Once the particular stairlift has been purchased for your relative, we at UK Stairlifts feel it’s important to tell you about the process of the stair lift installation and potential removal. The process is slightly different depending on what type of stairlift you have bought. You may also be able to resell your stairlift after removal. However, this depends on a variety of factors.
Read this full page for all the information. However, if you wish to get in contact with us just call 0800 080 7887 alternatively, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Free Stairlift Assessment Form on the right hand side.
Once mobility products are installed, you will gain a sense of freedom that you did not have before. You will no longer have to struggle up and down your stairs and you will not experience any unnecessary stress such as thinking you may need to move home or pay for home help.
Stairlift Installation is often an area that people don’t know anything about. Use the information below to help solve your query, or please get in touch using the contact details on the footer of our page.
Stairlift Installation usually takes less than one day. More specifically, it sometime’s only takes a few hours. Of course this will depend on the type you purchase. Straight stairlift installation is simpler and will take less time (1-3 hours). Curved stairlifts are more complex and take longer to install.
The great thing about installing a stair lift is that it does not take up too much room and can be simply attached to the thread of your stairs. On the odd occasion, some curved stairlifts have to be attached to the walls. However, this is uncommon. In regards to fixing the stairlift to your staircase tread, for carpeted stairs the screws are just simply screwed through the carpet and pad so there is no need to get a new carpet once the stairlift is installed. Stone and concrete stairs are more difficult to fix to but nothing is an obstacle for our engineers! There is no need for a home renovation either! Installing mobility equipment such as a wheelchair lift is only a ‘one off’. So after you have had it installed, you can use it forever.
Also, if your stairlift is battery powered it is highly unlikely that an additional electrician is required at the installation, but most of our stair lift engineers are qualified electricians in addition to their engineering qualifications. Our engineers take pride in their clean, no mess installations and will leave your house looking untouched, apart from the stairlift of course. Once the stairlift is installed, it will not take up much room as almost all modern stair lifts are compact built. Sometimes straight stairlifts can be installed themselves however curved stairlifts will require a qualified engineer.
Once your stair lift has served you, your friend or relative, you may be asking yourself, what comes next? It’s hard to find help at this stage, however, UK Stairlifts are here to help. We understand that at some point, a stair lift will eventually become unused, whether this is due to the user regaining their mobility, moving house, or in more unfortunate cases, passing away. To help you in this difficult time, we provide a removal service to have the stairlift taken out and disposed of. However, if you are lucky enough, you might be able to sell your stair lift on so it can help another disabled person.
If you have enquired about reselling your stairlift and it has not been possible, then our removal service may still be available for you. If you are calling in or filling out the enquiry form on the right of this page, make sure you provide the make and model of your stair lift, its age and condition and then we will be able to provide you with an accurate quote on the price of removal. The age, model, make and whether the stairlift is in working order are not usually issues as we remove most types of stair lifts across the UK. However these qualities are to be taken into consideration for the buy-back price of the stairlift. Unfortunately we do not offer a free removal service at present.
Reselling and/or removing your stair lift is a big decision. Thus it requires a lot of thought and consideration. So, if you require any help in making your decision, or if there’s anything that you’re unsure of, please get in contact with us.
Can you resell your Stairlift?
No matter how old, or how used your old stair lift is, always ask about buy backs. You never know if your stairlift might be worth something to us! There are many factors involved when deciding if your stair lift is worth selling;
- Age – The age of the stairlift is a very important factor. If the stair lift is quite an old model, then you might find that it is obsolete. As a result, it can’t be sold on. However, if your stairlift is either 4 years old or less, then you will have a good chance of selling it on. You should get more money for a younger stairlift. This is because individuals have more trust in a newer model.
- Quality – The quality of the stair lift is also very important. You may find that, if you have misused and mistreat your stairlift, you won’t be able to sell it on. Usually, the retailer will bring the stair lift up to standard if there are any faults or marks on the stairlift. Meaning, that when a customer buys it, it will be in good condition. If your stair lift has been treat well and still works, you will have a high chance of reselling.
- Make and Model – There are two parts to this. Firstly by knowing the make and model of the stairlift we can judge the age of it. Thus helping us gauge it’s chance of reselling. Also, we are only able to resell certain stair lifts, so this will also let us decipher whether it is one we deal with.
- Straight or Curved? – Straight stairlifts are much easier to sell on than curved ones, this is because with a curved stair lift, the rail is bespoke to the users staircase, therefore is highly unlikely that it will match perfectly with another staircase. This means that although the stairlift would be refurbished or reconditioned when sold on again, it would be with a new track so more expensive to sell than a straight, therefore more unlikely for us to resell. However we are able to resell certain curved stair lifts so still enquire about reselling.
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.