Stairlift Measuring Guide
How to measure a staircase for our next day stairlift installation service
Halton stairlifts have provided this step by step guide to help you with the self measuring process,that can speed up any installation and so that we can provide a accurate telephone quotation if you request that from us. Please follow these simple step by step measurement’s to ensure a safe installation.
Step 3: Staircase Width – Measure the width of the staircase from the most narrowest point (C) to (D) making sure you measure from the skirting board and not the wall please take into account all newel posts and hazards that might cause a problem during travel.
Step 4: Bottom clearing measurement – Measure from the kick plate of the bottom stair tread (E) to the nearest obstacle (F)., this could be a near by door opening, radiator, wall or cupboard. When you measure this clearing distance, it will give you an idea as to how much space is available at the bottom of the stairs. A minimum distance of 18″- 20″ is needed for the stairlift to be parked or getting on and off safely. If the space is limited you may require a hinge track system.