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CMHC: Overview Of Lifts & Residential Elevators
CMHC factsheet Accessible Housing by Design - Lifts and Residential Elevators, describes types of residential lifts and elevators that are commonly available in Canada, and some of the things you should consider when you choose and install an elevator or lift in a home. (PDF)

CMHC: Overview Of Residential Hoists & Ceiling Lifts
CMHC fact describes types of residential hoists and ceiling lifts that are commonly available in Canada, and issues to consider when choosing and installing a hoist or ceiling lift in a house, condominium or apartment. (PDF)

Dolphin Stairlifts: Guide To Having A Stairlift In Your Home
Dolphin Stairlifts guide to having a stair lift in your home. The stairlift guide has been designed by stairlift specialists from Dolphin with the help of Occupational Therapists (OT) local authority housing managers and their many private customers.
Issues & Performance

ASME: A18.1-2017 Safety Standard For Platform Lifts & Stairway Chairlifts
American Society of Mechanical Engineers sells their ASME's A18.1 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts. It presents guides for design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of inclined stairway chairlifts, and inclined/vertical platform lifts. It covers devices intended for transporting a mobility-impaired person, typically within buildings and residences.

Buildipedia: Mitigating Elevator Noise In Multifamily Residential Buildings
Buildipedia describes issues and considerations for mitigating elevator noise in multifamily residential buildings.

Custom Builder: Fit Elevators Into Design Of Home
Custom Builder shows pictures of elevators that are functional and fit seamlessly into the design of the home.

Professional Remodeler: Incorporating A Home Elevator In A Remodelling Project
Professional Remodeler article on remodelling for accessibility covers typical elevator specifications, hoistway design, installation planning and tips on product selection, and more.
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