MemberFebruary 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm
Hi guys, my second post on the forum and one about an assessment carried out for my 86 year old Dad by Companion stairlifts.
The outcome of the assessment was that his stairs are too narrow and bulkhead too low. He is 6ft 3″ tall but really doesn’t want to have to move house. His stairs appear to be a standard width as far as I can see. Is the rep from Companion correct or are there stairlifts out there that could work for him? I read somewhere about swivel seats? Many thanks in advance.
MemberFebruary 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm
Don’t know ur location but check out ur local independent dealer , they would be best placed to advise u.. There are many other makes of stairlifts out there..one of which will suit the staircase and client in question……
MemberFebruary 19, 2016 at 11:35 pm
Thank you Clive that’s very helpful and food for thought. The rep said any other stairlift manufacturer will ‘tell you the same’. I thought he was just being honest. Perhaps not.
MemberFebruary 19, 2016 at 11:38 pm
Northamptonshire by the way.
MemberFebruary 20, 2016 at 10:09 am
I would try a local company, in my experience Companion have very strict criteria and very little flexibility.
Are the stairs straight or do they have a turn in them? It’s very rare for Straight stairs not to be able to take a lift, but it does happen.
MemberFebruary 21, 2016 at 4:04 pm
Thank you Kevin. The stairs have a 90 degree turn at the top onto the landing. Its good to know that about Companion, explains a lot.
MemberFebruary 22, 2016 at 8:50 am
Have a look at the “Flo” stairlift, it’s expensive but can fit into really tight staircases and overcome the width issue but the bulkhead may be more of an issue
We have had builders alter the bulkhead before, not always possible but worth a chat if you know any local builders/joiners
MemberFebruary 23, 2016 at 11:34 am
We also offer a low profile Curved stairlift and very tight with two way powered swivel – Otolift
Having both single and dual rail options available.
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