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A stairlifts will transport you up the stairs whilst maintaining a seated position. This is designed for those who are unable to get up and down the stairs by themselves. They can be used by people of all ages, however 60 is the age when most begin to struggle with daily activities, such as going up the stairs.

There are three main components: the motor, battery and gear. The stairlift travels on a single rail track on your staircase. This can be moved by a remote control or a toggle on the chairs arm.

A curved stairlift is used on staircases that have bends and corners. Acorn & Companion curved stairlift runs along a custom-made rail, this will adjust to all the curves of your own personal staircase.

An outdoor stairlift is the same as an indoor stairlift, however has the dependability needed to survive the outdoor conditions.

Stairlifts are extremely safe, when installed by professionals. They come with seatbelts to ensure extra safety. Acorn stairlifts are manufactured to very high standards and train their engineers to very high standards.

A lot of Acorn stairlifts can often be shortened by an Acorn approved engineer, this will ensure continued reliability and safety of the stairlift.

Yes, this is a curved stairlift. Acorn manufactures stairlifts to fit most staircase types, they can travel round corners, across landings and even go up spiral staircases.

Choosing the correct model for you depends on whether you have a straight or curved staircase. You then need to decide what is most important to you, the brand, cost, or reliability. Different models of stairlifts suit each person’s different needs. Acorn will assess your personal needs ensuring the right stairlift is fitted, this includes curved and standing models, comfortable seated indoor or outdoor models.

A stairlifts speed is fairly slow to ensure a safe, smooth, and comfortable ride. The maximum speed they travel is 0.15 meters per second (0.34 mph).

The price depends on several factors such as which model, extra features, straight or curved track, and the installation. You can arrange to get a free no obligation quote from a stairlift supplier who will visit your home, conduct a survey of your staircase, and hopefully give you are more reliable price. As a rough guide, brand new straight stairlifts start from around £1,985, curved ones around £5,000, and outdoor ones anywhere between £2,500 and £9,000.