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Residential lifts

How Much Does a Domestic Lift Cost?

March 4, 2019
If you’re considering installing a stair lift, platform lift or elevator, then it’s very likely that your first question will be ‘How much is it going to cost?’ Here, we talk about different options and the investment involved in each.

Residential Stair and Platform Lifts - Is Funding Assistance Available?

November 1, 2018
If you’re finding it difficult to access your home or move between different levels due to a disability, there may be funding assistance available from the government to help install either a stairlift or a platform lift, provided you satisfy certain criteria. Here we outline two departments that may be able to provide financial assistance

Elevator Proxemics: Why we do What we do in The Lift

September 4, 2018
Believe it or not, you are subject to ‘elevator proxemics’ every time you ride a lift. The ‘elevator etiquette’ you subconsciously follow is part of a coping mechanism we use to deal with others entering our personal space. So, what creates this unspoken etiquette, what on earth is proxemics and why is it such a big deal in an elevator? What is Proxemics? Put plainly, proxemics is the study of how humans organise our social space. Unbeknownst to most of us,...

Elevating Logistics: How to Plan for a Residential Lift Installation

May 1, 2018
Residential lifts and elevators like the ones Vestner install can be lifechanging for the recipient – they can offer access to levels otherwise unreachable and add value to a home. A godsend, no doubt, residential lifts are a serious piece of kit and their installation needs to happen with a good deal of thought and planning. Factors including environment, model and timeline need to be considered before launching into the project. Assessing your environment The most suitable model of residential...

Will Social Housing Reform Affect Those Needing Accessible Housing?

January 9, 2018
Kiwis saving money and searching for their first home may have let out a hopeful sigh of relief when the new Labour and NZ First coalition government was formed with support from the Green Party. But what effect, if any, will the government’s fresh approach to housing have on those requiring accessible housing? KiwiBuild begins It’s still early days, but things are looking good for those struggling in the face of a housing crisis – first home-buyers, the homeless, low-income families,...

What You Need to Know Before Purchasing an Imported Platform Lift

May 1, 2017
If you’re in the market for a platform lift for your home or business, you’ll want to explore several options before purchasing a lift. You may even consider purchasing and importing a lift from a country outside of New Zealand . While there are several reputable companies who will ship a lift to New Zealand, choosing to work with a foreign company can present some challenges. Here’s what you need to know before you consider purchasing an imported platform lift. Meeting...

Enable New Zealand Partnership - Helping New Zealanders in their Homes

May 1, 2016
We’re proud to offer Platinum Partner support to Enable New Zealand and their latest initiative the EASIE Living Centre which is providing high and low tech solutions for people living with disabilities. Their “one-stop” viewing and information centre has recently opened in Palmerston North, complete with expert advice on health and disability, products to try, and a state of the art accessible home on display. EASIE stands for Equipment, Advice, Services, Information, and Education. Their aim is to help people with...

How Toy Makers Are Helping Children with Disabilities

March 3, 2016
Toymaker giant Lego unveiled a new figurine at the 67th Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair in Nuremburg. Part of a “Fun in the Park” set going on sale in June this year, he wears a beanie and a smile – and he’s in a wheelchair.

Pandect once again proven

April 18, 2015
We’ve always known that we create great products. But now its official, with Pandect having just been awarded Lifemark Product Partner status – something that we’re proud of.

Getting Home from the Hospital and Back To Work

October 31, 2014
Imagine you suddenly need to adjust your lifestyle to accommodate reduced mobility or use a wheelchair. It is a stressful situation that can be made worse if you’re unable to access your own home or workplace. If you find yourself or a loved one in this situation, be assured that there are many agencies and institutions available to assist with changed circumstances including access.
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