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Solutions for buildings without a lift

Installing a retrofit lift is lot quicker and less disruptive than you might think. Residents will really notice the benefits, your building will be more attractive to prospective tenants, and its value will increase.

Why install a retrofit lift with KONE?

INSTALLING A RETROFIT LIFT ADDS VALUE

A retrofit lift increases the value of your property, makes your building more attractive to potential buyers and tenants, and improves accessibility.

A LIFT IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE

A lift makes it easier for people to move safely around your building, allowing older residents to live at home for longer, and making access to upper floors easier for everyone.

WORK WITH TRUSTED PARTNER

An experienced partner, who can deliver a well-prepared plan, is a smart choice. Have your new lift installed hassle-free, on time and on budget. After testing and handover, we can recommend the right services to match your needs.

IT'S EASIER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK!

Installing a new lift is in fact less of a hassle than many other renovation projects. We carry out thousands of retrofit lift installations around the world every year – quickly, smoothly, and with minimum disturbance to tenants and visitors. As each case is unique, we can recommend the most suitable solution to match the building architecture and customer's need of usage.

RETROFIT LIFT SOLUTIONS

With both our solutions you benefit from the maximum possible car space, excellent energy efficiency, and an interior design that matches your building perfectly.

KONE retrofit lifts

ProductDescriptionSpeedMax. travelMax. load
Max. personsMax. lifts in group
KONE MonoSpace® 500Machine room-less lift for full replacement projects in low and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings1.75 m/s
70 m
1150 kg
Up to 15
4
KONE ProSpace™Space-efficient lift solution for residential buildings without a lift0.6 m/s
30 m
675 kg
Up to 9
1

EVERY HOME DESERVES AN ELEVATOR

Installing a retrofit lift – a step-by-step guide

We’ll plan and co-ordinate the entire installation process, and a dedicated project manager will make sure that everything is completed on time and on budget.

Decision-making

First you should gather information about suitable solutions for your building, as well as permits and subsidies, and make a rough cost calculation. We can help you with this.

Financing

Next you should consider how the project will be financed, how much might be covered by subsidies, and how the costs will be shared among residents.

Planning

We’ll determine the installation location, create the architectural and engineering designs for the shaft, design the elevator interior, and make sure that all relevant permits have been processed.

Construction

This stage covers site preparations, shaft and lift installation, and final cleanup. Before we hand over your lift, we’ll carry out a full safety and performance inspection.

Maintenance

Our preventive maintenance service keeps your lift running reliably for its entire lifespan. If problems do occur, our skilled local engineers will get the lift up and running again as quickly as possible.

The right lift for your building - let's make it happen!

Finding the right place for your lift

We can install a lift in almost any building. The size and shape of your stairwell will determine whether the elevator will be installed inside or outside.
Installation options:

  • Inside the stairwell with the stairs on either side
  • In the middle of the staircase
  • Partly replacing the staircase, which is extended outside the building
  • In a pre-assembled shaft on an exterior wall. Because the shaft is pre-assembled then lifted into place, this can save time and money.

Choosing a design

We can create a solution that matches the interior design and architecture of any building. You can choose a shaft material that matches both your building’s interior and the car wall and floor materials.

Arranging finance

Many European countries provide subsidies to cover as much as 60–70% of the total cost of installing an elevator. Typically, the residents’ association takes a loan and finances the repayments through the monthly service fee. Residents then decide how to share the costs. We are ready to give you advice and provide you a preliminary budget, just contact us for support.