Stairlifts, one of the greatest aids to the older generation, yet the stigma remains and questions continue to be asked.

We thought we’d clear up some of the misconceptions, as well as bringing you some of the most popular questions that we get asked regularly.

You may be surprised at what you find out!


How will I ever be able to afford a stairlift?!

Over the years, not only have stairlifts improved in quality, but they’ve also faced big reductions in price as manufacturers look to compete with each other.

The stairlifts we sell start from a mere £750, which includes full installation and a complimentary aftercare service.

There are also reconditioned models that feature a significant saving from RRP.


What happens if there’s a power cut? Will I be stranded?

This used to be a regular occurrence, but not in modern times. Most stairlifts are battery-operated, which means that when you’re not using it, the battery is charging up.

If there’s a power cut then you’ll still be able to use your product as normal, whether that is to get to the fuse box or to call for help.


Will a clunky machine make my home look ugly?

Close your eyes and picture a stairlift, it’s probably one of those 70s style plastic efforts that barely fit on the stairs and were an absolute eyesore.

Those garish things are a thing of the past though thankfully, with new models now coming in a more streamlined and modern design.

Expect comfort, style and practicality, ensuring that your stairlift merely blends into the home, rather than sticks out like a sore thumb.


I’m not old, why would I need a stairlift?

Stairlifts aren’t designed for old people, they are designed for people that have mobility problems. If you find it difficult to walk up or down the stairs, no matter what your age, then you could benefit.

Those with arthritis, severe back pain, multiple sclerosis and many other medical conditions have all benefitted from having our products installed in their home or place of work.


My stairs aren’t straight; will I be able to have your products installed?

A lot of UK houses have curved or spiral staircases, but this isn’t something you need to worry about. Stairlifts can be fitted to all types of staircases; the only thing that may differ is the installation time. On average it takes two hours for a normal job, so having a curved staircase won’t be too much of an issue.

Is there anything that we have missed off our blog? If you have any more questions you want answering, then you can give our friendly team a call on 0800 058 8044 and they will be more than happy to answer any queries you may have.

Superglide Stairlifts have been serving customers of all ages for generations; you can see our full range of reconditioned models here.


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