Are you thinking of installing a stairlift? If your stairs are becoming difficult to navigate and a challenge in your everyday life, there’s no need to worry. You don’t have to downsize or move to a retirement facility, stairlifts are a great option that can work around you and your needs.
In this article, we will answer some questions you may have about stairlift installation as well as share the benefits of this mobility solution.
Stairlift Installation FAQs
How Easy Is It to Install a Stairlift?
Every property and staircase layout are different, however, installing a stairlift should be completed within one day to ensure the highest levels of safety and minimal disruption.
How Much Does It Cost to Install a Stairlift?
There is no one-price-fits-all approach when it comes to stairlift installation cost. The average cost of a stairlift is usually between £2,000 – £3,000. At East Coast Mobility, there is a comprehensive guarantee on all installation work which is usually 24 months.
Can You Put a Stairlift on Any Stairs?
Generally, a stairlift can be fitted to any kind of staircase. Installing a stairlift works around you, your needs and your property. Our stairlift specialists complete a fully detailed pre-install survey and source your stairlift, then our stairlift installers provide expert installation with all electrical work included.
Are Stairlifts Attached to the Wall?
No, they are attached to the stairs rather than the wall. The rail is attached to the treads of the stairs which is held by support brackets screwed into place.
Advantages of Installing a Stairlift
By eliminating the risk of injury by climbing up and down the stairs, stairlifts are immediately safer. Also, as they are designed as a safe solution to travelling from floor to floor, they have many safety features included which makes them all the more reliable. With stairlifts, there is no reason to be afraid of the stairs anymore!
As well as being a safe solution, stairlifts are a simple and easy solution too; they have been created to make getting around your home as easy as possible. Therefore, they are very simple to operate. Stairlifts vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but as standard they have easy-to-use control systems usually using a remote control or toggle switch on the arm rest.
If you have reduced mobility, we’re sure one of the main things you’re looking for is a comfortable solution as well as a practical one. Although it’s not a long trip to take up the stairs, it’s still important for your journey to be restful. Stairlifts are usually adjustable to fit around you and there are sometimes additional options, like extra cushion, if you require further comfort.
A stairlift installation enables you to regain independence and freedom. There is no longer the need for assistance from another individual to help you get from A to B. You won’t need to worry or fear the challenge of climbing your staircase, you can move around freely with no restrictions or limitations.
Alternative options to installing a stairlift are a lot more expensive. Moving to a bungalow or an assisted living facility or hiring someone to help you move around will all cost more money than the stairlift installation cost. Not only this, but it also saves you a huge amount of time compared to selling your home and buying a new one.
Stay At Home
Following on from the point above, stairlifts give you the option of staying at home rather than transferring to an assisted living or retirement facility. When stairs are the biggest safety concern in your home, this can be resolved quickly and easily by installing a stairlift. You will be able to continue living amongst your beloved home full of memories and not be limited to the ground floor.
When it comes to stairlift installation requirements, it’s not just the measurements of your staircase that are important, it’s making sure you feel comfortable, safe and confident in using the stairlift. That’s the beauty of installing a stairlift; it will be designed specifically for your house and for you.
Stairlifts from East Coast Mobility
At East Coast Mobility, we provide bespoke stairlift solutions that are installed by fully trained experts, plus comprehensive aftercare. We also offer finance options and 2 years’ warranty, so you have peace of mind. Get in touch with us today to enquire about a free home survey or visit our showroom to speak with our friendly team.