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How much do stairlifts cost?

When it comes to buying a stairlift, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The cost of a stair lift is a bit more nuanced.

From straight or curved to space-saving options for thinner stairs, a bespoke solution is the only way to ensure you have the perfect fit. 

So, how much is a stairlift in the UK? Stairlift prices can start at around £2,000 but vary depending on the retailer. There is no average price of a stairlift, but here at Handicare, you can rest assured that you’ll get the best stair lift prices thanks to the price match promise.

If you're currently thinking about investing in any type of stairlift, call today to arrange a visit. A member of the friendly sales team will be able to guide you through the buying and installation process, measure your stairs, and provide you with a no-obligation quotation.

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A stairlift can be a fantastic asset to your home, especially if you or a loved one have been finding it more difficult to remain mobile around the home without the use of a mobility aid. Installing one in your home is accompanied by a wealth of benefits, including helping you to regain your independence. Despite the fact that they can prove invaluable, deciding to invest in either a curved or straight stairlift model can sometimes seem daunting, especially if you’re unaware of how much stairlifts are.

Stairlift prices can vary depending on the retailer, so we cannot pinpoint an average cost, but here at Handicare, you can rest assured that you’ll get the best price thanks to the price match promise. We’ve compiled a guide with all the necessary information you’ll need to know, from reconditioned stairlift prices to the price of stairlifts, including fitting.

So, read on to discover all you need to know and find information about stair lifts costs in the UK and other connected topics like the average cost of stair lift installation and details about straight stairlift prices vs. curved stair lift costs. Just use the links below to navigate the guide. 


How much do new stairlifts cost?

Installing a stairlift is a great consideration if you’re looking to move freely around your home. Later in life, tackling the stairs can sometimes be challenging, so this minimises any anxiety that you may feel with this obstacle. Although you may be certain that it is the right purchase for you and something that you will massively benefit from, it is inevitable that the question of ‘how much are stairlifts?’ will be one of the first that arises when you consider making an investment.

The truth is that the bespoke nature of installing the necessary equipment means that the amount new curved and straight stairlifts cost in the UK can vary widely, depending on the amount and complexity of the work required. With this in mind, it can be hard to provide you with an upfront accurate stairlift price, especially if a member of the Age Co Mobility team has yet to visit your house. Don’t be put off by this, though, as arranging an appointment with one of the advisors is quick and simple.   

The question of ‘How much does a stairlift cost in the UK?’ will be answered accurately and in full by an expert when you arrange a home visit. Taking into account issues such as whether your stairs are straight or curved, if any existing fixtures and fittings will need to be moved or removed, or whether you will need any custom features added, the engineer who evaluates your personal needs will be able to provide a clear idea of the price of stairlifts including fitting.

So, while we can’t directly answer the question, ‘How much are stair lifts in the UK?’, if you’re interested in discovering more about how the advisors calculate stairlift prices and what stairlift companies can offer you, take a look at the ‘how do stairlifts work?’ page. Additionally, check out the guide on financing a stairlift and renting a stairlift for an alternative way to fund the installation and to see if you are eligible for a disabled facilities grant or a grant through the local council. With the various financing options available, stairlift UK costs don’t have to prevent you from retaining your independence. 


How much are stairlifts that have been reconditioned?

A reconditioned stairlift can be a wonderful option if you’re looking for slightly lower stairlift prices. Naturally, newer models come with higher price tags, but a model at a second hand stairlift price, especially when purchased through Age Co Mobility, makes the perfect alternative.

While second hand stairlifts cost less than new stairlifts, without a visit from an advisor, an estimated price for a reconditioned stair chair lift can be hard. This is because the team are unable to know if any alterations will need to be made in order for the stairlift to fit your specifications. However, when asked the general question of whether there is a difference between new and used reconditioned stairlifts prices, significant savings can often be made by those keen to invest in a reconditioned stairlift.

The temptation to make a purchase based on the reconditioned stairlift price should only be followed if you know you’re buying from a reputable source. Buying from a private seller means that you will not benefit from parts support, labour warranty or a warranty period; the stairlift might not have had good aftercare, nor will the track be tailored to your specific staircase. As is the case when buying new stairlifts, it is always best to go through experienced and professional providers to ensure complete peace of mind, such as with the advisors here at Age Co Mobility. 


How much more do curved stairlifts cost than straight stairlifts?

If you live in a house that has winding stairs - rather than a straight staircase - and have recently started to struggle to tackle them, the question of, ‘How much is a curved stairlift?’ may well have crossed your mind.

It is important to note that the prices for curved stairlifts will usually be higher than stairlifts installed on straight staircases. The reasons for this are simple and, when the logistics involved are considered, fairly obvious: straight stairlifts can move up and down via a standard, ‘off-the-shelf’ track, whereas their curved equivalents require the creation and installation of unique and bespoke equipment.

As with all models, curved stairlifts prices in the UK  and their installation can differ widely depending on the stairlift company. The costs associated with manufacturing and fitting the correct track for a sizeable spiral staircase, for example, will obviously come to more than those for a staircase that is mainly straight but has a small bend at the top. For a personalised quote, it is recommended that you contact a reputable stairlift provider like Handicare and arrange a home visit to discuss your individual requirements.


How much does a stairlift cost to be installed?

If you are wondering how much are stairlifts in the UK, including fitting, as opposed to the equipment on its own, it must be considered that every home – and every stairlift user – is different. As alluded to above, there are a whole host of issues which need to be addressed before a stairlift installation cost can be arrived at, from the width of the staircase in question to the user’s ability to operate a remote control and the potential for obstructions needing to be removed.

Therefore, determining the cost of installing a stair lift in your home will involve a trained expert assessing your home and staircase. Everyone’s home is different, and your stairlift requirements won’t be the same as someone else’s.

Although it is hard to say exactly what your stair lift will cost installed  before a home visit has been carried out, one thing is for sure: it will be worth every penny. Plus, the price match promise ensures that you’ll get your new stairlift at the best possible price. Relying on anything other than the assistance of a trained professional could prove to be costly, time-consuming and even dangerous. Be sure to make the sensible choice and rely on a reputable stairlift provider to complete the job with the help of their expert team.


How much does it cost to run a stairlift?

Installing a new stairlift sounds like it could be a huge undertaking, but the day-to-day running cost of this electrical fixture isn’t very expensive.

Modern stairlifts, with their advancements in technology, mean that they are power-saving devices that are energy efficient. By using rechargeable batteries, the stairlift will be minimally affected by the journeys you take up and down the staircase.

So, if you’re asking yourself, ‘How much does it cost to run a stairlift?’ you can compare it to everyday appliances like kettles, microwaves and TVs, the cost averages at roughly £10 a year.


How much do standing stairlifts cost in the UK?

While standing stairlift prices in the UK with a perched seat can start at around £2,000 - £3,000, the actual cost will vary widely depending on your staircase, such as if you have a straight flight of stairs or a curved one. To determine the actual prices for stair lifts, you will need to arrange for a free home visit, and we can advise you on straight stair lift costs and curved prices.  


How much does stairlift removal cost in the UK?

If you no longer want your current stairlift, it is possible to arrange for it to be removed. Speak to a professional, like the experts at Handicare, who will be able to advise on how much it would cost to remove and recycle your stairlift. Stairlift removal is free of charge if you are purchasing a new Handicare stairlift. 


How much do stairlift services cost?

It is generally recommended that your stairlift gets serviced by a professional technician once every 12 months or more if you have a reconditioned stairlift. The service price of stair lifts will be covered by your warranty at first, such as the 2-year warranty offered by Handicare.

Depending on your supplier, you can often pay a monthly fee after your warranty expires to cover services and maintenance. The fees for this will vary. Find out more about stairlift servicing here


How much does it cost to rent a stair lift?

Stairlift rental costs in the UK vary depending on the model, but renting can be an affordable way to obtain a stairlift, especially on a temporary basis. You must pay an upfront fee, regardless of the model – this covers the installation and the first six months of rental. From then on, an ongoing monthly fee will be payable. 

Stairlift hire cost

  • 1100 Straight Stairlift: £1,300 upfront, £80 per month
  • 4000 Curved Stairlift: £3000 upfront, £150 per month

We hope that this price guide has been helpful. While it’s difficult to put an exact number on things like the average cost of a stairlift in the UK before a home visit, our advisors will be able to talk you through the process and give you a quote as soon as possible. If the cost of a stairlift in your home is troubling you, don’t forget to look into the stairlift grants available

For the best stairlift price call Age Co Mobility today. Handicare's friendly advisors will be able to answer all your mobility questions.

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