Home Stair Lifts

Many people are or know someone that is suffering from reduced mobility in one way or another.  There are many reasons for reduced mobility, such as:

  • Breaking a bone
  • A Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
Often, people who suffer from reduced mobility feel trapped in their own homes, as they are unable to reach any rooms that are upstairs.  This can be a very traumatic time for people, in particular the elderly, who may fear that they will be forced to move out of their home and the community in which they feel at ease.  Installing home stair lifts enables these types of people to once again have control over their movements at home.

Straight Home Stair Lifts

Straight home stair lifts can be installed on any stair case that does not go around any corners or bends.  These are by far the most popular option when it comes to home stair lifts, as they are very reasonably priced (generally around £1,500 including installation), can be installed in just a few hours and it is often possible to install these yourself.

Curved Home Stair Lifts

Curved home stair lifts are suitable for those homes that have stairs that go around a corner or bend.  These are custom made to fit a specific staircase and are very expensive.  In fact, because they are custom made, a second hand curved home stair lift costs almost as much as a brand new one, as the second hand one will have to be adapted to fit the new staircase.  You can expect to pay between £3,500 and £4,000 for curved home stair lifts, both new and reconditioned.

Exterior Home Stair Lifts

There are many places in the United Kingdom that have several steps in front a front door.  In the case of a single step, it is usually a much cheaper option to adapt this step to be sloped, or remove it all together.  But if the home has several steps, exterior home stair lifts can be fitted.  These types of stair lifts are very durable and able to withstand a whole range of weather conditions, including temperatures between -10 and 40 degrees.  They are also specifically designed to be able to withstand sea air, which has high levels of salinity and is likely to rust many materials.  These types of home stair lifts are particularly relevant in areas such as the coastal parts of Wales, where many homes are on hills and have at least four steps to the front door, and the wind is ferocious and salty.

As you can see, there are many different types of home stair lifts available on the market, able to fit any type of stairs.  Many of these are custom made, meaning that they can fit on the most unusually shaped staircases.  There are some staircases where it is impossible to fit home stair lifts, but any installer would be able to inform you about this during a consultation.  Many home stair lifts are now also heavy duty, enabling people of heavier weights to still use the lift.

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