Reconditioned and rental stairlifts are a wonderful solution to get back your independence at a price that’s affordable for you. Whether your staircase has bends, corners, right angles or 180° turns; it is not an issue because no matter how complicated your stair case is there will be a reconditioned/rental stairlift out there for you. Do bear in mind that a curved reconditioned stairlift will cost slightly more, as it is tailor-made for your individual requirements.
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Some typical features of reconditioned/rental stair lifts:
• Brand new rail & Fully reconditioned (second-hand stairlift)
• Comfortable padded seating & back rest
• Fold up seat, arms & foot rest
• Remote Controls
• Compact Solution
• Battery powered
• Directional paddle switches
• Digital Diagnostic Display
• Safety sensors
Reconditioned Straight stairlifts from £1,100
Reconditioned Curved stairlifts from £2,800
What are Recondtioned Stairlifts?
Reconditioned Stairlifts are those that have been used before but are ready to be used by someone else. When a stairlift is reconditioned, it is fully refurnished to perform like a new stairlift. To ensure this, the machine is given a clean, safety checks are carried out and new features are installed. These features include a Brand new rail, comfortable padded seating, back rests and fold up seats. In addition to these new features, existing features such as remote controls, batteries, directional paddle switches, digital diagnostic displays and any safety sensors are also checked that they are in working order. You can purchase a reconditioned model as a straight or a curved stairlift.
Therefore, reconditioned stairlifts meet all the safety requirements and have all the features that new ones have, at a slightly cheaper price. However, it can be a hassle to find one that is suitable for you, because you have to find one that worked on a similar staircase to yours in the past.
As for the installation, this will be done with the same amount of care that would be put into a new one. However it should be easier and quicker, because it is simply a re-adjustment. Having said that, you should still hire a group of professional engineers. They will ensure that the lift is fitted safely and securely. This holds true both for those straight lifts or curved ones. The curved will of course take a little bit more time to install, because they have to be adjusted to match the curves and turns of a windy staircase. Some can be battery operated, and some are electric. The ones that require electrical wiring will take longer to install.
How can Reconditioned Stairlifts save you money?
It can be hard to manage in your own home when you struggle to even get up and down the stairs. You may have considered options such as moving to a bungalow, converting a downstairs room into a bedroom or bathroom, but both solutions can be extremely costly.
Of course, there is always the solution to buy a stairlift. As a stairlift will also help you to regain independence in your home. This is because if you are currently reliant on others to help you about, the stairlift will replace them. There are a variety of stairlifts available on the market, however some can be a little costlier than most people can afford.
If you’re finding this to be the case, then it may be that you should consider looking at purchasing a reconditioned, or second-hand stairlift. Despite what it sounds like, reconditioned stairlifts have been fully serviced to check that they are still in full working order and still comply with the British Safety Standards. A majority of reconditioned stairlift dealers will also offer warranty on the lift, typically a 12-month warranty, so in the unlikely event of something going wrong it can be fixed and you can be back to using it.
Reconditioned stairlifts are available to fit a variety of stairs at a relatively cheaper price than new stairlifts. However, if you require a curved stairlift then you still may have to pay out a little more than you anticipated. You must keep in mind that most curved stairlifts are designed differently. Some may have a single 90 degree turn, yet others will have a full 180 degree turn. So it is more than likely that the rails will still need to be custom fit to your staircase, thus this may cost a little more.
Prices for a reconditioned straight lift start from £1,100 as oppose to a brand new straight stairlift which would cost around £1,400. Reconditioned curved lifts start from £2,800, saving approximately £700 when you compare it to the usual £3500. If you have any concerns, then don’t hesitate to speak to us or your local reconditioned stairlift dealer.
What About a Rental Stairlift?
Sometimes life can take funny and unexpected turns, which can often leave you with worries or concerns. For example an accident may cause temporary mobility issues, we would likely recommend someone buy a Rental Stairlift if this is the case. It is always reassuring to know that there is someone there to help, and at UK Stairlifts that is exactly what we aim to do.
Being on a rental scheme means using a machine that someone has previously used. However, don’t let this put you off; when you buy a rental stair lift the machine is given a full recondition and service to make sure it is still up to safety and quality standards. Furthermore, If you have problems with the machine breaking down, don’t panic. As the weekly payment for the rental scheme includes service and maintenance. So this means it would cover any breakdowns, putting your mind at ease.
There is no need to worry about rental stairlifts being lower quality than new stairlifts. The features seen on a rental stairlift are the same as those found on the same model of stairlift bought new. Thus, there’s nothing different between a rental model and the same model bought brand new apart from the fact that the lift is on a temporary rental scheme. Although, because stairlift rental usually involves a secondhand stairlift, your choice of colour will be limited.
The rental schemes offer straight and curved stair lifts with rental prices ranging from £10 per week for straight stair lifts, to £37 per week for curved stair lifts. As a result, many people prefer rental stairlifts because they will work out cheaper if you are just using it for a short time period. Also, payment is very easy, simply pay your stair lift rent by standing order on the same date each month. However, in addition to paying the weekly rental fee, there is an initial installation fee and a removal fee.
Of course, a short-term mobility issue isn’t the only reason you should consider a rental stairlift. They can be an ideal solution if a relative or friend is staying over for a short while, and requires the help of a stairlift to travel between floors in the building.
For the reasons above, stairlift rental is increasingly being seen as a convenient and cost-effective way of entering the stairlift market. Buy a stair lift and you’ll need to pay for maintenance, servicing and depreciation. But rent a stairlift and one straightforward monthly payment takes care of all that. To find out more about rental stairlifts, don’t hesitate to contact UK Stairlifts today. We can advise you on the process of renting a stairlift.
Is a Rental Stairlift better for you financially?
In short, it depends who you are. If you are elderly or disabled, then it is likely that you will be using the wheelchair indefinitely. So this means that if you rented, it is likely that eventually you will pay more than the initial outright price. So we recommend that if you are using it for a very long time, just buy and own one.
However if you have had a recent injury or operation, you could find yourself with decreased mobility in your legs. Thus, this would make stairs difficult to climb. If this is for a brief time only, such as a week or two, then you may have to ask someone else to support you. But what if you don’t expect to regain full mobility for weeks? Then, rental stairlifts may well be a solution worth considering.
However if you have had a recent injury or operation, you could find yourself with decreased mobility in your legs. Thus, this would make stairs difficult to climb. If this is for a brief time only, such as a week or two, then you may just continue to struggle. But what if you don’t expect to regain full mobility for weeks? Then, rental stairlifts may well be a solution worth considering.
Conclusion of Money-saving options
So, as you can see, there are different routes that can be taken to ensure the temptation to save a few pennies here and there shouldn’t impact the comfort you have within your home. Don’t forget that new machines are also available from UK Stairlifts, with prices starting at £1,400 for a straight machine and from £3,000 for a curved one.
Finally, If you wish to get in contact with us just call 0800 080 7887 alternatively, you can email us at:email@example.com or use our Free Stairlift Assessment Form on the right hand side.