The Best Stairlift | How to choose the best stairlift for you and your home

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Which is the best stairlift for me?

Every person and every house is different. So is every stairlift.

The best stairlift means you can stop worrying about using your stairs.

Our goal is to give you independence and to make using your stairs easy and safe again. Because we’re manufacturers, we can create the perfect stairlift for you, a stairlift that’ll meet your personal needs and look good in your house. It’s easy to get started. Give us a call and one of our specialists will come to you. They’re ready and waiting to pay you a visit to help you work out every detail.

In the meantime, here are some factors you should start thinking about to get an idea of what’s best for you.

Choosing the Best Stairlift

What do you need?

Why have the stairs become a problem? Is it a lack of energy? Is it your knees? Is it your heart? Is it a fear of falling? The answer to this question will help our specialist advise you which chair would suit you best.

For example if a mobility problem affects your knees, maybe a perch-seat like The Sadler would be best. It supports your weight, so it’s easy on your knees, but also means you don’t have to sit down completely. It’s that much easier to get in and out of. Our specialist can even advise you about mobility aids and grants to help you purchase a stairlift.

The Siena is the Choice For You

If you want that extra bit of room, or in the case your stairs are very steep or narrow, the Siena is the choice for you – it comes in two widths. The Siena might also be a good choice if you’re unsteady getting up and down as its longer arms offer you extra support as you get in and out of the chair.

We can help you choose the options that would make you feel safe and confident.

Booking a home visit is easy, just give us a call us now. Our consultant will be with you in no time, asking you the right questions to find out what would work for you. Before you know it, your stairlift will be installed and you’ll have no idea what you did without it.

What does your house need?

Every staircase is different. As you can imagine, what your staircase is like is a very important factor in choosing the right stairlift for you. To decide which type of lift you need, start thinking about these questions:

  • Is there room to get in and out of the chair at the bottom of the stairs?
  • Is there a landing halfway up?
  • How many steps in the staircase?
  • Are your stairs straight or curved?
  • Are there any obstacles in the way?
  • Are there more than one set of stairs?
  • Where will the chair sit when it’s not in use?
  • Which side of the stairs should your stairlift go on?

Our sales consultant will help you answer any questions you are unsure of. They measure your staircase from top to bottom to work out the best options.

Start looking at your staircase and thinking about what would work best for you. During your home visit, our consultant will talk you through what they think will work best. Then you can decide together what suits your wants and needs.

Home Visit: Measuring your Stairs

When you call us, we’ll schedule your home visit. That’s when we send a specialist advisor to your house to help you work out what you want and need. From the rail to the type of chair, every part of a stairlift can be changed to suit you better. If your stairs are straight, a straight rail will be cut down to the millimeter to fit your stairs. If they turn, a rail will be bent to hug every curve.

Then you have your choice of chairs that fit onto the rail. Do you want longer arms on the chair? A wider seat? A perch seat? A wide range of upholsteries? A wider footrest or a footrest that’s angled to your left or to your right?

Our Stairlift Consultants Suggest Right Stairlift

Our consultants are specially trained to find out which stairlift is right for you and your house. Start thinking about what you might like, but consider their advice. They know how to help you get full access to your house back, in safety and comfort. Take advantage of their free advice – there are no strings attached because we want you to make the best decision for you.

Call us now to book your home visit and find out what you need to get your independence back.

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