How to choose the right stairlift

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If the stairs in your home are becoming difficult to manage maybe from illness, old age, or an accident, you may be wondering what your options are to keep you safe and remain independent. Moving to a single level property could be an option, but for many people selling their home is not only a costly proposition but also an emotional upheaval that can cause additional stress and anxiety.

Installing a stairlift however, will not only let you remain safely independent, but it is also a quick and easy, cost-effective solution that can be tailored to match the needs of you and your property.

If you are thinking about installing a stairlift in your home the team here at Newbury Mobility would be delighted to discuss all the options available to you, but as a brief introduction here’s a few things for you to consider before choosing a stairlift.

Straight or Curved Stairlift

Regardless of whether you have straight, narrow or curved stairs, there is a range of stairlifts available that will meet and support your needs. Your stairs will need to be surveyed for vital measurements such as the length of your staircase, and the size and shape of the landing. The space at the bottom and the top of your stairs will also be surveyed as this is where the carriage will park.

If your stairlift is curved or has intermittent landings it is likely that you will still be able to have a stairlift fitted, the only difference is that curved stairlifts tracks are made uniquely to fit your individual staircase. As your stairlift will be made to fit your stairs it is vital that a professional survey is carried out to ensure it fits perfectly.

At Newbury Mobility we offer a free site survey where our surveyor will survey your staircase thoroughly to ensure we recommend a stairlift to match both your home and you.

Stairlift Accessories

Red stairlift at bottom of stairs

There are a number of features that some manufacturers offer as standard on their stairlifts such as folding rails, power assisted swivel seats and power assisted folding flootplates, all of these can be enhanced to make them powered or automatic to suit your circumstances. Many manufacturers offer other stairlift options which can also be modified to match your mobility needs. For instance, if you find it hard to bend your knees, a perch seat will let you stand comfortably and safely whilst you use your stairlift or if you find it hard to rise after sitting down, a powered or active seat option will help as the seat gently rises with you as you dismount from the stairlift.

During your free site survey our experienced surveyor will discuss all the options available with you, to ensure your stairlift is tailored to match your mobility requirements.

Installation Repairs and Servicing

At Newbury Mobility we install, repair and service all of our stairlifts. This gives us peace of mind that we are delivering nothing but the best service to our customers. We also offer an emergency call out service so you will never be stranded in your home. As we only concentrate on keeping our local customers happy, you can be rest assured that we are just a phone call away if you need us urgently. Our no fix, no fee policy is also there to give you peace of mind.

We strongly recommend that your stairlift is serviced at least once every year to ensure it is running smoothly and trouble-free. Our experienced Stairlift Technicians will thoroughly inspect your stairlift and carry out any work to ensure it continues to operate perfectly.

For more information on our range of stairlifts, or to book your free site survey contact Newbury Mobility today.

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