Stairlifts Prices

Stairlifts allow disabled people and the elderly to travel safely and comfortably up and down their stairs.  With advancements in technology, stairlifts have become much easier to install in recent years, but there are still a number of factors that determine stairlifts prices.

Make and Model of Stairlifts

The make and model will greatly influence stairlifts prices.  There are two main models of stairlifts available, and these are:

  • Curved stairlifts
  • Straight stairlifts
Curved stairlifts prices are generally far higher than those of straight stairlifts, as curved stairlifts are custom made to fit an individual staircase.  The effort involved in installing curved stairlifts is also far higher, driving stairlifts prices up.

Additional Features that Affect Stairlifts Prices

Additional features will also influence stairlifts prices.  Some of these additional features may include:

  • Wheelchair platforms
  • Arm rests
  • Heavy duty materials
One thing that should never be seen as an additional feature and should come as standard, regardless of stairlifts prices however, is a seat or safety belt.

Choosing Your Stairlift

As you can see, there are only a few things that truly influence stairlifts prices.  However, this does not mean that choosing the right stairlift is easy.  A great tip to finding the best stairlift is to request at least three different quotations.  These should be free and no obligation and it may be a good idea to have someone with you in case a salesman becomes too pushy and tries to force you into making a decision on the spot.  Using at least three companies for quotations will allow you to truly compare not just stairlifts prices, but also the different makes and models that are available to you. 

If you have chosen reputable companies, the quotations should all be similar.  You should be receiving the same advice on which type of stairlift is most relevant to your needs and your staircase, and stairlifts prices should not differ greatly.

Paying for Stairlifts

Stairlifts prices, unfortunately, can be quite high and some people may struggle to afford them.  There are several options available to you in this case.  You may, for example, consider purchasing a second hand stairlift.  Second hand stairlifts prices, particularly for straight stairlifts, are much lower than new ones, particularly if you also opt to install it yourself.  A second option could be to choose to rent a stairlift.  Although in the long term, the stairlifts prices would of course be much higher, you may only have to pay a low amount each month.

Lastly, it is important to contact your local authority to see if you may be eligible for a disabilities grant, which can assist you in the cost of stairlifts prices as well as any other modifications your property may require to make your life more comfortable and allow you to retain your independence.  Local authorities are very sympathetic to a person’s desire to be able to remain in their own home.

As a guideline, stairlifts prices for straight stairlifts should be around £1,500 for a new version including installation and around £4,000 for new curved stairlifts, again including installation.

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