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Residential Lifts & Elevators

If it’s getting difficult for you or a loved one to manoeuvre steps, stairs or changes in levels in the home, a platform lift may be the right solution. Residential platform lifts & elevators provide an alternative to a costly move or major changes to living arrangements. 

Our residential lifts are safe, easy to operate and offer a cost-effective solution to accessibility in the home.

Vestner series lifts, designed and manufactured in NZ, are currently the ONLY lifts worldwide that fully meet all the compliance requirements of the NZ Building Code and applicable NZ Standards inclusive of the recommendations' made by the Standards Committee consisting of representatives from:

  • Ministry of Health
  • CCS Disability Action
  • Disabled Persons Assembly
  • Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind
  • Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand
  • Low Rise Elevators Suppliers' Association
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

What is a platform lift?

Platform lifts go by many names including wheelchair lift, low rise lift, vertical platform lift, residential lift, platform elevator and porch lift. They all mean the same thing – a motorised lift that is designed to vertically raise or lower a person.

The Vestner residential series of platform lifts & elevators are designed for distances up to 4m, making them an ideal solution for navigating any change in levels into and within the home.

Plan for the future

If you’re purchasing a new home, renovating an existing home or beginning to think about where you’ll live when you get older, we encourage you to think about how some simple modifications could make your home safer and more accessible for everyone. These considerations can provide you with a more comfortable home when you have small children around and also allow you to stay in the same home as you get older.

Vestner collaborates with Lifemark, an independent, not-for-profit organisation that advocates for the improvement of NZ housing by future proofing and providing design solutions to the ageing and changing population. Platform lifts are an example of a design solution that can make your home safer and more accessible.

Platform lifts are suitable for:

  • People of all ages with reduced mobility
  • Those who use walking frames or wheelchairs
  • Carers for people with reduced mobility
  • Elderly people

Our lifts can be installed almost anywhere:

We have installed our low rise lifts in hundreds of homes across New Zealand and Australia and are able to design and adapt our models to fit just about any environment or architectural challenge, including: 

  • Inside the house
  • Outdoors
  • Front door access from path or driveway
  • Split level homes
  • Garage access

The platform lifts are free-standing and bolt directly onto a concrete pad or timber floor, so there’s no need to construct a pit. They do not require a load bearing wall, allowing a wider choice in positioning the lift (note: some models can also be pit installed, if preferred, where the requirement for the small lead-up ramp can be dispensed with). They simply require a connection to a standard power supply.

We offer very short lead times to allow for a quick installation with experienced Vestner contractors located throughout the country.


There are several Vestner platform lifts available, as shown to the left. The model that will be best for you will depend upon your requirements and install location. There are also a number of personalised accessories and options that can meet your individual needs, safety and ease of operation.


The Vestner lift is an access lift of choice for the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) through the North and South Islands. Many people are eligible for funding assistance towards a platform lift in their home.  To enquire further you should discuss this with your general practioner.


All Vestner platform lifts come with a comprehensive warranty that covers the lift and the installation when undertaken by Vestner or one of our subcontractors.

Safety standards & compliance

We design and manufacture our platform lifts with a focus on user safety, compliance and reliability. Vestner's entire range of lifts are compliant with the NZ Building Code and Standards. We are able to advise on code compliance and are happy to provide you with any documents required.

Planning & consultancy

Vestner is happy to review proposals & plans and provide a site specific drawing as a guide for any build works that may be required.  Technical shop and installation drawings are also available

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