UK: Stairlifts: Stair Lift Manufacturers & Suppliers




Stairlifts, which are electrically operated, are fitted to existing staircases to provide access for elderly or disabled people who cannot manage stairs on their own. Most stairlifts are fitted to the stair rather than to the wall; this avoids disruption and any need for re-decoration. Stairlifts are available for both straight and curved staircases. Stairlift seats fold up to reduce obstruction when not in use. Some stairlifts feature batteries to ensure continued operation during a power cut. Stairlifts may be rented as well as bought, and reconditioned stairlifts are available at reduced cost. Leading UK suppliers of stairlifts are profiled below the panel of sponsored links. 



Stannah: Stairlifts. Stannah, based in Andover, Hampshire, is a leading UK manufacturer of stair lifts. It originated in the 1860s, when Joseph Stannah started making lifts to move ships' cargo. It launched its first stair lift in 1975. Stannah supplies straight stair lifts, curved stair lifts, and outdoor stair lifts. It also offers re-conditioned and rental stair lifts. With their slim rail and compact carriage, along with folding arms, seat and footrest, Stannah Stairlifts are suitable for narrow staircases, even when curved. They fold away to leave room for other stair users. It only takes a few hours to install a custom-made Stannah Stairlift and because the stairlift is fitted to the stairtreads, not to the wall, the process is relatively clean and simple. A British, family-owned business, the Stannah Group incorporates specialist product and service divisions including passenger lifts, goods lifts for businesses, homelifts, access lifts, microlifts and trolleylifts and stairlifts.

Acorn: Stairlifts. Acorn, based in Steeton, West Yorkshire, is a leading UK manufacturer of stair lifts. With offices in the USA, Canada and Germany, Acorn employs 700 people. Acorn Stairlifts pioneered DC (direct current battery) technology in the stairlift industry. This was chosen due to the inherent advantages of safety, smooth power delivery and the ability to operate normally during a mains power failure. The key features of Acorn stair lifts are: positive rack and pinion drive, providing a quiet, smooth ride; three-position swivel seat; soft start and soft stop, with no jarring at the top or bottom of the stairs; an over-speed governor as standard; battery operation in the event of mains failure. Diagnosit digital display and infra-red controls are available. Because Acorn Stairlifts are fitted to the staircase, not to the wall, there is very little disruption and no need to re-decorate after installation.

Sabre: Stairlifts. Sabre, based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, supplies and installs straight and curved stairlifts made by a variety of manufacturers. It also supplies re-conditioned used stairlifts. Reconditioned stairlifts from several manufacturers are available. These include: Acorn, Bison, Brooks, Cumbria, Meditek, Minovator, Stannah, and Thyssen. All stairlifts supplied by Sabre feature: swivel seat, remote controls, full upholstery, quiet smooth ride, fully safety tested, and fold away neatly. Sabre stairlifts may be purchased or rented. The rental arrangements feature: free breakdown, service and maintenance cover; monthly payments; purchase option at any time; inflation busting guarantee of fixed payments for life. Sabre offers a fully comprehensive warranty on stairlifts for five years, with up to ten years warranty on parts. Sabre also offers a buy back service at trade prices.




You may also like to visit our UK product guides on: Handrails, and Staircases.


Stair Product Guides: Baby Gates, Handrails, Spindles, Staircases, Stair Gates, Stairlifts, Stair Railings, Stairs.

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