Can I Get Help With Getting A Chair Lift Fitted?
Yes, you can get help getting a chair lift fitted. At Stairlifts Plus we’re registered with all local authorities. All new Chair lift / Stair lift can apply for government funding. There are a few different grants available. Second-hand lifts are not covered for grant funding. Up to 95% of a new lift can be covered under the governments housing adaption grant.
They’re plenty of supports out there available to people. Citizen advice is a great resource. Check out Citizen Advice for all the forms and requirements needed for applying for a grant.
Installing a chair lift doesn’t require any building work or messy construction. In fact, having a chair lift fitted will cause no disruption to your house. At Stairlifts Plus, we focus on the surveying your staircase to make the process smooth and hassle-free.
Let’s explore our stairlifts, the installation process, and the key factors that determine stairlift feasibility. Let’s begin!
Essential Requirements for Stairlift Installation
Firstly to power your stairlift, a nearby outlet within 10 feet of the top or bottom of the stairs is necessary. This ensures that the batteries stay charged and the stairlift operates even during power outages. While we take care of trunking and neat wiring, you may need to hire an electrician to install an outlet if one isn’t already available near the stairs.
First take a general overview of your staircase layout and decide which side of the stairs the stairlift will be mounted, when viewed from the bottom. Be aware that the stairlift rail will overhang the top landing by 8” (20cm). Meet the Floor at the foot of the stairs approximately 14” (36cm) beyond the ‘nose’ of the First step. We take note of fixtures, such as windowsills, handrails, central heating radiators, doorways, etc. That intrude into the stairway area – or could be blocked by the presence of the stairlift. This will help you to decide which side of the stairs will be most appropriate, requiring the least amount of disruption – or obstruction. In most cases, it’s an obvious choice.
Don’t worry if you have narrow stairs. Firstly we offer specialised stairlifts designed for such spaces. Allowing you to stand while going up the stairs. If you can stand on your stairs, chances are we can fit a stairlift on them. Additionally, our stairlifts come with foldable seats, arms, and footrests, making them easily collapsible when not in use.
Stairlifts attach the lift to the stairs, not the wall. This means that side walls aren’t necessary for installation. Stair lifts are designed to handle considerable weight. Our precise measurements ensure that the stairlift will travel close to the edge of your stairs.
If you’re interested in a stairlift, we can arrange one of our engineers to call to your home. We’ll take a few measurements and explain all the options available. We can even help with any grant applications forms and point you in the right direction for your local county council office.
Grant applications can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 12 months, each county is different.
Furthermore we offer a free quotation and a 2-year warranty.
Finally once you’ve placed your order, our friendly technicians will set up a convenient time for installation. Straight stairlifts take only a few hours, while curved ones are typically installed within half a day. During installation, our experts will also provide instructions on how to use the stairlift properly.