How much space will a Home Lift require in my home?

The most compact lift in the Stiltz Home Lift range, the Duo, has a footprint that is just 7sf (0.62m2). This is one of the smallest footprints on the market for a residential lift.

A Stiltz Home Lift allows for an unrivalled flexibility in terms of placement. Due to the lift’s size, drive mechanism and unique dual rail supports, the lift can be put in numerous places throughout a home. Never before have people had such freedom with a lift; we can simply go where other lifts cannot. The lift can be put in a closet, in the corner or even the middle of a room.

No. A Stiltz Home Lift uses a roped drum braked gear motor drive system. This entire drive system is neatly self-contained within the lift car itself. Unlike other lifts, all of the mechanics are in one place, hidden from view.

No. Our unique dual rail system creates a completely self-supporting structure. The weight of the entire structure and lift are in compression through the rails into the floor of the home. The Stiltz Lift does not add any extra burden on a home thanks to this clever system.

Unlike conventional lifts, all that a Stiltz Home Lift requires for installation is the appropriate aperture to be cut out and trimmed by a professional builder. The work itself is minimal and not very time consuming; it usually takes a builder one day to complete a standard application.

A Stiltz Home Lift is always fitted by Authorized Stiltz Dealers and Contractors. Once the aperture has been prepared for the lift, they will be able to fit the Home Lift and have it operational in as little as one day.

A Stiltz lift is easy to remove and, if you would like to, you can take it with you when you move house! It is very straightforward to reverse the aperture opening and seal it up so it looks like it was never there. Most clients keep their lifts in position even when they move. The vast majority of times Realtors report that having a residential elevator adds value to the property and is an attractive asset when selling.

Top and bottom safety pans: When the lift is moving, two safety pans are always working to make sure nothing is obstructing the lift as it travels. These are located above the Home Lift and below it. So if a pet or an object was to obstruct the lift as it travels, the lift will simply stop and only move in the direction away from the obstruction. Full height light curtain (half door option lift): The full height light curtain is located at the entrance to the lift. This acts as a sensor and ensures nothing crosses into or out of the lift as it travels. This prevents any dangers to passengers in the lift and also people outside the lift. In the event the light curtain is crossed, the lift will stop and will not move until the obstruction is removed. Hold-to-run press button controls: The Stiltz Lift is fitted with hold to run press button controls ensuring that the occupants are in total control of the lift moving at all times. This also creates a point of contact with the lift during travel and ensures the safety of the occupants. Swing Door: The home lift is fitted with a self-closing, hinged door (this comes in both half height and full height varieties) that provides a physical barrier during the operation of the lift. The door locks will release when the lift arrives safely at the floor of choice. Weight limit sensors: If the weight limits of the Duo or Trio are ever exceeded, the weight limit sensors will not allow the lift to travel. Out of balance sensors: If the lift for whatever reason is ever out of balance, a number of sensors will detect this and also prevent the lift from travelling. This is to ensure the safe working of the lift for all occupants. Fall arrest mechanism: Due to the Stiltz Home Lift unique drive system, all the weight in the lift is carried on two very strong steel cables. In the unlikely event that these cables were to break or go slack, the patented fall arrest mechanism inside the lift will activate and not allow the lift to move. This ensures the absolute safety of all occupants at all times.

Each Stiltz Home Lift comes with a standard two year parts warranty.

In the event of a power outage to the home all Stiltz Home Lifts are equipped with a battery backup facility. This comes standard with the lift and will allow the users of the lift to descend to the lower level of the home and wait until the power comes back on.

Unlike most other Home Lifts on the market, the Stiltz product does not use hydraulics, vacuum systems or loud mechanical equipment. Our lift uses a unique electric motor drive system that is located discreetly in the top of the lift car and this system is very quiet.

The Duo Vista car option is made of clear polycarbonate giving the lift a more contemporary and open feel. It’s also perfect for when the lift is placed in front of or near a window. The Trio Vista has a clear back and offers similar benefits.

A Stiltz Home Lift is an astute addition to any home. Much like a new kitchen or bathroom it can be viewed as an investment. When you install a Stiltz Home Lift fitted you are “future proofing” your home, allowing you the maximum time in it. With the Stiltz Home Lift you are also investing in your quality of life. You are giving yourself the gift of easy access to your whole home. You can once again use you home to its full potential. This video summarizes some of the main benefits

If you require any clarification on any of these answers or would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Stiltz can be contacted by phone on (877) 361-3381, email or online at We have a national team of Authorized Dealers dotted around the country, which makes it easy for us to arrange a visit to your home and provide a free, no-obligation quotation on all Stiltz products. It does not matter to us whether you want to buy now, soon or very much in the future; we love explaining our products and are happy to do this at any point that suits you.