A mini guide to stairlift installations: How are stairlifts installed?

If you’re preparing to have a stairlift installed, or you’d like to find out everything there is to know before purchasing a stairlift, you may have some questions about the installation process. At Alfix, it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two about stairlift installations, which is why we’ve put together an introductory guide to the process to settle any concerns you may have.

First, you’ll have a free consultation

All trusted stairlift installation companies should offer their customers a free consultation before any works begin. During the consultation, your chosen contractors will discuss your requirements and share professional advice to help you fully understand your options. For instance, do you want to invest in a straight stairlift or rent a curved stairlift? Will you require an automatic power swivel seat? These are factors you will consider and discuss during your initial consultation.

Then, you’ll have a survey

Following your free consultation, the stairlift installation contractors will visit your home to take a look at your staircase. They will take measurements to figure out the exact specifications for your new stairlift and will take a look at any space restrictions that may require a different approach. For instance, if you have a doorway at the bottom of your stairs, you may need a stairlift with a folding hinge track to ensure there’s no obstruction.

Following this, it’s time to have your stairlift installed

The first part of the stairlift to be installed are the brackets. The brackets will be fitted to your staircase treads and will be positioned far enough away from the wall and bannister to ensure these aren’t damaged. The stairlift brackets will support the track, which is the part of the model which moves the seat up and down the stairs. You will be able to control this yourself with a remote control, which can be mounted to the wall upon request.

One question many people have is: will a stairlift installation damage my stairs? When you work with a trusted and experienced stairlift installation company, such as Alfix, the answer is no. A professional company will work to ensure that your stairlift doesn’t cause any structural damage and that any damage to your carpet or treads is minimal.

If you have any further questions about your stairlift installation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Alfix today. Based in Leamington Spa, we’re proud to install stairlifts to individuals in Warwickshire and beyond. Whether you require stairlift rental or a custom-built stairlift, we have the resources and experience required to assist you.