How many types of stairlifts are there?


For all people who possess problems related to mobility, for those who have elderly or disabled parents, or have had an accident, stairs can really seem like an insurmountable problem. For such emotive there are many types of stairlifts on the market today that can solve the problem of height difference in the home.

Owning a stairlift in the home will mean making the person who employs it free and independent as well as entrusting them with a safe mechanism.

A stair lift (also called a stair lift), is generally a piece of machinery consisting of a seat, a simple control pad on the armrest, and locking devices. All stairlifts undergo certification and follow European regulations related to very strict safety testing. Let’s discover together the different types of stairlifts on the market so that you make an informed and purposeful choice of the perfect product.

Types of Stairlifts on the market

Most types of stairlifts on the market differ from each other in the place where the motor will be installed, and the use to which it will be put. For example, if you want to transport a standing person, you need a stair lift platform, whereas if the person to be transported to the upper floor is seated, you need a tilting platform stair lift seat. There are also stair lifts that can be used either standing or with a folding seat, which are more expensive and higher performance.

However, all stairlifts have the advantage of not requiring masonry work for installation.

Stairlift For Disabled

In case you need a stairlift for the disabled there are several solutions either non-motorized with handrail and rail to the wall or automatic stairlifts with built-in seat. Therefore, the choice will depend on the type of disability. If you are in doubt ask for our advice on this matter, we will be happy to help you choose.

Wheeled Stairlift

The person who cannot employ stairs, whether indoor or condominium, can resort to installing a transportable wheeled stairlift because it can be easily disassembled by a properly trained attendant. These are very safe products where falls or forward slides are avoided and where speed can be adjusted upstream.

Among our wheeled stairlifts Yack N963 KSP product perfect for ascending and descending any type of staircase, even the narrowest such as spiral, fan and landings with wedge steps. Requiring significantly reduced maneuvering space, it can also be used on limited areas.

The careful design and advanced electronic technology applied make it an extremely refined, reliable and safe product. An understated, elegant design combined with extreme handling define the profile of a state-of-the-art product.

Several models of wheeled stairlifts in the line are available:

  • Yack N963: Wheelchair-attachable stairlift. New electronicswithmaximum step height of21 cm and maximum load capacity of 130 kg.
  • Yack N963H: Wheeled stairlift that can be attached to the wheelchair.Max. step height 26 cm. 120 kg capacity.
  • Yack N963H1: Wheelchair-attachable stairlift. Max. step height 24 cm. 130 kg capacity.

Our Yack wheeled stairlifts all feature the display on the control panel for monitoring, safety during operation. Messages in the interactive display guide and assist the operator to ensure proper safe operation of the vehicle, displaying the battery charge status, tilt level, and rate of ascent and descent.

Yack handicap stairlifts have been equipped with an emergency button, as well as audible alarms with information shown in the display that simplify their use and make them even safer:

  • Low battery level warning.
  • Excessive load.
  • Incorrect motor absorption.
  • Abnormalities in the operation of the electronic board.
  • Abnormalities in brake operation.
  • Excessive tilting of the machine during use.
  • Stand by with audible alarm every 30 seconds.
  • Magnetic on/off key. In case of prolonged non-use, the sleep-mode (stand by) function is activated, signaled by an audible alarm. Quick key extraction enables immediate emergency stop of the moving machine.
  • Dual operating controls so that it is easy for the operator to operate.

Should you need it, we will provide an in-home stairlift training course where a trained and qualified technician will explain the functions and installation of the stairlift.

Platform Stairlift

Why choose the platform type of stairlift? Basically because it is that solution that allows both indoor and outdoor ascent and descent while sitting or in a wheelchair. It acts quietly, is very comfortable, and is really difficult for it to fail.

Electric and platform stairlifts for safety

Electric stairlifts are an excellent product that provides safety and stability for those who use them. Equipped with bars or armrests, flaps or folding chutes of containment on the sides can be placed anywhere, remember, however, to place them in a space free of obstructions such as doors, windows, flaps, soffits.

Among the absolute best stairlifts are platform stairlifts because they are versatile, perfect for both private and public environments, both indoor spaces and outdoor stairways, and require household power relatively low in consumption at a maximum of 230 volts. Platform stairlifts can be placed on linear or even curved staircases and are always very safe and slip-resistant, space-saving, and foldable on themselves. Not surprisingly, they are also the most widely used in subways and public spaces.

What are the costs of a stair lift?

It depends on the choice, but we can tell you that the purchase of stairlifts for the disabled sees the application of subsidized VAT at 4 percent, and for building renovation work on apartment buildings conducted to remove architectural barriers you can take advantage of the Irpef deduction until Dec. 31, 2022, although we expect extensions.

Whether you are looking for a stairlift for the elderly, for the disabled, whether it is small, upright, for standing, or a platform stairlift we can help you. Discover all our stairlifts by clicking here.

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