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Before You Buy A Stairlift

Prior to buying a stairlift there are a few things that anyone should do to make sure that they get the best possible deal and quality of service.

Ask Your Friends

If you have a friend that has a stairlift then they will have invaluable experience to do with the buying process. This is crucial to ensure that you know what you will have to do when buying a stairlift, but also so that you can see if a company is genuine or not. If a business asks for money too early then you'll know, and be able to go elsewhere.

Look At Different Companies

There are many different stairlift providers out there and they will all be able to offer you different things. Getting a quote from each company you would consider buying from will let you see what they all have to offer. It means that you know you get the best deal in regards to the price, installation and aftercare, but also means that you can see if other companies will throw in extras that their competitors are offering.

Check How Good The Company Is

If a provider advertises any awards or accreditations that they have won then check them out with the body who has awarded them, this is a good indicator of the quality of service and product. Also look to see if the manufacturer that built the stairlift has a British Healthcare Trades Association accreditation with OFT conduct of approval. This is an assurance of the integrity of the company and the high quality service that you will receive from them.

Check With The British Healthcare Trade Association

The BHTA (British Healthcare Trade Association) have not only written a guide to buying stairlifts but will also give you impartial advice in regards to the companies you deal with, their number is 0207 702 2141.

Think About What Is Best For You

Oakland Stairlifts provide a free survey of your staircase and will discuss with you the stairlift solutions that are available. Talking these through really will help you decide which solution is best for you and is something that you must do before you buy a stairlift. Oakland's trained surveyors will talk you through how each stairlift solution will help you, and the ways in which each one differs so that you get the full picture.

Straight Stair Type

Below are a few common
straight stair types:

Straight

Straight 90 Fan Turn

Straight 90 Flat with stap

If one of these resemble your stairs then a straight stairlift is the one for you.

If not, click here to see more typical stair configurations.

For any questions or if you like to receive a free quotation please call us on:
0800 195 9790
or email:
info@oaklandstairlifts.co.uk