Carrying out in-depth research before investing in anything like a new stairlift is crucial, but there is no ‘exact size’ that can meet the needs of all individuals with mobility problems.
Alot of UK houses, especially older ones (built before the 2010 building regulations came into place), feature narrow stairs or steep stairs. If you fit the above criteria, you’re likely to assume that you don’t have enough space to can accommodate a stairlift.
However, in the UK, many highly known and popular stairlift companies offer stairlifts for narrow staircases. The slim design of these stairlifts enables the users to use a stairlift effectively even on narrow staircases.
Most of these stairlifts have a compact design, enabling you to fold up their arms and footrests whenever you’re not using the lift. Thus, this creates enough room on the stairs, for the other individuals to use the staircase when the stairlift is not in use.
The exciting part of the redesign is that some narrow stairs can accommodate a standard seated stairlift. However, this stairlift needs to be fitted on a looped/curved rail or track.
Also, it’s vital to invite a trained stairlift assessor from a well-accredited provider to your home to assess and decide on the best stairlift that suits your needs. This can often be achieved by a paid home assessment, though some more established stairlift providers are able to provide a free stairlift assessment. This can be booked in at a time and date of your convenience.