What is the Cost of Installing a Stairlift?
The one thing that people want to know before making the decision to buy a stairlift is exactly how much it is going to cost them. Although a stairlift can be a great investment, enabling someone with limited mobility to remain living independently in their own home, the initial cost of the equipment and installation can be a daunting prospect for many people.
- Whether it is brand new or reconditioned
- Whether a curved rail is needed
- Whether any optional extras are required
- Whether it is a heavy duty lift
- The length and level of cover of the warranty
A curved stairlift will cost more because of the extra work involved in building a made to measure rail to match the dimensions of a curved staircase. It is possible to purchase a reconditioned straight stairlift for a cheaper price than a brand new one. However, it is unlikely that a secondhand curved stairlift would fit a different staircase without a great deal of modification.
Warranties and Maintenance
It is important to bear in mind that a very cheap stairlift may not necessarily be good value for money if it doesn't have an adequate level of cover included in the warranty, and could end up costing more in the long run if parts need to be replaced.
All stairlifts from reputable companies, such as Companion and Acorn, come with safety features as standard, such as a DC power supply and automatic cut out function. Optional extras might include a perch seat for someone who finds it painful to bend their knees, a remote control or a harness seatbelt.
We recommend Companion and Acorn. You will be under no-obligation to buy and the representative will discuss your specific needs, advise on which model will work best on your stairs, and suggest features you may find useful. You will then be given an exact quote for the total cost of the installation.
Please fill in the form on the right hand side of this page and a representative will contact you within 24 hours to arrange your no-obligation quotation.