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Older houses built before 2010 can often feature smaller steeper staircases. And many homeowners worry that they won’t be able to find a stairlift to fit their stairs. At Halton Stairlifts, we have a great selection of slimline stairlifts for narrow stairs for you choose from. 

The perfect space-saving stair lift, slimline models are perfect for very narrow stairs. Compact stairlifts take up less room than a standard stairlift, but they’re just as durable and reliable.  Narrow chair lifts leave you with a little extra room for your legs as you travel on the stairs. They can also be neatly stored away so they don’t pose a tripping hazard or an obstacle on the stairs.


How wide to stairs have to be for a stair lift?


When you have narrow stairs, you’ll want to know what is the minimum width for a stair lift? Traditionally, the minimum width for a stair lift is approximately 750mm (29 inches) for a straight staircase and 850 mm (33 inches) for a curved staircase.

If you want to check your stairlift space requirements, you can use our stairlift measuring guide to help you get started. If your home was built after 2010, it should meet a minimum width of 900mm as outlined in Section K of the 2010 Building Regulations.

Even if you feel your stair lift measurements don’t meet the minimum stair width for a stairlift, get in touch with our team. We can take a closer look with a home survey and will see if we can create a bespoke solution for your home.


Our Favourite Stairlifts for Narrow Stairs


If you’re searching for the best stairlift for narrow stairs, take a look at some of our favourite slimline models.


Reconditioned Acorn 130 Slimline Stairlift


Stairlifts for narrow stairs don’t come much better than our reconditioned Acorn 130 Slimline stairlift. Measuring a snug 546 mm (21.5 inches), it’s not likely that your knees will be rubbing against the wall. With a soft stop and start motion, and padded upholstery, you can travel the stairs in comfort and safety. The Acorn 130 Slimline is one of our best-selling compact stairlifts, and it’s easy to see why.



New-Brooks-Slimline-130-StairliftBrooks Slimline 130 Stairlift


Despite its small stature, the compact Brooks Slimline 130 stairlift is a surprisingly sturdy model. The Slimline 130 has ‘made in the UK’ reliability, as well as being very comfortable and easy to maintain. With the Brooks reputation for quality, it also offers a quiet and smooth ride. At a depth of just 546 mm (21.5 inches), you’ll find this consistently among the best stairlifts for narrow stairs.



Brooks Sit Stand Stairlift New-Brooks-Sit-&-Stand-Stairlift

Another alternative stairlift for narrow stairs is the Brooks Sit & Stand Stairlift. Designed to allow you to stand or perch as you travel up the stairs, this sit stand stairlift is perfect for both users with narrow staircases and those who experience pain on sitting. The Brooks Sit Stand increases the clearance space between your knees and the stair wall, making it ideal for narrow straight stairs. Complete with a range of standard features, it has an overall depth of just 210 mm (8 inches) when folded.




Get a FREE quote on stairlifts for narrow stairs by calling Halton Stairlfts on 0800 644 7766. Ask for advice on measuring up your staircase or arrange a FREE no-obligation home assessment to discuss your options for using narrow stairs independently again. We can also advise on stairlifts for narrow curved stairs too.