As with many of the products and materials used within the
building industry, the Australian market for disabled access lifts is flooded
with overseas imports. While the choice of an imported lift can seem attractive
due to a lower initial investment, there are some key questions that must be
asked before making a choice.
What is the
Delays and disruptions that occur throughout a building
project are some of the most common and frustrating issues faced in the
building industry. The repercussions of having a project go over-time are many,
and can lead to budget blowouts, bruised reputations and upset clients.
One of the most common but also avoidable delays is the
waiting game that is often played with the importation of lifts from
The logistics of importing lifts adds an unneeded layer of
complexity to a building project. Lead-time between product order, dispatch and
arrival in Australia needs to be carefully considered and managed.
As the inclusion of an access lift will generally be towards
the tail-end of a new building project, or a time-sensitive addition when
retrofitting, it is imperative the lift is ready to be installed on time.
The expected lead-time must be taken into consideration, and
whether choosing a supplier who imports will incur a lead time that disrupts
the building schedule.
Is the quality
All too often imported lifts that promise the world can end
up being something completely different on arrival. These products turn out to
be of significantly substandard quality in comparison to the high standards of
If products do turn out to be of substandard quality, the
buyer is often left with little recourse for reimbursement or replacement as
agreements and guarantees with overseas exporters are often rendered useless.
Purchasing from an Australian manufacturer helps to
guarantee a lift that is built to Australian Standards and of the high quality expected
of locally made products.
Aussie Lifts are an Australian family owned company
providing easy access living solutions to the residential and commercial
Aussie Lifts disabled lifts are manufactured and designed in
Brisbane, Australia, ensuring a product that can be delivered with a much
shorter lead time than competitors with imported products.
With almost 20 years experience designing and manufacturing
easy access living solutions, and a lift to suit every budget, Aussie Lifts
have the expertise and versatility to provide a lift solution for any access requirement.
here to find out more about the range of available from Aussie Lifts