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Elevator Proxemics: Don't stand so close to me

5th Jun 19
Ever noticed how people start to act strangely as soon they set foot in a lift? This quirky little ‘elevator etiquette’ dance we do is in fact a set of predictable moves we make to help us deal with elevator proxemics… also known as people standing too close to us.

Vestner and the Christchurch Arts Centre Rebuild

1st Feb 19
Here we look at Vestner's involvement in rebuilding the Christchurch Art Centre following the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes.

Are You Brave Enough to Ride One of the World's Scariest Elevators?

4th Dec 18
To finish off the year we thought we’d write a fun post looking at some of the scariest elevators in the world. Are you brave enough to take them on?

The Rise of the Elevator and Vestner

6th Aug 18
In the same way motorised transport revolutionised travel and trade, the elevator has had an enormous impact on the way we’ve constructed the buildings we live and work in. Let’s look at some of the milestones in elevator development and for Vestner as a company. The 19th century: The beginning of the modern elevator Defined as an enclosure or platform raised and lowered in a vertical shaft, the elevator is...

Going up - Accessing the Advantages of Building Upward

8th Jun 18
To build upward or outward? It’s a happy conundrum for anyone planning a residential or commercial new build. In the simplest terms, the difference between building up and building out is that of footprint size. The reduced footprint of a multistorey building can greatly reduce build and land costs and afford more location options. Another advantage to building upwards is the ability to create a more functional and compact home or...

How to Make an Event Accessible for All

3rd Dec 17
Temperatures are rising, and the summer event season is upon us. If you’re disabled or physically impaired, you’ll know all-too-well that well planned access and disabled facilities can make or break your event experience. If you’re not… you probably won’t. Poor access is usually a result of ignorance rather than malice, but is very unwelcoming and in some cases discriminatory, none-the-less. So, read on to learn six ways events can...

Portable Platform Lifts Are an Ideal Solution for Access Challenges

5th Jun 17
When it comes to access solutions, one of the biggest challenges is addressing temporary or infrequent access needs. It wouldn’t make sense, for example, to install a platform lift in a home where it would only be need for a few months. Or to build a ramp or install a lift to provide stage access that may be needed only occasionally. In these situations, the best solution may be a portable...

How Do Vestner Platform Lifts Work?

15th Aug 16
Have you ever wondered about the technology that drives Vestner platform lifts? We offer two distinctive lift series, the Low Rise Open Platform Series and the MAXIS Enclosed Platform Series, which utilise very different operating principles. Today I’m going to give you a peak behind the scenes so you can learn more about how our lifts go up and down. Low Rise Open Platform Series uses a hydraulic drive system All...

Home Elevators Becoming a Rising Trend

3rd Jun 16
It is hard to imagine our future selves, frail, ageing and simply unable to climb those stairs. And while the Australian Premises Standards has made improvements to building accessibility in public places, people are beginning to look more in-depth into ways they can make their own homes more accessible. This particular trend has sparked an increase in the installation of residential elevators amongst the disabled community, the ageing population, as well...

Making History

17th Mar 15
At Vestner, we know that we have some awesome products that are making everyday life so much more enjoyable for a small population, through accessibility. So when we have one of our Australian partners wanted to tell the world about it, we are always more than happy to accommodate!
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