What is the average cost of a Stair Lift in 2024?

Easy Hinge Folded side Stairlift.

The Average Cost of a Stair lift is:

Reconditioned (used): £1500-£5000

New Straight Stairlift: £2300-£4500

New Curved Stairlift: £4500-£15000

Deciding to install a stair lift comes at a cost. One that compares with buying a second-hand car, perhaps. It is therefore important we spend wisely and understand what we are getting ourselves into.

Average Cost of a Stair lift

The average cost of a stair lift in the UK can vary widely depending on several factors, such as:

• The type of stair lift

• The complexity of the stair case

The brand

• Any additional features or customizations

If you are purchasing your stair lift with a finance option, this can add another layer to the purchase price which can make a big difference on the long-term cost of your investment. The information that Which regarding the average cost of a stair lift in the UK has supplied would be in line with our own research.

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 Stair Lift in 2024?

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 solution that works quite as easily!

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!