Curved Stairlifts

Curved Stairlifts For The Home

Curved Stairlifts:

A custom made curved stairlift is the perfect solution for you if your staircase has bends, corners, right angles or 180° turns in it (if your staircase is completely straight please go to our straight stairlift section) . It is not an issue if your stair case is narrow or steep because no matter how complicated your stair case is, there is a stair lift out there for you.

Call us on 0800 080 7997 and we will provide a free stair lift survey; which gives you an accurate price for your unique stairway and to make sure you receive the right stairlift for you.

Typical features on a curved stairlift:
• Comfortable padded seating & back rest
• Fold up seat, foot rest & arms
• Battery powered
• Safety sensors
• Remote Controls
• Diagnostic Digital Display
• Safety Belt
• Directional paddle switches
• Swivel seat

Prices from £3,500


Concerned about the safety of Curved Stairlifts?

There are a number of safety standards on all stairlifts from reputable manufacturers. These safety standards are specified under the current British Safety Standards for stairlifts, and this is updated every few years or so to ensure paramount safety. It is important to make sure a stairlift has all of the following essential safety features and not just look for a cheap deal. Otherwise you may end up severely injured if the stairlift should fail.Concerned about stairlift safety

Seat Belt

For safety reasons, all stairlifts must have a seat belt. This is usually in the form of a retractable lap belt, and gives you an added sense of security. For example, as you travel up or down the stairs via the stairlift, you are strapped in tight to prevent falling out. You must always check that you are wearing your seat belt before initiating the lift.

Safety sensors

A very important safety feature on a stairlift are the built in safety sensors. This is because they automatically detect any possible obstruction to the stairlift and, if any obstructions are found, it immediately brings the stairlift to a complete stop. So this prevents any accidents that an obstructive item could cause. Once the object obstructing the stairlifts’ path is removed, the stairlift continues its journey along the stairs in the direction it was already travelling in. These are normally located around the footrest area, so even lower objects are detected.

Limit sensors

A limit sensor is fitted on the top and bottom of the stairlift rail. The limit sensors make sure that, when reaching the end of the rail at either end, the stairlift stops in the correct position. It also ensures that the stairlift comes to a soft stop. A smooth start stop motion is vital so as well as coming to a soft stop, the stairlift should have a slow, gentle start rather than a jerky start. This removes the risk of injury when the stairlift starts or stops.

Lockable key switch

Your stairlift should have a lockable on/ off key switch. This is in place to prevent anyone, particularly young children, from using or activating the stairlift in any way without the key. For this reason, the key is removable after locking. Otherwise children could play with the stairlift and injure themselves or damage it.

DC powered

There shouldn’t be a risk of receiving an electric shock because the stairlift is a battery powered (DC) stairlift. Thus there is no mains power voltage on the stairlift, as it runs off 24 volt batteries only. These are rechargeable and, as well as ensuring smooth, quiet travel along the rail, it also means that the stairlift can run even during a power cut. You can find charging points at both ends of the rail, meaning the stairlift charges when not in use. Therefore you will always be able to use the stairlift.

A dual mechanical and electrical braking system.

A stairlift should have a dual mechanical and electrical braking system. These are two independent braking systems that both work together to ensure your safety. For example,  in the event of a motor failure, the stairlift cannot descend unexpectedly or at too great of a speed. If this happened it could cause a severe accident, or at least be a traumatic experience for the user. Potentially leaving them paralyzed.

Swivel seat

A swivel seat is vital on a stairlift, and it must lock into position at the end of the stairs. As the name suggests, this swivels the seat of the stairlift around to allow you to dismount from the stairlift with ease. Thus users don’t experience any discomfort or strain when getting out of the seat. Also, because the stairlift locks into place it acts as a barrier to prevent you from falling back down the stairs due to loss of balance, etc. This is essential, especially when dismounting from the stairlift at the top of the stairs.

If you are considering purchasing a new curved stairlift, make sure to ask the supplier if they meet the current British Safety Standards. Most suppliers should be more than happy to promote that they do, in fact, meet these standards on all of their stairlifts. So, if they don’t promote this, you should be skeptical. It is always best to check out the retailer and the chair as much as possible before purchase. This way you can be sure that they are authenticate.

You can also book your Free Stair Assessment today! Call us on 0800 002 9915 or email us at or fill out our contact form.

Examples of popular curved stairlifts

Some individuals have no choice but to buy a curved stairlift. This is because they have a staircase that has bends in, usually at the top or the bottom. For example your staircase may look like this one on the right.A Curved Staircase If it does, then you need to buy a curved stairlift. Although they cost considerably more money than straight stairlifts, if you need one, you need one. Luckily you have found UK Stairlifts, so we can do the hard work for you, for free! Read these examples of trusted curved stairlifts that we have listed below. We provide nothing but honest information and have done the research for you. This means, all you have to do, is make your decision.

Acorn 80 Curved Rail Stairlifts for curved stairs

Perhaps the most popular curved stairlift, the Acorn 80 is uniquely designed to make it the quietest and smoothest journey possible. Read below to see some of it’s various features, so you can decide whether it is the best one for your home.

The Acorn 80 is a curved rail stairlift designed for curved staircases which has many benefits for your relative;

• Allows your relative to get up and down stairs easily and safely
• Easy to use controls
• Comfortable, near silent ride
• Folds away for tidy, neat storage
• Swivel seat for easy access
• Custom made to your stairs for perfect fit
• Quick, tidy installation – no mains power required
• Safety features for your peace of mind

Smooth and Quiet

The Acorn curved rail stairlift is extremely smooth and quiet when you’re riding up and down the stairs.  The lift operates without mains power. Thus, it’s much quieter than some other lifts in its class. Noise level is something you may not have even considered when looking to buy a stair lift. However, a noisy stairlift can be very annoying when you use it often.

This lift model comes with Soft Start and Stop. This is so you can avoid any jolting or lurching when the stairlift starts or finishes its journey. In fact, the design of its inner workings is unique in the market. Thus making this the smoothest, quietest most luxurious ride quality currently available. When you experience it in action you will agree it feels incredible safe and stable. So you can be sure your relative is in good hands.

Quick and Tidy

These lifts are almost as quick to install as a straight stairlift and are tidier than most stairlift installations. Furthermore, there’s no need to have a mains electricity supply to the lift. This means no need for an electrician to update the domestic electricity supply and it avoids unsightly cabling and damage to existing decor. It also means that if there is a power failure the stairlift will continue to work so your relative will always be able to get about.

Engineers can fit the Acorn 80 on practically any curved staircase. It’s slim rail attaches directly to the stairs, so there’s no damage to your relative’s home. If there is a doorway near the top or bottom of the stairs don’t worry that’s fine, there’s an option to cater for that too.

You can easily fold away acorn stairlifts so that when when the lift is not in use, the rest of the family can use the stairs unhindered. They can also be ‘sent’ or ‘called’ by using one of the remote controls so if there are two users in one household everyone can still get about unhindered.

Like many other stairlifts the Acorn 80 comes with a Diagnostic Display to show you the status of the stairlift and its service status. It’s important to have your stairlift serviced regularly to ensure it stays in tip-top condition and provides many years of service.

The Liberator Curved Stairlift

You may have given up hope finding a stairlift to fit your relative’s narrow curved stairs. Please note, that the best engineers can install curved stairlifts to staircases with the tightest turns. For example, the Liberator guarantees to fit a stairlift where other manufacturers can’t. Curved stairways are unique and bespoke to your house. The expertise of the Liberator stairlift shines in these curved applications. So, its definitely worth contemplating buying a Liberator curved stairlift.

The whole Liberator range is manufactured in the UK. It is designed to offer maximum safety, reliability and comfort for those who find difficulty in negotiating stairways in their homes. Thus you needn’t sacrifice your comfort if you have an awkward staircase.

Liberator designed this stairlift to look as good as possible in your home. They fix the rail to the stairs and not to the wall, and along with the addition of cabling loops on the back, removes any requirements for trunking to your skirting boards.

The Liberator stairlift’s unique rail design can fit into the narrowest and tightest of stairways. Furthermore, because it has the least number of joints, you get a smooth and sturdy ride.

Liberator Stairlift Features

• The battery powered drive system ensures smooth quiet operation even during a power cut
• Light finger tip pressure on the joystick in the direction of travel gives effortless control. This is ideal for those with limited hand movement
• Call/ Send stations that are positioned at the top and bottom of the stairs are operated by infrared handsets. Thus, avoiding the need for electrical wiring installation.

The Sarum Curved Stair lift

The Sarum stair lift from Stannah is part of their classic range. They designed the lift for curved stair cases, therefore it is easy to operate and reliable

Designed for your Home

Sarum stairlifts run on twin, slim-line rails designed to fit your stair case exactly. The dual rail ensures a smooth ride up and down the stairs and the bespoke fitting means the rails take up as little room as possible, leaving the stairs clear for other people. The pearl finish blends rails in with your existing decoration.

Safety & Comfort

Curved stairlifts from Stannah always come with lots of features designed with safety and comfort in mind. The Sarum is no different. A swivel seat, operated by levers on both sides of the chair, make mounting and dismounting the stair lift safe and easy. A powered swivel is available to make this process even easier, but does not come as standard.

When you have dismounted the stair lift the foot rest can be folded away to save space. There is no need to bend down – just use the footrest lever and the rest comes up flush to the carriage. Simple.

Further safety features include an easy to use, retractable seat belt. That keeps the passenger securely in the seat of the stair lift. As well as in-built sensors that detect the presence of obstructions on the stairs and stop the lift to prevent any accidents. If you are worried about anybody else using the lift when you are not around. For example inquisitive children or grandchildren for example, don’t worry. Sarum stairlifts come with a key switch beneath the arm rest that immobilises the lift, preventing any joy rides!

The Sarum is battery powered, running separately from mains power. This ensures the stair lift can be used in the event of a power cut, never leaving you trapped upstairs or downstairs. The battery recharges itself, so it is always ready to go.

Simple to Operate, Wherever You Are

The Sarum can be fitted with either push button directional controls or a joystick, whichever you find the most comfortable to use. An engineer can fit these controls to either of the arms. You can also call the stair lift when you are not aboard, from either the top or the bottom of the stairs. Controls fitted to the wall mean you can call the lift from wherever you are.

Stair lift Warranty and Service

Stannah provide a full two year warranty of all new Sarum stairlifts. This also includes two free services, to keep your curved stair lift in tip top shape. If for some reason your stairlift breaks down, Stannahs nationwide network of engineers can be called out at any time of day, every day of the year. The Sarum curved stairlift is also available as a reconditioned model. Find out more about reconditioned stairlifts here.

Evaluation of Curved Stairlifts and some things to note

Your relative’s curved stairlift must precisely fit their staircase. Unfortunately, this unique process makes curved stairlifts more expensive than straight stairlifts. The exact figure is dependent on how curved the stairlift needs to be. A curved stairlifts manufacturer will be able to give you an exact installation quote once they’ve measured up your staircase.

Curved stairlifts have many advantages – not least that your relative will be able to stay in their own home – but there are some disadvantages, too. Another individual could not buy a curved stairlift off of you. This is because you have uniquely fit the stairlift for the purpose of your house. So, your relative really has to consider whether they really need one – after all, a curved stairlift might cost £4,000 or more.

A Curved Stairlift

Because of the customisation issue, renting a curved stair lift or opting for a reconditioned one is not feasible, either. Maintenance and servicing of a curved stairlift are also more costly than for straight stairlifts.

On the plus side, curved stairlifts don’t detract from the elegance of a staircase and can be fitted on either side of the stairs. One of the most vital things is finding a stairlift manufacturer that will fit a stairlift that exactly matches your relative’s staircase measurements. Remember, if it’s not perfect for your relative’s staircase, then it won’t be perfect for anyone else’s either. So this means they could lose £4,000 or more.

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