Is A Straight Stairlift Suitable For Me?
A straight stairlift is the simpler of the two types of stairlifts available for domestic use (the second one being a curved stairlift). As the name suggests, this stairlift travels along a straight path, without any curves along the way. This may seem ideal for any stairlift, however this type is only suitable if the stairway in your home is also completely straight, ideally with a landing at the bottom and top of the stairs. If you are unsure about which type will be suitable for your home, our staff will be more than happy to guide you.
A straight stairlift works by mounting a rail along your stairway and fitting it with an electric-powered carriage which will take you up or down on command. The electric motor is powered by a rechargeable battery, so you never need to worry about power cuts or any other sudden inconveniences, as most batteries hold enough charge for around 20 trips up and down.
For the best possible experience we recommend that you book a showroom appointment before visiting us in person. We can get quite busy at times and we want to ensure you get all the time you need to find the right stairlift solution for you.
3 Year Guarantee, 24/7 Support
You can rest easy knowing all new stairlifts installed by us are covered by a 3 year warranty in case anything unexpected happens. Even our reconditioned lifts are covered for 2 years. All of our engineers are locally-based and available 24/7 so you can always count on our help, no matter the time of day.
Depending on the complexity of your stair profile, we may be able to fit a stock rail or have one custom made, which could take a few days. Once we have your rail ready one of our engineers will visit your home at a convenient time and have your stairlift fully installed within a matter of hours.
Most stairlifts are also fitted with many useful safety and usability features, with many experts considering Handicare to be the leading innovator in the industry. Their models are known for being designed with the user in mind, with great thought being put into ergonomics and how to improve the user experience. As a result Handicare have designed some of the most comfortable, user-friendly, compact stairlifts the market has to offer.
The Best Choice For Stairlifts In West Sussex
With many groundbreaking stairlift models on the market, Handicare has always been known as a leading stairlift manufacturer. Here are is a taste of what Handicare has to offer, with the Handicare 1000 and 1100 models. If you like the look of these and would like to find out some more information, we would love to invite you over to our showroom to try them out yourself!
The Handicare 1000 is one of the most innovative new stairlifts around, boasting one of the slimmest rails the market has to offer – no more unnecessary obstruction! Its profile is made even more compact by the folding armrest and footrest which allow this model to take up even less space when not in use. If you’re looking for something heavy-duty then this is it, with the ability to support a weight of up to 200kg on the XXL model. With 6 upholstery options to choose from, the Handicare 1000 will feel right at home in any environment.
If having the least amount of obstruction is important to you then the Handicare 1100 is the perfect solution. With the slimmest rail on the market, you’ll never need to worry about whether your stairlift will obstruct other stair users. In addition to it’s slim profile, this model also allows the armrest and footrest to be folded up, making it even more narrow.