How To Choose A Stairlift

There are a number of different factors to consider when choosing a stairlift for your home. With options for both straight and curved staircases, it is important to ensure that your stairlift meets the required specifications. It is important that a stairlift has safety features such as a seatbelt and is made by a reputable stairlift manufacturer. It is also important that controls are available for the intended use. For example, in the majority of cases, it is useful to have a remote control for a stairlift.

Another consideration relates to cost. There are several options to manage the cost whilst still installing a high-quality, reliable stairlift. Purchasing a reconditioned stairlift is one of these options. This provides the opportunity to benefit from the specifications of a high-quality make and model that has been refurbished to industry standards by a reputable stairlift company such as Alfix Stairlifts. An alternative to this is stairlift hire. This is a popular choice to save money where a stairlift is only required on a temporary basis such as when a relative is staying at your home.

Read more for some further information on the different steps in choosing a stairlift for your home.

Booking A Home Visit

The first step in understanding the pros and cons of different options for stairlifts is in booking a home visit. This will provide an opportunity to discuss your requirements and receive some recommendations. Discussing the pros and cons of different makes and models of stairlifts can also provide a good opportunity to decide if installing a stairlift is the right choice for you. A home visit with a reputable stairlift company is a useful starting point to determine the required specifications for a stairlift, budget considerations and potential next steps.

Understanding The Options

Installing a stairlift can be an important step in maintaining an independent lifestyle in a familiar and homely setting. There are a wide range of routes that can be taken from a budget standpoint. For a short-term option, stairlift hire is often a sensible choice. It can be worth discussing a company’s range of refurbished stairlifts at a home visit to see if this route could make sense. Overall, a stairlift provides a mobility aid that can be integrated into a home setting. Getting in touch with a stairlift company can be helpful in talking through the options available to meet your specific requirements.

Get In Touch

For stairlift installation throughout Warwickshire, Alfix Stairlifts can provide a range of options for straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts in addition to rented and reconditioned stairlifts. To discuss your requirements contact us today by calling 01926 334848 or emailing us at