How to Accurately Order Your Elevator Interior System

SnapCab Heritage Elevator Interior - light brown wood paneling with a metallic rounded side handle, corner wall shot

When filling out your order form, remember to complete every space. Omissions on the form can prevent your customers from receiving their products on time. So, even if you think your elevator interior partner doesn’t need to know your existing ceiling details, , or front wall information, these details are critical. Without them, a project can stall for days, or even weeks, while an additional field visit is necessary to gather the pertinent information.

A proactive approach, and a small amount of time now, ensures your customers get their elevator interiors on time and that your project can proceed as scheduled.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Accurate measurements ensure optimal results, so it’s worth taking the time to measure twice. It’s important that your elevator interior partner knows everything about your cab. Some tips to help you get started:

  • Always measure from the cab itself – not the drawings.
  • Measure to the nearest 1/16th of an inch. Some manufacturers have a built-in safety margin, so if you’re slightly off, it won’t show up on the wall.
  • For accurate wall measurements, measure from one corner to the middle and make a mark. Measure from the other corner to the mark, and add those two figures.
  • If you’re not sure how to accurately measure a feature (e.g. a radius), snap a picture and email it to your interior provider for more information. A technician will be able to walk you through it.

And remember: fill in every space! This includes transom dimensions, COP location, and more. Blank spots can delay your project and cause errors.

Elevator interiors should be easy and convenient on installation day – but that’s not enough. The entire process, from start to finish, should be designed to help your team get the job done on time and on budget. The ordering process sets the tone for the entire project. Is it simple? Expedient? When it is, not only will customers be highly-satisfied with their interiors – they’ll know who to turn to for their next project.

Ask the experts! Contact your project manager.