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Stairlift Tips and Advice

It goes without saying that choosing to purchase a stairlift is a significant life decision, not just because of the financial costs involved but also in terms of the effect it could have on the appearance of your home. It is understandable that anyone who is considering investing in a stairlift will want to carry out as much research as possible beforehand to make sure they are doing the right thing.

Below, you can access a number of pages that have been created with the intention of answering a range of questions that are commonly asked by those thinking about buying a stairlift, or who are even in the position of needing to remove a unit that is no longer in use.

Whether you wish to find out how a straight or curved stairlift is installed, how an outdoor stairlift works, or require advice on how to buy or sell a reconditioned stairlift, you will find a wealth of information available throughout the pages listed below.  

How do stairlifts work?

Historians believe that stairlifts have, in one form or another, been used for centuries. With an ageing population, it should come as no surprise that this particular type of mobility aid is now in greater demand than ever, with stairlifts helping many thousands of people around the UK retain their independence and mobility.

However, have you ever thought about how these vital pieces of equipment actually work? This page answers this question in detail, making sure you know everything you need to about how your loved one’s new stairlift will help them move around their home in comfort and safety. The important question of how individual stairlifts are measured for is also addressed here.

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How are stairlifts installed?

Perhaps the most commonly asked question of all that prospective stairlift users have is that of how their new purchase will be installed. Anyone who has decided they need to buy a curved or straight stairlift, either for themselves or a family member, will be understandably anxious to ensure it does not cause damage to any existing fixtures or fittings.

On this page, you can find details about the installation process and the likelihood of any visible impact it may have on your carpets and stairs, as well as other practical guidance such as information on how long you can expect the fitting to take.

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Used and second-hand stairlifts

Owning any product from new is always the most desirable option. However, it is also clearly the case that not everyone who needs a stairlift will always be able to find the funds required to secure a first-hand unit. This page has been created for those who want to make a saving by buying a used stairlift instead.

Here, you will find information about how second-hand stairlifts can be found and purchased, as well as how your stairlift can be sold on to another party when you no longer need it, and some thoughts on who the potential buyers of your used stairlift may be. 

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How are stairlifts removed?

As with everything in life, there will come a time when circumstances change and those who have previously purchased a stairlift find they no longer need it installed in their home. Whatever the reason for this may be, it is important to know how your stairlift will be removed and what effect it could have on the appearance of the surrounding stairway.

This page addresses the removal of stairlifts in detail, answering questions such as how long the process should last, who will carry it out, and what the stairs could look like once removal has been completed.

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Can you buy stairlifts for narrow stairs or outdoors?

Every home is different and, as such, there are a number of choices available for anyone who needs a stairlift installed but whose property is laid out in such a way that logistical difficulties may have to be overcome in order for this to be done.

On this page, you will find information about several different types of bespoke stairlift, the wide range of which ensures that – whatever the configuration of your home – there will be an option to suit your circumstances.

From negotiating narrow staircases with perch and curved stairlifts to reaching gardens via an exterior stairlift, this page will tell you all you need to know about the variety of ways in which virtually any access issue you may have can be addressed.

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How much do stairlifts cost?

It is inevitable, of course, that some of the most common questions potential buyers of stairlifts have relate to their cost. However much any product is needed by an individual or their loved one, the possible financial implications of purchasing it will always be one of the biggest concerns.

On this page, the factors which contribute to the variation in stairlift costs are discussed, as well as issues including the possible savings that can be made with reconditioned stairlifts, the level of price disparity between straight and curved stairlifts, and the extent to which installation increases how much you will have to pay. 

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