Custom-built stairlifts for curved stairs
Curved stairlifts are built to fit a staircase with turns to go around corners, spirals and landings. If your stairs turn or have landings the best solution for mobility between floors is a custom curved stair lift.
Curved lifts provide ease-of-use and reliability with tailored rail designs for comfortable access between floors. They can travel up to 4 stories or landings in a home and don’t require any structural changes. For most installations, we can also use an existing household outlet for the power supply within 10′ of the stairs. The electrical outlet can be located at either the top or bottom of the stairs.
The lifts can be installed in new and old homes with minimal disruption during the installation process. While each installation is different the rails can be installed on either side of a curved stairway depending on what will work best for your application.
Buying a curved stair lift & price
A good quality curved stairlift will cost $12,000 to $14,000 for a standard installation. A typical lift in this range would include one turn with 12′ of travel. The exact price will depend on the number of turns, bends, length of stairs, the overall complexity of the design and installation. More complex designs with multiple turns can go into the $20,000 range.
Outdoor lifts are a bit more expensive with the additional processes and materials to make them withstand the elements. Outdoor rails are also coated making them impervious to rust and elements.
If relying on your chair lift is going to be a priority it’s well worth investing in the best lift possible. Ultimately they are more affordable without the need to purchase extended warranties and offer high reliability. Having confidence in your lift and knowing you can depend on it for daily trips up and down the stairs can make all the difference.
Here are 10 things to look for in some of the best stairlifts
- Tested and certified to meet or exceed ASME / CSA Codes
- Weight capacity of 350 lbs. Higher weight capacities equal sturdy design
- Over-speed governor should be standard
- Capable of climbing stairs with an incline of up to a 75-degree gradient
- Double rail system for automatic mechanical leveling (fewer electronics and motors)
- DC operated drive with non-proprietary battery design
- Strong, easy to use armrest controls
- Large custom built rail sections for the best possible fit
- Generous warranty from the manufacturer, an indicator of quality
- The lift should be serviceable from a local stairlift company
Building curved stairlifts
We’ve been installing lifts for over 25 years and can build a curved lift to fit any type of staircase. Your lift will be carefully crafted with precision for the best possible fit and designed with the ultimate in quality and safe operation.
Curved lift rails are custom built-in large sections tailored to your stairs to achieve the best possible fit and highest quality. The larger sections also provide for a smoother ride and better operation than smaller rail pieces that are bolted together every few inches. Shown here we have a lift installation with four turns, three landings, and top 90-degree parking off the stairs for safe access.
Rail designs & the importance
When deciding to purchase this type of lift it is important to note the difference between double rail lifts and single rail lifts. Shown in this picture is a double rail lift. This type of lift is very reliable using fewer electronics and does not require stabilizing motors to maintain the lift in a level position. Also, the rails are constructed in large sections with fewer seams and pieces making for some of the tightest turns and bends possible.
Lift with narrow stairs in an amazing 100-year-old home
With only 29″ of width at the first turn and limited space further up a precise fit was required. Lift shown here has a bottom 180-degree parking feature to keep the stairs free and clear. This also makes for easier access while transferring in and out of the lift.
Typical curved lift installation
When buying a curved stairlift it’s useful to know the process of how a lift is built for your home. Since curved lifts are custom built to fit your stair configuration the first step is scheduling a home visit for measuring.
Precise measurements are taken for an exact fit of the rail and lift. Once all the necessary measurements are taken we will prepare a set of plans for your installation. The plans are also a great way to visualize how the lift will fit on your staircase.
Customize your lift seat upholstery color
The standard model comes with a light cream seat and track color shown in the pictures. If you would like to customize the color of your lift we have several other colors available. With many optional upholstery colors, your lift can be customized to fit any decor and on most orders at the same cost.
The standard track color is oyster white RAL 1013 and can also be customized. The track color and options can be seen here with the RAL Color selector.
The process of ordering your custom stairlift
How to order your curved stairlift
- First, call for a home visit to get the exact price and measuring of the stairs. In some cases, we can give you a price on the phone. Our number is 866-325-5438. Measuring will take about 30 minutes.
- Next, we’ll have plans made so you can see exactly how your lift will look and fit on the stairs.
- If you’re happy with how the lift looks we’ll place your order into the manufacturing process. During this step of the process, the lift will be built precisely for your stairs.
- After finished building your stairlift we’ll schedule the installation. We’ll contact you as soon as your lift arrives to begin the installation.
- When the installation is done take a test ride and start enjoying your new lift the same day. That’s it you’re done and ready to use your lift.
Over the years we’ve gained a stellar reputation for providing one of the best-curved stairlifts available. Our suppliers have a proven track record of quality engineering and use only the best of materials. This combination makes for a lift with long term reliability and extremely low volume of repair calls. That’s how we provide a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty for our curved lifts.
A truly innovative lift they are built to last with heavy-duty construction for a solid, safe and easy ride while climbing the stairs. For more information about ordering contact us at 866-325-5438 Service Northern Virginia, Maryland, DC. Have stairs that are straight then take a look at our straight stairlift here.
Curved Stairlift Specifications & Overview
|Average price:||$12,500 - 14,000 Indoor models|
|Lead Time:||6 weeks after all approvals|
|Installation:||Typically 1 day after delivery|
|Minimum staircase width||30"|
|Attachment type:||3-screws on stair treads does not require wall attachment|
|Required electric:||Standard household 110VAC outlet at top or bottom of stairs|
|Max Incline:||75 degrees|
|Weight capacity:||350 lbs|
|Seat rotation at landing:||Powered turn/swivel seat option available|
|Wireless remotes:||2 remote controls for top and bottom landings|
|Drive:||24 Battery operation|