Choose the right elevator based on your needs and elevate the look of your home

Buying an elevator can be a straightforward process, it just involves planning according to your requirements. Earlier buildings didn’t need to have elevators but now it has turned out to be a necessity. 

In this blog below, we will discuss the different types of residential elevators and the features they serve along with understanding the expertise of Lui Elevators, a leading lift elevator company and manufacturer based in Ahmedabad. 

This guide provides an overview of: 

  1. The different types of residential elevator systems. 
  2. Will help you to select the right elevator according to your needs. 
  3. The blog will also help you understand some of the basic installation requirements. 

Different types of elevators: 

In the early times, elevators were controlled by a centralized machine room. Nowadays, the process has turned out to be simpler. These days some of the elevators do not need a machine room as they have an inbuilt mechanism for safety. 

Divided based on operation, two different types of elevators can be used for residential purposes. Let’s understand each type of elevator in detail. 

  1. Machine room-less elevators (MRL elevators)

Most elevators consist of a machine room situated above the shaft of the elevator. MRLs are excellent for residential or mid-rise buildings as they are less extensive than other types of elevators. 

This elevator has controls situated on the hoistway and can go 500 feet per minute at a distance that is nearly 250 feet. Because they take up less space during construction while contributing to energy conservation, these elevators are gaining more popularity.  

Features of MRL elevators: 

  • Compact design

The design of these elevators is found to be compact as there is no need for a separate machine room. 

  •  Energy efficient 

These elevators conserve less energy during construction. 

  • Installation Flexibility 

These elevators can be easily installed at home, without any structural changes. 

The basic requirements for installing MRL elevators include shaft space, headroom and pit depth, the load-bearing capacity of the building and also temperature control. 

  1. Traction elevators

These elevators work using a counterweight and rope. Traction elevators are perfect for mid-rise and high-rise buildings. 

Features of Traction Elevators include: 

  • Smooth operations

Counterweights are utilized to maintain the quiet and smooth functioning of traction elevators.

  • High speed 

Traction elevators offer a speed that is considerably faster than other elevator types, which makes them appropriate for residential high-rise structures.

  • Energy efficient 

The energy consumption is comparatively lesser in these elevators. 

  • Durable 

These lifts have an extended lifespan and require less maintenance than typical elevators.

Selecting the right elevator for your home 

The selection process for the elevator can depend on the following factors: 

  1. Space Availability 

The space that is available at your residence can decide the type of elevator that needs to be installed. If the space is small then MRL elevators are ideal for your place. 

  1. Budget 

Budget plays an important role in determining the type of elevator. Compare and break down the installation and other costs for both elevators and then decide which one goes best according to your needs.

  1. Aesthetic preferences 

The appearance you expect from an elevator at your home can also play a major factor, MRL elevators for example have a modern look as compared to traction elevators. You can also give customisations to your elevator doors with the help of our elevator door frame manufacturers. 

  1. Usage and capacity 

Determine according to your family size and requirement, the capacity you want for your elevator. For example, traction elevators are suitable for large families as they can carry more weight. 

  1. Maintenance Requirements 

Considering the maintenance needs of elevators is also important. MRL elevators have comparatively less maintenance as compared to traction elevators. 

Basic installation requirements for all kinds of elevators: 

The basic requirements for any kind of elevator include: 

  1. Structural modifications 

Depending upon the type of elevator you choose, there will be structural modifications needed. 

  1. Power supply 

Before installing an elevator one should ensure that their residence has the necessary power supply to support the elevator. 

  1. Permits and regulations 

To ensure that the safety standards are met, before installing an elevator it is important to check local building’s codes and regulations. 

  1. Professional installation 

To ensure that all of the elevators are installed properly, it is important to work with professionals who are reliable and skilled. 


At Lui Elevators, we ensure to provide you with the best home elevators. Being an experienced Bungalow elevator exporter, we help you by providing all the solutions for your elevators according to your requirements. We assure you that we will provide you with elevators at affordable prices. 

Contact us today, and get your quote ready! 

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