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Although it’s possible to rent curved stairlifts, stairlift rental companies normally only allow you to rent straight stairlifts since they can be adjusted onto any standard straight staircase. Straight stairlifts are also easier to uninstall after rental. Stannah stairlift dealers install and remove the stairlift for free, and normally provide free maintenance.

To help fund the cost of your stairlift, it is possible to get financial assistance, such as a Disabled Facilities Grant, or a reduced rate of VAT. The VA health care will pay for a veteran’s stair lift who sustained injury during service. In addition, elderly veterans struggling with stairs unrelated to military duty may receive Attendance benefit and VA Aid. Medicare’s Part B also includes coverage for medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, but stairlifts aren’t often offered.

P C Mobility Services buy unwanted stairlifts, but mainly recondition straight stairlifts since curved stairlifts have a custom built rail to suit a particular staircase.

Definitely! A stairlift is something you use every day, therefore you want it to be reliable. Better safety and comfort features, combined with higher quality materials, will give you your value for your money.

It is impossible to give an exact expectancy, due to the variance of workload and daily use, however a safe estimation is about 10 years.

Acorn stairlifts hold up to 159kg (350lb). Stannah stairlifts have a higher weight capacity on two of their models – the Siena and the Starla. All of their stairlifts can carry a maximum of 265 lbs, however the Siena and Starla straight stairlift models can carry more, up to 350lbs.

Whether your stairs are straight, go around a corner, or up a spiral staircase, give us a call so we can decide on the right stairlift for you, you should arrange a free no obligation quote. This is where stairlift surveyor will visit your home and advise which model would be best suited to your staircase.  Stannah offers two chairs, designed so that your knees don’t hit anything if you do have a narrow staircase: The Sadler is a perch seat allowing you to ride in a more upright position. Whereas the Siena has a curved seat back allowing you sit further back in the chair.

If you are disabled or have a long term illness, you will not be charged VAT on products designed or adapted for your own personal or domestic use.

No, it won’t be a problem. We can install a retractable rail which folds, so it is out of the doorway when not being used. The rail unfolds automatically when you want to use your stairlift, avoiding any heavy lifting.

C.C. Crispen invented the ‘inclinator’ in the 1920s, now known as the stairlift. He created the device in attempt to help his sick friend move up and down the stairs.