Wednesday 28 December 2022
Whether due to injury, old age or other problems, some people find stairs quite difficult to get up and down on their own. Fortunately, stairlifts or chairlifts exist to make the process easier, allowing the user to be transported comfortably and safely up or down the stairs within seconds. Ideal for older people, arthritis sufferers, people who use wheelchairs or rollators, or people who have difficulty with stairs for other reasons, chairlifts make it easier to go from one floor of a house to another.
In general, stairlifts cost between €4,000 and €8,000 to be professionally installed. Some second-hand models are available for around €2,000, and high-quality, custom-designed stairlifts for curved stairs can cost up to €20,000. A standard installed straight stairlift costs around €5,000.
Average cost £5,000
Average range €4,000-€8,000
Minimum cost € 2,000
Maximum cost € 20,000
Stairlifts come in different types, depending on where you want to install them. Some stairlifts are designed for standard straight stairs, while others are made for stairs with curves and platforms. No matter which type of stairlift you buy, they all have important features such as swivel seats, safety belts, battery backup, foldable footrests and collapsible rails. The table below shows some common types of stairlifts, along with their average cost:
Stairlift type Average cost
Straight staircase € 2,000 - € 8,000
Standing €2,500 - €10,000
Outdoor €4,000 - €12,000
Platform € 5,000 - € 20,000
Curved € 8.000 - € 20.000
The straight stairlift is the most common type as most homes are equipped with traditional straight staircases that do not curve or bend. These stairlifts are the easiest to install and the most affordable, costing between €2,000 and €8,000.
The average cost for standing stairlifts ranges from €2,500 to €10,000. Standing Stairlifts allow you to stand on a platform, ideal for people who have flexibility or movement problems that make sitting down and standing up difficult or painful.
Outdoor stairlifts cost between €4,000 and €12,000. Stairlifts are not only for indoors and in buildings. They can be mounted on outdoor staircases, such as terrace stairs. These stairlifts work just like indoor lifts, but need to be able to withstand the elements and resist corrosion, so they are usually more expensive.