If you need to make your business accessible to people in wheelchairs, but you don’t have the space or funds to install a traditional elevator, you have another option – a LULA elevator.
A LULA is a limited use/limited application elevator. It is a cross between a commercial elevator and a wheelchair lift. Its sole purpose is to make the upper floors of a building accessible to individuals in wheelchairs.
A LULA elevator can travel up to 25 feet, making it a good choice for a small business, such as an office building, as well as a school, church, or other low-rise structure. It takes up only 18 square feet of floor space, about half the space of a traditional elevator, which is a concern in many small buildings. A LULA requires less space for a pit and overhead clearance and is easier to install than a traditional elevator. This can cut down on the inconvenience to your employees, customers, and visitors to your business. It can travel at a rate of up to 30 feet per minute and can carry up to 1,400 pounds.
Another benefit to a LULA elevator is the cost. A LULA costs significantly less than a commercial elevator and also has lower installation costs. Your business can continue to save money even after your LULA elevator is installed. A commercial elevator requires monthly maintenance, and the cost of routine maintenance can easily exceed the cost to purchase and install the elevator. A LULA, however, only needs to undergo routine maintenance once every six months. This will dramatically reduce your longterm costs, saving your business thousands of dollars.
You can customize your LULA elevator to match your business’s design and decor. Choose from a variety of materials and colors for the cab walls, gate, and landing door, as well as stainless steel or brass fixtures.
If you need to make your business wheelchair accessible but don’t have the space or budget for a traditional elevator, a LULA could be the solution to your needs. It is specifically designed to provide wheelchair access to a low-rise building, making it an ideal solution for your small business.