How much does a dumbwaiter cost?

The cost of a Dumbwaiter ranges between £6000 – £8000 depending on specification (on average)

Most dumbwaiters serve either 2 or 3 floors which keeps the cost within the average price range, however multi floor lifts can cost more with longer installation and more materials used on the manufacture of the dumbwaiter.

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Dumbwaiter Finance Options

Get your new dumbwaiter for £33.95 per week supplied and installed

Equipment Value (ex vat) = £6,500.00
Lease Term 2 Years
Weekly Equivalent £77.58
First Payment £336.18
23 Monthly Payments £336.18
Total Cost £8,068.32
Tax Relief @ 19% £1,532.98
Net cost of Finance £6,535.34
Lease Term 3 Years
Weekly Equivalent £55.47
First Payment £240.37
35 Monthly Payments £240.37
Total Cost £8,653.32
Tax Relief @ 19% £1,644.13
Net cost of Finance £7,009.19
Lease Term 4 Years
Weekly Equivalent £44.54
First Payment £192.99
47 Monthly Payments £192.99
Total Cost £9,263.28
Tax Relief @ 19% £1,760.02
Net cost of Finance £7,503.26
Lease Term 5 Years
Weekly Equivalent £38.07
First Payment £164.97
59 Monthly Payments £164.97
Total Cost £9,898.20
Tax Relief @ 19% £1,880.66
Net cost of Finance £8,017.54

* Finance Leases offer flexibility in terms of length of the agreement, rental repayment profile and end of lease options

* Tax advantages

* Using the latest assets will ensure you remain competitive by keeping your costs low

* Unlike making an outright purchase, you will retain cash within your business


All payments above are subject to businesses trading in excess of 3 years . Admin fee will apply, typically £130 + VAT at the prevailing rate. Tax relief shown is for illustration purposes only. 

Please contact your accountant, who will be able to clarify tax matters for you. All finance agreements are subject to status and affordability checks. 

Terms and conditions apply. 

For details regarding the leasing options please Call

Kennet Equipment Leasing Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN: 676024 as an authorised Credit Broker and Lender. Kennet Equipment Leasing work with a panel of lenders.

Dumbwaiter Price

At Husbands Lifts, we pride ourselves on offering the most competitive dumbwaiter prices in the UK. 

We understand that such an investment can be significant, which is why we also provide tailored finance options, allowing you to spread the cost over a period of 2-5 years.

This commitment to affordability and flexibility underlines our dedication to ensuring that top-quality dumbwaiters are accessible to all, without compromising on service or functionality.

Dumbwaiter Size

Dumbwaiters aren’t one-size-fits-all. They come in a spectrum of sizes designed to cater to varying needs.

From small lift cabins which are perfect for compact spaces or limited-use cases, to mid-sized and large lift cabins tailored for broader utility, the options are diverse. Naturally, a larger lift will generally come at a higher cost, given the increased materials and technology required.

Considering the size is vital not just from a cost perspective, but also to ensure the dumbwaiter aligns with your requirements. A bustling commercial kitchen, for instance, might require a food lift with a different size compared to a residential setting. For an in-depth look at dumbwaiter sizes and to help determine the ideal fit for you, check our dedicated page on dumbwaiter sizes.

Weight Capacity

One of the key functionalities of a dumbwaiter is its weight-bearing capacity. Contemporary dumbwaiters come equipped to handle loads ranging from 50kgs, suitable for lighter tasks, up to 150kg weight capacity, tailored for more heavy loads.

It’s imperative to gauge the typical weight of the items you intend to transport, as this ensures you’re not overburdening your dumbwaiter, thereby extending its lifespan.

Travel Distance & Stops

A vital factor that sometimes gets overlooked in the initial planning phase is the vertical distance the dumbwaiter will cover from floor to floor and the number of stops it needs to make.

Suppose you’re operating a multi-storey establishment. In that case, the commercial dumbwaiter will need to be robust and designed intricately to ensure smooth travel between floors. More stops or a greater travel distance typically translate to a higher cost due to increased complexity in design and the additional materials required.


Our standard dumb waiters are fashioned from resilient stainless steel, ensuring durability and longevity. This material choice is not only about strength but also about hygiene and ease of cleaning — vital in settings like food service.

However, to cater to the diverse requirements of our clientele, we also offer a heated cabin option. This feature is invaluable for hospitality environments where maintaining food temperature during transport is pivotal.

Dumbwaiter Installation Time

Though it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about costs, the time taken for installation plays a role.

Quick installations, usually spanning 1 to 2 days for our dumbwaiters, mean reduced labor costs.

Additionally, for businesses, this quick turnaround ensures minimal disruption, allowing operations to resume speedily.

Residential Dumbwaiter Costs

Residential dumbwaiters, specifically designed for private homes, offer the convenience of effortless multi-level transportation for everyday items.

Factors such as the number of floors, custom finishes, and any special features can influence the final cost. However, homeowners often find that the convenience and efficiency a residential dumbwaiter brings to daily living easily justifies the investment.

With Husbands Lifts, homeowners can be assured of receiving competitive residential dumbwaiter prices combined with unparalleled quality and service.

Bespoke Dumbwaiter Lift Costs with Husbands

Every establishment and home is unique, and so are the requirements for a dumbwaiter. At Husbands, we appreciate this diversity and offer bespoke dumbwaiter lift costs tailored to individual needs.

By filling out a simple contact form on our website, you can initiate a dialogue with our team. They’ll help outline the factors like desired size, weight requirements, number of floors, and any add-on features that will shape your quote.

While the initial thought of a dumbwaiter’s cost might seem daunting, with the right guidance and clarity on factors affecting the price, you can make a decision that’s optimal for your needs and budget.

Husbands is here to assist you on this journey, ensuring that your investment yields value for years to come.

Why Choose Husbands for Your Dumbwaiter Lift?

The value of experience cannot be overstated, especially in commercial buildings. With a legacy spanning six decades, Husbands stands as the UK’s longest-standing dumbwaiter company. Our trusted history is not just a testament to our longevity but to our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Choosing Husbands for your dumbwaiter needs ensures:

Efficient Installations

Our team is trained to deliver timely and hassle-free installations.

Multiple Size Options

We cater to diverse requirements, ensuring there's a perfect fit for every client.

Low Running Costs

Our energy-efficient electric motors guarantee reduced operational expenses.

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