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Why wait to give your life a lift?

12:00am | & Health

“I only wish we’d done it sooner” – that’s something we hear all the time at Acorn Stairlifts from customers who’ve been thrilled and relieved at the improvement their new stairlift has made to their daily quality of life.

All too often people delay investing in a stairlift until it becomes an unavoidable necessity. They soldier on, often enduring daily pain and discomfort using the stairs, mistakenly seeing a stairlift only as a last resort. Some even take to living downstairs, depriving themselves of the full use of their home because climbing the stairs has become too much of an ordeal.

So why do people wait so long to buy a stairlift when one could be installed in their home within days, with no mess or fuss, and greatly improving their everyday lives? For some it’s undeniably the cost – or more accurately, what they worry the cost might be.

In fact, a stairlift could be far more affordable than you imagine. At Acorn we manufacture more than 70,000 stairlifts per year in our UK factories, exporting them to more than 80 countries around the world. In the same way that buying in bulk is cheaper, manufacturing in such high volumes has brought down the cost of our stairlifts in real terms. And because we sell the majority of our stairlifts direct to our customers, we can pass on that saving, with no ‘middle men’ taking a cut.

We can’t put fixed prices on our stairlifts simply because every installation is different, but here’s the thing… it costs nothing at all to find out exactly what your bespoke Acorn Stairlift will cost. Just book your free no-obligation home survey and quote and one of our experienced surveyors will visit your home to assess your needs and your staircase.

They’ll then be able to give you a detailed quote for your tailor-made stairlift and (if you decide to go ahead) that will be the price you pay, with no hidden extras. Our quote is valid for a year, so you’ll have time to make your mind up or seek other quotes, because we believe our high-quality British-made Acorn Stairlifts offer the best value for money on the market, and we’re confident you’ll agree.

Some people put off getting a stairlift because they assume their stairs are too narrow, too steep, or too curved and winding for a stairlift. In fact, Acorn Stairlifts are designed to occupy the minimum of space. The single rail fixes securely and neatly to the stairs close to the wall or banister, whichever works best. The stairlift carriage – the part you ride on – has a seat, arms and footrest which all fold up out of the way when not in use, making it easy for others to use the stairs normally.

Another option on Acorn Stairlifts is a hinged section at the foot of the rail, so it can be folded up out of the way if it might otherwise cause an obstruction. This can be done manually or electrically.

As for curved staircases, our unique FastTrack® system means our skilled engineers can assemble a bespoke made-to-measure stairlift rail on site, precisely following the unique contours of your staircase. You won't have to wait weeks for a rail to be manufactured off-site in a distant factory and then hope it fits when it arrives.

Again, our experienced home surveyors can address any concerns about your particular staircase and explain what we can do to overcome obstacles. After fitting hundreds of thousands of stairlifts, we can confidently say there isn’t anything we haven't come across before!

Finally, a surprising number of our customers say they put off getting a stairlift because it felt like they would be giving up their independence. Why surprising? Because the exact opposite is true!

A stairlift safeguards your independence, helping you stay in your own home. It can restore the full use of your home and, most important of all, massively reduce the risk a fall on your stairs. Removing that nagging fear of a fall will also be a huge relief for your loved ones.

When we struggle to read or see clearly due to deteriorating eyesight, we have no hesitation in getting glasses. If we struggle to hear clearly, a hearing aid is the obvious answer. So why, when we struggle with the stairs, do we soldier on, unnecessarily enduring pain and discomfort?

Why wait when an Acorn Stairlift can be up and running in your home within a few days of your enquiry? Even if you don't use it all the time, it will be there whenever you need it. To find out how an Acorn Stairlift can give your life a lift, call us on Freephone 0808 223 4871 or click on the green ‘Quick Free Quote’ button at the top right of this page. Don’t delay, do it today.

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