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    Through Floor Lift

    Hi All,

    We are now thinking of installing a through floor lift as we have run into a lot of problems with the extension that we were thinking of building.

    Has anyone installed one? If so who did they go to and how much did it cost, have you any tips?

    We had a representative of Terry Lifts call this morning he did not actually give us a price but said something about it being about the cost of a small car! I am wondering if I might be able to get a better deal but would like to work on recommendation so if you have any experience in this area I would be most grateful.

    I am continuing to keep abreast of all the various threads on the Forum, all the best to everyone.

    John

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    its lots of hassle to installed this type of lift . standard is around 12k when I looked for .
    this is better option to ask for disability grant firstly and asking them for advice

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    Thanks Max,

    I've been down the grant route, but it's means tested and our income/savings are above the set level.

    When you say it's lots of hassle what do you mean? We have had loads of problems getting Planning Permission for an extension due to the fact that we have a Tree Preservation Order affecting our front garden and when push comes to shove the Council seems to regard the welfare of the tree over my own.

    John

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    Hi John;

    A lot will depend on you floor joists at first floor level as they would have to be trimmed and strengthened. Most of this work could possibly done from the down stairs room by removing the ceiling and doubling or tripling the joists as I dont think that the lifts have much support for the ceiling/floor.

    I'm sure Dude will give you some more idea.

    Love Terry
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    Thanks Terry

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    John K7 - K8 . Wessex lift. 2-3 days installation. Dude

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    Thanks Dude,

    I'll give them a ring and get them round to give me a quote. John

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    don't forget floor weight capacity problem . not all floor is capable to support weight of powered wheelchair .

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    We have made a decision on the Thru Floor Lift, we had representatives of Freedom Access Lifts, Staircare, Dolphin Lifts, Terry Lifts and Wessex Lifts round to survey and give us a price which ranged from 4,000 to 10,650. The lower quotes were for reconditioned Terry and Wessex lifts but the lowest quote was for an 8 year old non current model which was probably a bit too old. We got a reasonable quote from Freedom Access and quite liked this company which is very small and specialises in late model reconditioned Wessex lifts, but unfortunately the building work involved got the better of them and they declined to help us. The issue was the length of joist that need doubling up, the room we are going to use is over 5m long and the joists run lengthwise.

    So we ended up with a choice of Wessex and Terry, in both cases we opted for large wheelchair models, but Wessex seemed better on specifying the building work needed and they came in at a better price so we are going with them. Stairs are a real struggle now and apart from the sheer physical difficulty of getting up and down there is the risk of falling. I'll need to be extra careful for the next 6-8 weeks before I get the lift.

    I seem to spending a lot of time sitting in a chair now as movement is getting difficult although we are going over to Ireland next week to visit friends for St Patrick's Day. I'll get assistance in the airport and will be taking my scooter, I don't like to think how I will manage but my wife always says that I always think that I'll be worse than I am, lets hope she is right.

    The next thing will be to convert the family bathroom to an accessible shower room.

    Cheers,

    John

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    I'm glad that you have a plan, John,

    Love Terry
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