What is the Average Cost of a Stairlift in the UK?

Looking for how much a stair lift costs? Here at Senior Stairlifts transparency is key. In this article we will share our stairlift prices & how much each type of model starts at.

Easy Hinge Folded side Stairlift.

Finding the cost of a stairlift is tricky. There is no set cost for a stairlift because each one needs to be customized to fit the staircase in your home. However we can provide the starting cost for each type of stairlift that we offer. Below we have the average prices in the UK that each style of lift will start from.

Here are the Prices:


A Straight Stairlift starts from £2300.


A Curved Stairlift starts from £4500.


A Reconditioned Stairlift starts from £1500.

The important thing to note here is that they start from those prices. Numerous factors will determine the total cost of having a stairlift installed onto your staircase.

Why do Stairlifts Cost that Much in the UK?

Specific Stairlift Models

Not all brands of stairlift are priced equally, so when it comes to the base cost of the lift itself that will vary from brand to brand. If you want to go for a cheaper brand of stairlift you will miss out on some of the luxuries from a lift like the Flow X Curved Stairlift but you will save some money.

Stair Case Complexity

If you have a complex staircase with lots of bends, twists and landings then this will play a part in the cost of your stairlift installation. This is because all of the components that a stairlift has to ride on needs to be measured & manufactured bespoke to your staircase.

(This is why curved stairlifts cost more than a straight!)

Custom Rail Lengths to Fit your Stair case

With a straight staircase, measuring & cutting a rail to fit is not as complicated as it is to measure the intricacies of a set of stairs with bends in it. If you have a very intricate stair case with unusual bends & landing spaces, the rail that the stairlift rides on will need to follow it correctly.

(This is why a site survey is important as it allows for the correct measurements to be taken!)

Who Should I get my Stairlift from?

Its worth doing some research before diving into a stairlift purchase. Stairlifts are an excellent tool for improving ones quality of life, but they are not an impulse buy.

There are a lot of companies out there who are not as reputable as they seem. It is worth looking at testimonials from previous customers & Google reviews to see some genuine experiences.

Our recommendations:

  • Look at a companies Reviews: Looking at the reviews of a company can say a lot about how they operate. Do they have a lot of poor reviews saying that they were not pleasant do deal with or do they have a lot of good reviews singing their praises?
  • See if they are local: How far away is an engineer from you? It is important to check the companies service area to see if reaching you is going to be a matter of a few hours or a few days.
  • Did you have a good experience contacting them: When you contacted the company, did they respond quickly & professionally? If you were on the phone with them did they treat you with respect? these are all ways to be able to tell the difference between a professional & unprofessional company.
  • Did they offer fair prices: When you received a quote for you lift, is it along the average prices that we have listed? If the price you have been given is significantly lower, it could be a red flag that the person you are dealing with may be sketchy. Likewise, if the price is a lot higher & there is not a clear explanation then perhaps it is worth considering getting alternative quotes from other companies to compare.

What do you get with Senior Stairlifts?

Extended 3 Years Warranty

When you purchase a new stairlift through us, we offer an extended 3 years warranty for free for your purchase. We offer a 2 year warranty on used & reconditioned models. If you have had a stairlift installed by another company & need repairs, we can come & have a look at it & recommend the next best step for you & your stairlift.

A No Surprises Static Call Out Fee

Unlike with other UK based stairlift retailers, we offer an static call out fee which doesn’t fluctuate depending on location, time or day. As long as you are in the United Kingdom getting an engineer out to install, repair or remove a stairlift costs exactly the same.

The Best Customer Service & Aftercare in the UK

We know that looking to make that purchase can be a daunting task. That is why at Senior Stairlifts we prioritize exceptional customer service & aftercare so that our customers have the best experience possible. Here are a few reasons why we value our customer service so much.

  • Peace of Mind & Confidence: A stairlift is a major purchase that plays a vital role in improving mobility around the home. That is why choosing a company with an extensive history of high quality customer service is essential. Knowing that you’re in safe hands really lifts a weight off of your shoulders.
  • Expert Guidance & Support: The Stairlift buying journey can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. With our technical experts & highly experienced engineers we have the industry knowledge that will be able to guide you to the right model for you. Calling us for a professional consultation on which lift will be right for you is easier than its ever been. By dialing 0800 995 6019 you’ll be put through to one of our experts who will be able to assist you with any stairlift related topic you need.
  • Building Trust & Maintaining Long-Term relationships: Our customer is about more than the purchasing of a stairlift. We provide an ongoing service for our customers, we like to check in with you to make sure that everything is working as intended & that you are satisfied with your purchase.
  • Keeping up with Ongoing Maintenance: When you use a stairlift frequently, mechanical parts are going to slowly get worn down. That is why going with a quality company that is able to respond quickly & efficiently to your needs is essential.

Straight Stair lifts

These are typically less expensive as they are designed for straight staircases with no turns or bends. The average cost for a straight stair lift can range from about £1,500 to £4,500.

An electric motorized chair lift for persons with disabilities.

Curved Stair lifts

For staircases with bends, curves, or multiple levels, a curved stair lift is required. These are more expensive due to the custom design needed to fit the unique shape of the staircase. The cost for curved stair lifts usually ranges from £4,500 to well over £15,000. Curves and bends add to the price considerably!

What is the Average Cost of a Stairlift in the UK?

Reconditioned Stair lifts

If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, reconditioned or second-hand stair lifts are available. These can cost significantly less, though prices vary depending on condition and age. Expect to pay somewhere between £1,500 and £5,000 for a reconditioned unit. But beware, if you have a complex set of stairs with curves or bends, you might struggle to find a cheaper solution that stays within that budget.

Rental Options

Some companies in the UK offer stair lift rentals, which can be a cost-effective solution for short-term needs. Rental costs typically include an initial installation fee and a monthly rental fee. The installation fee can range from £900 to £3,000, with monthly fees around £70 to £200. Check out the decommissioning cost as well! This should be planned into your budget as a whole.

Additional Costs

Keep in mind that there may be extra costs for installation, maintenance, extended warranties, and any bespoke features or upgrades you choose. Bespoke features may not always carry forward when you come to sell your stair lift, down the line. Just like a second-hand car, the ‘extras’ do not hold the same value on resale.

Financial Assistance

In the UK, you may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant if the stair lift is needed for someone with a disability. This grant can sometimes help cover the cost of purchasing and installing the stair lift. You can see more information about how you could be eligible for a discount, grant or government support from a further post from us.

In Summary

Remember, these prices are approximate and can vary based on your specific requirements and the suppliers available in your area.

It’s always a good idea to get multiple quotes from different suppliers and to check if there are any current promotions or grants available. Checking your local area may provide you with a better deal than going for an international company.

Stair lifts generally last around ten years, although this may vary depending on frequency of use, among other factors. Considering the life time of your investment might be an important factor in your decision too.

Lastly, some companies offer free home assessments to give you a more accurate quote tailored to your specific staircase and needs. But beware of the hard-sell and the pressure to make an immediate decision with private grants offered for a quick sale!