Are Reconditioned Stairlifts as Safe as Brand New Ones?

If you are on the market for a stairlift to install in your home, then you may have come across some reclaimed stairlifts. Whilst their price tag likely takes your fancy, you may be hesitant and wonder ‘are these as safe as brand new stairlifts?’

Well, to answer your question – they most certainly are!

Keep reading below to learn more about what exactly a reclaimed stairlift is and the benefits of purchasing one.

What is a Reclaimed Stairlift?

A reclaimed stairlift is simply a stairlift that has been previously used, rather than newly manufactured. Before being sold on to someone else, these undergo rigorous inspection and testing to ensure that they are still fit for purpose and safe to use, as well as given a touch of TLC just to re-polish their appearance and make for as smooth operation as possible.

Still not convinced? These refurbishments are carried out at the factory using the same parts as new stairlifts, guaranteeing that they are restored to the highest possible standard.

The Benefits of a Reclaimed Stairlift


One of the key benefits of buying a refurbished stairlift is that it is much more affordable than purchasing one brand new. The reason for this is because the manufacturer has not had to pay the cost of sourcing virgin materials or had to build it from scratch, which is much more time consuming.

Not only are they more affordable when looking at their cost as a lump sum, but they are also a cost-effective option in the long run considering that they offer similar, almost identical levels of quality and comfort to new stairlifts.

They also come with the same warranty offered as new stairlifts, so if you do buy a refurbished one and experience an issue with it early on, then you will be able to get this looked at and repaired under warranty.


Reclaimed stairlifts also have the benefit of being a more sustainable option than new ones. Rather than a stairlift being disposed of and its parts going to landfill, where they would contribute to the release of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, repurposing it prevents this from happening and utilises it to its full potential for as long as possible.

Furthermore, this reduces the need for new stairlifts to be made, thus eliminating the need for raw materials to be sourced along with the energy that is typically needed to produce a stairlift from scratch – energy which is predominantly sourced from the burning of fossil fuels, rather than through renewable sources.

If you’d like to install a refurbished stairlift in your home, then you need Alfix. We have a range of reclaimed, affordable stairlifts suitable for varying needs. To discuss your requirements, email us at, or alternatively call us on 01926 334848 and we will be happy to find the ideal stairlift solutions for you.