Wheelchair platform lifts

S&D Lifts specialises in supplying and installing domestic & commercial wheelchair platform lifts. We’re proud to offer accessible lift solutions that can help wheelchair users move between different levels of a building with ease.


We offer standard and bespoke disabled access platform lifts to homes and businesses across the UK, enabling you to provide a solution for any access requirement. Our wheelchair lifts can be tailored to your specific situation, including your available space, your preferred finish, and your budget.



– Lifting capacities ranging from 250Kg – 500Kg.
– Variety of footprints available to suit any space.
– Fully compliant with Part M for public access.
– Floor-mounted design eliminates the need to excavate a pit.
– Quick manufacturing and installation times.
– Indoor & outdoor wheelchair lifts for different applications.
– Choice between screw and hydraulic drive systems.



Our range of practical, stylish wheelchair platform lifts are the makes-sense accessibility solution for domestic and commercial settings. We have various platform sizes to suit any space, with suitability for installation indoors or outdoors, in new and existing buildings.

We also supply a selection of Part M-compliant platforms that are specifically designed to be installed in commercia
A few drive options are available, the most popular being our innovative screw and nut drive system. The benefits of a screw drive system are that the motor and control panel are all housed within the footprint of the lift, so there is no requirement for an auxiliary box or tank unit that would typically need to be fitted within a few meters of the lift’s structure.

The modular structure we provide with our wheelchair platform lifts installation is incredibly quick. On a typical 2-stop installation, we expect to deliver to the site, install and commission within 3 days. Accompanied with only a 5-6


We work closely with a small group of manufacturers of wheelchair lifts based in Europe. One manufacturer is based here in the UK, enabling us to supply lifts with a reduced lead time. Another is based in Italy, and a third is located in Denmark.

The power requirements for a wheelchair platform lift vary depending on the lift’s carrying capacity and lift type. Typically, this type of lift requires a single-phase power supply on a 20amp type C breaker.

Yes, our range of wheelchair lifts are suitable for both commercial and domestic applications. Generally, our smaller wheelchair lifts cater better to a domestic environment. Our sales team can guide you through the various solutions that we have available and recommend the best product to suit the environment.

Typically, the maintenance cost for a wheelchair lift ranges from £250-£350 per year on a basic, biannual service contract. We also provide a more comprehensive package to cover all callouts repairs and maintenance. Contact our sales team to find out more.

Our wheelchair lifts travel at 0.15 metres/second. Due to a restriction imposed on all machinery directive lifts for compliance purposes, wheelchair platform lifts can’t travel any faster than this.

No, wheelchair lifts don’t always require a pit – it depends on the type and size of the lift being installed. In some scenarios, we can floor-mount our lifts and ramp up, eliminating the need to excavate the pit and reducing the building work required for the lift installation. If your wheelchair lift does need a pit, the pit depth depends on the exact piece of equipment that we install but typically starts at around 50mm and runs up to around 120mm.

Our dedicated team will work with you to ensure you’re aware of all your options and have the knowledge to choose the right wheelchair-access lift for your situation.

You can choose between a few drive options, with the most popular being our innovative screw and nut drive system. With this drive system, the motor and control panel are all housed within the footprint of the lift, so we’re not required to fit an external auxiliary box or tank unit within a few meters of the lift’s structure.

The modular structure we provide with our wheelchair platform lifts enables us to carry out the installation very quickly. On a typical 2-stop lift installation, we expect to deliver to the site, install, and commission within 3 days.

If you’re looking for something beyond our standard range of horizontal and vertical lifts, we’ve got you covered. Our technical team can discuss your disabled lift requirements and design a bespoke solution based on your requirements.

Regardless of where you’re based in the UK, we can visit your site and install your wheelchair lift according to your schedule.

We have engineers located around the country, enabling us to deliver nationwide installation services at your convenience.

We also offer ongoing scheduled maintenance to our UK-based customers to keep their disabled access lifts in top condition.


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