Stairlifts

Here at Senior Stairlifts, we offer an extensive range of stair lifts including straight, curved, reconditioned and rental stair lifts.

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Quality Stairlifts: A Safe & Comfortable Solution for Your Home

At Senior Stairlifts, we offer a wide range of high-quality stair lifts at prices that are truly hard to beat! Our stair lifts are designed to provide a safe and secure way to navigate your staircase with ease, allowing you to remain independent in your home.

So, if you or a family member has trouble using the stairs and is seeking advice on the best solution, you’ve come to the right place! We have the perfect selection to accommodate the mobility needs of you or your parents.

Looking for a stair lift installation? Explore both our curved and straight stair lift range, or simply get in touch with us today to discuss options.

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How can a stair lift help you?

There are multiple reasons why you may seek to acquire a mobility solution like a stair lift for yourself or a family member – it can be a life-changing addition to your home that could make everyday life easier and more enjoyable.

You may require a stair lift if you struggle to climb your stairs, typically need assistance whilst doing so, or are left feeling drained and tired afterwards. Ascending your stairs should never feel like a physically demanding task. If you have suffered a mobility issue and feel you would benefit from additional support, then our team is here to talk you through the best – and most affordable – solutions to help.

Having a stair lift to move you around your house can do a lot of favours for your health, preventing the risk of personal injury. Particularly for elderly people or those who have suffered an accident, stair lifts can be invaluable, giving you back the independence you deserve.

Our stair lift products ensure users benefit from the following:

  • A comfortable ride
  • Easy-to-use settings
  • Enhanced safety/injury prevention
  • More independence (freedom to stay home without assistance or supervision)
  • Peace of mind

As well as these benefits, when you come to Senior Stair lifts for a solution, you are assured that you’re investing in a long-term investment that has been designed and installed with the utmost care by skilled professionals.

Suffered a recent accident and seeking temporary support? We also provide a short-term stair lift rental service that puts independent mobility back in your home without breaking the bank.

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Types of Stair lifts We Offer

Stair lifts are a wonderful solution for individuals with limited mobility, offering you a safe and efficient way to navigate stairs. Choosing the right one can be a daunting task, but you’ll find that the variety of options is designed to meet specific needs and preferences.

The two main types of stairlifts are straight lifts and curved lifts. Straight lifts are designed for staircases that follow a direct path from one floor to another. They are relatively simple to install, with a straight rail that attaches to the staircase and smoothly carries the user. Many homeowners prefer this option due to its straightforward installation process.

On the other hand, curved lifts are custom-made to fit curved or spiral staircases. These lifts come with rails specially designed to match the unique shape of the stairs, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride. While the installation of curved lifts requires precise measurements and can be more time-consuming, they provide an excellent choice for homes with curved staircases, ensuring safety and comfort for the users.

Many stair lifts come with outdoor options – outdoor stair lifts are built to withstand various weather conditions, making them ideal for individuals who need access to their porches, garden, or garage. Each type of stair lift operates differently, adapting to the unique features of the staircase and your needs.

Choosing a reliable supplier for your stair lift like Senior Stairlifts is crucial to ensure that you receive expert guidance throughout the selection process and a safe and quality lift installation. As a well-established provider, we are with you at every step. We provide you with the necessary support, from assessing your stair lift needs to customising and installing the perfect solution for your home.

Straight Stair lifts

Our exciting partnership with manufacturer Handicare means we offer a wide range of high-quality straight stair lifts.

Each model comes with the following as standard:

  • Folding footrest to save space, powered option available on some models
  • Comfortable, adjustable seat belt to ensure a safe and comfortable ride
  • Swivel seat for convenience, powered options are available on some models
  • Safety sensors to stop the stair lift should it come into contact with obstructions
  • Internal backup battery enough for several uses in the event of a power cut
  • Two remotes, one for the user and another for a person operating the stair lift
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Curved Stair lifts

We have partnered with the manufacturer Handicare to offer high-quality products at affordable prices.

The vast range of models and styles means that we have a stair lift to suit all needs and budgets.

Features Include:

  • Manual swivel seat
  • Unique ergonomically designed toggle switch for ease of use
  • Safety sensors; the stair lift automatically cuts out if it comes into contact with an obstruction
  • Includes two handheld remote controls, ideal for multiple users.

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Reconditioned Stair lifts

Buying a reconditioned stair lift is cost-effective, costing much less than a new one.

We have an array of reconditioned stairlifts in stock, both straight and curved.

Some of the reconditioned stair lifts we have in stock;

  • Acorn
  • Brooks
  • Handicare
  • Platinum
  • Stannah
  • AccessBDD
  • Bespoke
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Stair lift features

In addition to the shape of the stair lift, you’ll also want to look for a stair lift with features that provide you with optimum comfort and convenience. Each of our models includes the following as standard:

  • Manual folding footrest
  • Adjustable seat belt
  • Manual swivel seat
  • Safety sensors
  • Internal backup battery
  • Two remotes

Don’t forget that, regardless of whether your stair lift is straight or curved, you are also able to customise your stair lift beyond our standard features. You can choose from:

  • A range of different seating and upholstery styles
  • Various seat types
  • Space-saving add-ons like easy hinges or a slide rack
  • The option for a motorised swivel seat
  • Powered footrest fold

These additional features can be beneficial for people with very limited mobility, helping to make their lives even easier.

A smooth journey to your perfect stair lift: Our process

Shopping for a stair lift should be seamless, straightforward and stress-free – that’s what we work hard to deliver. We know how important it is to get you moving around the house as quickly as possible, here’s what you can expect from us:

Step 1 – Getting to know you: When you’re seeking a service and product that cater to your needs, it’s important to know what to expect. During our initial conversation, our friendly advisors will attentively listen to your concerns and provide the information you seek. We work closely with you to grasp your needs and identify the right stair lift solution. Don’t worry about feeling overwhelmed with the options available today – we’ll help you find the perfect fit within your budget.

Step 2 – Making a decision: After assessing your needs, we’ll provide a quote for the installation cost of your stair lift. You can then schedule a comprehensive survey with our experts, who will guide you through the selection process. We take pride in delivering high-quality service at reasonable prices, ensuring that everyone can access these life-changing products regardless of their budget constraints.

Step 3 – Crafting customised designs: We create made-to-measure stair lifts that seamlessly fit your staircase. By taking accurate measurements, we start crafting your brand-new chair lift, prioritising your comfort and specific requirements.

Step 4 – Installation and demonstration: We will arrange a suitable time for the installation process. Once your stair lift is installed, we take care to clean up, leaving your hallway and staircase as clean as possible. Our expert stair lift service engineers will provide a comprehensive product demonstration, ensuring that you can maximise the benefits of your new stair lift.

Step 5 – Ongoing support and maintenance: For us, support goes beyond the final installation. We’re here for you, whenever you need us. Should you encounter any problems or hiccups, we’ve got a team on hand to fix issues or replace a stair lift if needed.

Financing options for stairlifts

Mobility aids are a necessity to many, it gives users freedom and independence. But financing a stair lift is often a source of concern to families across the UK.

One common financing option is to explore whether your local authority or council provides any financial assistance or grants for stair lift installations. Local authorities can get help with your stairlift expenses – such as the government-led scheme Disabled Facilities Grant.

If you require a stair lift only for a period of time as it’s the case with sudden injury – then a rental stair lift may be the correct option for you. They’re often more affordable options compared to outright buying a stair lift.

Alternatively, you can opt for a reconditioned stair lift. Our engineers have years of experience installing and reconditioning stair lifts to ensure they’re secure and safe to use. The goal is to ensure that you can access the benefits of a stair lift without undue financial strain. By exploring these financing avenues, you can make your stair lift purchase a more affordable and manageable investment, empowering you to maintain your independence and enjoy the comfort and convenience it brings to your daily life.

How much do stair lifts cost?

Stair lift costs can vary a lot, it depends on the type, the features included and the complexity of the installation, and any additional customisation required.

On average, a straight stair lift can cost between £2,300 and £4,500. However, if your staircase is curved or has multiple landings, the price can range from £4,500 to £15,000. These figures are approximate and can vary between different manufacturers and suppliers.

For a more accurate stairlift price – get your quote here.

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Can stairlifts be fitted to any stairs?

If you or your loved ones need help navigating the stairs, investing in a stairlift could be a handy solution. You’re here – so it’s likely you’ve already been eyeing up your stairs and may even have a particular brand in mind, but perhaps you’re unsure if it’d fit or function how you’d like. Well, good news. At Senior Stairlifts, we can install our top-quality stairlifts to any type of staircase – be it straight or curved.

If you have a trickier staircase or setting, we can create bespoke fittings so that your stairlift fits your staircase perfectly and runs as smoothly as possible. Whether your staircase is very short, long, or split, we can work to provide the ultimate stairlift solution that works around your staircase.

Got a curved staircase? Not a problem. Take advantage of our custom curved stairlifts: the HandiCare 2000 Curved and the FreeCurve 2000, which are perfect for curved and spiral staircases. These custom options are convenient and work just as well as you’d expect an ordinary stairlift to.

If you’re unsure about your stairs and how their design could affect the installation cost, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. All our prices are flat rate, and our engineers will never charge you more than originally quoted (unless further alterations are asked for).

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How long do stairlifts last?

With the right maintenance and care, you can expect your stairlift to last up to ten years. On top of this, when you buy a stairlift from us, we also include:

  • High-quality products with leading UK manufacturers
  • A 36-month warranty on brand-new lifts (with the option to extend)
  • 24/7 support line and optional servicing packages

As you’d expect, no matter which stairlift you choose with us, it is essential to carry out regular checks and maintenance to keep it in good working condition.

To get the most from your stairlift, get your stairlift serviced by Senior Stairlifts, even if it hasn’t been installed by us. Arrange for one of our experienced engineers to schedule a home visit to ensure your stairlift remains in top condition.

Some customers will use their stairlifts more often than others. For instance, you may not require as much usage of your stairlift if you can independently navigate the stairs from time to time. On the other hand, you may live in a home that accommodates multiple people who require additional mobility support. As with all products, the frequency of use may affect its life expectancy – however, no matter how often you use your stairlift each day, our solutions are built to last.

The following factors could affect the lifespan of your stairlift:

  • Frequency of use
  • Quality of stairlift
  • Incline of stairs
  • User’s weight
  • Installation

Stairlifts also come with a battery component. In the event of a power failure or street outage, you needn’t panic. Each of our stairlifts is fitted with an internal backup battery that can last for several usages. This feature is intended to give you added peace of mind should you still need to use the stairs during an emergency.

When you choose Senior Stairlifts, you’ll benefit from a high-quality stairlift solution that has been installed professionally by experts.

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What should I be looking for when buying a stairlift?

Does the stairlift fit the wall?

At Senior Stairlifts, we have a thorough installation method to fit your stair case so that it both looks flush and operates as effectively as possible. Although many people mistakenly believe that stairlifts attach to the wall, in reality, they actually fasten to the stair treads. This means that the installation doesn’t require a nearby wall, so don’t worry about the size or condition of the wall adjacent to your staircase.

During the installation, the stairlift will simply be mounted onto a track, which will run the length of the staircase. Rails for stairlifts are secured to the stairs using screws. The bottoms of the rails are fitted with brackets, which are aligned and screwed to the stairs.

Since stairlifts are not fitted to the wall, it means the installation process is far easier, quicker, and less hassle-free for everyone involved. It also means that there is a possibility for temporary stairlifts if for whatever reason you won’t be able to use the stairs for a set – but impermanent – period, perhaps due to an injury or illness. Conveniently, this means that when it comes to removing and replacing them, there is zero mess left behind and your wall remains in fantastic condition as a result.

You can take advantage of our rental stairlifts if you or a family member is in need of a temporary stairlift – just request a callback from our team today. We understand that installing a stairlift can be a serious investment for people to consider, so hiring one on a temporary basis may be more ideal for you.

Need a short-term mobility solution for your stairs? Rent one of our curved or straight stairlifts through our rental service – request a quote today, and we’ll have your home fitted with a reliable solution in no time.

Here at Senior Stairlifts, our expert team of installers aim to fit and install each lift within a day. This means we won’t be disturbing your day-to-day home life more than is absolutely necessary – and, your freedom and independence will be restored promptly.

It usually takes just two to three hours to install a straight stairlift in your home. If you like, we can take the final measurements at your home, and cut the rail outside, before attaching it to your steps. Alternatively, we can arrive with the rail already cut to the length of your stairs. Either way, the installation time shouldn’t be too long or intrusive.

Stairlifts can be quickly and easily installed on any floor to improve your mobility inside the home. And, as a general rule of thumb, the simpler the staircase layout, the cheaper the installation will likely be. If you’d like to discuss costs with us, just give us a call on our 24/7 phone line and you’re guaranteed to talk to one of our engineers who’d be happy to answer any questions.

For curved stairlifts, which are manufactured with more of a custom-fit to match the specific bends of your stairs, installing the rail pieces requires technical precision. Depending on the length and complexity of the staircase, installing a curved model typically takes a bit longer – you can expect between 4-5 hours for a completed curved stairlift installation.

One of the great things about getting a stairlift fitted in your home is that, not only is it a fast and secure process, but it also saves you plenty of time in the long run.

This is a common question that we get asked by customers looking to install a stairlift in their home or in their parents’ home. We understand that you don’t want to go gliding up and down your stairs super fast, but instead want to make the journey in good time and without worry that your position is unstable.

In terms of speed, most stairlifts travel slowly. You can expect the chair to travel to a maximum of 0.34 mph (or 0.15 metres per second). This is the market average and, to better describe it, equivalent to a relatively slow walking pace. If you’d like to dial the speed down further, this is also possible. Each of our stairlifts come with two remotes for easy control: one for the user, and another for the person operating the stairlift – if needed.

For curved models, the speed may be further reduced on bends to make the journey as pleasant as possible.

At Senior Stairlifts, you’ll always be in for a gentle and secure ride. Our technicians adhere to the safest regulations, discussing these with you when carrying out the installation in your home. Our seats also come fitted with an adjustable seatbelt and safety sensors to automatically stop the lift should there be obstruction along the stairs.

If you would like to know more about the speeds of our incredible range of stairlift products, feel free to get in touch with us and we can answer any more of your questions. Our phone lines are available day and night for your convenience, and our team of engineers welcome your call.

If you are looking to buy a stairlift for yourself or someone you know, you may also be asking the question: ‘how much weight can a stairlift take?’

Well, most stairlifts have a weight capacity of 300 pounds (136 kg), though some have capacities of 350 to 400 pounds. Considering the average weight of a male in England is 188.3 pounds (85.4 kg) and the average weight of a female in the UK is 159 pounds (72.1 kg), we’re confident that a stairlift can take the weight of any individual.

While most standard stairlifts can take up to 300 lbs, you can find other options that have higher weight capacities, but a standard weight capacity stairlift should be enough for anyone interested in a mobility solution for them.

Depending on the model that you choose, more weight can be accommodated through the XL versions that we offer at Senior Stairlifts. For example, our high-quality Handicare models come in XL and XXL versions that offer additional weight limits of 25 and 31 stone respectively.

Are stairlifts safe to use?

Yes, stairlifts are designed with safety as a top priority. They come equipped with various safety features such as seat belts, safety sensors to detect obstructions, and backup batteries in case of a power outage. All of our stairlifts meet safety regulations, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.

Straight stairlifts are the most common option. As you’d expect, these stairlifts are designed for your standard staircase that has no bends. Meanwhile, for those with a curved staircase or a midway landing that changes the direction of the stairs, purpose-built curved stairlifts are available.

At Senior Stairlifts, we offer a bespoke stairlift solution no matter the structural layout of your home. With years of experience under our belts, we’ll be able to quote an installation for even the most awkward of spaces. It’s important to us that, no matter the shape of the stairlift required, our customers are able to move freely throughout their homes with a solution that fits seamlessly into the unique character of the home interior.

Request a callback today to speak with our expert team who can help you discover what type of stairlift is ideal for your needs.

Yes, stairlifts are suitable for individuals with disabilities, including those who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs or walkers. Stairlifts offer a practical and secure solution for individuals with restricted mobility to access the stairs independently.

There are various types of stairlifts that can be installed on a narrow staircase, but it’s important to ensure that the stairs are wide enough to accommodate the lift safely. Typically, a minimum width of 73cm is required for most stairlift models.

Stairlifts generally require minimal maintenance. Regular cleaning and inspections of the track, seat, and safety features are recommended to keep the stairlift in good working condition. Here at Senior Stairlifts, we offer a full maintenance and repair service, giving you peace of mind that we’ll always be around to check on your lift.

Yes, stairlifts can be rented on a short-term basis at your convenience, which can be a more affordable option for those who require temporary support, such as after an injury or during a recovery period. We can come out to you and install a rental stairlift when it best suits you, ensuring a quick fit and removal once you’re finished with it. Often, we can even get a rental stairlift for you the next working day.

Absolutely! We understand that power outages can occur unexpectedly. That’s why our stairlifts are equipped with internal batteries, allowing you to continue using them even during a power cut. You can have peace of mind knowing that you won’t be stranded on the stairs and can safely and comfortably navigate between floors until the power is restored. Our stairlifts are designed to provide convenience and reliability, ensuring you can rely on them whenever you need them most.

Our dedicated support team is available to assist you whenever you need us. Whether you have questions, or concerns, or require technical assistance, simply reach out to us, and we will promptly address your needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable team members are well-equipped to provide the support you require and guide you through any troubleshooting steps over the phone.

  • In the event that a more hands-on approach is necessary, our experienced technicians can visit your home to diagnose and resolve any issues you may be facing. We strive to minimise any disruption to your daily life, so you can rest easy knowing that we will work efficiently to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

If at any point a replacement stair lift is required, our team will work diligently to arrange a swift solution. We understand that your mobility is of utmost importance, and we will do everything we can to make sure that you have access to a functioning stairlift as quickly as possible.

With so many options on the market, choosing a stairlift can be difficult. There is a lot to think about before making your purchase, from choosing whether you want a curved or straight stairlift, a brand new, reconditioned, or rental, to selecting additional features.

The decision you make when choosing a stairlift will primarily depend on what type of staircase you have. Here at Senior Stairlifts, we offer a variety of quality stairlift models and services for you that will surely fit your preferences and your staircase at home.

You are given peace of mind when it comes to stairlift installation with our warranty guarantees, including a 2-year warranty on our reconditioned models, and a 3-year warranty on all of our new stairlifts.

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In our brochure, you’ll find plenty of detailed information and background on our quality range of stairlifts, including our leading Handicare products.

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Choose Senior Stairlifts for a stairlift that suits you

If you’d like assistance in choosing the right stairlift, our team of experienced engineers will be happy to discuss the best option for you and your home. 

We’ve had countless years installing our expanded range of Handicare lifts in UK homes, and we hope to welcome yours as the next. For us, there’s no job too tricky, no staircase too awkward, no question unanswerable that we can’t accommodate. If you’d like to find out more, do give us a call.

Alternatively, get a quote from us by using our free online quote tool – it takes seconds! And we’ll be able to assess your needs to come up with the best and most affordable quote for you. Whether you want a straight, curved, or rental stairlift, we have plenty of options available.

Looking for a quality stairlift solution you can rely on for years to come? Choose Senior Stairlifts today. 

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What Our Customers Say

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What absolutely fantastic service from enquiry to installation!! No sales patter! Extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and friendly technician who just couldn’t do enough to answer my questions and leave everything just as clean and tidy as it was before he started. Less than 24 hrs between initial survey and me going up the stairs on an operational stairlift. WELL DONE SENIOR STAIRLIFTS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE FROM START TO FINISH!!!

S Barnes
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Quick service! Called a few companies who never called back. Called senior and had an engineer out within 2 hours of calling and fixed our lift. Highly recommend!

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Very friendly staff from the person I spoke to enquiring about stairlift to the person who fitted it. The service was excellent engineer explaining everything and answering any questions we had.

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