Whether they’re a design statement or a space-saving necessity, spiral staircases aren’t always the most practical solution for people with mobility issues. Stairlifts for spiral staircases can help to save the day, fitted to a narrow stairway they can give continuous access to every room in your home.
A lot of people who struggle with climbing up and down the stairs put off buying a stairlift. This is often because they think their stairs are too much of an awkward shape to have one fitted. Modern stairlifts come in a range of styles, shapes, and sizes and now most homes will find a suitable stairlift for their unique staircase. Find out more: can stairlifts be fitted to any stairs?
Can I Buy Stairlifts for Spiral Staircases?
Just because you have a spiral staircase doesn’t mean you should rule out owning a stairlift. Spiral staircases are often very narrow but some of our most reliable slimline stairlifts for curved stairs may fit. Typically, you’ll need a clearance of at least twenty-nine inches (or seventy-three centimetres) for a chair lift to be fitted safely and usable.
If you’re unsure or think the curve of your stairs is just too tight, you can arrange for a stairlift surveyor from Halton Stairlifts to visit your home and assess your staircase. They’ll be able to measure the space and the internal curve and will advise you on whether it’s possible to have a stairlift installed. We’ll never recommend a stairlift to you if we think it’s unsafe or doesn’t meet your requirements, and we’ll never hassle you for a decision on our free quotes either.
If you have enough room for a compact curved stairlift…
For a staircase with lots of turns and curves, a customised stairlift rail will be required. Because of the bespoke nature of a spiral staircase stairlift rail, you should expect that you’ll need to pay more compared to buying a standard stairlift. You’ll also wait a little longer for delivery and installation. This is because it takes longer to tailor the shape of the rail to the specific dimensions of your staircase. Plus, once it’s made, each part will need to be carefully fitted to hug each curve perfectly when it’s in your home.
Because we make our made-to-measure rails in our own stairlift workshop, we can help keep costs as low as possible for our customers, making installing a curved stairlift more affordable for you.
Once your slimline curved stairlift is up and running, it can also be folded neatly away when it’s not in use. This means it won’t create an obstacle or tripping hazard for you or others in your home when they walk around hallways or landings or use the spiral stairs themselves.
If you want to know more about stairlifts for spiral staircases or curved stairlifts, speak to our team of stairlift experts today. Call us on 0800 644 7766 for specialist advice on having a stairlift fitted to even the curviest of curved staircases.
Neil is the founder of Halton Stairlifts. He has years of experience installing stairlifts across the UK. With an eagerness to help those with mobility issues get up the stairs, Neil understands how important it is for a seamless and straightforward approach to installing stairlifts to help those in need quickly.