About UK Stairlifts:
Why did we set up the UK Stairlifts site? Well, we noticed that there was lots of information about stairlifts all over the Internet, some of which was pretty misleading and confusing. As a consortium of UK stairlift professionals, we saw an opportunity to put loads of advice plus a wide range of stair lift products all in one place. That way, consumers like you, buying stairlifts for yourself or your relatives, can find important information quickly.
More importantly, we offer unbiased information. Here at UK Stairlifts, we’ve no axe to grind. All you’ll find here is impartial, independent advice about straight stairlifts, curved stairlifts, outdoor stairlifts and reconditioned stairlifts.
At UK Stairlifts, we’ve set up partnerships with only the very best and most credible stairlift manufacturers operating today – companies like Meditek, Freelift and Handicare, among several others. These stairlift manufacturers offer great warranties and install as professionally as if working for their own mothers.
At the heart of what we do is the knowledge that the UK stairlift market is a very crowded one and that not everybody has the same needs or budgets. There are specialist stairlifts out there, and indeed specialist stair lift manufacturers, and it’s our job to lead you to them. That’s why you can contact us at any time for no-obligation – completely FREE – advice on the products available from the stairlift industry.
The way we see it, you’ve no reason not to take our advice. If you go directly to the stairlift manufacturers, you’ll hear highly biased and persuasive arguments. With UK Stairlifts, all you’ll get is sound advice. Good luck in your search for the perfect stairlift.
Our ‘You Centred’ Approach
Here at UK Stairlifts, we are dedicated to helping individuals find exactly what they need. No effort is too much, and we will always go the extra mile if it means that you can be happy. We appreciate that buying a stairlift can be a tricky topic. Some believe that it will cost too much, and other’s may fell like getting a stairlift takes away from their independence. However we help individuals who are unsure.
On a daily basis we get customers who want to share their stories with us. We recently helped out a Mrs Jane Saunders. By getting her father a stairlift. After he had been struggling for a number of years and refused to consider a stair lift. As he thought it would make him look weak and lose his independence.
At the start July this year we had a call from Mrs Jane Saunders. She explained to us that her father, Alan Saunders, suffers from Fibromyalgia. An illness that causes pain in the muscles across the whole of his body. So, this means that any movement he makes it involves some sort of pain in a part of his body. To ease the pain, Alan takes a number of tablets daily which make it possible to get around. Fortunately, with this ailment, Alan gets good days and bad days. So he can have days where he can walk around the house without too much pain but when it comes to the stairs, although the pain is minimal on a good day, its still a big struggle to get up the stairs for him.
Jane lives quite a distance from her father so she is always worried. For example, she worries if he were to have any sort of accident on the stairs, she wouldn’t be close enough to help. She has discussed moving with Alan a number of times but he refused. Alan has lived in this home for 62 years, its the first house he and his late wife bought as a married couple. It was here where they raised Jane and her siblings, so the house holds a lot of cherished memories for him.
The Idea of a Stairlift
As an alternative to moving, Jane suggested the idea of a stairlift. But very much like the idea of moving, this idea was also shot down immediately. Her father said that having a stair lift would take away what little independence he had as he requires a walking frame for short walks, and a wheelchair for long journeys. So he felt the only exercise he had was climbing the stairs.
After seeing her father struggle up the stairs and lose his balance before gaining it again was causing a lot of worry and panic for Jane. She thought that without getting a stairlift a fall was inevitable. So after browsing on the internet she contacted us here at UK Stair lifts, to seek help and advice. After hearing Jane’s story, we explained that she isn’t on her own. We receive many calls from worried relatives asking for assistance.
Following our discussion with Jane. We spoke to Alan and he was quite angry at first, but after a nice chat. After explaining that we regularly speak to people who struggle up the stairs to keep their independence but having a stairlift doesn’t take away your independence. We arranged for Alan to visit one of our customers who had said the same as him before buying a stair lift for themselves. They had a good long chat and Alan tried their stair lift and thought it was quite an enjoyable ride!
After a change of heart, Alan had his own curved stair lift installed last week and was over the moon with his purchase. He even wrote in to say:
Dear UK Stairlifts, you have made a stubborn old man very happy! I cant believe how much of a difference this stairlift has made after only a few days. I really wish I had got it sooner. I’m glad Jane spoke to you, or I would probably still be struggling like I was! If you have anyone who is indecisive about getting a stairlift, send them to my house and I’ll happily talk it over with them. I thank you a thousand times. Yours sincerely, Alan Saunders.
We Advertise a Wide Range of different Stair Lifts
If you or a close family member or friend is struggling to negotiate the stairs then you have no doubt considered purchasing a stairlift. But where do you start, and what stairlift is the best fit? Here at UK Stairlifts, we can help you to find the stair lift that is most suitable for your needs. We can do this because we have information on basically every stairlift possible! Here’s a quick guide to the main types of stairlift available, so that you can choose the right one for you:
Straight Stairlifts and Curved Stairlifts
These are by the far the two most common types of stairlifts available. The names are relatively self-explanatory, and which of the two you will require all depends on shape of your staircase. If the staircase is perfectly straight, then a straight stairlift would be the best fit. However, if the staircase as any bends, curves or corners, then a curved stairlift would be more suitable. When it comes to curved stairlifts, a bespoke rail is created to fit your staircase perfectly. So, this means that
Wheelchair Lift and Through-Floor Lifts
Whilst a wheelchair lift is more common in commercial buildings, it is also possible to have them installed in a home environment providing the stairs are wide enough. A wheelchair lift is like a stairlift, in that it has a rail attached to the stairs, but rather than a seat it has a platform large enough to accommodate a wheelchair. For this reason, an alternative name for a wheelchair life is a platform lift.
A through-floor lift is different, in that it works as a lift between floors rather than via the staircase. Again, these lifts are large enough to provide access for a wheelchair user.
Outdoor stairlifts are essentially the same as regular stairlifts, they just have features that allow them to withstand outdoor conditions, such as poor weather conditions. If you must use stairs to access your building or garden, then an outdoor stairlift would be the ideal solution for you.
Reconditioned stairlifts have the same features as regular stairlifts, including the warranty. The seat and working parts are fully reconditioned and serviced, and many people find they are often a more affordable solution than buying a new stairlift outright.
It is possible to rent straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts, with manufacturers usually charging a monthly fee. This can be ideal for those who may have short-term mobility issues, such as a leg injury, or for those who may have disabled relatives staying over for a short while.
If you require further information regarding stairlifts, then dont hesitate to get in touch with UK Stairlifts. Not only can we provide information, but we can also arrange for one of our local dealers to visit the property and assess which stairlift would be most suited to your home.
If you wish to get in contact with us just call 0800 080 7997 alternatively, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Free Stairlift Assessment Form on the right hand side.