When a stairlift is not suitable or won’t meet your needs, a Through Floor Lift is the ideal solution to move between floors with ease. We supply Wessex VM series lifts in a range of platform sizes and weight capacities to suit your wheelchair size.

Wessex VM Through Floor Lift

  • A more traditional “Through Floor Lift” for wheelchair users or someone seated in the optional fold down seat
  • Choice of finishes to customise your lift
  • Choice of various models and sizes and optional features such as fold down seat, other paint finish colours
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Wessex VM Through Floor Lift – Key features:

  • The Wessex VM Through Floor Lift is an attractive through-the-floor lift with a neutral white grey sleek finish and glass panels.
  • The Through Floor Lift is available in a choice of models dependent on sizes to suit your specific needs.
  • There is a fixed internal ramp for easy access into the lift car.
  • Doors and internal controls may be fitted to the right or left side of the lift to help access.
  • Push button internal controls at hand height.
  • The Through Floor Lift has an audible alarm with battery back-up fitted as standard for use in an emergency.
  • The Through Floor Lift is fitted with safety edges, which if touched or obstructed will automatically stop the lift.  There are also sensors in the floating platform located under the lift to stop the lift if obstructed.
  • Timer controlled lights to illuminate the car, which activate automatically when the lift is operated and switch off after a pre-set time.
  • Lift can be operated from call stations located on both levels .
  • A key control system is also available as an optional extra to prevent unauthorised use.
  • Integral fire seal when parked on either floor.
  • Emergency back-up systems in the event of a power failure which operate the door, light and alarm, as well as lowering the lift to the ground floor.
  • Building works are required to strengthen joists on the first floor and cut an aperture for the lift to travel through to the first floor level.
  • The lift is designed for one person (seated) and their wheelchair (or one person seated on optional fold down seat).

Wessex VM Lift – Technical Specification:

  • Internal width 590 – 900mm
  • Internal length – manual door 790 – 1400mm
  • Internal length – powered door 1150 – 1370mm
  • Total external length with door to open wall 655 – 2570mm
  • Total external width including floating platform 722 – 1032mm
  • Total external length including floating platform to wall 1090 – 1695mm
  • Minimum shaft width 846 – 1156mm
  • Minimum shaft length 1120 – 1725mm
  • Minimum first floor ceiling height 2040 – 2055mm
  • Mid-floor dimensions 165 – 300mm
  • Safe working load 39.3 stone/250kg


“All 1st Choice Stairlifts staff were so efficient and helpful and I was so grateful for a quick installation.  I’d definitely recommend 1st Choice Stairlifts as their service was excellent.”

Mr Smith, Salisbury