Different Types of Stairlift

Different types of stairlift

If you have any difficulty getting up and down stairs, you really are not alone

Here we describe the different types of stairlifts we can provide. Modern stairlifts can be found with various features such as adjustable seat height, armrests, automated or manual flip-up footrests, seat belts, lift seats, soft start and soft stop, safety features and more to provide you with options that will make your life easier. There are two main types of stair lifts that we offer.

Stairlifts normally fit into two main types

Straight stairlift – A straight stair lift is just that – straight. It goes up a single flight of stairs, no matter how long, with no bends, curves or intermediate landings. A straight is the simplest, cheapest and normally the easiest to install. Straights can have additional powered options such as a powered footrest, powered swivel seat or a powered hinge.

Curved stairlift– a curved one follows any bends of the staircase, travels across any intermediate landings between stairs and can continue up multiple flights of stairs. A curved stairlift will have at least one curved section. However, in some cases, there can be multiple bends and curves. A curved track can also travel 180 degrees in the direction of travel. This enables the chair to be parked away from the stairs at the side of a staircase or in a place that is out of the way.

Again, curved stairlifts can be fitted with powered options such as a powered footrest, powered swivel seat, powered hinge, etc. They are made individually to fit your particular staircase and do require more measurements to be obtained during the survey stage than a straight one. Curved stair lifts normally take around 3 to 4 hours to install and program. We are not tied to providing a single stairlift brand, so we can offer you honest and independent advice as to which type, brand, or configuration is ideal for your particular needs.

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