There are a massive number of stairlift sites out there, so why should you choose us to guide you. Well, we are an unbiased source of information, and we do not have another motive except from guiding you. Thus, we will not lie about a product, or exaggerate it’s benefits. We give you the truth, all in one place.
Also, here at UK Stairlifts, we cover a wide range of different types of stairlifts. For example, we have pages dedicated to each type of stairlift. These contain examples and general information that will hopefully answer all your questions.
Which leads to another reason to choose us. If our content doesn’t answer your question, we will directly. We are open from 9.00am till 5.00pm Monday-Friday. Use the form on the right to get in touch or call us on 0800 080 7887.
You should also feel assured that we only pair with manufacturers that can be trusted. Thus, if you are buying a reconditioned stairlift, we can assure you that when they are reconditioned, they pass safety standards and will come with a warranty. For example, Stannah are famous for offering good reconditioned packages.
Don’t worry, we understand the various complications and preferences someone may have when searching for a stairlift. We don’t oversimplify the process, for example, use out guide on how to choose the right stairlift.
So overall, we have a you centered approach and advertise a wide range of stairlifts. All for free, all here on this site.
Our ‘You’ Centered 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. We are here to change their mind and help individuals who are unsure. Don’t take our word for it, take a satisfied customer’s.
Jane’s Experience with UK Stairlifts
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 stairlift. He thought it would make him look weak and lose his independence.
At the start of July that 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, its still a big struggle for him to get up them.
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.
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 stairlift 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, 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 Stairlifts, 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. He was quite angry at first, but after a nice chat, he was more accepting. We explained that we regularly speak to people who struggle up the stairs and they too felt like it would take away their independence. Then we went to inform him that most of these individuals went on and bought a stairlift and have loved it ever since. 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 stairlift. He thought it was quite an enjoyable ride!
After a change of heart, Alan had his own curved stair lift installed and he 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 can’t 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.
If you would like to find out a bit more detail on how we install our stairlifts, you should read our page dedicated to stairlift installation.
We offer advice on a wide range of Stairlifts
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 Lifts 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. We offer more information regarding outdoor stairlifts on this site.
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. If you need more information about these, you can visit more detailed information on reconditioned stairlifts on this site.
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 have anymore questions 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.