Your guide to buying a stairlift

If the stairs do become that little bit more strenuous, you may find that you start to use only half of your home. Things that were once quick and easy, like popping upstairs to fetch your reading glasses, can become a real chore.

A stairlift is a great way of helping you get more out of your day as it allows you to save your energy and do more of the things you want to. It also means that you can carry on living in your own home and we all know just how important that is.

What should you look for in a stairlift?

Talking with our customers has taught us that the sooner you install a stair lift, the sooner you rediscover your independence. A Stannah stairlift is a positive sign that you want to enjoy life. Once you’ve made the decision to get a stairlift, the next step is choosing the right model for you. The type of stairlift you purchase will depend on whether you have a curved or straight staircase

Peer recommendation

Do you know anybody that owns a stairlift? If so, talk to them – their experience could prove useful. What do they like about their stairlift? What would they change? etc.

Professional advice

Make sure that you choose a stairlift manufacturer that has accreditations. That assure you of the integrity of the company you are dealing with and the service you receive. Stannah is a member of British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) and has accreditation such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 18001. In 2008, Stannah Stairlifts UK was the first company in the Mobility Business category to make it into the top 500 UK Superbrand list – ranking 488.  Since then our ranking has increased to 459 in 2009/10 and again to 436 in 2011.

Try before you buy

We understand that purchasing a stairlift is an important decision. This is why we recommend you go for a test ride before you buy.

Stairlift Comparison Chart