11 months ago ·

Expert Guide to Stairlift Removal: Safety & Techniques

If you are here, you must have had stairlifts and are now wondering how to remove them. While these mobility aids play a crucial role in buildings, changing or removing them can seem daunting. Removing a stairlift involves more than just physical dismantling; it requires careful planning, consideration of safety protocols, and understanding of the technical aspects involved. Here is everything you should know about removing these aids.

Understanding Stairlift Removal

Stairlift removal involves dismantling and taking down a stairlift system from a staircase. This is typically done when the stairlift is no longer needed, the user’s mobility has improved, or when moving to a new residence. The removal process requires careful consideration of safety measures and technical knowledge and requires professional expertise.

Can a Stair Lift Chair Be Removed?

Yes, you can remove a stairlift chair. Whether homeowners can remove it themselves or need professional help depends on their familiarity with the equipment, their comfort level with DIY tasks, and the complexity of the specific stairlift system. Even though some homeowners might successfully handle the removal, there are cases where professional assistance provides a smoother and more reliable experience.

Options for Discarding Unwanted Stairlifts

When the need for a stairlift diminishes or changes, several options are available to help you effectively dispose of an unwanted stairlift. One of the best ways is to sell it privately, especially if it is in good condition and has a resale value. You can also call experts at Manchester Stairlifts to help you professionally remove and dismantle it without causing structural damage to the home. Other options include recycling or donating to charities.

Complexities in Stair Lift Extraction

Taking a stair lift varies in difficulty depending on the type; curved or straight. The removal process involves several steps, and while it might seem straightforward, some complexities can arise. As such, you need experts such as Manchester Stairlifts are a prudent choice.

Cost of Removing a Stairlift in the UK

Like the complexity, the cost of removing a stairlift in the UK varies depending on a few factors. They include the type of stairlift, its complexity, and whether to undertake the removal yourself (DIY) or hire a professional company.

If you decide to remove the stairlift, the main costs will be associated with any tools or equipment you might need for disassembly and potential repair. On the other hand, hiring experts brings in professional expertise, safety, and convenience. It will ultimately be cheaper.

What to Do After Your Stairlift Has Been Removed

After removing a stairlift, you must ensure the area is clean, safe, and ready for everyday use. Begin by thoroughly cleaning the area where the stairlift was installed. Vacuum or sweep the stairs to remove any dust, debris, or dirt that may have accumulated during removal. If you notice any holes, marks, or damage to the walls or stairs, consider patching and repairing them to preserve their aesthetic value.

Get Professional Help

As you can see, removing a stairlift can range in complexity, with factors like the type of stairlift (straight or curved) and the level of technical expertise required playing a significant role. While DIY removal is an option, the intricacies of dismantling and potential challenges highlight the value of seeking professional assistance. Get in touch with us today at Manchester Stairlifts, and let us help you. We are here for you!

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Move Freely With A Home Chair Lift

4 years ago ·

Move Freely With A Home Chair Lift

Adding a home chair lift into a house gives the user their freedom back, ensuring that their house doesn’t become smaller than it needs to be.

With the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown continuing in Manchester, it’s never been more important to maximise the space around which we can freely move. For some people, that might mean extending a garage or shed, or redesigning a garden or outside space. For others, it means interior work – which might mean knocking through a wall, for example. For some, though, installing a home chairlift gives them access back to their home, and gives them far more space to live in.

A home chair lift can be installed on any style of staircase, whether it turns around corners or includes half-landings. With Manchester Stairlifts, our experts will assess your home before any installation begins, advising you on any options and requirements that the stairlift might need to meet. This is a two-way conversation, where our experts listen to exactly what you need, why you might need it and are able to offer both emotional and practical support during the installation process. At Manchester Stairlifts, we understand the effects of a home chairlift not only on physical health but also on mental wellbeing and attitude to life.

We also know that one of the major considerations with a home chair lift is home stair lift prices, which can be higher than people initially expect. We hate to think that the freedom to move around their house might be cut off from some people because of money, which is why our home stair lift prices are always the fairest on the market. What’s more, we also offer refurbished home chair lift options to suit all budgets, as well as payment plans and rental opportunities.

For an initial chat about how a home chair lift gives it’s users their freedom back, call us today on 0161 330 5544. Alternatively, you can email us at info@manchesterstairlifts.com or by filling out the contact form found across our website.

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4 years ago ·

Find Your Perfect Second Hand Stairlift

At Manchester Stairlifts, we are determined to provide stairlift solutions to every and any customer that needs the support of a stairlift in their homes – this includes not only providing technical solutions for straight and curved stairlifts where appropriate, but also providing practical solutions at all price points to suit all budgets. Our commitment to accessibility means that we take pride in providing a huge range of second hand & refurbished stairlifts – so if you need a second hand stairlift, you are certain to find the ideal solution within our range.

Our experts are here to guide you through the journey of selecting and installing a second hand stairlift. It can be a daunting and stressful time – even taking the decision to begin searching for a stairlift can be one that is emotionally taxing. It’s important, therefore, to not only choose the stairlift that is perfect for your home, but also an installation company that, over years of experience, has developed a reassuring approach, and is able to answer any question you may have to ease your worries.

We can provide refurbished and second hand stairlifts whether your property requires a straight or curved stairlift, and we service all of Greater Manchester.

Of course, as well as providing an answer to your search for a second hand stairlift, we also offer a bespoke service for new installations. Every home, staircase, and set of needs is different, and with such an important purchase you might find the process smoother with a new unit, rather than a second hand stairlift. Our experienced installers will always be on hand to answer any questions that you may have, and may be able to point you in a direction which you had not considered before.

To find out more about second hand and refurbished stairlifts, and to have a longer consultation with our experts, call 0161 330 5544 or fill out an online form on our website.

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4 years ago ·

Looking For A Straight Stairlift?

Fitting a straight stairlift is a straightforward job, but it still requires technical expertise. There are a huge range of options available and our experts can guide you through the variety of choices.

Mobility around the home has become even more important during lockdown, and whilst the lockdown is beginning to be eased for some of the population, people who are shielding – including the elderly – are being encouraged not to leave their house until we reach level 1 of threat, and we’re currently at level 4. This means that if you’re shielding, or you’re worried about someone who is, then you need to make sure that you or they are continuing to stay inside – and if you can’t access all of your home, then that’s even more difficult to do.

Straight Stairlift

Fitting a stairlift could give you your freedom back. Depending on the staircases in your house, you might need a straight stairlift or a curved one – but the experts at Manchester Stairlifts will be on hand to advise and guide you to ensure that your property is fitted with the most appropriate and comfortable solutions.

Any straight stairlift that we fit can be customised to your needs, whether that be in terms of length or in terms of features that are required. Not only can we guarantee the highest quality of materials and technologies, but also the best prices and value in the Greater Manchester area.

Straight stairlifts tend to be cheaper than curved stairlifts, but all of our prices are calculated following your assessment and when it becomes clear exactly what your needs are, so you know exactly what you’re paying for. You can view our guide prices on our website to get an idea of the costs involved.

To arrange your consultation and to get an initial quote for your straight stairlift, don’t hesitate to call on 0161 330 5544 or fill out a form on our website and one of our experts will get back to you as soon as is possible.

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4 years ago ·

Stay safe at home with a home stair lift!

More than ever, the health of our elderly population is at the forefront of our minds. It’s important that whilst we remain vigilant, and shield them from the threat of coronavirus, that we don’t forget to ensure that all homes are appropriate for self-isolation – which might be the state in which all over 70s have to exist for up to 12 weeks, according to some government advice. One way of ensuring their safety is by installing a home stair lift.

Installing a home stair lift ensures that no part of the home will become off-limits in the coming months. Mobility is crucial to our sense of freedom, everyone should have the right to move freely within their own home. It’s critical now more than ever that homes are set up to accommodate those with mobility issues. Whether that is your elderly relatives who have been advised to avoid unnecessary human contact or if you struggle with mobility issues yourself, we have a stair lift solution for you. 

At Manchester Stairlifts, we know the value of safety. We know how important mobility is to both our physical and mental health. When you’re stuck inside, a new home stair lift might provide the mental health benefits that can keep spirits up during this crisis – an investment well worth making. We have a range of solutions for both straight and curved staircases, which can be altered to fit your staircases at home.

We can come to you for a consultation and measurement. Acting fast is advised as we do not know how the current situation will worsen, and we may not be able to help you as quickly during a time of total lockdown, although we will always endeavour to do our best to help.

For more information on home stair lifts, and other solutions for making your house as safe a place to be as possible, please contact us on 0161 330 5544, fill out an online form or email at info@manchesterstairlifts.com

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Why choose Manchester Stairlifts?

5 years ago ·

Why choose Manchester Stairlifts?

Did you just google “stair lifts for sale”? If you did you probably got over 3 million results!  A lot of information at the touch of a button, but not all of it will give you the ‘no nonsense, jargon free’ advice you need – at a time when you will need it most. We don’t want to blow our own trumpet – but as a family run business, with years of experience, we know what you need to know!  We know the things you’ll ask, and we’re happy to oblige – over the phone, or during a free home consultation.

Why chose Manchester Stairlifts?

When you finally make the decision that it’s time to install a stairlift in your home, for yourself or a family member, there is a lot to consider. It can be daunting, and with so much information out there it can become extremely confusing. That’s why it’s important that you come and talk to our team at Manchester Stairlift. We are a family run business who are passionate about stairlifts, and in ensuring that our clients get the right advice – from initial enquiry to final installation we know you won’t get a better experience anywhere else.

Reconditioned Stairlifts – a real option, or not?

Yes of course. While it’s our business to sell new stairlifts we also want to be accessible to those people who, for many reasons (not just financial), don’t want to purchase new. That’s why we go the extra mile with our reconditioned stairlifts.

We understand that one of the first things that will cross your mind is the cost!  Not everyone is in a financial situation that allows them to purchase a brand new ‘state of the art’ stairlift. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of reconditioned stairlifts – reconditioned to the highest of standards, and that come with the same safety standards and reliability you would expect with a new stairlift.

Stair Lifts for Sale

We have a large inventory of stair lifts for sale in our stock, and via our reputable list of manufacturers. Take a look round website – get a feel for what’s on offer but then give us a call. Free with no obligation to buy you really have nothing to lose.

From initial consultation to final installation, our staff and trained engineers are on hand to answer all your queries.


The service you receive from us, whether this is a new top of the range stairlift or one of our reconditioned stairlifts, it will be the same exceptional service you would expect, and more!

Contact us today at http://www.manchesterstairlifts.com/contact  We’re open 6 days a week, from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m.

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Stairlifts Rental Scheme with Manchester Stairlifts

5 years ago ·

Stairlifts Rental Scheme with Manchester Stairlifts

A great option for anyone who finds themselves in need of a stairlift is our ‘Stairlifts Rental Scheme’. Rental provides a great option for those who want peace of mind and no hidden costs for repairs and maintenance. Payments are calculated in monthly instalments and come with an option to buy at a future date.

Benefits of Stairlift Rental scheme with Manchester Stairlifts

  • You can choose from the most modern up to date stairlifts on the market.
  • Our rates are extremely competitive, with extensive ranges available to choose from.
  • Delivery and installation can be within a matter of days after signing your agreement.
  • Rental stairlifts have the latest features for added comfort, with great modern design.

Swivel seats ~ Remote Controls ~ Quiet ~ Sleek Design

  • Full parts and labour breakdown cover.
  • Regular service and maintenance.
  • Flexible and simple payment terms.

How do you choose the right Stairlift Rental scheme for you?

It’s important that when choosing stairlifts rental you get the best advice possible. At Manchester Stairlifts we regularly work with health professionals and occupational therapists. This allows us to get a greater insight into individual client’s specific needs and we can work together to ensure that you get the exact stairlift for you and your home.

Modern Design ~ Sleek ~ Remote Control

Stairlifts Rental with Manchester Stairlifts

Get in touch today on 0161 330 5544

Manchester Stairlifts ~ Providing first class support, service and aftercare

Customer ReviewInstalled stairlift

“Explained everything well, very efficient – the stairlift has changed our lives, we wished we had got one sooner.”

Manchester Stairlifts are a family owned and run business. We offer a free home visit and consultation to discuss options and availability on our Stairlifts Rental Scheme. We ensure that your experience with us is first class. Ensuring a no fuss, hassle free experience from initial enquiry to final installation of your stairlifts rental chair.

Our staff and trained engineers are available to answer any queries you may have. We work to British Standards for safety on all our stairlifts rental.

Contact us today at Manchester Stairlifts

We’re open 6 days a week – Monday to Saturday

from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m.

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Second hand stairlifts don’t have to mean second best! It certainly doesn’t at Manchester Stairlift.

6 years ago ·

Second hand stairlifts don’t have to mean second best! It certainly doesn’t at Manchester Stairlift.

We pride ourselves on the exceptional quality of all our second hand stairlifts. We provide full guarantees on our stairlifts, giving our clients peace of mind. While price may be a consideration, the quality and safety of all our reconditioned stairlifts is still a top priority.

The installation of a refurbished stairlift gives a simple and efficient solution for anyone with mobility issues. It allows you to remain in your home, with the freedom to access bedrooms and bathrooms with greater ease. If you are struggling, or know someone who is struggling, then you should speak to one of our trained staff today.

We can assure you that our reconditioned stairlifts are fully checked, serviced and installed to the highest standard.

The benefits of choosing a second hand stairlift

Reconditioned stairlifts cost less

A reconditioned stairlift is a great compromise for those who are working on a budget but are still looking for great quality and guarantees from a reputable company. We hold a wide range of reconditioned stairlifts and are happy to chat to you about costs, suitability etc. The type of stairlift someone needs is dependent on many factors, such as the staircase, the height and weight of the individual and their capability for use. Therefore, it’s important to speak to someone with the correct knowledge and experience.

Second hand stairlifts can be as good as new

We work extremely hard to ensure that all our reconditioned stairlifts are fully checked, serviced and worn / damaged parts are repaired or renewed prior to installation.  We don’t compromise on quality or safety. We’re confident to state that our refurbished stairlifts are ‘as good as new’.

Providing excellent support and service – aftercare

Manchester Stairlift offer guarantees on all our refurbished stairlifts. We want every client to have peace of mind and be assured that the quality and safety is second to none.

Get in touch today on 0161 330 5544

Client satisfaction is extremely important to us. We pride ourselves on our customer care and customer satisfaction. The choice to purchase second hand stairlifts may come at a particularly difficult family time, so we take the time to understand your needs and concerns.

Customer Review

Both the level of service and job completed is excellent.

“The time and care taken to ensure I was totally satisfied I had the right mobility product was outstanding and excellent value. Quality product.”

Manchester Stairlifts are a family owned and run business. We offer a free home visit and consultation for all reconditioned stairlifts. Our staff and trained engineers are available to answer any queries you may have.

Contact us today at Manchester Stairlift

We’re open 6 days a week – Monday to Saturday

from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m.

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When should you consider a Stairlift?

6 years ago ·

When should you consider a Stairlift?

One of the things we take for granted is our mobility. We don’t consider the ease and freedom in which we move around our homes until we can’t. It often comes on gradually, when we start to leave things on the bottom step ‘to take up later’. Then one day the stairs we would scale 30 times a day begin to look like mount Everest and fill us with dread.
With bathrooms and bedrooms on the second floor it’s not until our mobility becomes an issue that the simplest of tasks become increasingly difficult. It can affect our independence and our confidence.
Stairlifts aren’t just there for the elderly. Stairlifts are designed for people with any form of limited mobility; for example, conditions such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, hip replacements, post-operative disabilities, strength and flexibility issues etc.
If you find yourself struggling to get upstairs, for whatever reason, it’s time to consider a stairlift – it’s as simple as that.

Stairlift Prices with Manchester Stairlift
We offer a free home visit consultation for every stairlift we install – for brand new stairlifts, and for our reconditioned stairlifts. It’s imperative that every clients’ specific needs and requirements are fully met when the stairlift is installed. From initial consultation to final installation, our staff and trained engineers are on hand to answer all your queries.


Fully reconditioned Stairlifts
We don’t want a stairlifts price to be prohibitive to someone getting back their independence. This is why we also offer a wide selection of reconditioned stairlifts.
We understand that cost can be a major factor when considering a stairlift. Our reconditioned stairlifts are fully tested for quality, safety and functionality before being resold. They must meet our own exacting standards before they are reinstalled. Get in touch with us today to discuss the current selection of reconditioned stairlifts we have available.

So why chose Manchester Stairlifts?

Manchester Stairlifts are a family owned and run business. We pride ourselves on our product quality, customer care and our customer satisfaction. All our staff are fully trained and certified to the stairlift manufacturers standards. The safety of our clients is paramount to us. The service you receive from us, whether this is a new top of the range stairlift, to a simple reconditioned stairlift will be the same exceptional service all our clients receive.

Contact us today at http://www.manchesterstairlifts.com/contact We’re open 6 days a week, from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m.

Client Review –
Supplied and Fitted Stair Lift.
“Excellent service from initial quotation to completion. There was no “pushy” sales tactics. They knew what they were talking about and pointed out all the options and any issues. The Engineer who came out was very courteous and very efficient. Job was complete including full demo in under 2 Hours. Could not have asked for a better job. Thanks Again.”

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Do you know someone who has trouble going up and down stairs?

6 years ago ·

Do you know someone who has trouble going up and down stairs?

Do you know someone who has trouble going up and down stairs? A case manager in Manchester did and contacted her local authority for help. An older gentleman she was working with was no longer able to safely use the stairs in his home, and as a consequence was at risk for an out of home placement. No one wanted to see him have to leave his home, but realized that something needed to be done to make using the stairs safer for him. His case manager called the local authority and learned of various options.

After discussion, a stairlift was determined to be a good fit, as it met the needs of the individual and would work in the space available. Unfortunately, typical funding sources denied coverage, and family resources were limited, so the purchase of a new stairlift system was out. When it looked like all was going to come to nothing, the  case manager remembered Manchester Stairlifts  supply and install reconditioned stairlifts, She searched the site and located a reconditioned stairlift that would meet the need. The family purchased it, had it installed, and their dad is now able to remain home and use the stairs safely.

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