Manufacturers of Stairlifts

Brooks

Brooks has been in business since 1973.  With over 35 years of experience in this field, they pride themselves on their excellence in style, engineering, and quality.  They model their own standard after the British Standard set for stairlifts.  They build stairlifts for both straight and curved or angled staircases and they design most of their lifts to be run with a battery pack.  This DC battery is charged at the end of every run of the stairlift so you are not without power in a power outage.  If you need a fast fit, they offer that service, as well.

Some of the features offered by Brooks Stairlifts include:

  • A system which starts and stops easily assuring the rider is not shaken about
  • DC battery pack
  • Amazingly quiet
  • Smooth, soft ride
  • Joystick controlled
  • Wiring is eliminated with remote controls
  • Minimal risk of shock because of the low voltage of power used
  • Over speed regulator with automatic braking for something in its path
  • Quick delivery and installation

Specifications:

ü      Seat Type                     Swivel

ü      Controls                       Joystick

ü      Straight Stair Lifts         Yes

ü      Curved Stair Lifts         Yes

ü      Max Weight                 N/A

ü      Standard Stairs width    Yes

ü      Narrow Stair Width      N/A

ü      Warranty                      12 months

ü      National Coverage        Yes

Stannah

Family owned and operated, Stannah Stairlifts designs and manufactures their own stairlifts within a plant specifically designed to allow for the manufacturing of stairlifts.  They do not outsource their work from the factory where the lift is built to the installers to the service personnel.  When you purchase from Stannah, you will know that everyone is trained to the company’s specifications.

Stannah Stairlifts build lifts to cater to straight and curved staircases.  They also build a stairlift that may work for your narrower than usual staircase.

Their stairlifts include such features as:

  • Controls that are well-placed and easy to use
  • Seats that swivel to help when sitting on and rising from the chair
  • Sensors that stop the lift when an obstacle is in the way
  • Key – enables the lift to be turned off when not in use
  • Rails – hinged so that they can be automatically lifted out of the way of doors and entryways
  • Curved rails – several different color options for blending with décor

Reconditioned Stairlifts from Stannah

Stannah refuses to compromise on the quality of their product.  For this reason, all stairlifts that are available for resell have been tested carefully before leaving the factory.  Each stairlift reconditioned by Stannah comes with a badge that promises that the lift has been put through numerous tests before it is delivered to your home.  Stannah adheres to 8 specific standards for all of their products, even those that have been reconditioned.  Each unit is checked on 42 different points and upgraded when necessary to meet industry standards and conforms to the British Standard.

Specifications:

ü      Seat Type                     Swivel

ü      Controls                       Joystick

ü      Straight Stair Lifts         Yes

ü      Curved Stair Lifts         Yes

ü      Max Weight                 350 lbs

ü      Standard Stairs width    Yes

ü      Narrow Stair Width      N/A

ü      Warranty                      12 months

ü      National Coverage        Yes

Companion

One of the largest suppliers of stairlifts in the UK is Companion Stairlifts.  They achieve pride of product by selling stairlifts that comply with the most up-to-date British standards.  Each stairlift is tested rigorously and made individually to fit the staircase in your home.

Features of Companion stairlifts include:

  • The track is powered and hinged so the bottom and top track can be moved out of the way of doorways
  • The remote controls can lift the track from the top or bottom of the stairs
  • Controls can be placed comfortably for the left-handed or right-handed user
  • Seat swivels for easy sitting and rising
  • Seat is adjustable
  • Safety sensors automatically stop the chair when obstacles are detected

Specifications:

ü      Seat Type                     Swivel

ü      Controls                       Standard

ü      Straight Stair Lifts         Yes

ü      Curved Stair Lifts         Yes

ü      Max Weight                 17.5 stone

ü      Standard Stairs width    Yes

ü      Narrow Stair Width      N/A

ü      Warranty                      12 months

ü      National Coverage        Yes

Acorn

Acorn has been in the stairlift business since 1992.  Their company operates around the world and they take pride in their stairlifts which are easy to use, safe, and provide reliable help for those who need help getting up and down the stairs.

They manufacture and install the stairlifts designed and built by their own engineers and craftsmen.  They provide their own installers so that you know your technician will well-trained in the operation of the stairlift being installed in your home.

Rechargeable batteries are the power behind these lifts allowing the lift to both stop and start smoothly.  The use of batteries to power the stairlift insures that you will have power to the lift even in a power outage.

They offer lifts for straight and curved or angled staircases and feature quick service should you have a problem with your lift.

Other features of their stairlifts include:

  • Paddle controls
  • Two remote controls so that the lift is assessable to more than one person
  • Quiet
  • Stops and starts smoothly
  • Seat swivels for help in sitting on and rising from the chair
  • Armrests, footrests, and seat folds so that the staircase is open to others
  • Sensors detect obstacles on the staircase and stop the chair automatically
  • Smooth operation provided by rechargeable batteries
  • Displays the status of the battery digitally
  • Locks with a key to avoid reckless use
  • Brake systems are electronic and mechanical

Specifications:

ü      Seat Type                     Swivel

ü      Controls                       Joystick

ü      Straight Stair Lifts         Yes

ü      Curved Stair Lifts         Yes

ü      Max Weight                 350 Ibs

ü      Standard Stairs width    Yes

ü      Narrow Stair Width      N/A

ü      Warranty                      12 months

ü      National Coverage        Yes

Minivator

The second largest producer of stairlifts is Minivator located in the UK.  They strive to build the best stairlift available and to provide the best value for your money.  Their stairlifts are also built to the British Standard.  They are members of the Lift and Escalator Industry Association as well as the British Healthcare Trades Association.

They build lifts for straight and curved staircases which will work in most homes.  They offer the Simplicity 950 and 1000 for straight staircases as well as the 2000 for curved staircases.

Their service department is quick and efficient and they offer the following features:

  • Track is powered and hinged allowing the ends of the track to be lifted to accommodate doors and passageways
  • The remote controls allow the user to control the lift from the top or bottom of the staircase
  • Controls are located for the preference of the user – either for right or left handed preferences
  • Seat swivels for easy sitting and rising
  • Safety sensors automatically stop the chair should it encounter an obstacle in the path of the chair

Specifications:

ü      Seat Type                     Swivel

ü      Controls                       Joystick

ü      Straight Stair Lifts         Yes

ü      Curved Stair Lifts         Yes

ü      Max Weight                 17.5 stone

ü      Standard Stairs width    Yes

ü      Narrow Stair Width      N/A

ü      Warranty                      12 months

ü      National Coverage        Yes