Vuelift’s self-supporting hoistway means structural modification to the home is typically not required; most of the weight is transmitted through the steel frame structure to the lowest floor level. And while a 10.16 cm (4 inch) pit is recommended (7.62 cm / 3 inches for the Vuelift Mini), Vuelift can be installed without a pit – with a small ramp or short step into the elevator at the lower level. Components fit easily through standard door openings, down narrow hallways, and up stairwells with no special lifting equipment required – ideal for existing homes, including penthouses.
The new Vuelift Mini is designed specifically for flexibility in small spaces. Requiring only a 127 cm (50 inch) diameter footprint, you can place the Vuelift Mini against a wall, in a corner, in the middle of an open-concept living space or centred in a winding or circular staircase. It takes up 0.65 to 0.92 sqm (7- to 10-square-feet) less room than a traditional residential elevator.