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Buyer's guide to purchasing a stairlift

Tips on buying a stairlift

Climbing the stairs often gets harder as you get older. With reduced or no mobility at all, you become faced with having to make a choice between living on the groundfloor only or moving homes entirely . For a lot of people, moving is not the preferred option. You are then more or less forced to have to leave your familiar old environment. The stairlift means this is no longer necessary.

With a stairlift and with 1 press of a button, you can easily make use of your stairs once again. The stairlift consists of a set of rails and a chair. The chair glides virtually silently up and down the rails. Modern stairlifts also have extras. A footrest, safety belt, joystick, anything is possible. You can also buy stairlifts that are remote control operated. Whether you're considering to buy a stairlift for temporary or permanent use, it's important to first obtain the proper information. Which stairlift fits best on your stairs and/or with your budget? Here are some tips you can use to buy the stairlift that's best suited for you:

Stairlift with a seat

Buying a stairlift with a chair can improve the quality of your life. Your mobility indoors is increased. If you're no longer able to safely use your stairs, you're often left with no other option than to move. This is often associated with a lot of stress and can be an unpleasant experience. Installing a stairlift is quick and easy and produces little mess. By doing so, you can comfortably remain living in your own home.

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Stairlifts are available in many different models and specifications. This means it's always possible to find a lift to meet your requirements and budget. We recommend that you ask for at least 2 quotations in order to compare prices and quality with each other. This way you get value for your money. In order to receive quotations, you only need to fill in the form on the right.

Stairlifts: electric and reliable

All modern stairlifts operate on standard 24 or 36 volt, chargeable batteries. The use of batteries offers many advantages. It's no longer necessary to have an electric cable running up your stairs. Furthermore, back-up is always present. Should a power failure occur, you can still use the stairlift as usual (of course it's necessary to keep the stairlift batteries charged when they are not in used.


  • no inconvenient cables along your staircase
  • no inconvenient cables along your staircase
  • battery is maintenance free
  • silent in use

The battery is charged when the stairlift is not in use and is connected to a charging point. These charging points are located at the top or bottom of the staircase and sometimes in both places. Electricity should be available at this/these points so that the battery can be charged.

An electrical product must always be used with care. Thus it's important that you avoid accidents such as spilling water on to the electrical components. Maintenance of the stairlift is extremely important, thus ensuring that everything stays working properly.

Sturdy stairlifts / stairlifts for heavy use

We often receive requests from customers who weigh more than 125 kgs. People who are looking for stairlifts that can carry extra weight. It's therefore important for you to always give your weight with your quotation request. This is to ensure that the lift meets all your requirements. Many regular stairlifts have standard seating with more restricted dimensions. Via this site you can ask for quotations from the affiliated providers. A few provide lifts that can carry people weighing up to 160 kg. If you'd like a tailor-made quotation, then please fill in the application form on the right hand side of the page.

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