Stairlift tracks fall into two basic categories: straight and curved. The type of track will depend on your stair configuration, and while most of the time it’s fairly obvious which one is best for you, sometimes it can be a little confusing to know which type you need for your staircase.
Straight stairlift tracks can only travel in straight lines, they cannot turn a corner or go around a bend.
The stairlift track is fitted to the stairs, not the wall, so it is unlikely you will need to redecorate following the installation of your stairlift. Like all of our stairlifts, the straight stairlifts have a battery backup which means it will continue to work in the event of a power cut so you do not need to worry about being stranded up or downstairs.
Curved stairlifts have tracks that are specifically designed to suit staircases that turn corners, are spiral or have accessibility issues i.e. space issues at the top or bottom of your staircase or awkwardly placed doors. Each curved stairlift is custom built to each individual staircase. Our installers will come out and measure up your staircase to make sure your new lift is a perfect fit to enable it to run correctly.
As with a straight stairlift, our curved stairlifts are easy to operate and quiet. Curved stairlifts enable us to fit stairlifts in every type of house, no matter how complicated your staircase is.
Curved stairlifts come in one of two options: one with one rail, the other with two rails. Both systems are made to order based on our installer’s assessment of your staircase. A twin rail stairlift is very similar to a single rail solution with added durability and heavier weight capacity. The compact design allows plenty of space for other stair users.