You probably will never have bought a stairlift before and will have many unanswered questions. Well this section on stairlift FAQ’s is designed to help make buying a stairlift less confusing.
At Caremore Stairlifts we have years of experience of the stairlift market and we will only recommend the best quality stairlifts on the market.
Are my stairs suitable for a stairlift?
You don’t need to have a straight, wide and strong staircase to have a stairlift. In fact, stairlifts can be installed in very narrow and winding. Many stairlift models have been designed with a compact carriage and rail along with folding arms, seat and footrest to make them especially suitable for narrower staircases. Others are also well suited to negotiating bends, intermediate landings and corridors with ease.
Where does the stairlift fit?
To avoid damaging your house decorations the stairlift is fitted directly to the tread of the stairs instead of the wall.
How much does a stairlift cost?
Stairlifts vary in cost, due to the shape and size of the staircase. Reconditioned models start from £1300, but the best way to find out a costing isto contact us for a free quotation.
How long will the stairlift installation take?
A stairlift can normally be installed within a few hours, and our dedicated engineers will clear up before they leave to minimise the disruption to your home. They will also test your stairlift thoroughly and make sure you know exactly how to operate it.
What happens if I want to resell my stairlift?
Give us a call and we’ll offer a buy back price for your stairlift. As we supply reconditioned stairlifts, we are always interested in buying lifts back. Your stairlift may need to be inspected by one of our engineer to enable us to make afair offer on your lift.
Where can I get advice on which stairlift to buy?
You can contact us for independent advice on top stairlift brands (we don’t manufacture and aim to give you the widest choice of stairlifts available), or you can contact your local mobility centre or local occupational therapist.
Do I need a stairlift?
Do you plan your daily activities ahead to avoid going upstairs and coming downstairs too many times? Do the stairs in the home which once seemed so easy to negotiate suddenly seem very daunting? Moving house or living downstairs is no way to live your life, but there is an answer – a stairlift. Today’s stairlifts are very easy to use, attractively designed, safe and most importantly surprisingly affordable.
Are there cheaper alternative to a new stairlift?
You can rent a stairlift for as little as £10 a week or buy a second-hand or reconditioned stairlift from £1300. Both options are only available for straight stairlifts.