Key Factors Which Affect Domestic Stairlift Prices


Domestic stairlifts East Anglia - Factors in the price

Stairlifts can vary greatly in price, depending on your individual needs and the layout of your home. Here Ransome Mobility, who supply domestic stairlifts to customers across East Anglia, identify some of the key features which can affect how much you can expect to pay.

Straight or Curved Stairs?

This is the biggest factor in determining the price of your stairlift. if your stairs are straight, then you can expect to pay a lot less for your mobility aid. This is because the curved stairlift, and its rails, will need to be individually customised to fit the contours of your stairs and home; spiral staircases, or staircases with more than one bend, will also affect the price.

However, even if you have a conventional straight staircase, there could be one or two complicating factors. If your stairs are longer than you’d find in an average home, you could find yourself paying more (most straight stairlifts come with around 4.5metres of track as standard.) There could also be other factors in your home’s design which could affect your choice – for instance, if you have a door at the bottom or top of the stairs, you may need to have a stairlift which can be folded away or has a hinged or retractable rail.

The Other Features

Even the most basic stairlift models have manual swivel seats to make getting on and off easier; also, most come with their own remote controls. After that, it’s a case of picking the model which best suits your personal needs as well as your budget.

There are, for instance, some models which can cope with heavier loads (usually for users who have a weight-related medical condition); you can also choose between conventional seats and perch seats (ideal for people who have knee or hip problems, and who find it difficult to sit down properly).

One feature doesn’t necessarily add that much more to the price, although it you opt for a top-of-the-range model with plenty of features then you can expect to pay more.

At Ransome Mobility we have put together a handy stairlift comparison guide so you can see the various features on one page.

Alternative Arrangements

Remember, you don’t have to buy the stairlift outright. Renting one may be a better option if you only need one for a short period of time (for instance, if you are recovering from an operation) or are likely to have difficulty paying the upfront fee. For more information about our stairlift rental arrangements, follow this link.

You may also be able to buy one of our reconditioned stairlifts as well – these are second-hand ones which have been thoroughly tested, so you know they are safe to use but should still work out cheaper than buying a new one.

And you should be able to claim a VAT exemption – for more information follow this link. You can also apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant from your local authority. These grants help towards the cost of making changes to your home so you can continue to live there; so they could also be used for adapting showers and bathrooms, altering the heating system, or building an extension.

Domestic Stairlifts in East Anglia from Ransome Mobility

For a full list of all the domestic stairlifts which we supply to customers across East Anglia click here.  Although we stock all the major brands – including Access BDD, HomeAdapt and Minivator stairlifts – we aren’t tied to any particular manufacturer. This means you can rely on us for independent, impartial advice and we will only recommend the one that’s right for your condition, your home – and your budget.

If you aren’t sure which one is best for you then you can call us on 01473 727263 and we will be happy to give you some advice.

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