Stairlifts vs Disabled Lift: What’s The Difference?

We’re lucky in this day and age that there are so many excellent aids which can help those with mobility issues and disabilities to continue to get around their homes. Stairlifts and disabled lifts both help those with mobility issues to retain their independence and get around their properties themselves. But what exactly are stairlifts and disability lifts and how are they different? Here, we’ve created a brief guide which explains the differences between stairlifts and disability lifts.

Stairlift Installations

A stairlift is a mechanical device which is used to help those with mobility issues to get up and down the stairs. These devices are attached to the existing framework of a staircase. They augment the home to make it more accessible rather than being a completely new installation which changes the way that a home operates.

Stairlifts are attached to the threads of an existing staircase to provide additional support for people who struggle to get around.

Disabled Lift

A disabled lift, on the other hand, is a far more comprehensive solution for those with disabilities which have left them in a wheelchair. There are numerous types of disabled lift – from heavy-duty industrial disabled lifts to hidden step lifts for the home. These allow the user to wheel themselves onto the lift area and be elevated to the desired level. This level may be either just a couple of stairs or the disabled lift could take the user up an entire level by going directly up through the ceiling.

Alfix: Suppling and Installing Stairlifts and Disabled Lifts in Warwickshire

Do you require the installation of a new or reconditioned stairlift or disabled lift? Whether you require mobility aids for yourself or a loved one in Leamington Spa, we can help you today. With more than 20 years of experience, we’re experts in the industry.

To find out more about our services, please feel free to contact us. You can find us at Bericote Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6QP. Alternatively, call us on 01926 334 848 or email us at