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Need a stairlift in a hurry? No problem for Acorn

12:00am | & Tips and Advice

Acorn Stairlifts’ customers often remark on how fast the installation process was, and how little disruption it caused for them.

Because a stairlift is a substantial piece of equipment – and one which makes a huge improvement to your daily quality of life – people often assume its installation will take at least a day, or even longer. Some worry it will involve major structural work, rewiring or redecorating after installation.

In fact, an Acorn stairlift can be installed in as little as an hour, depending on your staircase type, and with no mess, hassle or decorative repairs.

When it comes to speed, Acorn is out in front in two ways. Firstly, we can have a stairlift installed in your home within a few days of your initial inquiry, even NEXT DAY if urgency is paramount. Secondly, the actual installation process is quick and efficient, thanks to Acorn using its own directly employed national network of highly trained and experienced stairlift engineers.

The simplest stairlifts to install are those on straight staircases, because they use a mass-produced straight stairlift rail which only needs cutting to the right length. Various modifications are possible, such as a hinged rail section at the foot of the stairs which can be manually or electrically lifted up when the stairlift is not in use. It’s ideal for installations where the bottom of the rail would otherwise protrude into a corridor or passageway and cause a trip hazard.

But what really sets Acorn apart is our patented FastTrack® system for more complex curved stairlift rails. Instead of waiting weeks for a one-off rail to be designed and fabricated in a factory, FastTrack® means a bespoke curved rail can be assembled in your home within days of your order.

FastTrack® uses a parts library of ready-made interlocking rail sections. A home survey determines which particular sections are needed to build a rail which exactly follows the unique contours of your staircase. Those sections are picked from stock and assembled on site in your home by a skilled Acorn engineer in just a few hours.

For both straight and curved stairlifts, Acorn uses a discreet and strong single stairlift rail. It’s secured to the stairs, not the wall, so there’s no need for messy and disruptive structural work, such as drilling through plaster and into masonry. For wooden staircases you won’t even need to lift the carpet. No rewiring is needed for an Acorn Stairlift, which simply plugs into the nearest available domestic power socket.

Running costs are very low, as the stairlift only draws mains power to ‘top up’ the high-performance batteries located inside the stairlift carriage. They are recharged whenever the carriage is ‘parked’ at the top or bottom of the stairs. Battery power (another Acorn innovation) means your stairlift keeps working if the mains power is cut, so you’ll never be left stranded part-way through your journey.

A rigorous 37-point check is carried out as part of every installation, to make sure your new Acorn Stairlift is working perfectly. Our engineer will talk you through every aspect of the simple user-friendly operation and will only leave when you’re entirely happy with your new stairlift.

There’ll be no need to repaint or decorate after your installation, and our engineers clean up after themselves, so you won’t even need to get the vacuum out. Even if you think of something after the engineer has gone, expert help from Acorn is just a phone call away, 365 days-a-year.

It goes without saying that during the current coronavirus pandemic, our engineers will follow strict safety and hygiene protocols in line with the latest official advice. That includes social distancing, wearing face masks, sanitising and wiping down all touch points such as door handles, handrails, light switches and power socket. For full details of our anti-covid measures, click here.

To find out how quickly you could be enjoying the many benefits of an Acorn Stairlift in your home, give us a call today on 0808 223 4871 or click on the green ‘Quick Free Quote’ button at the top right of this page.

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