Simply moving around the house shouldn’t be a hassle, but for people with mobility issues staircases can make it nearly impossible. If you’re a senior citizen or a person living with an injury or disability, installing a stairlift can be life-changing. They make getting up the stairs faster and easier, vastly improve your mobility and independence, and may even mean the difference between staying in your home and having to move. Yet, you be may asking yourself, “How much is it going to cost?”
The answer: it depends.
On average, people in the UK pay over £3000 for a new stairlift, but the cost varies widely depending on a number of factors. How much you will actually end up paying is determined by the size and shape of your staircase and your particular design needs. In general, prices for stairlift installation are going to change according to one or more of these specifications:
- Straight staircases
- Curved staircases
- Narrow staircases
- Heavy-duty options
If you’re home has a straight staircase (one without any bends or turns), you are looking at the cheapest and quickest installation. Prices for straight stairlifts that simply go up and down can start at around £2000 and vary depending on length. Curved staircases require a custom fitting and tend to run up a significantly higher bill than do straight ones. You can expect to pay around £4000 for a curved stairlift and up to a few thousand more for added twists and turns. In general, the more complex the design, the higher the price tag.
Your home may also call for a lift that’s designed to fit narrow staircases. These differently sized designs will differ in price from more standard options. Some users may require the added comfort of a heavy-duty stairlift that can support more weight and add greater mobility. Heavy-duty options are available for all staircase types and cost more than the standard design.
There are a range of other bespoke options that may influence your decision and your budget. While figuring all of this out may seem complicated, the good news is that you don’t have to make these calculations on your own. The easiest way to determine what stairlift is right for you and what it’s going to cost is to schedule an appointment with a surveyor. The Versatile Lift Company offers free, no-obligation surveys for your home or offices. Our lift installation specialists will discuss your needs, take measurements and photos, and provide a quotation for your best option.
VLC provides a range of stairlifts for all the types of staircases discussed here and more, with heavy-duty options and custom designs guaranteed to fit your home. We are committed to improving your mobility and will help you find the perfect lift for your needs. We provide speedy and expert installation that can be completed in as little as a day and offer 24-hour, rapid response service and support. If you’re ready to reclaim your home and live in greater freedom and comfort, contact us today.