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What Is A Bespoke Curved Stairlift And How Come They Are So Expensive

By Max Eyres

If you are in the market looking at buying a curved stairlift then we thought we would explain what a bespoke curved stairlift is. You cannot buy a product or stairlift without understanding what you are actually buying so here is a quick guide on bespoke curved stairlifts

Bespoke means the curved rail is designed custom made for your staircase. If you need a curved stairlift then the only option is to have a custom made rail each rail has been built to fit your staircase

Depending on the complexity of your staircase! The more curves bends your staircase has will increase costs. Also your curved stairlift may require additional options such as powered hinge rails to lift the bottom of the track clear of any door access points in your home

Most curved stairlifts are (DC Direct Current) Battery driven. The lead acid batteries are normally located inside the stairlift carriage/chair. The batteries are charged via top and bottom charging strips located on the curved rail. When the stairlift is parked at the bottom or top of the stairs the stairlift batteries are automatically recharged via the charging strips located on the stairlift rail

All modern curved stairlifts now use a “Rack & Pinion drive system! Hardened steel rack/teeth are welded to the tubular curved rail. The stairlift gearbox is coupled to a hardened steel pinion “cog” The pinion sits in mesh with the steel rack and when the motor is driven the teeth of the pinion drive the unit up or down

You should never try and install a second hand curved stairlift yourself! Due to the bespoke design they should only be produced and installed by curved rail specialists. If you want to reduce the costs of buying a curved stairlift then you should try and find a reputable stairlift supplier that deals in reconditioned stair lifts

A top of the range curved stairlift with all the bells & whistles could set you back 6000 You can reduce the costs buy finding a local supplier of reconditioned stairlifts. We recommend you shop around and get as many prices / quotes as you can. compare prices of new and used curved stairlifts. Due to the large expense of the item you need to get it right first time. Try and make it a family decision. and don’t sign on the day no matter how good the deal sounds

Do not be tempted to sign up for a stairlift! Many Reps / Salesmen will offer you a discount for buying the same day etc. Believe me that offer will still stand many weeks later. Allow yourself at least 48 hours to think and share your thoughts with others! It’s amazing how different you might feel about a product or bargain given the opportunity to think it over.

Find great deals on New or Reconditioned stairlifts or find more information on stairlifts via our stairlift buyers guide

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