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A Guide to Choosing Your Stairlift

Published 20/05/2021

Choosing a stairlift can often be just as time-consuming and daunting as purchasing a car, with so many finance options available for various models that suit very specific needs. The demand for thorough research is therefore paramount to ensure you get a stairlift model that is suitable for you and your home, as this is something that will play a huge role in your daily lives in terms of accessibility. That is where our team of experts comes in to evaluate your individual situation and recommend the best stairlift to suit you. As an approved provider of a number of different brands of stairlifts, we have an option to suit everybody.

When it comes to the current marketplace for stairlifts, you will find that recent innovation has taken the concept to a whole new level, as people can now experience greater levels of comfort and ease whenever they need to move between the various levels within their home. We always want to make sure customers are getting a model that best reflects their needs, so read on and take a look at some of the things that will need to be considered before you make your purchase.

The Style of Your Staircase Determines Your Type of Stairlift

One of the very first considerations should be the layout of your home, and more specifically how your staircase is arranged. If you have a straight staircase, most models of stairlift will be suitable, pending the customer's dimensions of course. However, there will still be other factors to consider. Common restrictions that determine whether your property can accommodate a stairlifts could be if you have a narrow staircase or obstructions at the top or bottom of the stairs. We have a wide range of straight stairlifts that can provide the very accessibility you need. Within our selection, we have the Handicare 1100, which comes with a continuous charge functionality and grease free railing, allowing for simple cleaning. We also have the TKA Homeglide Extra range, suitable for when space is limited and even one model for use outdoors.

There are many types of curved staircases and we will be able to recommend a suitable model from our range of curved stairlifts no matter how unusual your staircase layout is. Every twist and turn in your stairs is carefully measured and your bespoke stairlift rail is made to order. The Platinum Curve, provides you with an ergonomic joystick and a variety of both start and stop options to suit any style of staircase. With its single rail system, the Flow X stairlift is able to operate in situations where many other curved stairlifts would not.

Stairlifts Designed to Suit Your Needs

We have gained a vast amount of experience over the past 30 years and our industry has continually made great strides to ensure people with all sorts of medical conditions can use this concept in order to gain independence back in their own home. If you have difficulty with sitting up straight, then there is likely to be a model that can help you retain some levels of posture when you are using the lift. There may also be designs that cater towards individuals who find it hard to grip hold of things, so extra supportive measures that make the use of levers less prevalent may be brought into the fold.

Although many stairlifts can hold reasonable amounts of weight, this isn’t always enough for people who have remained inactive for some time due to an on-going issue. With this in mind, both curved and straight stairlifts can be heavy duty, with options such as the Platinum Ultimate at 25 stones (160kg) and the Bruno straight and curved Elite models reaching a maximum weight capacity of 30 stones (190kg). So, whatever shape or size you are, it’s very likely that there is a stairlift option to suit you. The streamlined design offered by modern stairlifts creates a stylish method of moving between the upstairs and downstairs areas of your home, with an integrated adjustable seat, helping you create the perfect platform to use your stairs safely.

Seek Professional Advice

Most people only ever buy one stairlift in their lifetime, so it is understandable that you may not really be sure where to turn first! Our showroom houses the largest range of stairlifts in the UK that are ready for you to try. If you are unable to make it to our showroom, don’t worry, one of our knowledgeable advisors can carry out a home visit to assess your stairlift needs and make an informed recommendation.
Lady demonstrating curved stairlift folding away

Not sure if you need a stairlift? Simply get in contact with any medical professional to start with, and they will be able to help you decide whether a stairlift is something you need to navigate your stairs safely. They should also be able to make accurate recommendations that centre around any issues you may be suffering with, making sure we can help you choose a stairlift which is designed to meet your specific medical needs.

As always, our team is ready to offer advice to anyone who wants to look into a stairlift for their home. If you would like to learn more about what we can offer, why not contact our team today, and we will dive into the broad range of stairlifts we currently offer.