Twin Shaft - PRECAST CONCRETE LIFT SHAFT

The Twin Shaft is designed to build on the success of Waycon’s innovative pre-cast concrete lift shafts, which have pioneered better and safer ways of delivering lift shaft and lift installations.

The Twin Shaft builds on the same high quality design principles as the standard lift shaft system, with each Twin Shaft unit incorporating two lift shaft compartments.

 All shafts are bespoke products and can be configured to suit any project. Precision engineering means that when it arrives on site the sections are quick and safe to install.

Technical Information

Dimensions:

Lift Shafts can be built to suit any size, 25mm increments are preferable to suit our standard moulds but any size is achievable. Shaft compartments can be different widths if required (the depth must be the same).

Wall Thicknesses:

The Lift Shaft has a standard wall thickness of 140mm. This can be increased dependant on design requirements. Other common wall thicknesses are 150mm, 160mm & 200mm. The shaft will have a 150mm minimum internal wall.

Lift Loading:

Lift Shafts are as standard designed to support all loading from the lift equipment during installation, operation and maintenance. The Lift Shaft can also be designed to support vertical loads from other structural elements such as slabs and beams.

Lift Pits:

Lift Shafts as standard are provided with a pre cast pit section, tanked with a liquid asphalt compound to protect against water ingress.

Foundations:

 An engineer designed base to suit local ground condition is required (by others). This may need to cater for residual overturning moments from the shaft in the temporary state.

Key Technical Benefits

  • Flexible, modular system
  • Strong high quality product
  • Quick installation – four storey lift shafts erected in a day
  • Built to close dimensional tolerances
  • Cast in fixings provided for lift installation
  • Factory fitted and tested lifting beam/sockets
  • Space saving – one 150mm dividing wall
  • Minimum 1 hour fire resistance (more possible by design)
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