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Compare Through the Floor Home Elevators - Savaria vs. Wessex

Posted on by Eric Rubel

Savaria Telecab Through the Floor Elevator in Barrington Hills, ILA through the floor home elevator is exactly what it sounds like. It is a home elevator that literally travels through a floor cutout in the ceiling of the lower level and the floor of the upper level. These types of home elevator models are newer to the market when compared to hydraulic elevators and some of the other types of traditional style home elevators.

A through the floor home elevator requires less construction than a traditional home elevator, which significantly reduces the costs and also leaves home owners with more usable space. This makes it the ideal solution for those interested in adding an elevator to an existing home. However, it is important to note that a through the floor elevator is limited to two stops and cannot be installed in homes that are located in the city of Chicago.

If it is decided that a through the floor elevator is the best and safest solution to provide access to the upper level of a home or a basement, there are two models to choose from; the Savaria Telecab and the Wessex VE 38. Both are high-quality elevators, but depending on the needs of the person using it, there may be one recommended over the other and vice versa.

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If you are interested in a FREE through the floor home elevator assessment, please call us at (888) 714-1930.

Which Through the Floor Home Elevator is Best for Me?

To better determine which through the floor elevator model will work best for your needs, we’ve created a two-column comparison chart. This chart makes it easy to compare and contrast features, options, specifications, warranty coverage, and more for each elevator model.

EHLS has installed both types of through the floor elevators in the Chicagoland area. However, we will recommend one rather than the other after doing a home assessment and learning more about the person who will be using the elevator.

Learn more about the manufacturers listed in the comparison chart.

Compare Through the Floor Home Elevators

Manufacturer Savaria Wessex
Through Floor Home Elevator Model Telecab VE38
Through Floor Elevator Image Savaria Telecab Bruno Elite
Manufacturer Location Canada UK
Weight Capacity 845 lbs. 550 lbs.
Max Floor Levels Served 2 2
Max Travel Distance 23 ft. 11.4 ft.
Average Speed 20 ft./min 12 ft./min
Internal Cab Dimensions 36" W x 54" D x 80" H 35" W x 54" D x 79" H
Cab Controls Constant Pressure Constant Pressure
Emergency Stop Alarm Yes Yes
Car Phone Yes Yes
Remote Emergency Lowering Yes Yes
Cab Finish White, rust-resistant powder-coated aluminum Pearl Gray
Warranty on Parts 3 Years 2 Years
Warranty on Labor (Provided by EHLS / Lifeway CHI) 1 Year 1 Year
Larger Cab Size    
Optional Battery Power    
Power Operated Door    
Remote Control    

Learn more about the manufacturers listed in the chart above:


Headquartered in Laval, Quebec, Savaria has been a leader in the accessibility for over 30 years. They offer a wide variety of lifts and elevators that provide access in homes and public buildings for people with disabilities and limited mobility. All of their products are engineered and designed by their team to match the needs of their customers. To ensure all lifts and elevators are safe and meet high-quality standards, Savaria does inspections by hand. Savaria's products are available through their network of qualified dealers throughout North America, such as EHLS and Lifeway Mobility.        


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 To learn more about Savaria and the accessible solutions they offer, visit https://www.savaria.com/home

Wessex Lifts

Wessex Lifts LogoSince 1976, Wessex Lifts has been designing and manufacturing a variety of home and public lift solutions. In addition to through the floor elevators, Wessex provides vertical platform lifts for residential and commercial settings. All Wessex elevators and lifts are designed to meet safety requirements and standards to provide users with a safe, high-quality solution. Wessex is based in England and has a large list of dealers across North America.



For more information on Wessex Lifts and the products they offer, visit http://www.wessexlifts.com/

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