How to Choose a Stairlift – Stockport Stairlifts
If getting up or down stairs is becoming difficult, then a stairlift could be the answer. Simply put, a stairlift is a seat mounted on a rail that takes a person to the top of bottom and their stairs. Our stairlifts fit onto the stair treads rather than the wall, meaning no structural or decorative work is needed. The biggest considerations are whether you’ll need or straight or curved stairlift and where to get the stairlift from. At A6 Mobility Shop, Stockport stairlifts specialists, we want to help you make an informed decision that you’re comfortable with.
Straight stairlifts are significantly cheaper than curved ones and are designed to fit on staircases with no turns, landings or bends. By far the most popular option, we are usually able to fit these within just 3 working days and the installation takes just 2 or 3 hours.
Curved stairlifts are designed to go round corners; these are ideal for staircases with landings or staircases that bend. Curved stairlifts are usually made to measure, meaning they have been manufactured to fit your staircase.
What to Look for When Buying a Stairlift?
How long is the warranty? A quality manufacturer will provide a stairlift warranty of 2 years or more. Be careful of expensive extended warranties which are sometimes even more costly than a serious repair. While extended warranties may give you peace of mind, it is usually significantly cheaper to pay for repairs as you go especially as quality new stairlifts are extremely reliable and repairs are very rare.
Are there any hidden costs? Some suppliers appear inexpensive but may have hidden costs such as an installation charge or overpriced annual servicing plans. Always check that there are no further unexpected costs when buying your stairlift.
Does the stairlift need servicing? Just like a car or a boiler, a stairlift is a substantial piece of engineering that is in daily use. We therefore recommend getting your stairlift serviced every 12 months by a qualified stairlift engineer from a reputable company. Consider any stairlift service over £100 to be expensive.
If something goes wrong, how long will it take for an engineer to get out to me? Avoid companies with long wait times for repairs. At A6 Mobility Shop, we understand how important it is to get your stairlift up and running quickly so we aim to attend to stairlift problems within 24 hours. Many national companies can take weeks to attend so choose carefully.
Why Choose A6 Mobility Shop For Stockport Stairlifts?
No pushy sales reps, no aftersales, no unclear costs!
Installation of straight stairlifts usually within 4 working days or less
Fits to the stairs, not the wall, avoiding structural damage and building work
Seat folds away when not in use taking up minimal stair space
Trusted Stockport stairlifts installer since 1992
A6 Mobility Shop have been trusted by the people of Stockport, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and the surrounding areas since 1992. As a family owned and run local business, we pride ourselves on offering the local service and quick call out times national chain companies can’t compete with. For example, we can attend to repairs and servicing within just a day or two when national companies take a number of weeks. We also offer excellent value for money and will try to beat any other genuine quote from another mobility shop. We have over 25 years experience installing and servicing specialist mobility equipment, making us the first choice for Stockport stairlifts.