The effective alternative.
Our specialists are trained to quickly recognise when it makes more sense to modernise an elevator than to build an entirely new installation. The two main aspects to be considered are visual and/or technical issues. A step-by-step refurbishment can also be a viable alternative. Either way, you benefit from our experience.
Refurbishing an outdated elevator system can be a profitable option. It increases the value of a property and reduces energy costs.
New lustre for an old lift
Historic elevators take on a certain patina that lends them a unique charm. When restoring these lift installations, we do so with a strong passion for details. The result is state-of-the art technology concealed behind a façade steeped in history.
Renovation instead of new construction
Our specialists are trained to quickly recognise when it makes more sense to modernise or refurbish an elevator than to build an entirely new installation. The two main aspects to be considered when refurbishing a lift are visual and/or technical issues. A step-by-step refurbishment can also be a viable alternative. Either way, our customers benefit from our experience. Around half of all elevators currently in operation in Germany are older than 20 years. A large number of them no longer meet present-day standards in terms of technology and equipment. However, this does not necessarily mean that these lift systems have to be replaced. Frequently, modernising an elevator is not only the best solution but in many cases makes more sense than a complete renewal. Since its foundation in 1927, LUTZ Elevators has actively shaped every era of elevator construction. Today, these many years of experience have made us experts in the modernisation of lifts. As a result, we are always able to offer our customers the best solution, providing them with support and assistance in their decision-making process. Many older lift systems no longer meet the building’s aesthetic demands. A modernisation or refurbishment can visually enhance the elevator system and upgrade the value of the real estate. Furthermore, refurbishment usually leads to a reduction in the ongoing operational costs. When it comes to design and visual appearance, the possibilities are practically endless. There are many options available when it comes to the panelling on a lift cabin – be it glass, metal or premium hardwoods. And in terms of functional elements, like control panels or additional technology such as TFT or LCD display monitors, your options are just as diverse. Elevator systems older than 30 years are particularly prone to signs of wear and tear. This is where modernisation or refurbishment measures can simultaneously lead to value retention. Installing the latest technology can reduce energy consumption by up to fifty per cent. What is more, it significantly enhances comfort, for example by actively reducing noise levels. Modern control systems improve reliability and also maintain the elevator’s function and value in the long term. Technical defects as well as safety hazards are prime incentives for modernising an elevator. Apart from general wear, the most common reasons for taking action are a worn-down drive unit, defunct control unit as well as old doors on antiquated lift systems. The new specifications regarding lift technology are often so far-reaching, particularly in the case of very old lift systems, that they can hardly be resolved using existing materials and components, making a modernisation unavoidable.