Who owns Platinum Stairlifts?

NORTHEDGE Capital has invested in stairlift designer and manufacturer Platinum Stairlifts, backing the existing management team led by founder Tim Frear. Based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, Platinum Stairlifts manufactures a full suite of stairlift products.

How long should a stair lift last?

around 10 years
Stairlifts generally last around 10 years, although this may vary depending on frequency of use, among other factors. To get the most out of your stairlift, you must ensure that any signs of a problem are identified and addressed quickly.

How do I choose a stair lift?

Four steps to choosing and buying a stairlift

  1. talk about what you need and how you’ll use the lift.
  2. check your stairs and work out how the lift might be fitted.
  3. either give you a quote during this visit or send it to you soon afterwards.

How often should a stair lift be serviced?

every 12 months
We would advise that a stairlift should be serviced every 12 months by a reputable stairlift service provider.

Can a stairlift be changed from left to right?

Swapping the stairlift from left to right Your stairlift rail will have been cut to measurements to suit the side of the stairs it is fitted to. It may be possible to swap the stairlift to the other side, but you would need to arrange for an experienced fitter to remove and reinstall the existing lift.

How much electric does a stairlift use?

While the exact amount of electrical use will depend on the model and how often it’s used, on average a stair lift requires . 024 kWh of electricity or 24 watts per hour. That adds up to about $15 a year. By comparison, a washing machine uses nearly three times that amount: 700 watts per hour.

What is maximum weight for a stairlift?

approximately 160kg
As a general guideline, the upper weight limit for a straight stairlift is approximately 160kg (25 stone), while the upper weight limit for a curved staircase stairlift is approximately 136kg (21 stone).

How much does lift maintenance cost?

Usually maintenance cost of a manual lift comes to Rs 10,000 and for automatic ones Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000. This may vary as per make and model.

What happens to a stair lift in a power cut?

Stairlifts are battery powered, so the most important thing to remember in all of this is that your stair lift needs to stay fully charged at all times so that if a power cut does strike, the batteries are starting from a fully topped-up position.

How long should a chair lift last?

around ten years
The average stairlift lasts for around ten years, although regular services and stairlift maintenance will ensure that it lasts longer.

Can stairlifts be used on either side?

A stairlift can be installed on either side of a staircase, but this should be done by a professional. Note that, in some cases, it’s necessary to purchase a brand new track that is configured to the shape of the opposite side of the staircase.

How reliable are stairlifts?

Modern stairlifts are very safe and reliable, but, if used incorrectly, they can cause serious injury. If you have a stairlift, it is important that you familiarise yourself with the equipment’s basic safety features and read the user’s manual for the model you have in your home.

Are chair lifts battery operated?

Myth #4: A stairlift will stop working when there is a power outage. Contrary to popular belief, stairlifts are not hardwired into your home, but instead are DC battery powered and simply plug into your wall to be recharged.