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Straight Stairlifts

We offer a wide range of stairlifts suited to your home. If you have mobility issues and feel like you need that extra bit of support when using stairs, then our stairlifts are the solution.

Curved Stairlifts

We offer many different types of stairlifts here at Halton Stairlifts, from our signature stairlifts to our dual-rail curved stairlifts. We have it all. Explore our range of quality stairlifts today and regain your independence.

Used Stairlifts

We offer a wide range of used stairlifts suited to your home. If you have mobility issues and feel like you need that extra bit of support when using stairs, then our stairlifts are the solution.

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Halton Stairlifts have fitted thousands of new & reconditioned straight & curved stairlifts across the UK, we are proud to show some of our installations and also how it has helped thousands of customers to stay independent in there much loved home.

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From used to new, straight to curved, there are so many stairlifts out there that it can be daunting to choose the right one for you.

When purchasing a stairlift, you may worry that the stairlift speed will be too fast for you. Alternatively, you may be concerned that it will take you up and down the stairs too slowly.

We understand that buying a new stairlift can be intimidating which is why we are here to help. So, exactly how fast does a stairlift go? What determines the speed of a stairlift? And are straight stairlifts faster than curved? Read on to find out.


The Average Speed of a Stairlift

The speed of a stairlift can vary depending on the seats, the weight, the stairlift model and the staircase.

The average speed of a stairlift is 0.34mph – or 0.15 metres per second.

This is an ideal speed for travelling up the stairs safely. Now we’ve established the average stairlift speed, let’s explore some factors that can influence this.


Factors That Affect Stairlift Speed

Many factors can affect the speed of your stair lift such as automated swivel seats. This is because they can impact the operating speed of your stairlift by rotating the seat at the top or bottom of your staircase.

Although curved stairlifts are slightly slower than straight, there are still certain factors that can affect the speed of your lift such as the length of the track, automatic swivel seats and additional parts.

The main factor that affects the speed of a stairlift is the type of staircase you have. As discussed before, if you have a straight staircase, your stairlift is bound to travel at a relatively quicker rate. However, if you have a curved staircase, then your stairlift will travel at a slightly slower rate due to the bends and turns on the staircase.

So, to recap, here are the key factors that can affect how long it takes your stairlift to get you up and down the stairs:

  • Type of seats
  • Type of stairlift (curved, straight)
  • Length of the track


Are Straight Stairlifts Faster Than Curved?

In short, no – straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts tend to travel at the same speed. However, if you have a curved staircase, then it will take slightly longer for your stairlift to reach the top of the staircase. This is because there are bends and turns on this type of staircase. But, are straight stairlifts faster than curved ones?

Straight staircases, on the other hand, have no bends, turns or half-landings. This allows the stairlift to get up the stairs slightly faster than curved stairlifts.

Here at Halton Stairlifts, we are a Checkatrade-approved company and can ensure that you travel at an appropriate speed on our stairlifts – so you don’t need to worry about your stairlifts going too fast.

Curved stairlifts come with custom-made rails which require a longer installation time whereas straight stairlifts don’t and can be fitted straight onto your staircase. With straight stairlifts, you are more likely to get to the top/bottom of your stairs quicker due to straight staircases being a straight run.

Our new and reconditioned stairlifts travel at a comfortable rate of 0.15 metres per second. This is equivalent to 0.34 miles per hour. Your safety is our top priority which is why we believe that it is important for your stairlifts to move at a comfortable rate. This is to ensure that our customers feel safe and secure when using our stairlifts.

We ensure that our stairlifts move at a safe and low speed to allow our users to have a comfortable, safe journey.

All of our Stairlifts are completed with safety features such as stop-start controls – so you can rest assured that you are in control of your stairlift at all times.


Reconditioned Stairlift Speed Compared to New Stairlift Speed

Before we go into detail about whether reconditioned stairlifts are slower than new ones, it’s ideal that you have a brief understanding of the difference between the two. When people hear the phrase ‘reconditioned’, many people assume that the item is of lower quality, however, that isn’t the case.

The main difference between a new and refurbished stairlift is simply that our reconditioned ones have been pre-loved. At Halton Stairlifts, we ensure that all our reconditioned stairlifts undergo thorough testing to ensure that their safety and reliability meet our expectations.

Second-hand stairlifts are also better for the environment and are slightly cheaper compared to new ones. Although refurbished stairlifts have been used before, they still meet all of our high expectations. The speed of a reconditioned stairlift is no faster/slower than new stairlifts, so you can rest assured that they are not of inferior quality.

For more information on our refurbished stairlifts, check out our used stairlifts today. Alternatively, contact our team to learn more about our products.


Find The Perfect Stairlift For You and Your Home

If you struggle to climb the stairs or descend the stairs, we’re here to help. Here at Halton Stairlifts, we offer a wide range of stairlifts suited to you. Our stairlifts are designed with a choice of upholstery colours to allow your lift to fit seamlessly into your home. From reconditioned to new stairlifts, straight to curved, we have everything you need in one place.

We are an award-winning stairlift company that doesn’t just offer stairlifts, but stairlift repairs and installations too. We offer a no-pressure promise and obligation-free quotes. Think you have found a stairlift for a better price? We match or beat prices that any other company offers!

All of our stairlifts are thoroughly checked before you buy to ensure they meet our health and safety standards and expectations. With over two decades of experience in this industry, safety and comfort have always been our top priority.

We believe that all our customers deserve the best high-quality products for their money. For more information on the straight stairlifts we offer, make sure to visit our straight stairlifts section on our website.

Alternatively, for our curved stairlifts, make sure to browse our selection of curved stairlifts. If you would like more information or advice on our stairlifts, contact us today at 0800 644 7766. We look forward to hearing from you!