VM Elevators is a Premier Lift & Escalator Services provider, with a reputation for impeccable: safety; service; quality; and value for money.
We provide the full array of lifting gear services which includes the decommissioning and safe removal of lifts, and escalators.
Our lift / escalator decommissioning, & lift / escalator removal services includes:
  • All associated building works;
  • Full Lifting Beam Service – this includes fitting, testing, and marking; &
  • Provision of Hoardings; Scaffolding; & Platforms
So whether you need the removal of a: stair-lift; dumbwaiter lift; service lift; goods lift; trolley lift; platform lift; passenger lift; or an escalator from a shopping centre, we have teams of highly skilled lift engineers available throughout the UK, to decommission and / or remove your lift / escalator in a safe and timely manner.
So simply give us a call, to speak with our lift and escalator experts, or send us an enquiry because we will be most happy to provide you with a bespoke service that is tailor-made to your individual needs.
Furthermore, it is our mission to provide you with the very best products, and service; at the very best price. In fact, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile, for each and every one of our customers, so put us to the test – call us – you will not be disappointed.
In addition, our extensive experience in the building and construction industry means you can be assured that VM Elevators has the capability to remove and dispose of your lifting gear successfully, smoothly and efficiently – enabling you to continue your project without delay …
and as we are accredited to ISO 45001; Contractor Health And Safety (CHAS); and Safe Contractor, you have the peace of mind that – like all of the projects that we undertake – your project will be carried out with the highest safety standards being observed at all times.
Give us a call, now on 0800 4488615 or send us an enquiry via our Contact Us form for a FREE consultation – as we will be delighted to provide you with a Site Survey detailing the removal and access routes, along with a Risk Assessment & Method Statement’s (RAMS) for your project.


What is lift decommissioning?

Lift decommissioning involves safely dismantling and removing an existing lift from a building. This process ensures that the lift is taken out of service in a manner that is safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible.

When should a lift be decommissioned?

A lift should be decommissioned when it has reached the end of its useful life, is beyond economical repair, no longer meets safety standards, or when a building is being renovated or demolished.

What is the process for decommissioning a lift?

The process includes an initial assessment, planning, disconnection of power, removal of hazardous materials, dismantling the lift components, and safe disposal or recycling of the materials. We ensure the entire process complies with safety and environmental regulations.

How long does lift decommissioning take?

The duration depends on the size and type of the lift, the complexity of the building structure, and any specific challenges that may arise. Generally, the process can take a few days to a few weeks. We provide a detailed timeline for each project.

What are the costs associated with lift decommissioning?

Costs vary based on factors such as the type of lift, the complexity of the decommissioning process, and any additional services required. Contact us for a detailed and personalised quote.

Is it necessary to decommission a lift before installing a new one?

Yes, if you plan to replace an old lift with a new one, decommissioning the existing lift is a necessary step. This ensures a safe and clear space for the new installation.

How do you ensure safety during the decommissioning process?

We follow strict safety protocols, including risk assessments, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), proper handling of hazardous materials, and adherence to all relevant regulations and guidelines to ensure the safety of our team and building occupants.

What happens to the components of the decommissioned lift?

Components of the decommissioned lift are either recycled, repurposed, or disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. We aim to minimise waste and maximise the recycling of materials.

Can you decommission lifts in occupied buildings?

Yes, we can decommission lifts in occupied buildings. We plan the work carefully to minimise disruption to occupants and ensure safety at all times.

Why choose VM Elevators for lift and escalator decommissioning?

Choosing VM Elevators for your lift and escalator decommissioning needs ensures a safe, efficient, and professional process. Established in London in 2008, we have extensive experience in safely decommissioning lift and escalator systems across London and the UK Nationwide.

Safety is our top priority. Our commitment to integrity and transparency means you are informed at every stage of the decommissioning process. We conduct thorough risk assessments and method statements before beginning any work, ensuring all safety regulations are strictly adhered to. Our team of qualified engineers is available 24-7, 365 days a year, ensuring that decommissioning is handled with the utmost care and precision. By choosing VM Elevators, you benefit from our unwavering dedication to safety, sustainability, and exceptional service, making us the ideal choice for all your lift and escalator decommissioning needs. Learn more about VM Elevators here

What areas does VM Elevators cover for lift and escalator decommissioning?

VM Elevators offers lift and escalator Decommissioning in the UK – Nationwide. To view our locations visit our lift service locations page here.

Does VM Elevators have a good safety record?

The safety of our engineers, clients and general public is paramount to VM Elevators, our 100% safety record is a reflection of our dedication to always adhere to all relevant legislation and to conduct regular Health & Safety refreshers. All of VM Elevators engineers must be EOR/202 Basic Lift Safety certified.

What accreditations does VM Elevators hold?

  • BS EN ISO 9001:2015
  • The Lifts Directive 2014/33/EU ANNEX XI
  • BS EN 14001:2015 / BS EN 4501:2018
  • LEIA (Lifts & Escalators Industry Association)
  • Constructionline
  • Safecontractor
  • CHAS
  • Liftsafe
  • British Safety Council

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