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Stairlifts for Narrow Stairs: Top Models & Selection Criteria

Stairlifts for UK homes are specialised mobility devices designed to help people with mobility problems go up and down the stairs. These devices are an essential accessibility solution for many, providing the freedom and independence to move around your home safely and comfortably.

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However, finding the right stairlift for smaller, narrower stairs can be challenging. Many standard stairlift models may not fit or operate properly on narrow staircases. The good news is that there are specially designed stairlifts for narrow stairs, and we have them in stock, new and reconditioned ones.

What staircases are considered narrow?

narrow stairlift mymobilityuk step-by-step visual guide showing the installation process of these stairlift models

In the UK, narrow staircases typically have a width of less than 75 centimetres.

These staircases are often found in older homes or buildings with limited space during construction.

The narrow width can pose a challenge when finding a suitable stairlift that can fit and be installed safely.

However, there are models available specifically designed for narrow stairs, both straight and curved.

How do I measure the staircase?

To measure a UK staircase, you will only need a measuring tape. However, the process is tricky so most stairlift installers would do it for you. Just in case you'd like to double-check your staircase dimensions, here's how you do it:

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  • Start by measuring the width of the staircase at its narrowest point. This is typically the width between the handrails or walls on either side.
  • Place the measuring tape or ruler against one side and extend it to the other side, ensuring it is parallel to the ground. This will give you the width of the staircase.
  • Next, measure the height of the staircase. This is the vertical distance from the bottom step to the top step. The staircase height determines the rail length needed for the stairlift to travel along the stairs.
  • Additionally, it is essential to measure the depth of each step. This is the horizontal distance from the front edge of the stage to the back edge. Measure the depth of several steps to ensure accuracy, as steps may vary in depth.
  • Finally, measure the landing area at the top and bottom of the staircase.

Usually, once you contact a professional, they will take care of measurement and installation and suggest the optimal model for your stair size. If you're ready to get a stairlift, call us today!

Top stairlift models for narrow staircases

MyMob 130

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One of the UK's top stairlift models for narrow stairs is the MyMob 130. This model is the first one that comes to mind since it might be the smallest stairlift in the UK. It has a foldable seat and footrest, which takes even less space when unused. The MyMob 130 also includes safety features such as a seatbelt and sensors that detect stair obstructions, ensuring a secure and smooth ride.

We offer new and reconditioned options for this stairlift so you can find an offer for your budget.

MyMob 1100 straight

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The MyMob 1100 Stairlift is an excellent model for straight, narrow stairs. This stairlift has a slim profile and compact design and is ideally suited for smaller spaces. The armrests and seat fold up to maximise space usage, and most users say that the rails are barely noticeable on the stairs.

The MyMob 1100's footrest is also close to the ground level, which reduces the stair space it takes.

MyMob 4000 curved stairlift

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The MyMob 4000 Curve Stairlift is an exceptional choice if your stairs are curved or twisted customarily. It's designed with compactness in mind, making it one of the go-to options for curved and narrow staircases.

This model has several distinctive features many of our UK customers describe as superior to all other models:

  • Its intelligent and tight rail system curves close to the wall, so there's no overbearing bulk
  • The railing is customisable to any staircase shape
  • The slimline design of the seat and footrest folds away neatly when not in use
  • Its efficient use of power guarantees smooth, quiet rides up and down your stairs, even with continual use.

Whether you're worried about fitting a stairlift into your narrow staircase or want a product that offers a seamless user experience, this model stands out in the market. Give us a call today to see if we have any new or used MyMob 4000 deals at the moment.

Stanah Siena

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Another popular choice for narrow stairs is the Stannah Siena. This model is known for its compact design and ability to fit into tight spaces. The Stannah Siena features a thin rail that can be installed close to the wall, maximising the available space on the staircase. It also offers a range of customisation options, including different seat styles and upholstery, to suit individual preferences and home decor.

The narrow stairlift shopping checklist

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To recap, when choosing a stairlift for narrow stairs, consider these key factors:

  • Width of the staircase - measure the narrowest part of the staircase
  • Safety features - safety belts, sensor edges, and easy-to-reach controls are a must
  • Comfort - try the seat design and sizing or consult with a pro
  • Maintenance and support - when you call us, double-check if your deal gets you covered in case of any issues
  • Budget - remember there are many deals out there, so compare.

With these pointers, finding a stairlift that suits narrow staircases becomes easier. Remember, the ultimate goal is to enhance mobility, independence, and safety within your home, all without spending a fortune. The suitable narrow stairlift model is just a call away - so don't delay it!

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