop wants you to know us, to meet with us and to assist you in your research.
Learn independently who can be trusted, before you commit.
At 25 years old, Les Katz (CPA B.Bus) left an accounting career with Price Waterhouse to take a job as Operations Manager at Schindler Lifts in Sydney. Consumers had no idea how to buy a lift and maintenance was expensive.
Les and a small crew of 3 started a company installing lifts to the industry. Houses were $120,000 and lifts were $120,000.
House prices were rising, lift purchase confusion remained. Lifts were industrial transport machines or medical devices. Having installed all types and listened to others, Les identified the missing piece. Working with EP in Italy, they reimagined and developed the home lift.
The concept took off. Sold professionally and jargon free, Lift Shop made it easier and cheaper to get a great value lift for your home.
The idea of Lift Shop was that you could walk into a shop for a lift and buy one, easily and with confidence.
2006 – 2012
Lift Shop won 5 BRW fast growth awards in a row, numerous design awards, grew and opened 4 more offices.
2012 – Today
Lift Shop is the market leader in home lifts. Sales have grown every single year. Les is the CEO and at 51 still loves it. Lift Shop has a crew of more than 150 people, 5 sales offices on 2 continents and manufacturing in Italy and the UK. Quality home lifts start at $35,000 and house prices are in the millions.
The Safest Lifts
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.
How it works – In the event of a minor failure:
1. The battery backed up computer checks the landing doors for locked status. (it must be locked).
2. 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. If written today, it should be included.
Checked by WorkCover of NSW, it’s entirely safe.
Don’t wait for rescue, get yourself out!
The Relationship is Long Term
Your home lift supplier is a member of your personal services team. Its a relationship.
Lift Shop clients buy more than a lift, they get the full service experience.
The relationship starts with meeting the designers in the showrooms before you commit. Our designers assist to create the right lift, personalized to your requirements.
Detailed drawings are prepared by the engineers of your lift, who manufacture it in Italy once approved.
The construction support team, site managers and installation teams will assist in site preparation, then ship your lift to site and install it at the agreed time.
The service department provides 24/7 support after that with lifetime parts coverage available.
At Lift Shop you are cared for before, during and after the installation process.
Its more than just a lift, it’s a winning process, that creates a great relationship. (see reviews online)
Unbeatable Value = Savings to The Client
Quality Lift Machinery
Ultra reliable and premium components and testing, proven history, stable manufacturing supply chain, great design
(Lift Shop sells more lifts than the others, so our freight efficiencies etc, are best, buying power is lower cost
Overhead costs shared by 5 offices, 700+ new lift clients and thousands of routine service clients meaning lower cost per lift
Comprehensive staff training and great pay to talent
with no debt
No Hidden Extras
Industries biggest complaint and biggest waste of time. So we avoid it. Its not worth it.
In The News
Lift Shop has been making the news for home lifts since the Manly Daily in 2004.
As a lead innovator in the home lift market place, this link allows you to see some of the Australian industry’s progress through the eyes of others.
Scale but Personal
Home owners want personal contact, trust, discretion and reliability. The lift is part of their home, and we are part of their personal service team who care for them. (eg Doctor, Pool Service, Plumber, Dentist, Cleaner etc).
Lift Shop has been careful to develop its systems so that personal contact is not lost, despite the size and scale of the business.
Economies of scale means business stability and efficiency, yet we are still locally focused, and genuinely care. We track everything through cloud based technology and keep detailed records, (so our memory appears perfect).
All clients have a dedicated contact person who takes care of you. The needs of a home owner are very different to those of a commercial buyer. We understand that.
This map illustrates where we are, and what we do. Get a feel for our service activity and work experience.