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Why install a retrofit elevator with KONE?

Add value to your building

Installing an elevator increases the value of your property, makes it more attractive to potential buyers and tenants, and significantly improves accessibility.

Improve quality of life

An elevator makes it quicker and easier for people to move safely around your building, allows older residents to live at home for longer, and makes access to upper floors easier for everyone.

Work with a trusted partner

When you partner with KONE you can rest assured that the retrofit project will be hassle-free and run on-time and on budget. Once your elevator is installed we can recommend maintenance and other services to keep your equipment running smoothly for the entire life cycle of your building.

Increase building value with KONE DX Class elevators for full replacement

Adding an elevator increases the value of your building and means you can take advantage of the latest connected technologies to create a user experience that delivers on every level.

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Built-in connectivity

A modern, connected elevator opens up a whole new world of possibilities to add smart building solutions and services that make life even easier and more convenient for users.

With connectivity built in you can take advantage of smart building services developed by KONE and our People Flow Ecosystem partners. You can also connect your own services too. The result is a tailored experience that evolves with the changing needs of tenants.

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Human-centric design

With a brand new elevator you can create a user experience that perfectly matches the needs of your building and its tenants, with modern design approaches, materials, lighting effects, and signalization options.

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All-new infotainment options

Tenants can enjoy a rich elevator experience with access to multimedia content as well as safety and building-related information in elevator cars and elsewhere in the building, as well as the latest in elevator music.

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KONE Retrofit elevator solutions

With both our solutions you benefit from the maximum possible car space, excellent energy efficiency, and an interior design that matches your building perfectly.

KONE MonoSpace® DX

Versatile machine room-less passenger elevator with an external shaft for low and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings. The KONE MonoSpace® DX is part of the DX Class elevator family, which redefines the elevator experience with built-in connectivity for improved user experience.

  • MAX. TRAVEL 90 m
  • MAX. LOAD 33 persons
  • MAX. SPEED 3.0 m/s
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KONE ProSpace™

Versatile machine room-less passenger elevator for low and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings. The KONE ProSpace™ is a space and cost-efficient solution for installation in stairwells.

  • MAX. TRAVEL 30 m
  • MAX. LOAD 9 persons
  • MAX. SPEED 0.6 m/s
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KONE retrofit elevators

SolutionDescriptionMachine roomMax. travelMax. SpeedMax. load / persons
Max. group size
KONE MonoSpace™ DXVersatile machine room-less passenger elevator for low and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings with external shaft.No90 m or 36 floors
3.0 m/s
2,500 kg/up to 33 persons
6
KONE ProSpace™Space and cost-efficient solution for residential buildings for installation in stairwells.No30 m or 12 floors
0.6 m/s
675 kg or up to 9 persons
1

Installing a retrofit elevator – a step-by-step guide

We’ll plan and coordinate the entire installation process, and a dedicated project manager will make sure that everything is completed on time and on budget.

Decision-making

We can help you gather information about suitable solutions for your building, as well as permits and subsidies, and make a rough cost calculation.

Financing

We can discuss your options for financing the project, help to identify how much might be covered by subsidies, and recommend alternatives for sharing the costs among residents.

Planning

We’ll determine the installation location, create the architectural and engineering designs for the shaft, design the elevator interior, and make sure that all relevant permits have been processed.

Construction

We take care of all the necessary site preparations, the shaft and elevator installation, and the final cleanup. Before we hand over your elevator, we’ll carry out a full safety and performance inspection.

Maintenance

Our preventive maintenance service keeps your elevator running reliably for its entire lifespan. If problems do occur, our skilled local technicians will get the elevator up and running again as quickly as possible.

The right elevator for your building - let's make it happen!

Finding the right place for your elevator

We can install an elevator in almost any building. The size and shape of your stairwell will determine whether the elevator will be installed inside or outside.
Installation options:

  • Inside the stairwell with the stairs on either side
  • In the middle of the staircase
  • Partly replacing the staircase, which is extended outside the building
  • In a pre-assembled shaft on an exterior wall. Because the shaft is pre-assembled then lifted into place, this can save time and money.

Choosing a design

We can create a solution that matches the interior design and architecture of any building. You can choose a shaft material that matches both your building’s interior and the car wall and floor materials.

Arranging finance

Many European countries provide subsidies to cover as much as 60–70% of the total cost of installing an elevator. Typically, the residents’ association takes a loan and finances the repayments through the monthly service fee. Residents then decide how to share the costs. We are ready to give you advice and provide you a preliminary budget, just contact us for support.

What happens next?

What happens next?

Our world-class service will keep your elevator running safely and reliably. Learn more about KONE preventive maintenance care.

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