stairlifts newcastle

April 2024

Looking For A Stairlift in Newcastle In April 2024?

Stairlifts in Newcastle

Struggling with the stairs and looking for a quality stairlift?

We can help you identify your local stairlift supplier in Newcastle, and help you find the perfect solution for your needs and budget.

From British-made, brand new, second hand or reconditioned stair lifts, whether they be straight, narrow or curved staircases – we’re here to help you find the best option.

Acorn Stairlifts, one of the UK’s largest manufacturer and stairlift supplier of quality stairlifts, can arrange for a complimentary assessment and no-obligation quote to help you select the best Acorn stairlift model, tailored specifically to meet your needs and budget. 

Depending on the circumstances, they can arrange same-day appointments and even arrange for a stair lift to be fitted the next day.  This makes them the best supplier of Newcastle stairlifts.

Affordable Stairlift Prices

We have researched the UK stair lift market and concluded that Acorn stairlifts represent the best value for money, as they have the best prices.  They can fit stairlifts, suitable for any budget, all over the UK, including Newcastle, and the surrounding area.

For a free personalised quote from Acorn stairlifts, please call our dedicated phone number – 0333 567 1602.  Their helpful specialists will be able to answer any questions you have and arrange a quote if needed. 

The cost of a lift depends on what type you want.  Typically a straight stairlift will be cheaper.

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Choose from some of the world’s most innovative stairlifts from Acorn?

Some can be fitted quickly and easily to the stairs, not the wall
Some require no structural changes to your home
Affordable and reliable with low running costs
Slimline models that fold away conveniently when not in use
Hinged rail designs to eliminate any trip or hazard

Read some recent 5 star client testimonials, on Trustpilot, about Acorn Stairlifts’ fantastic support

More reasons why we think Acorn Stairlifts are a good option

Stairlifts made in the UK
Same day home appointments available
Next day installation available
Amazing feedback and testimonials
Market leading experience in the UK

Call now on 0333 567 1602 to get a quote or to discuss your stairlift requirements.

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How much do stairlifts cost in Newcastle?

The cost of a stairlift in Newcastle can vary depending on a few factors, including the type of stairlift you want, the brand of stairlift, and any additional features. On average, a straight stairlift can cost anywhere from £2,000 to £5,000, while a curved stairlift can cost anywhere from £4,000 to £10,000.

A second hand stairlift or a used stairlift is typically 30% – to 50% cheaper than a new one.

However, it’s worth noting that some individuals may be eligible for financial assistance through the Disabled Facilities Grant, which can cover some or all of the cost of a stairlift, depending on the individual’s financial situation and the recommendations of an occupational therapist. You can also contact the Newcastle local authority or council to see what other support is available.  

Regarding installation, most reputable stairlift companies, like Acorn, will include installation as part of the overall cost. A specialist engineer will usually do this. Also, most stairlift installations can be completed with minimal disruption to the home, typically within a few hours.

Range of stairlifts available in Newcastle and the surrounding areas

There is a wide range of stairlifts to choose from. Some of the options are set out below.

New Stairlifts near me

A new stairlift, or perch lift, will mean that it is built for you and has not been used by anyone else. You can get straight stairlifts or curved stairlifts if the lift needs to go around a landing. Acorn can also supply lifts suitable for inside or outside the home.

Refurbished stairlifts in Newcastle

A refurbished stairlift means they’re lifts that have been used before and then refurbished by Acorn to a high standard. This is usually the most cost-effective option.

Outdoor stairlifts in Newcastle

Outdoor stairlifts have been specially designed for external use, great for gardens with multiple levels or steep inclines.

Acorn’s advisors can advise you on the most suitable option for your situation; for example, you may require a chair that has to be weather resistant or must take a particular weight.

Straight Stairlifts in Newcastle

If you have either a standard-size straight staircase or a narrow set of stairs, of any length, Acorn can help you find the best solution for your needs and budget from their range of straight stairlifts that can easily be installed on ready-made tracks.

Acorn’s advisors can advise you on the most suitable option for your situation; for example, you may require a chair with a heavy-duty motor or a perch seat.

A Guide To The Different Types of Staircases For Straight Stairlifts

A – Straight Staircase

This is the easiest and cheapest type of staircase to install a stairlift on. However, if your staircase is narrow, you may want to consider compact stairlift models. 

B – Straight Staircase Followed By A Step

This type of staircase may present a problem if the user needs help managing the final step. A bridging platform may help, however, they are not a particularly popular option today due to health and safety concerns. A curved stairlift may be necessary in this case. 

C – Straight Staircase With A Fan Turn

Stairs with a fan turn will require a curved stairlift to navigate the 45-degree angle

D – Split Staircase

Split staircases require either two straight stairlifts or a curved stairlift. The most cost-effective option will depend on your installation company and the length of your staircases. It’s important to note a user will have to dismount the stairlift twice if you install two straight stairlifts, which may cause them discomfort.

A Comparison Of The Most Popular Straight Stairlift Models In The UK | April 2024

Below is a comparison of the most popular straight stairlift models available in the UK and a breakdown of their key features. 

Model Acorn 130 Straight StairliftHandicare 1100 Straight StairliftStannah Starla 600Bruno’s Elite Indoor Straight
Weight Capacity159kg140kg136kg 182kg
Power Swivel Seat?YesYesYes, and customisable with safety sensors Yes
Minimum Staircase Width26″ 21″28″27″
Fold-Up Width310mm 320mm340mm386mm
Type of RailAluminium single railFriction rail system with drive rollersSlim-line railVertical rail with covered gear rack
Price (approx.)From £2,000 From £2,200 From £2,200From £2,800
Average Speed12cm per second15cm per secondNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Max Rail Length30mNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedNot Specified
Space Between Armrests44.5 cm45cm48cm55cm
Warranty1 Years3 Years2 Years2 Years

Speak To An Acorn Straight Stairlift Specialist Today

Call  0333 567 1612 to discuss your requirements and see what the best option might be for you.

Curved Stairlifts in Newcastle

Curved stairs with turns or bends, or an unusual shape, will need a bespoke curved stairlift rail made to fit the precise layout of the staircase. These are perfect for those with a curved staircase.

Acorn’s advisors can talk you through how curved stairlifts are created and the potential complexities that may be involved.

Different Types Of Staircases For Curved Stairlifts

A – Quarter Landing Turn

With a quarter landing turn the user can either disembark at the top of the first staircase, depending on how many steps there are, or install a curved stairlift to navigate the platform. 

B – Quarter Fan Turn

A quarter fan-turn is when the stairs turn 45 degrees without a platform. A curved stairlift will be necessary for these stairs. 

C – Curved Quarter Fan Turn

A curved quarter fan turn is when the stairs turn 45 degrees without a platform. What distinguishes these from diagram B is that the wall also curves. These stairs require curved stairlifts. 

D – Half Landing Turn

In a half-landing turn, two straight staircases are connected by a landing platform. You can either fit two straight stairlifts, provided the landing between them is level, or a curved stairlift which traverses the wall of the landing. 

E – Half Fan Turn

In a half-fan turn, two straight staircases are connected by a 180-degree turn. These staircases require a curved stairlift. 

F- Three Straight Staircases

In diagram F, three straight staircases are connected by two landings, making a 180-degree turn. These require either three straight stairlifts or a curved stairlift, which would be a costly and frustrating procedure. 

G – Curved Half Fan Turn

In this diagram, three straight staircases are connected by two 45-degree turns. These staircases require a curved stairlift as it is unsafe to disembark a stairlift on a curved stairlift. 

H – U-Turn

In diagram H, two straight staircases are connected by a 180-degree curve. These require curved stairlifts. 

I- Winding Staircases

Diagram I demonstrates a straight staircase followed by a 270-degree turn. These require curved stairlifts.

A Comparison Of The Most Popular Curved Stairlift Models | April 2024

Below is a comparison of the most popular curved stairlift models in the UK and a breakdown of their key features. 

Model Acorn 180 Handicare Freecurve Stannah 260 Recon Thyssen Flow 2
Weight Capacity 120kg 136kg 120kg 125kg
Power Swivel Seat? YesYes, at an additional costYesYes
Fold-Up Width33.5cm 44cm 40cm 34cm
Type of RailSlimline Single-RailSingle RailPowered Or Manual Hinged Rail Slim Aluminium Rail
Price (approx.)From £4000£4,200£3,400From £4,195
Average Speed15cm per second13cm per second12cm per second15cm per second
Max Rail Length30m 35m Not Specified Not Specified
Space Between Armrests19″17″20.5″18″
Warranty12 Months 2 Years 1 year 1 Year

Speak To An Acorn Curved Stairlift Specialist Today

Call  0333 567 1612 to discuss your requirements and see what the best option might be for you.

Stairlift Rental in Newcastle

Rental stairlifts can be made available for people not looking to buy one. Acorn can provide an affordable rental stairlift service in Newcastle and surrounding areas.

With stairlift rentals, you can rest assured that any maintenance problems or repair costs will be handled for you by Acorn. And if the unthinkable happens and a fault arises, their professional engineers are always on standby to respond quickly.

Reconditioned stairlifts in Newcastle

A reconditioned stairlift is a pre-owned one that has been refurbished to meet the same safety and performance standards as a brand-new one. These stairlifts are often cheaper than new models and can be a good option for those on a budget.

Reconditioned stairlifts are available for both narrow stairs and straight stairs, and can be a good solution for individuals who need a reliable stairlift but may not have the funds to purchase a new one.

When considering a reconditioned stairlift, it’s essential to ensure it has been thoroughly inspected and tested to meet all the necessary UK safety standards. Reputable stairlift companies, like Acorn will provide a warranty or guarantee for their reconditioned stairlifts, so be sure to ask about these options when getting a quote.

Overall, a reconditioned stairlift can be a cost-effective way to obtain a reliable and safe solution for navigating stairs in the home.

Professional Stairlift Installation in Newcastle

Acorn has experienced stairlift fitters in the Newcastle area that offer a fast stairlift installation service, with next-day installation an option in certain scenarios.

Acorn’s technicians are highly trained to install stairlifts in both curved and straight configurations. so there is no need for any major building work, as they will be able to work quickly and efficiently.

Can Acorn Provide Stairlift Servicing in Newcastle?

Stairlift servicing includes a range of maintenance and repair tasks designed to ensure that the stairlift remains reliable and safe for you. Acorn will offer regular maintenance servicing options, usually annually, to help keep the stairlift in good working condition.

During a stairlift servicing appointment, a trained technician / engineer will typically inspect and test all of the stairlift’s components, including the motor, the battery, and the safety features. The technician may also clean and lubricate certain parts to ensure that the stairlift operates smoothly.

If any issues are found during the servicing appointment, the technician may recommend some repair work to fix any problems. It’s essential to address any issues promptly to avoid any potential safety risks. Servicing will apply for all types of lifts, including those that might be fitted to narrow staircases.

In addition to the technical aspects of stairlift servicing and repairs, Acorn will also provide you with excellent customer service. This includes sending a friendly and knowledgeable person to service the stairlift and answering any user questions. The company should also be responsive to any concerns or issues that arise during the servicing process.

If you find that the lift is no longer needed or appropriate Acorn can arrange for a stairlift removal. This is because you may not need an unwanted stairlift.

About Newcastle

Newcastle is a city in the North East of England that is known for its industrial heritage, stunning architecture, and lively nightlife.

It is the most populous city in the North East and has a rich history dating back to Roman times. One of the most famous landmarks in the city is the Angel of the North, a vast sculpture that stands 20 meters tall and has become an iconic symbol of the North East. The city is also known for its strong sporting culture, with Newcastle United Football Club being one of the most well-known teams in the country. The telephone area code for Newcastle is 0191.

The surrounding areas of Newcastle are just as diverse and offer a range of experiences. Gateshead is located just across the river from Newcastle and is home to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, one of the UK’s largest art institutions. Sunderland is another notable town in the area, with a rich maritime history and beautiful beaches.

The town of South Shields, which is located on the coast, is a popular tourist destination with a long pier and a variety of seaside attractions. Other notable towns and villages in the area include Tynemouth, Whitley Bay, and Hexham.

Overall, Newcastle and its surrounding areas offer a unique blend of history, culture, and modernity that has something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in art, sport, or simply taking in the sights, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in this vibrant part of the UK.

Stairlifts near me

Here is a list of local areas where Acorn can help fit and supply stairlifts of all types. This includes new stairlifts, second hand stairlifts and rental stairlifts.

  1. Gateshead
  2. Sunderland
  3. North Tyneside
  4. South Tyneside
  5. Morpeth
  6. Durham
  7. Chester-le-Street
  8. Washington
  9. Blyth
  10. Whitley Bay
  11. Cramlington
  12. Ashington
  13. Jarrow
  14. Hebburn
  15. Houghton-le-Spring
  16. Ryton
  17. Wallsend
  18. Gosforth
  19. Ponteland
  20. Hexham
  21. Blaydon-on-Tyne
  22. Seaham
  23. Consett
  24. Bishop Auckland
  25. Prudhoe

Note: All the areas and boroughs mentioned above are within 25 miles of Newcastle, and Acorn can help fit and supply stairlifts in these locations.

Have A Free Consultation With A Stairlift Specialist

You can contact an Acorn stair lift specialist in one of 3 ways:

  • Option 1 – Call directly on – 0333 567 1602
  • Option 2 – Book an appointment directly in the calendar below, and one of the team will call you back at your chosen time
  • Option 3 – Leave your contact details and Acorn will get in touch with you

Option 1 - Call Acorn Stairlifts Directly

 

Monday to Thursday : 8am – 7pm

Friday : 8am – 5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday : 9am – 5pm

Call us on : 0333 567 1602

Option 2 - Book an appointment, in the calendar below, for a callback when it's convenient

Option 3 - Leave your details and Acorn will get in touch

Leave your contact details below, and one of the Acorn team will give you a call to discuss your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Do Stairlifts Cost In Newcastle?

The cost of a stairlift can vary depending on a few factors, including the type of stairlift you want, the brand of stairlift, and any additional features. On average, a straight stairlift can cost anywhere from £2,000 to £5,000, while a curved stairlift can cost anywhere from £4,000 to £10,000.

A second hand stairlift or a used stairlift is typically 30% – to 50% cheaper than a new one.

Refurbished or Second Hand Stairlifts In Newcastle

A refurbished stairlift or a second hand or used stairlift means they’re lifts that have been used before and then, in some cases, have been refurbished to a high standard. This is usually the most cost-effective option.

Outdoor Stairlifts In Newcastle

Outdoor stairlifts have been specially designed for external use, great for gardens with multiple levels or steep inclines.

Acorn’s advisors can advise you on the most suitable option for your situation; for example, you may require a chair that has to be weather resistant or must take a particular weight.

New Stairlifts Near Me 

A new stairlift, or perch lift, will mean that it is built for you and has not been used by anyone else. You can get straight stairlifts or curved stairlifts if the lift needs to go around a landing. We can also supply lifts suitable for inside or outside the home.

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Stairlifts in the UK

A list of UK locations where we can help supply and fit Acorn stairlifts

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