Q:How wide do stairs need to be for a stairlift?

A minimum staircase width of about 750mm (29″) is required by most individuals if they are to use a curved stairlifts safely and in comfort. To gain an idea of whether a stairlift is practical with the width of your stairs you could place a chair on the hall...

Q:Are stair lifts safe?

Stair lifts that are installed properly by an experienced provider and used correctly are extremely safe. Quality manufacturers go to great lengths to make sure their curved stairlifts meet rigorous safety standards. Footplate and motor sensors that will detect an...

Q:Can you get financial help for a stairlift?

If you are concerned about being able to afford a straight stairlift you may be able to apply for a grant from your local authority called a Disabled Facilities Grant. If you are eligible your local council may be able to help towards the cost of installing your...