Throughout the UK there are many stairlift companies offering lots of different models of stairlifts. Add to that the seemingly endless list of options and extras and the choice can become quite baffling.
At Handicare, we are proud of the fact that our partners will give you an honest and average price based on your exact needs and circumstances. They will not try to sell you something that you do not want or need and will leave you all the information you need to make an informed decision in your own time.
Are all stairlifts the same?
Unfortunately, not. Although there are two broad types of stairlifts, those being straight and curved, there are literally dozens of different manufacturers and suppliers all offering different models and features.
To make sure you are looking at a quality product from a reputable supplier, you can look for organisations such as the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) or the UK Government’s Trust Mark Scheme for independent guidance on what to look for.
are one of the most common types of stairlifts and are often fitted to straight or steep stairs to aid ascent. If you want to purchase a stairlift and your stairs don't turn any corners, then this is a great choice for you.
are designed to fit on more complicated staircases, like spiral stairs and tracks that turn a corner or have a landing. Much like straight options, curved stairlifts also come with a selection of extras including swivel seats and safety sensors.
are fitted in outdoor spaces, whether that is in a garden or on steps leading up to a porch. They are there to aid people who struggle to walk long distances, especially outdoors and again come with extras like swivel seats and sensors.
How much does a stairlift cost?
The price of a stairlift depends on a number of things, such as the type of staircase you have (straight, curved, indoor, outdoor), the angle of your stairs and the space available at both the top and bottom of the stairs. Other considerations can include the height of the bulkhead on the stairs, the available width and also whether or not there are any handrails or obstructions that need to be removed.
It is not just the location that will dictate the specification of a stairlift: in some cases, power-assisted features can be added to make using the lift even easier.
Running a stairlift also incurs a cost, but many of our stairlifts come with low running costs and extended warranties should they break offering you peace of mind that you have made the right decision. Some manufacturers also install reconditioned stairlifts for those who would prefer that option.
How can I find out more?
Handicare offers a wide choice of solutions that are designed to suit a range of pockets as well as homes and user’s needs. If you are eligible for a disabled facilities grant from your local council, then you may be able to get help buying a stairlift. It is best to speak to your council about this before planning to get a stairlift installed.
If you would like one of our partners to get in touch and discuss the options call us on 01384 912 093
and we can arrange for one of them to make contact.