How Much Does a Stairlift Cost?
There are many aspects to a stairlift that will affect the final price; each person’s needs and requirements are unique, and some staircases are too. The price alone should not be the deciding factor when making your decision. Other significant factors to carefully consider include the aftercare service provided, breakdown support, the reputation of the company you’re buying it from, how long have they been in business, and the reliability of the stairlift model.
If you have received an Occupational Therapist’s report, it is important to ensure that your stairlift quote complies with their specifications. If you don’t have a report, our stairlift surveyors can help you make the best decision for your personal needs.
BM Stairlifts have been installing stairlifts nationwide for more than 15 years and have a proven track record with private and corporate clients. Read our testimonials >
Stair Lift Price Promise
We are extremely competitive on price, without ever compromising on the quality of our stairlifts or aftercare service. If you have been quoted less by another company for a stairlift, BM Stairlifts promise to offer you a better deal (Terms and Conditions apply).
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Stairlift Price – What is the average cost of a stairlift?
As a rough guide, our new straight stairlifts start from approx. €1,800 + 13.5% VAT, pre-owned straight stairlifts from €1,200 + 13.5% VAT. Curved stairlifts are a bespoke product and start from approx. €5,000 + 13.5% VAT new, €4,200 + 13.5% VAT pre-owned. Our prices include installation and warranty.
VAT Refund for Stairlifts: the full amount of VAT paid for a stairlift is refundable from Revenue after installation (current rate of VAT is 13.5%). BM Stairlifts can help you with any forms that need to be completed and can send them away for you, ensuring you get the refund back as fast as possible.
Grants are available, often up to 100%, from your Local Authority to help with the cost of purchasing a stairlift, ramp, rails or adapting your bathroom, all of which we can assist with.
You may be eligible for a grant from your local council to cover all or part of the cost of fitting a stairlift, adapting your bathroom, or fitting a ramp with rails, all of which BM Stairlifts can assist you with. We deal with grant applications on a daily basis and are more than happy to guide you through the process. Call us on 045 888811 to find out more or visit the Housing Adaptation Grants page on Gov.ie. You cannot apply for a grant to cover the cost of a reconditioned stairlift.
Have you Received a Quote Far Cheaper than any Other?
On an occasion where you have received a number of quotes from different suppliers and one has quoted considerably less, it is always advisable to look at the small print. Many times, on closer inspection, the said company has either made an error or has not included required features such as a powered swivel seat for example, which may have been outlined as a requirement by your Occupational Therapist.
Considering Buying a Cheap Stairlift from a Private Seller? Buyer Beware!
If you are considering buying a second-hand stairlift from a private seller on Done Deal, Adverts.ie, or similar, there are huge disadvantages to contemplate. Follow this link to read more on buying a stairlift privately: https://bmstairlifts.ie/stairlifts-blog/second-hand-stair-lifts/
Types of Stairlifts Available
The biggest aspect that will define the price of a stairlift is if your staircase is straight, very narrow, or has any turns or landings midway. A straight stairlift will cost substantially less than a curved stairlift, mainly due to the fact that the rail on a curved stairlift has to be custom-made. We supply new and reconditioned stairlifts to accommodate most staircases.
BM Stairlifts only use reliable stairlifts from reputable and respected manufacturers who are industry leaders. We are official dealers for Otolift, Bruno, Acorn and ThyssenKrupp in Ireland and all of our in-house engineers have been trained by the manufacturers to install, service and repair the stairlifts to a high standard. Our stairlifts are fitted with many safety features as standard for extra peace of mind.
Stair Lift Warranty
All of our new stairlifts come with 2-year parts and labour and 10-year motor warranty as standard. Our reconditioned stairlifts come with 1-year parts and labour and 10-year motor warranty as standard. We also offer a range of extended warranty options.
Our extended warranty plans can enable you to extend the warranty on your stairlift once it has expired. Our extended warranty plans include an annual service, priority attention, 365 days a year, in case of breakdown, attendance, call out, parts and labour. Prices start from as little as €285.00 per year, with greater discounts for longer plans.
After-care Service – We Don’t Just Install Your Stairlift, We Stay With It For Life
As mentioned previously, it is a very important to ask about the aftercare service provided when considering who to purchase your stairlift from. We pride ourselves on offering a 24hr breakdown service, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.
Stairlift Features & Options
All our stairlifts come with the following features as standard:
– Safety belt
– Battery back-up (required in the event of a power-cut)
– 2 x Remote Controls
– Safety Locking Mechanism
– Slimline assisted (manual) Swivel Seat and Footrest Link
Additional features available include a powered swivel seat, a powered folding footrest, a powered folding hinge, extra charging points on the rail or perhaps you require a heavy duty stairlift.
Paying for your Stairlift
There are also many different payment plan options and grants available for people considering buying a stairlift. Contact the office for further details.
Stairlift Running Costs
Our stairlifts run on batteries which are charged from the mains when the lift is parked in the charge position. They are very energy efficient, using approximately the same amount of electricity as a mobile phone charger. It is vital that the stairlift remains switched on at all times to ensure the batteries remain charged.
We hope you have found our stair lift prices guide helpful. Please don’t hesitate to phone us to arrange your free stairlift survey & quotation or if you have any other stairlift questions.