Deciding to invest in a stairlift does require some consideration. Not all staircases are the same, so prices can depend on a number of factors. These can include:
- Stairs requiring a straight or curved rail
- Additional modifications are required eg. moving a radiator or trimming of window sills
- Optional extras such as a folding chair or powerswivel
There are a few things to think about when buying a stairlift however, such as the style and type that is most suitable for your home or business. This can affect the overall cost, as they do tend to vary somewhat.
Estimated Stairlift Costs:
- Straight Stairlift – Around £1750
- Curved Stairlift – Around £3700
- Outdoor Stairlift – Around £2300 (this can vary depending on the location and size of the outdoor staircase).
The above prices are based on a standard length of staircase (which is around 13 steps). If a staircase needs to be adapted, this may result in additional costs.
Investing in a stairlift can offer an ideal solution however, providing the means to use your property without difficulty. Although a staircase can seem like an initially large cost, it can allow you to remain in the home that you love. Moving out can incur costs such as stamp duty, and also cause inconvenience which is especially not ideal for those with mobility issues.
Alternatively, you could choose to rent a stairlift instead. This gives you the latest stairlift technology at a price much lower than buying one outright. Many packages can include warranty and maintenance costs, which saves you worrying about service costs further down the line.
A good stairlift company will be able to assess your property and offer help and advice on the best solution for your needs. Reliability and safety are the main concerns when choosing the right stairlift company. Don’t compromise on price for a cheaper option, as a cheap, poorly installed stairlift can put yourself or others using the equipment at risk.
We can offer a complete service, including help and advice on what the right solution is for your home. We will come to your home and provide a free inspection to ensure you get the right solution for your needs. If you would like to learn more, get in touch with us today.