Ask any person who is disabled or infirm, and they will tell you that stairs are the enemy. Even one step up from a level floor can be hard to navigate. Unfortunately, many homes in the UK are built on more than one level, and this makes it increasingly hard for the elderly or those who are wheelchair bound to navigate their homes. There are really only two possibilities available – find a way to handle the stairs or leave the home. People in Exeter who deal this dilemma may be looking to install straight stairlifts as a way to restore access to all parts of their home. This is an excellent way to return independence to those whose mobility is limited, and allows them to readily reach every part of their home.
Choosing the right stairlift to suit your home
If you are looking to install a stairlift, you first need to look at the layout of your home. It might be a good idea to contact companies that specialise in these products and to arrange for a consultant to visit you in your home as each staircase may be different and each home may have particular needs. If your home in Exeter has a straight staircase inside the home or outside the entrance to your home, then a straight stairlift can be fitted with ease. However, a representative from a stairlift company would need to look at the width of the stairs and to produce drawings for the installation of the rails. Depending on the width and length of the stairs, the rails can be modified. Obviously, a straight staircase will most likely be able to use standard products without too much modification, making the design and installation of a stairlift less expensive. Visit here for more information.
Stairlifts differ, but most work off rails that are secured directly onto the tread of the stairs. If the staircase is inside the home, the rails will usually be positioned against the walls, and the chair will then travel along these rails. The rails are safely fitted to ensure that this is a reliable and trustworthy form of transporting a person from the top to the bottom of a staircase and vice versa. It might even be necessary, if there is more than one set of stairs, to have rails at the top or bottom of a staircase that fold away when not in use. This will ensure that access around the home is not restricted. The rails can then be put in place whenever they’re needed.
A2B Stairlifts Ltd has a wide range of straight stairlifts in Exeter available for installation in your home. Call them to arrange for a consultant to visit you in your home.