Answering the Most Frequently Asked Stairlift Questions

If you’ve been thinking of purchasing a stairlift, but still haven’t decided, then you may have some questions. While you’re always welcome to talk to us about any concerns you have, here are some of the more common questions we get, and their answers.

Is It Possible to Test a Stairlift Before Purchase?

You can usually test a stairlift in the showroom. We have offices throughout the UK, so make sure you find one to visit us. This is advantageous as you will be able to see a stairlift in action and examine the seats to see how you like them.

Are All Stairlifts the Same?

No, there are a variety of stairlift options available, including ones designed specifically for spiral staircases. Your home and needs will be taken into account as you determine which stairlift works best in your situation. It’s always a good idea to think ahead and consider what options you may need a few years from now.

Will I Need to Do Renovations to Install a Stairlift?

In most homes, no changes are necessary. The stairlift legs attach to the stair treads and the stairlift itself will be tucked away when not in use. This means that the stairs may be used as usual when the stairlift is not in use. We will measure everything before beginning the installation process, to ensure there’s enough space for your knees as you move up the stairs. If not, then some minor adjustments may be necessary, but nothing too extensive.

Are My Stairs Right for a Stairlift?

Stairlifts are designed to fit a variety of staircases, whether they are straight or curved. The main issue that could prevent a stairlift from being usable would be if it were extraordinarily narrow, as there must be room for your seated body to move up it. Aside from that, you can expect to see different designs that will make your stairlift work on your particular stair configuration.

How Is a Stairlift Installed?

The method of installation is rather simple. We just attach the stairlift rail to the stair treads.

The number of supports depends on the staircase design. A technician will examine and measure your stairs and then design the lift to suit your needs. Installation on a regular straight stair will only take a few hours.

Do you have any further questions about stairlifts? If your question wasn’t answered here, you can contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any further queries you may have.