Why Home Builders, Architects and Designers Should Include Elevators in Their Residential Projects

Federal Elevator’s residential line is unique and can be used as a way to anticipate client’s needs and wants through the span of their family’s life. An elevator provides accessibility and investment for those that have the necessity and budget to allow for it in their home. This feature can make people’s lives easier on a daily basis and for years to come and is a way for them to future-proof their home.

An elevator helps to increase mobility and ease of access for homeowners and eliminates having to relocate if lifestyle or needs change. By 2050, it is estimated that over 32% of the Canadian population will be 60 years of age or older. As a home builder and designer, appealing to the growing senior market make sense. An elevator can increase the value of a property by 10% and adds a uniqueness that will set the home apart from other listings.

Although an elevator can be added through a renovation, it’s much easier for builders to think of it early on and to include it in the design process. Keep the following pointers when planning a home. Ensure that stacked closets or alcoves are included on all levels, this makes it easy to transform this space into an elevator hoistway when the need arises. Rough in all of the elevator’s electrical needs. Create an 8” minimum pit at the lowest level of the home covered with false flooring until it is required. Finally, ensure that there are no load-bearing beams in the areas where the elevator is roughed in to go. These simple tips will help you to be able to offer this feature and will also help your clients with renovation costs and ease of construction should they decide to add an elevator at a later date.

As a builder, it is important for you to consider the elevator company that you want to build a partnership with. We are confident that we can be that partner as we can provide you with a solid product along with excellent service. Here are some other reasons why you should consider Federal Elevator:

  • Provide special pricing for home builders with multiple projects.
  • We can offer you a Show cab for your Décor Center.
  • Learn more about us and our process by attending one of our free informative Lunch & Learn sessions.
  • Our dedicated in-house Engineering, highly trained Manufacturing Team and our TSSA-certified Installer Teams work in unison to customize every project.
  •  We are a reliable company with over 25 years of experience and have a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant.
  • Don’t take our word for it, come visit us! Our Showroom, the largest in Canada, has functioning elevators on display. This is a benefit as you can see our product and manufacturing plant for yourself.

Whether improving, building or investing in a home, the bottom line is that an elevator is a smart feature to offer. When you decide to go ahead with the process, please contact us at  homebuilderpackage@federalelevator.com or at (905) 458-4015 ext. 238 for more information. It would be our pleasure to help you with this endeavour.

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