Buying a new stairlift for your home can be a liberating investment as it restores safety and freedom to those having mobility problems. With stairlifts, you will be able to continue living comfortably and movement will be easier both inside and outside the homes. However, when buying stairlifts elevators, you should consider the all-important question – “How much do stairlifts cost”?
Do external factors determine the cost of stairlifts?
There are many factors that determine the price of stairlifts. In this blog, you will get all the information that will help you determine the approximate price of the type of stairlifts you prefer and will they be worth it. The stairlifts price varies depending on the product’s quality and the support/after-care provided along with it.
There are many optional ‘extras’ that increase the price of stairlifts –
- Powered swivel-seat function
- Powered Footrest function
- Outdoor model
- Heavy duty seat/motor
- Hinged rail (automatic extension/retraction for doorways)
How much do straight stairlifts cost?
Straight stairlifts are designed for staircases that don’t have any turns or curved bends. In most of the straight stairlifts, a motorized carriage that runs up and down is a straight rail which is fitted to the staircase that uses a rack and pinion system. The better stairlifts companies provide safety, reliability, and can easily that can be fitted on narrow staircases.
Depending on whether you are buying a reconditioned stairlift or a second-hand stairlift, the prices can vary between £1500 and £2000. For stairlifts eBay is never a good option as they will not give you any warranty and the safety features will be faulty. A new stairlift, on the other hand, can cost above £1800.
How much do curved stairlifts cost?
Curved stairlifts are the types of staircases where you will find bends (in the landing) or curves in the staircase’s direction. Because of this feature, curved stairlifts cost relatively higher than straight stairlifts. The cost increases based on the number of curves and bends in the staircase. The rail should be designed and manufactured in a way it can measure or bespoke for the staircase.
It is recommended that you choose a fully bespoke curved rail for safety and reliability reasons. In these, each section of the real will be created uniquely for your staircase. Curved stairlifts can cost anywhere between £3500 and £6000 depending on the length or number of curves or bends in the staircase.
Is VAT applicable on stairlifts?
Since stairlifts are mobility products, VAT isn’t actually applicable to them. The reputable stairlifts companies need to make this clear to all the clients. However, there are some salesmen that knock the vat off for helping close the sale but this shouldn’t be the case. Customers buying stairlifts should never be charged VAT as legislated in the Notice 701/7 VAT Reliefs for disabled people (August 2002).
Britannia Mobility – The leading UK manufacturers of stairlifts
At Britannia Mobility, we aim to provide high-quality, safe, and reliable stairlifts to customers all over the UK. We pride ourselves on our professional and friendly low-cost services as we install the stairlifts only after achieving the recent British and European safety standards to ensure the customers’ peace of mind. If you have any doubts or queries about stairlifts or other products, you can visit our website to convey your queries, and our experts will get back to you with the solution. You can also check out our Stairlifts Cost Calculator to get a comprehensive quote.