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Many people in the United Kingdom are put off by a stairlift instalment due to it being a very large investment, however, still understand that the restoration of safety and freedom overpowers this.

Different stairlift companies all charge different prices, therefore, we believe it is crucial for our customers to read our page thoroughly to understand all the different components that can differ the price.

It is ultimately never exact pricing when stairlifts are discussed due to several different factors that will alter the cost.

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There are some determining factors that you should note when considering having a stairlift installed, here are a few of these:

  • Whether you choose to have a straight stairlift or curved stairlift. Curved stairlifts will have a higher average price.

  • If the stairlift is curved, how many turns are included.

  • Are there any obstructions our stairlift company should be aware of? This is important to note as we would need to install some additional extras, such as a powered hinge rail.

  • The length of your staircase. The longer the staircase, the higher the stair lift cost.

  • Whether the the chairlift is a new stairlift or a reconditioned stairlift. A second hand stairlift cost will be less than a new stairlift.

  • The cover and the duration of the warranty.

  • The resale value of the stairlift if there is any.

Living without the guilt or pressure of relying on somebody else to help you live your everyday life is something that many people would love. Having a stairlift installed at your property can stop any guilt!

With the list of factors stated above, it is clear to state that it would be extremely difficult to pin point exact stairlift prices.

We thought it would be beneficial to state a few price ranges as a rough idea for our customers, so that even though a price is never set in stone- you can have a slight idea of how much you might be spending on our stairlift model.

  • A straight stairlift prices in 2023 would be around £2,200. This would be a stairlift that is a brand new model on a staircase of average length (13 steps), without any additional extras.

  • A curved stairlifts in 2023 would cost around £4,000. This would always be determined by the amount of curves. If the curvature stated is more than one, you should expect to pay more than this guided price.

  • An outdoor stairlift in 2023 would cost around £3,500. This would always be very dependant of the location and the length of the staircase.

Please note that the average prices that we have listed above are guidance prices of the standard models of stairlifts we supply. This means that there would be no additional extras included within the price.

The only costs considered would be the installation cost and the stairlift pricing as a whole.

Some additional payments that you should consider would be stairlift check ups.

Most stairlift companies, alike ours, would always recommend safety checks should be completed by a certified professional engineer at least once a year to ensure that everything is up to scratch!

VAT Exemption

There is a VAT exemption with a disabled facilities grant for every stairlift user.

The times where VAT might be applicable is only when you are a council purchasing or a care home, but without this, according to the Notice 701/7 VAT reliefs for disabled people (Aug 2002) VAT should not be charged.

As a sale closure, many stairlift manufacturers and companies will use specific statements t=and slogans that disclose the idea of knocking VAT off.

Warranty Period

There has been very limited reports of any stairlift breakages within our company, however, warranty is always advised just in case!

Warranty will always be included no matter the stairlift models. Even when you have bought a reconditioned stairlift.

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To ensure any breakdown issue or replacement of any broken parts, we will always add a warranty period, which will bring in an additional cost. We always believe that warranty is a great point to add when discussing prices due to giving every customer some form of reassurance they might need.

You can purchase an extended warranty that will come at a further cost, however, the initial warranty period comes with the stairlift installation process.

How Do I Know Which Model to Choose?

The two main models of stairlifts that we, as an industry, start with and build upon are straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts.

Choosing between straight or curved also comes along with the different addition features to add and whether you would like a reconditioned model.

Learning about the models is important as these two, along with a used stairlift will show you all the different price ranges.

Viewing further above in this article will disclose the price comparisons of these models and the reconditioned stairlift prices, which can help you to choose which would be better suited to you.

You might be wondering, does it matter if my stairlift is on the right or left hand side of the staircase? The price will not differ at all when you are looking at the side of the staircase, however, we will always assess the surrounding to ensure you get the best fit.

Choosing the specific model will be crucial as different features included can benefit different people.

You might find that a reconditioned straight stairlift with remote controls would suit an elderly lady with arthritis, or a curved stairlift with a harness and swivel seats might suit a young man with broken legs.

It is all very dependable on situation in this industry, however, being thoroughly educated in this industry, our team are here to provide complete assessment of the space and help with choosing the greatest stairlift for your property and bespoke needs.

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we have gathered a large number of reviews from many of our amazing customers throughout our years of instalment in the industry.

Here are some that we have compiled!

When I decided to get a stairlift installed at my home I was really concerned that the stairlift costs would be way too much for me. I have no concept of the prices or the different types of stairlifts available to me. The team explained all the costs amazingly to me.

A stairlift installation was something I have considered for a while and with the knowledge of this well experienced team and each qualified stairlift engineer, I was able to know precisely how much I was needing to pay for not only the installation cost but all the extras I wanted.

I wanted to know how much does a stairlift cost, and after reading this website I had a much clearer idea of the new stairlift prices.

Stairlift Price FAQ's

We often get asked a variety of questions that we believe would be beneficial to compile in order for all of our customers to get the answers they need.

Here are some of frequently asked questions we get:

How much does a straight stairlift cost?

£2,000 is the average price of a straight stairlift in the United Kingdom.

Different sized stairs, such as a narrow staircase or a longer staircase will increase the prices.

How much does a curved stairlift cost?

£4,000 is the average curved stairlifts cost in the UK when having only one curve occurrence.

If you have more than one curve in your staircase, you should expect to see higher costs involved.

Do you pay VAT on stairlift?

Council purchased stairlifts or stairlifts for care homes will be the only form that will need to pay VAT. Without this, you will not need to pay any due to the exemption of disabled or chronically ill people.

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Why are curved stairlifts more expensive?

The manufacturing costs of a curved stairlift is much higher as the railing is curved and the dimensions are different.

Is it possible to rent a stairlift?

Renting stairlifts are one of our amazing services that we provide to all of our customers so it is completely possible to rent a stairlift for your property.

How much does renting a stairlift cost?

The price of renting a stairlift would usually start at around £12 per week when looking for a straight stairlift and £17 per week when you look for a curved stairlift.

There are extra prices that also come with this, which is the installation fee being £350 as a starting price for straight staircases and £950 for a curved staircase.

Are there any ongoing costs when running a stairlift?

You will not experience additional running costs as the only costs used when running is the electricity. You could count the warranty in this, however, this will come with your stairlift any way so it is no extra.

How much does repairing a stairlift cost?

To get your stairlift repaired, the maintenance costs and contract will cover this.

Do note that not all maintenance contracts are the same, therefore, you should always ensure that you read it thoroughly.

How much is a maintenance contract?

Alike many package deals, the more years of maintenance cover you purchase at a time, the least you will have to pay.

A maintenance contract will start from around £250 per year.

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