It may not be a coincidence that Johannes Thingnes Bø’s villa supplier was Norwegian TKS Heis. When the company realized that the concept of “platform lift” was not familiar to people, they took the initiative to introduce the term “villa lift” to associate with the product.
In recent years, the popularity of residential elevators has increased as more people realize the convenience it brings to their lives.
“We have daily requests for villa lifts,” says Håkon Undheim, Sales and Marketing Manager at TKS Heis.
With the goal of making everyday life easier for its customers, TKS Heis has observed a growing trend in residential elevators. With the shrinking sizes of house lots in Norway, new buildings and renovations are built with two or three stories. According to Håkon, many customers in their fifties who are either purchasing new homes or planning to renovate want to live in their homes for as long as possible.
“People are thinking about the future and prefer to remain in a familiar and comfortable environment. We have seen an increasing trend among people in their fifties constructing homes that can accommodate for the rest of their lives. By installing a residential lift, they can stay and continue living in their homes even when ascending stairs becomes challenging,” says Håkon.
The most popular platform lift that TKS Heis sells is the Aritco HomeLift Compact, and today they install 1-2 platform lifts a week. Håkon Undheim predicts that the figure will double next year.