Stairs come in all shapes and sizes. And stairlifts come in different designs to suit the needs of your home. When the stairs start to feel like a struggle, a stairlift could be the answer. If your staircase has one turn or more, or a small landing midway, you may have asked ‘can stairlifts turn corners?’. And you may wonder what type of stairlift is best for your stairs. A curved stairlift might be just the solution you’re looking for.
Can Stairlifts Be Fitted to Any Stairs?
Stairlifts can be fitted to most staircases. But if your stairway is particularly compact, or has a turn or bend, you may want to arrange for a home assessment. With a home survey, an experienced engineer will visit your home and measure your hallway, stairs, and landing. They’ll also evaluate whether a stairlift is a suitable option for you. If your home measures up, the engineer would then recommend the best type of stairlift to meet your requirements.
So, if your stairs run in a straight line, usually from a hallway to a landing, then a straight stairlift would be the best type of stairlift.
And, if your stairs have a turn or a corner, then a curved stairlift would be the best option.
So, Can Stairlifts Turn Corners?
Yes, some stairlifts can turn corners. Curved stairlifts are designed to go around any corners or bends on stairs. They are customised to suit the measurements of a specific staircase. This means you can complete your staircase in one continuous journey. This way you eliminate the risk of transferring yourself across a landing or trying to manage the final few steps on your own.
How Does a Curved Stairlift Work?
A curved stairlift is fitted to a specially designed track that follows the curves and turns of your staircase. It is operated in the same way as a straight stairlift. They will also come with many of the same features like a straight stairlift.
Curved Stairlifts are usually battery operated. This means it will need to be on charge when it’s not in use. Ensuring your stairlift is charged means you can use it in an emergency if there’s a power cut.
How Much Does a Curved Stairlift Cost?
Curved stairlifts are often more expensive than straight stairlifts. This is because they are manufactured, customised, and installed to fit your stairs perfectly.
Reconditioned curved stairlifts can be a more affordable option. Fully serviced and carefully restored, they are reliable and comfortable to use. And they can often offer better value for money, depending on your budget.
Because of the bespoke nature of many curved stairlifts, it can be difficult to give an accurate estimate over the phone. Our quick quote system will give you an accurate quote in no time at all. Based on the information you provide, you can make an informed decision about buying a curved stairlift.
Find out more about curved stairlifts from Halton Stairlifts. Take a test drive in our Speke showroom or arrange a free no-obligation home assessment. Give us a call on 0800 644 7766 and we’ll be more than happy to help.