Written by Stannah at 07/19/2018

How much weight can a stairlift hold?

Stannah offers heavy duty stairlifts, with a maximum weight capacity of 350lbs. But availability depends on the model and type of stairlift you need.

Stannah stairlifts weight limit

What is the weight capacity of a stairlift? It’s a common concern, as many people worry that a stairlift might not be able to carry them up the stairs safely. Fortunately, Stannah stairlifts are robust and designed to meet your needs. However, the weight capacity of each stairlift model is different, so it’s important to understand the specifics.

Our heavy duty stairlifts are built sturdy, so you can ride with confidence. Although the maximum weight capacity for our curved stairlifts is 300 lbs, most straight stairlifts from Stannah can carry up to 350 lbs. This can vary slightly, depending on the the chair and rail type you select, so it’s important to talk things over with one of our experts beforehand.

What does a heavy duty stairlift look like?

When you think of a heavy duty stairlift, you may be picturing a robust-looking, bulky chair that takes up the width of your staircase. But, when you buy a Stannah heavy-duty stairlift, that’s not the case. Our stairlifts have all been designed, first and foremost, to be safe. Their active and passive safety features ensure your safety while you glide up the stairs. But they’ve also been designed to look good and fit into your life. We’re manufacturers, but we’re also people. We know you want your stairlift to blend in to your home, so even our heavy duty stairlifts are made to match your tastes, and to look good in your home.

How? They’re customizable. You can select the type of chair you’d like and  choose the fabric and upholstery color, so your stairlift looks exactly the way you want it to look in your home.

As well as looking good, Stannah stairlifts are practical. They fold away neatly when they’re not in use, so that they’re never in your way, and other people can use the stairs comfortably.

stannah stairlift Siena closed white color with the user seated

What is a Stannah heavy duty stairlift?

There are two models of Stannah stairlifts with a higher weight capacity – the Starla and the Siena. Although all of our stairlifts can comfortably carry up to 265 lbs (with most having a weight limit of at least 300 lbs), the Starla and Siena straight models have a higher weight limit of 350lbs.

If you want to find out more about our range of stairlifts, visit our product pages. Then, when you’re ready, give us a call. We’ll be able to answer all your questions and even schedule a stair survey. A specialist advisor will come to your house to find out about your needs and measure your stairs. They’ll be able to tell you exactly how we can meet your needs.

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Check out how much each of our models can carry:

safe way to climb stairs

The Siena

The Siena is our most popular stairlift thanks to its simplicity and practicality. It’s also one of our most adaptable stairlifts, which means that as well as the many color choices and options of upholstery, it can be installed on both straight and curved stairs. There is a slight difference between the weight capacity depending on the type of stairlift you need for your house, so this is worth bearing in mind.

Siena straight stairlift weight capacity: 350lbs

Siena curved stairlift weight capacity: 300lbs

Stairlift Starla safe featur

The Starla

The Starla is our most customizable stairlift thanks to the different options of upholstery and wood trim we offer you. You even get to choose which type of wood you’d like on your stairlift (light or dark), if you want it at all! Part of the versatile nature of the Starla is that it can also be installed on both straight and curved stairlifts, so depending on what your stairs are like, the weight capacity of your Starla will vary.

Starla straight stairlift weight capacity: 350lbs

Starla curved stairlift weight capacity: 300lbs

The Scout

The Scout is our most affordable stairlift, while still being as safe and reliable as all our other models. It’ll carry you up and down in comfort and safety, and meet all your mobility needs.

Scout stairlift weight capacity: 300lbs

the right stairlift if sitting down is a problem

The Sadler

The Sadler is the perfect stairlift for people who have trouble bending their hips or knees. It’s the perfect blend between a perch seat and a chair, letting you remain standing, but taking the pressure off your hips and knees, so that you can glide up your stairs in complete comfort.

Sadler stairlift weight capacity: 300lbs

old man outdoor stannah stairlift

The Outdoor Stairlift

Our outdoor stairlift is the ideal solution to take you to your favorite outside areas comfortably, without risking your safety on uneven steps or slippery ramps.

Outdoor stairlift weight capacity: 300lbs


What’s next?

If you want to find out more about our stairlifts, have a look at our product pages. You’ll find lots of information about how we make our stairlifts safe, and how we mold them to fit your needs. Take as long as you need, but when you’re ready, call us. We’ll be able to give you answers to any questions you may still have, and when you call we’ll book your free stair survey.

If you’re at all worried about whether a stairlift is the right option for you, that’s the perfect opportunity to ask all the questions you have. A trained advisor will take the time to listen to you and to give you all the information you need. They’ll also measure your stairs and find out what you want and need.

Your advisor will tell you if a stairlift will fit in your house, if it’s the right option for you, and the exact price of the right stairlift to fit your needs. And it’s all free.
Providing you with information is part of our service, so that you’re making the right decision for you, personally.

Call us now to find out everything you need to know.

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