At this time of year, Clark & Partners’ engineers spend a lot of their time installing stairlifts for customers. As the season changes and the nights draw in, more people find themselves spending more time at home. Its at times like this when they realise their home could be working better for them and a stairlift would make a great addition. As well as those who recognise that a stairlift would make life that bit easier, there are also those who need a stairlift installing because of a fall or accident. Not being able to leave hospital because an adaptation is needed is a key factor in why some patients sadly can’t return home as soon as they’d like, following an accident or operation. Clark & Partners’ advice would be to take measures before a stairlift becomes a necessity.
But why do many not take these steps? Well, there are a lot of reasons. Firstly, they can be seen as something only the elderly use. Sometimes people think they’re for those with restricted leg movement. In fact, stairlifts are a helpful addition to the home for many people! Whether someone’s had a joint replaced or is experiencing weakened hand grip because of arthritis, not having to pull yourself upstairs or cautiously struggle downstairs can be a big relief.
Another misconception is that stairlifts are not only ugly but can only be fitted on straight staircases. This isn’t the case. Clark & Partners are experienced in fitting stairlifts to straight staircases, ones with a break landing, fanned stairs and even spirals. Both Handicare and Flow X models not only curve to fit the stairs, but also look great, with their modern designs. Most fold neatly against the wall so that the staircase can be used as normal, too. So, as well as not looking out of place, they don’t sound out of place- thankfully, gone are the days of noisy motors on stairlifts.
People take pride in their home, so as well as wanting a stairlift to blend into their home, stairlift customers don’t want the mess or stress of a lengthy installation. Fortunately, stairlifts are now fitted to the stairs rather than the walls, saving any mess drilling fixings into the wall. Installation is clean and mess free. Our engineers take all rubbish away with them. A straight stairlift can be fitted in as little as four hours.
This all sounds very expensive. In fact, Clark & Partners’ straight stairlifts start from just £1550.00. But there’s also the option to personalise a stairlift to suit the home, with fabric and colour choices available. For added peace of mind, Clark & Partners customers can choose from a range of care packages that provide annual servicing and a call-out service should something not be working quite right. Rest assured: even in the event of a power cut, all chairs have an emergency lower option, to guide the chair safely to the ground floor.