Acorn Stairlifts

If the stairs in your beloved home become too difficult to manage, it doesn’t mean you have to move. The solution is a British built, affordable, effortlessly installed stairlift which fits to the stairs, not the wall.

We are pleased to offer stairlifts via our partners Acorn Stairlifts. Acorn offer a range of styles, shapes and sizes to fit indoors and outdoors, depending on your requirements.

Why choose a stairlift from Acorn?

  1. Fits quickly and easily to the stairs, not the wall
  2. Requires no structural changes to your home
  3. Affordable and reliable with low running costs
  4. Slimline and folds away conveniently when not in use
  5. Optional hinged rail designed to eliminate any trip or hazard

Types of Stairlifts

Straight Stairlift – The Acorn 130

The ultimate staircase solution, giving you the full use of the home, you love.

  • Next Day Installation available
  • Inertia seatbelt fitted as standard provides security and safety
  • Stairlifts also available for narrow stairs
  • 127kg maximum weight (159kg HD version)
  • Includes 12-months manufacturer guarantee

Curved Stairlift – The Acorn 180

A comfortable and reliable ride designed for any curved staircase.

  • Next Day Installation available
  • Single stairlift rail that uses an innovative and unique to Acorn FastTrack® system
  • 120kg maximum weight
  • Includes 12-months manufacturer guarantee

Outdoor Stairlift – The Acorn 130 (outdoor)

The perfect mobility aid to give you access to those outdoor spaces you love.

  • Next Day Installation available
  • Comes with a weather resistant outdoor cover
  • Outdoor stairlift is fitted to the steps, not the wall
  • 127kg maximum weight
  • Includes 12-months manufacturer guarantee

All of Acorn’s stairlifts have been independently tested and certified to comply with the newest European safety standard for stairlifts. Acorns industry-leading innovations have helped win a string of awards, including the prestigious Ease-of-Use commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.

FAQ

Are stairlifts safe?

Stairlifts are extremely safe when installed by professionally competent persons. Acorn stairlifts are manufactured to the highest standard and all Acorn employed Engineers are trained to the highest standards.

Can a stairlift be shortened?

Most Acorn stairlifts can be shortened, but this must be carried out by an Acorn approved Engineer, this will ensure safety and continued reliability of the product.

Can stairlifts go around corners?

Stairlifts can go around corners. Stairlifts can be fitted to most stair configurations, speak to Acorn who can professionally advise the best solution for your staircase, whether this be a straight or curved stairlift, the best solution will be offered depending on your circumstances. Here at Acorn Stairlifts, we manufacture stairlifts to fit most staircase types, they can travel around corners, spiral staircase, and across landings. Our stairlifts can be designed for each individual staircase.

Do stairlifts use a lot of electricity?

An Acorn stairlift doesn’t use a lot of electricity and typically uses the same amount of electricity as a small television on standby

How do I choose a stairlift?

Different models of stairlifts suit each person’s needs, Acorn can assess your personal needs ensuring the right stairlift is fitted, this includes curve models, standing models, comfortable seated indoor or outdoor models.

Once you’ve decided to get a stairlift, the next step is choosing the correct model for you. This will depend whether your staircase is straight or curved. If you know somebody who owns a lift, have a chat with them. That way you will get an unbiased opinion. You then need to consider what is important to you, cost, reliability or brand name. Here at Acorn we manufacture, install and service all our lifts.

How do stairlifts work?

Your Acorn stairlift has been designed and manufactured to travel on a single rail track that is mounted to your staircase. This can be moved by a toggle on the chairs arm or by a remote control. There are three main components to our lift. The motor, battery and gear.

How fast does a stairlift go?

A stairlift’s speed is quite slow, traveling up to a maximum rated speed of 0.15 meters per second (0.34 mph) this ensures a safe, comfortable ride.

How long does it take to install a stairlift?

Typically, an Acorn stairlift takes 1 to 2 hours to install, with more complex installations taking 4 to 5 hours. After installation the Engineer will guide you through the easy controls of an Acorn stairlift.

How much does it cost to install a stairlift?

The price of an Acorn Stairlift all depends on your own personal requirements and the configuration of your staircase. Each stairlift is tailor-made to fit our customers’ needs and requirements. Our trained surveyors can carry out an assessment and give you an accurate quotation.

Is there a weight limit for stairlifts?

Acorn stairlifts can hold up to 159kg (25s) (350lb).

How wide do stairs need to be for a stairlift?

At Acorn stairlifts we aim to fit even the narrowest of staircases. Our Acorn 130 needs only 26 inches and Acorn 180 needs only 27.5 inches to ensure the customer can swivel around comfortably. One of our fully trained surveyors can assess your staircase to ensure a lift is possible.

What is a stairlift used for?

Stairlifts are primarily used by people unable to get up and down the stairs. They can be used by people of all ages. Here at Acorn we also have the option for children to use our lifts. In these cases, a 5-point harness can be installed in replacement of the normal lap belt.