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.

Getting the most out of a showroom visit.

Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Perth – Los Angeles

Google Reviews

Google Reviews are a technological advantage.

It has never been easier to find out the truth about potential suppliers.

Most customers 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.

Humble Beginnings

1994
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.

1996
Les and a small crew of 3 started a company installing lifts to the industry.  Houses were $120,000 and lifts were $120,000.

2000
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.

2003
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.

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. 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 Wow Factor

Lift Shop pioneered most of the innovations found in the modern home lift.  As the leader, Lift Shop introduced:

  • Incredible safety features (e.g. in-cabin self-rescue)
  • Technological advances (like the electric drive)
  • Hotel-style glass shafts
  • Amazing Italian lifts

Lift Shop is the first choice for new home creators with a desire to make the property stand out.  (Or POP as they say at the LA office)

The lifts are found in a range of homes, from those that are like private hotels to the homes being planned for the future.  Future-proofing means a lift with a 40 year life span, so you don’t have to leave a bedroom downstairs or move.  

Will you be the first taker?
“A free lift from Lift Shop, in exchange for 50% of the increase in the value of your home from the lift.  (Independent valuation required.  Does not apply to the Q1)” 

The Electric Home Lifts Leader


Evolution is normal.  Revolutions are big. 

The new electric drive lifts are revolutionary. 

It eliminates the machine room space, the oil cylinder, ride jerkiness, speed, noise and most of the other issues of a  traditional hydraulic drive system.

Like we did with in-cabin self-rescue and more.
Lift Shop remains the lead innovator. 

Unbeatable Value = Savings to The Client

The Formula

Quality Lift Machinery 
Ultra reliable and premium components and testing, proven history, stable manufacturing supply chain, great design

Large Volumes 
(Lift Shop sells more lifts than the others, so our freight efficiencies etc, are best, buying power is lower cost

Costs
Overhead costs shared by 5 offices, 700+ new lift clients and thousands of routine service clients meaning lower cost per lift

Skills
Comprehensive staff training and great pay to talent

 Properly capitalised
with no debt

No Hidden Extras
Industries biggest complaint and biggest waste of time.  So we avoid it.  It’s not worth it.

 

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.
It’s more than just a lift, it’s a winning process, that creates a great relationship. (see reviews online) 

 

Smart Systems
Scale but Personal

Homeowners want personal contact, trust, discretion and reliability.  The lift is part of their home, and we are part of their personal service team who cares 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 mean 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 homeowner 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.

Lifts

Galleries

Stories

Satisfaction Surveys

Showrooms

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Perth

West Hollywood

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.