Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Stairlift Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below our frequently asked questions by Stairlift Plus customers. If you can’t see an answer give us a call 0857362163 or send us a message in our contact form.

What is a stairlift?

A stairlift, is also known as a stair chair or stair glide, is a motorised device designed to help individuals with mobility challenges navigate staircases. It consists of a chair or a platform that moves along a rail installed on the staircase, allowing users to travel up and down safely and comfortably.

How much does it cost to run a stairlift?

The cost of running a stairlift is the same as boiling a kettle twice a month.

What Stairlift brand do you supply?

We stock and supply Acorn, Thyssen, Homeglide and Platinum.

Can anyone install a stair lift?

It is recommended to seek professional advice. At Stairlifts Plus we have the expertise and experience to ensure that the stair lift is installed correctly and safely. Attempting to install a stair lift without proper knowledge and training can be risky and may result in improper installation or damage to the stairs or walls.

Can I apply for a grant?

Yes, indeed grants are available for stairlift, get in touch and we will be happy to explain or try our Contact Number.

How long does it take to get a stairlift installed?

If you have a straight staircase, we can generally install within 1 to 2 days. Curved stairs take around 2 to 3 weeks depending.

Who can benefit from using a stairlift?

Stairlifts are primarily used by individuals who have difficulty climbing or descending stairs due to physical disabilities, age-related issues, injuries, or illnesses. They are also good for people with conditions such as arthritis, limited mobility, balance problems, or recovering from surgery.

How does a stairlift work?

A stairlift operates on batteries and is recharged when not in use. The user can control the lift’s movement using buttons or switches located on the armrest or a handheld remote control.

Are stairlifts safe to use?

Yes, stairlifts are designed with safety features to ensure user safety. These features include seat belts, sensors to detect obstacles on the stairs, swivel seats for easy entry and exit, and emergency stop buttons. Additionally, modern stairlifts undergo rigorous testing and meet safety standards to provide a reliable and secure mode of transportation on stairs.

Can stairlifts be installed on any type of staircase?

Stairlifts can be installed on various types of staircases, including straight, curved, narrow, or steep stairs. However, the specific design and installation process of the stairlift will depend on the staircase’s configuration. Customised stairlifts are available for curved or unusually shaped staircases.

Are stairlifts permanent fixtures?

Stairlifts can be installed as permanent fixtures, but they can also be designed for temporary or portable use.

Can stairlifts be used outdoors?

Yes, there are stairlift models specifically designed for outdoor use. These outdoor stairlifts are built with weather-resistant materials to withstand the elements. They can be installed on outdoor staircases leading to porches, decks, or gardens, allowing individuals access outdoor spaces with ease.

How much does a stairlift cost?

The cost of a stairlift vary depending on various factors, including the type of staircase, the length and complexity of the rail required, additional features, and customisation options. Generally, straight stairlifts are more affordable compared to curved stairlifts. Its recommended to contact stairlift suppliers or manufacturers for accurate pricing information.

Is stair lifts covered by insurance or government assistance?

In some cases, stairlift costs may be partially or fully covered by insurance, government assistance programs, or grants. So, depending on the country, region, and specific circumstances. It is advisable to check with insurance providers, healthcare professionals, or local government agencies to explore potential financial assistance options.

How can I choose the right stair lift for my needs?

When choosing a stairlift, consider factors such as the type of staircase, user requirements, weight capacity, safety features, comfort, and budget. Give is a call and we can assess your specific needs, provide expert advice, and offer suitable options. Call us today for a free quotation on Freephone: 1800247000