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Why a free Acorn home survey is your first step to freedom

12:00am | & Lifestyle

If you think you’d benefit from having an Acorn Stairlift installed in your home, but have questions and concerns such as whether your staircase is suitable, or how much it will cost, the best way forward is to book a home survey.

First of all, you have nothing to lose; an Acorn Stairlifts home survey is completely free and carries no obligation to go ahead with a purchase, although we’re confident you’ll want to once you know the daily benefits one of our award-winning stairlifts will bring.

You also have our assurance that we won’t use high-pressure sales tactics. Instead, we’ll supply all the information you need, answer any questions you might have, then let you make up your own mind. In more than 25 years of supplying top quality, British-built stairlifts, it has been our experience that our stairlifts really sell themselves.

Booking a home survey is simple. Just call one of our stairlift advisors on 0808 223 4871 or click on the green ‘Quick Free Quote’ button at the top of this page to get the ball rolling. We have a network of highly-trained home surveyors working across the UK and can arrange for your local surveyor to visit at a time that is convenient to you. It’s a good idea to make a list of any questions you might have in advance of the visit, so you don’t forget anything – our surveyor will be happy to help.

You might also want to arrange your home survey at a time when you can have someone with you – a trusted advisor such as a family member or good friend. This is something we encourage if you’re at all worried about getting all the information you need to make an informed decision, in your own time and with no pressure.

So what will our home surveyor do? Well, the most important component of an Acorn Stairlift is the person who will be using it, so one of the crucial things for our home surveyor is to talk to you and understand why you need a stairlift and how you will use it. This is essential to making sure you get the best type of stairlift set-up to meet your specific needs.

The other big consideration is, of course, your staircase. Many people worry their stairs won’t be suitable for a stairlift because they are too narrow, steep or just too unusual, with twists, turns or landings. This is where your home surveyor can put you at ease, because Acorn Stairlifts are suitable for virtually all types of staircase. They are designed to be slimline, with seats, armrests and footrests which fold neatly away when not in use, meaning that even narrow stairs can be used in the normal way by other family members or visitors.

Various modifications are available, such as a short hinged section at the foot of the stairlift rail which can be folded out of the way if it would otherwise cause an obstruction at the foot of the stairs. For curved staircases, Acorn’s revolutionary FastTrack® stair rail system is extremely versatile. It enables our skilled engineers to build a bespoke stair rail on site, choosing from a wide selection of interlocking sections to assemble a rail which precisely follows the unique contours of your staircase.

This modular system is also far quicker than waiting weeks for a one-off, one-piece rail to be designed and fabricated in a factory and shipped out to you. It means we can fit Acorn Stairlifts on curved staircases within just a few days of an order, setting industry-leading response times.

Whatever your staircase looks like, you can be sure our experienced home surveyor will get the measure of it, recording all the key dimensions necessary to design your custom-built Acorn Stairlift.

Only after gathering all this essential information will our home surveyor be able to provide a fully detailed quote for the cost of your stairlift. Because every staircase is different, there is no ‘standard price’ for a stairlift, but Acorn’s prices are extremely competitive.

We now manufacture more than 70,000 stairlifts per year in our UK factories, for installation across Britain and in more than 80 countries around the globe. This ‘economy of scale’ means we can keep production costs to a minimum, and because the vast majority of our stairlifts are sold direct to the consumer, there are no ‘middle men’ to take a cut.

Your quote will be complete, easy-to-understand and with absolutely no hidden extras – the price we quote is the price you’ll pay if you decide to go ahead – and it remains valid for a whole year, giving you time to mull things over and make up your mind. Again, experience tells us that most people don’t need much time to decide an Acorn Stairlift is the right choice, and one thing we hear time and again from satisfied customers is “I only wish I’d done it sooner!”.

So if you are considering a stairlift for 2020, why not book your Acorn home survey today. You really have nothing to lose in booking a survey and, if you decide to go ahead, so much to gain in being able to use your stairs in comfort and safety whenever you want to.

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