Stair Lifts

Types of Stair Lift

There are many different types of stairlift available to buy today and your choice is generally dependant on your specific requirements. Choosing to buy a stairlift is not something to be done lightly, you must examine how a stairlift would benefit you or a loved one. This article will give a concise description on the different types of stairlift many stairlift manufacturers offer today.

Straight Stairlifts

These are the most popular types of stairlift and are primarily used in people’s homes. Used on straight staircases only, the track is fixed to the stairs themselves (and not the wall!). They are generally installed swiftly and efficiently and do not need to be heavily customised. As consequence they are often cheaper than other types of stairlift as the only real variable is the track’s length.

Curved Stairlifts

Curved stairlifts are used on staircases that are curved or spiral in nature. They are often dearer than their straight counterparts because they must be built for each specific staircase after measurement by a company engineer. They often take longer to install, though the difference is usually only an additional hour or so.

Outdoor Stairlifts

Outdoor stairlifts as you will guess are used outdoors. They are pretty much the same as an indoor stairlift but constructed with stronger material that is resistant to any changes in the weather.

Wheelchair Platform Lifts

A heavier build than other stairlifts, platform lifts are generally used in public buildings, though some may occasionally have them fitted in their homes. Platform lifts are designed to support wheelchair or power chair users. The rails of the lift are usually stronger and sturdier so that they can support the user and his wheelchair (and whatever else it may be carrying).

Stairlift Manufacturers

Acorn
Ameriglide
Bruno
Stannah
Summit
Companion Stair Lifts
Minivator Stairlifts
Bison Stairlifts
Meditek Stairlifts
Freelift Stair lifts

 

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