Artisan Birdcage Elevators
Artisan Elevators by Nationwide Lift
OVERVIEWBirdcage elevators give homes and commercial buildings a classic and old-fashioned appearance while still being modern. In addition, they allow passengers a panoramic view of your home or business when moving between floors. Creating a custom birdcage elevator is as simple as contacting Artisan Elevators to discuss the design, antique style, and size possibilities for your home or small building. Contact us for more information on how to buy a vintage elevator for sale or customize your own birdcage elevator to complement your home or commercial environment.
Each custom birdcage elevator starts with an ornate metal frame, which is usually made from steel. But as the elevator design is customized, other metals may be used upon request. The metal, especially if it’s steel, is then coated with a high-quality finish. The finish can give the metal a darker or brighter color, depending upon the customer’s preference. Although the design of the elevator resembles a birdcage, safety is crucial, so for proper enclosure, glass panels are used in the elevator car as well. The hoistway, or shaft, is made of glass, too, giving passengers the full birdcage experience while riding in this type of panoramic elevator.
The machinery used in elevators for homes and small commercial buildings generally comes in four different types, and the types typically used for a birdcage elevator are both cable-driven. A cable-driven elevator may either be traction-driven or use an overhead winding drum. Both of these elevator types operate with a suspended cab and a counterweight to move between floors. Neither style requires a machine room for installation, and a traction elevator also doesn’t require oil or a large amount of electricity to operate, making it a more eco-friendly choice.