What’s the Difference Between New and Reconditioned Stairlifts

If a stairlift installation could benefit you then it’s time to start considering your options. New stairlifts are not the only choice as reconditioned stairlifts can save you money and provide the mobility aid that you need.

Here are the main differences that you need to know about.


New stairlifts are completely brand new and have not been used whereas reconditioned stairlifts have been renovated or fixed for resale. You will never be sold a faulty stairlift, however, newer products are likely to come with a longer lifespan and require fewer repairs. If you do choose a reconditioned stairlift then be sure to ask about the warranty!


There is a price difference between new and reconditioned stairlifts. Since new stairlifts have never been used and are newly manufactured they are sold at a higher price point. On the other hand, reconditioned stairlifts are still in great condition but since they’ve been previously used they are more affordable.

Short term vs long term

Both new and reconditioned stairlifts are a great choice but they also come with their own benefits of use. If you’re looking for a long-term solution then a new stairlift could be the best option as they’re more reliable and you have the choice of custom-build products too. For those seeking short-term options, a reconditioned stairlift is something to consider.


The most common type of stairlifts is straight stairlifts which are available new or reconditioned. But, for those who need custom installations, you’re unlikely to find one reconditioned so opting for a new product will provide more choice compared to reconditioned stairlifts.

At Alfix, we offer both new and reconditioned stairlifts at affordable prices. If you need additional support when using the stairs, our professional team will help you find the best product for your needs. Based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and serving the surrounding areas, we are committed to providing bespoke stairlift solutions that give you independence. Get in touch with us at 01926 334848 or mail@alfixstairlifts.com