Stiltz cracks Cold War nuclear bunker job

One of Stiltz Lifts’ latest projects has been to connect two floors at a former secret Cold War nuclear bunker which has now been converted into a £700,000 eco-house.

A Stiltz HomeLift was specified and installed so that the first floor of the property could be connected to the bunker, which is now occupied by a family from the London suburbs.

The bunker, hidden in the West Country, placed the home lift at the centre of its design which has been described as the occupants as “something a James Bond villain would inhabit”.

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Built in 1963, the Royal Observatory Corps headquarters at Southwoods was just one of 29 stations where volunteers had spent 30 years planning for the eventuality of nuclear annihilation. The survivors would have helped rebuild a post-atomic Britain in the event of a nuclear attack from Russia.

Earlier this year, Stiltz claimed it can help dealers to save their customers thousands of pounds on moving costs by installing a home lift instead.

The firm said many homeowners looking to downsize, because of a mobility issue or desire to ‘future-proof’ their home, will be able to save more than £5,000 if they make the simple home adaptation in order to remain in the family home.

Stiltz Lifts established the average house price for a detached property in the UK as being £325,000 according to data from the Land Registry. The West-Midlands-based firm then took research from Compare The Market who put the total average cost to move house at £18,250.

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