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Stairlift fitting process

Published 17/01/2017

The first stage of the process will always be a home visit or survey. The stairlifts company will need to establish your requirements, degree of mobility and the specific design and measurements of your stairs. They may require some general detail from you such as your approximate weight and height etc. to ensure your stairlift is just right for you as well as your home.

Many people express concern that their stairs are some how unsuitable, but these days this would be very unlucky. For, whilst the exterior of home may vary a great deal, with a few notable exceptions, stairs follow a fairly standard design and there will be options for almost every situation.

Stairlift Fitting
Stairlift Fitting
Stairlift Fitting

A well trained EMS Stairlifts professional, will offer the chance of a demonstration in the UK’s largest stairlift showroom and provide literature and might bring small samples of rail, or even seat cover swatches. With over 25 years experience of fitting stairlifts we will be more than happy to run through with you any lingering questions about the process.

Our surveyor will ask you if you are left or right handed and ask you to describe any problems you are having at the moment in order to establish your degree of movement

Once they made a note of your needs, they will carefully look at the layout of your stairway , check their condition and make accurate notes of any special requirements that may be involved there. If for example the end of the stairwell runs very close to a door frame, they may need to use a hinged track at the base of the rail, that when not in use can be flipped back out of the way so it doesn’t become an obstruction. This is all quite normal, and very easy.

As all stairlift systems are essentially made to measure, We will collate all the information we have gathered and tailor your stairlift solution to match your individual requirements, before presenting a proposal and a quote for your specific job.

Once you are completely happy with our proposed plans we will set to work having your stairlift constructed. Once fully tested and we will call to arrange a fitting date that suits you. In some cases, this can be as little as a few days.

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