Looking into adapting a home for mobility purposes for the first time can be daunting to say the least. What’s more, the first time you actually realise how many suppliers of stairlifts Edinburgh has to offer, it’s easy to find yourself totally confused as to where to get started. The range is huge, the options are endless and all promise to change your life for the better, but which ones are actually up to the task?
Well, chances are most suppliers of stairlifts in Edinburgh will offer their own unique benefits, but as all conditions and situations are different there isn’t just a single ‘tool’ that’s right for every job. This is why you need to make sure that the service package you take on is one built around you and your needs exclusively, as opposed to one of those one-size-fits-all solutions that more often than not only suit the provider.
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The first and foremost tip therefore is to side with an established provider of stairlifts in Edinburgh that has a clear interest in your needs as a unique individual with a unique set of circumstances. We cannot possibly tell you the perfect stairlift for you and your home until we have first carried out a full evaluation.
Speaking of which, consultation as to the options that stairlift businesses are offering should also be obligation free and not cost a penny to carry out. You shouldn’t have to hand over any money until 100% satisfied with the proposal and the price for the whole job.
As far as the types of stairlifts in Edinburgh to choose from, this will of course depend on the size of the staircase, the type of building, the frequency with which it will be used and the weight-limit the installation is going to carry. All of these points and more will be covered by your provider, assuming a responsible source is chosen in the first place.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions which are often asked to us by our customers.
Usually buying a stairlift will be a one-off purchase so you need to make sure that you are choosing the right stairlift for your needs and that you are paying the right price for it.
Stairlifts are primarily designed for people with limited mobility that are struggling to walk up and down the stairs – for example people with ongoing medical conditions such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis and for those who may have had a hip replacement operation, as well as people who have reduced mobility and strength in most cases purely due to old age.
Most stairlifts operate on a very similar basis with a chair attached to a track upon which the chair glides up and down.
To make the best use of a stairlift, you would normally need to have some mobility enabling you to get on the seat and off afterwards. You would also need to have some dexterity in your hands and feet to be able to make use of the controls and the footrest.
You would need a thorough survey carried out of your home layout and, in particular, your staircase to ascertain which type of stairlift is best suited in your particular instance.
If your staircase is slightly unusual in that it may have a curve or a halfway landing or even a bend, our experienced surveyors at Stairlifts Edinburgh would be happy to advise you on this aspect and can provide a free no-obligation quote for you.
If other members of your family use the stairs, a chair that folds up would be a good idea, as it would not obstruct the stairs when not in use.
A stairlift with a swivel seat may be the best for you as it makes getting on and off the stairlift much easier and safer.