FAQs: Everything You Need To Know About Stairlifts
How much does it cost to put in a stairlift?
When it comes to installing a stairlift in a home, there are a number of factors that have to be considered. This can be anything from the size of the staircase to the user’s confidence in operating the stairlift and using the remote control.
Because of this, unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as giving an average cost for installing a stairlift. We recommend that you arrange a home visit with our team so that we can review all of these factors and provide an installation cost.
How much does a stairlift cost?
To make sure that your stairlift is the right solution for you in terms of space management and personal requirements, costs can vary greatly and can depend on a number of factors. Every staircase and home is different, which means that there are a wide range of models that can be considered for your home. As such, it is difficult to provide an up-front cost or an average cost for the purchase of a stairlift as the costs can vary.
If you are considering investing in a stairlift, get in touch with our team and we can arrange a visit to provide a no-obligation quotation. This will include measuring your stairs and providing you with all the information you need to make your decision, including the installation process.
How much does a reconditioned stairlift cost?
A reconditioned stairlift is a good option for those looking for a more cost-effective option. Compared to newer models with higher prices, a second hand model can provide a good saving. However, as with new stairlifts, it is difficult to provide an estimate without some further information. By arranging a home visit with a member of our team, we will be able to determine if any alterations are required and give a more accurate quotation.
How much does it cost to run a stairlift?
You may be concerned that installing a stairlift in your home will significantly increase your household bills. The reality is that once the stairlift is up and running, the day-to-day costs incurred are not very high.
Modern stairlifts are considerably more energy efficient so you can be rest assured that regardless of the number of journeys you take in the stairlift, you are only likely to be costing yourself the same amount of money given to running other everyday appliances such as kettles, TVs and microwaves. In other words, you can probably expect your stairlift to cost you less than £8 per year.
How much more do curved stairlifts cost than straight stairlifts?
A common assumption is that if you live in a house with a spiral or curved staircase, that you will be unable to install a stairlift. We’re happy to say that this isn’t the case, and that curved stairlifts are designed to solve that exact problem.
It may not surprise you that typically, curved stairlifts will cost a little more than straight stairlifts. This is because logistically, there is more involved with installation and build. Whilst a straight stairlift can move via a standard track, a curved stairlift will be a more bespoke build.
As with all stairlifts, price can vary depending on a number of factors, including installation and manufacturing. The best way to receive an accurate comparison in cost is to contact one of our team who can arrange a visit to better understand your individual requirements.
Can stairlifts be fitted to any stairs?
Just as there are a huge variety of staircases, there are also many different types of stairlifts designed to be fitted to them. One of the biggest differentiators will be whether you are fitting to a traditional staircase or not.
If you have any hesitation as to whether your stairs are suited to a stairlift, the best thing to do is to arrange a home visit so that our team can advise on a suitable model for your home.
How long do stairlifts last?
If you’ve made the decision to install a stairlift in your home, you may be concerned that just as you start to enjoy the independence and reassurance of easy movement in your home, the stairlift will stop working.
We’re pleased to tell you that on average, a stairlift will last for around ten years and that with regular servicing and maintenance, you can expect it to last even longer than that. This also means that if you have purchased a reconditioned stairlift, you can be reassured that it will last for years to come.