Residential Platform Lifts

750 lb Lift Capacity | 2-Year Limited Warranty

Use a platform lift to overcome the obstacle of climbing steps. Often called a porch lift, a Bruno residential vertical platform lift is a cost-effective home accessibility solution to give scooter and wheelchair users an alternative to entryway or deck steps.

Residential Platform Lift Brochure

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Residential Platform Lift | Video

Maximum Access

Quiet. Safe. Easy to Use.

Residential Platform Lift | Highlights

Bruno platform lift at the bottom of the tower
Bruno platform lift in the middle of the tower
Bruno platform lift at the top of the tower

Intuitive Operation

Drive on/off platform, push pressure-controlled rocker switch to travel up/down. Ramp automatically folds when VPL is in use to create safety barrier.

All-Weather Durability

Weather-resistant controls and specialized coating protect VPL from the elements and enable indoor or outdoor installations. Optional cold weather package available for extreme winter conditions.


Affordable AC power on 4-6 ft units (DC power optional) and continuous charging DC battery-powered motor on 10-ft models.

Safe Design

Unit shuts down when obstruction sensor under platform is touched. Emergency stop switch on platform control panel provides additional peace of mind.

Residential Platform Lift | Options

Bruno Platform Lift Landing Call/Send Station

Landing Call/Send Station

Add a landing call/send station to operate platform lift from outside the lift.

Bruno VPL top landing gate on blue deck

Top Landing Gate

Includes call/send control with key & mechanical interlock or electrical strike interlock (ESI).

Bruno VPL platform gate operator

Platform Gate Operator

Improve ease of operation with an optional platform gate operator.

Platform Gate for Bruno VPL

Platform Gate

Increase safety with optional platform gate. Recommended for all unenclosed applications.

Power assisted Bruno VPL door/gate operator

Power Assisted Operator

Easily access Bruno VPL with power assisted door/gate operator.

Residential Platform Lift | FAQ

Why Choose a Bruno Residential Platform Lift vs. Ramp?

People often choose a residential platform lift instead of a ramp for certain applications due to space efficiency and ease of use. Because there must be a foot of ramp for every inch of rise, a ramp can become very long for the space and tiring for the mobility device user.

Where are Most Platform Lifts Located in the Home?

You will most often find residential vertical platform lifts on porches or decks to provide access into the house from the outside. In some cases, people need a VPL in their garage for access into the house.

How Are Platform Lifts Powered?

The most common method of powering a vertical platform lift is normal household (AC) current. However, the VPL will not run in an electrical outage if powered by AC. Therefore, the safer and more reliable means is battery operation. Even in a power outage, a battery-operated VPL will be able to travel several round trips. Bruno 4- and 6-foot VPLs come standard with AC power, and optional battery operation. In Bruno VPLs above 10 feet, battery operation is standard.

How Much Does a Residential Platform Lift Cost?

The price of a Bruno vertical platform lift varies depending on configuration, model and any chosen options. Application site prep work, required electrical work and permits (if necessary) can also impact the final cost. Bruno's local dealers provide free quotes and consultations to ensure they recommend the right Bruno VPL solution for your needs.

What Prep Work is Needed for a Platform Lift Installation?

While a Bruno vertical platform lift is a free-standing unit, there are several common site prep considerations prior to installation. Because a concrete pad is required for a VPL to create a proper approach for a wheelchair or scooter, there may be concrete work needed. In addition, there might be preparation needed for the landing gate to be installed at the top landing. Also, it may be necessary to run electricity to the location of the VPL to power the VPL or the battery charger.

What are Common Options for a Residential Platform Lift?

A Bruno residential platform lift includes everything needed for proper, safe usage of the device, but there are also several popular options. As the VPL travels upward, the platform ramp folds to stop a mobility device from rolling backward. An optional platform gate can give an extra level of safety and security. Rather than pulling a platform gate open manually, some people also choose to add a power operator that opens the platform gate with a push of a button. There are also many optional platform sizes to accommodate various size mobility devices.

Residential Platform Lift | Tech Specs

Technical Specifications

  • VPL-3100 Series  -  (PDF)

  • VPL-3200 Series  -  (PDF)

Application Drawings

  • ILS-00804: 42" High - Top Landing Gate Framing

  • ILS-00938: 42" High - Top Landing Gate Detail (PDF)

  • ILS-01562: 36" High - Top Landing Gate Framing (RES)

  • ILS-01561: 36" High - Top Landing Gate Detail (RES) (PDF)

  • ILS-01557: Unenclosed Straight-Through Platform (RES) [No Pit]

  • ILS-01559: Unenclosed Straight-Through Platform With Platform Gate (RES) [Pit]

  • ILS-01558: Unenclosed 90-Degree/Adjacent Exit Platform (RES) [No Pit]

  • ILS-01560: Unenclosed 90-Degree/Adjacent Exit Platform with Platform Gate (RES) [Pit]