Professional Dumbwaiter Installation for Singapore Homes & Offices in Singapore

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We specialise in Dumbwaiter Installation and Maintenance


Dumbwaiters provide ease and convenience for the transportation of documents, food and beverages and small items between the levels. They are commonly used in commercial settings such as restaurants, hotels, hospitals, schools and offices. There has also been an increased demand for dumbwaiters in residential spaces in recent times as well. For that matter, dumbwaiter specialist like us can advise on the appropriate models to use - for example, if you have children around in the house, a dumbwaiter with electro-mechanical interlocks on the doors when they're not in use will keep your children's safety in check.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dumbwaiter Installation

What is a dumbwaiter?

A dumbwaiter is a miniature lift designed to transport food, office documents or any other small objects weighing less than 200 kg, between levels in any building or establishment.

Dumbwaiters are most commonly found in restaurants, offices or multi-storey residences.

I've never actually heard of the term dumbwaiter before. Are there other commonly used terms besides "dumbwaiter"?

You’re not alone! Many people have no clue or have mistaken the meaning of this peculiar word. Dumbwaiters are also known more commonly as food service lifts/elevators, serving tray lifts, restaurant lifts, lazy waiter and a freight lift.

How does a dumbwaiter lift work?

Without getting too technical, the mechanism behind a dumbwaiter works where the dumbwaiter cart is connected to an electrical cable that pulls the cart up and down the shaft of a building.

How do I use a dumbwaiter?

There are many different types and styles of dumbwaiters that we provide at Hin Chong but most of the mechanics work the same. You simply open the door to the dumbwaiter, load up the dumbwaiter with your items, pull down the doors to the dumbwaiter and press the buttons located outside the door of the dumbwaiter to indicate the floor you intend to send the items to.

Is it worth it to invest in a dumbwaiter for my restaurant?

Yes! At Hin Chong, we believe investing in a dumbwaiter for your restaurant will provide you with many benefits.

Some of these benefits include:
1. Saving your restaurant time and money
2. Minimising accidents in a multi-storey restaurant establishment
3. Increased convenience and efficiency for service staff delivering meals between different floors
4. Assisting with clean up for transporting for large and heavy loads of dishes and cutlery to the kitchen dishwashers

Do I have to seek approval from BCA or any other government agency to install a dumbwaiter in my home or restaurant?

Yes, you will need to seek approval from BCA/URA for private, landed homes. On the other hand, restaurant owners will need to seek approval from the management of the building your restaurant resides in. Not to worry, our dedicated customer service team will take care of your needs from the start to the end with our one-stop assistance!

How long would it take to install a dumbwaiter in my home/restaurant?


The installation process can take anywhere from two to four weeks. The installation time will vary according to each of our client’s specific design requirements and specifications. At Hin Chong, we want to ensure our products and services meet the expectations of each and every one of our clients.

How much does it cost?

We take into consideration many important factors like the size and dimensions of your dumbwaiter, custom features, location, brand and style of the dumbwaiter before establishing a cost of installing a dumbwaiter in your home or restaurant.

Interested to find out more? Simply drop us a call at (+65) 6284 3905 or (+65) 9820 8306 or an email at We’d be more than happy to connect with you to discuss further and provide a quote.

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