We’d be lying if we said that this isn’t a common question for us here at DLSL. At the end of the day, it’s an important thing to ask! Stairlifts aren’t the most common everyday purchase, so it’s hard to know how much a stairlift is going to cost. If you’re in the market for a stairlift, it can be hard to find a guide on how much a stairlift will cost.
We at DLSL think it would be helpful if there was a rough sign of how much a stairlift would cost. Not only would this act as a guide for those looking to buy a stairlift, but you’ll also be able to budget for it too. In this article, we’ll discuss a range of stairlifts and how much they’ll cost. We’ll also discuss a few factors that affect the price of a stairlift. This way, you can use this information when you receive your quote to make sure you’re not overcharged.
The first thing you need to consider before you think about price is which type of stairlift you need. This is important because stairlifts do vary in price depending on the model and type. Usability is an important factor to consider here. You don’t want to sacrifice usability for the sake of saving money. Figure out the balance between usefulness and price to find the best stairlift for you.
This is where free quotations are useful since a company like DLSL can provide free quotes for you. Consider a few different models that you think are going to suit your needs. You can then ask for a quote and find a price point that going to suit your budget.
As we’ve mentioned, prices of a stairlift can differ from model and style. The type of stairs you have in your home will also determine how much you’ll end up paying for a stairlift.
Straight stairlifts are the cheaper of the two since they tend to be easier to fit and manufacture. Straight stairlifts use a straight track which is a lot simpler to install. This means that the installation/manufacturing process is much easier, lowering end costs.
Curved stairlifts are generally pricier as they’ll need a custom made track. This track will be custom made to fit your staircase. This increases overall manufacturing costs as it takes more time and resources. The installation will also take longer with a curved stairlift. It’s for these reasons that curved stairlifts tend to be pricier than straight.
With this being said, we’ve included a table featuring the costs of the average stairlift. Please note that these are a rough guide so your quote may differ.
|Straight Stairlifts||£1750 – £3000|
|Curved Stairlifts||£3750 – £5000|
Another thing you should consider is the optional extras that you may end up needing. Depending on your needs, you may end up having to buy additional features for your stairlift. You may have specific requirements which you can discuss during your home inspection. Our team will give you professional advice on the best things to install on your stairlift. This will ensure getting the best usability of your new stairlift.
Stairlifts aren’t very expensive in terms of running costs. They cost around £10 a year to run. Compared to your everyday appliances, stairlifts are going to be as, if not more efficient! Stairlifts are only designed to use power when it’s in use. This means that they aren’t always draining power when not being used.