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Why a Stairlift?

Why a Stairlift?

Why not? Why struggle with your stairs and feel limited in your own home, when a stairlift can give you back your freedom?

Our range of stairlifts is designed to be easy to use, and all incorporate the very best in design, engineering, and safety features.

All of Acorn's current stairlifts have been independently tested and certified to comply with the newest European safety standard for stairlifts, BS EN 81-40:2008, as well as the Worldwide standard for stairlifts, ISO 9836-2:2000.

Like many of our other customers worldwide, you'll wonder why you hadn't chosen one of our stairlifts sooner.

  • FastTrack next day installation*
  • Stairlifts that fit to the stairs, not the wall - no structural changes needed
  • DC on demand power - low running costs
  • Affordable, installed quickly and built to last
  • Make your life easier and regain your freedom

Some common stairlift myths

  • At Acorn we have invested heavily in state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, to make owning a stairlift available to anyone.
  • All our stairlifts are built to be easy to fit, with minimal disruption to your home. Our stairlift's adapter plugs in to any existing dedicated 3-pin electrical socket.
  • Not at all! When our stairlifts are in operation, you will be impressed by the lack of disturbance, its quiet energy-efficient running and its simplicity.
  • Every 8 minutes an Acorn stairlift is installed somewhere in the world, with many customers wishing they had gone ahead earlier, so owning a stairlift has never been more popular.

Key stairlift features to look for

Controls that are easy to use for the user

Controls that are easy to use

All our stairlifts have been stringently tested by the Arthritis Foundation and awarded with the prestigious ease-of-use commendation.
Advanced stairlift digital diagnostic

Digital readout display

Shows the status of the stairlift and uses simple display codes to let you know of any faults.

Sensors that let the stairlift know there is an obstruction

On-board safety sensors

Sensors around the carriage and footplate are activated if the stairlift comes into contact with anything on the stairs which may cause an obstruction and will safely bring the lift to a halt.

Sensors that let the stairlift know there is an obstruction

A seat that swivels and locks

This makes it safer exiting the stairlift at the top of stairs.

It acts as an extra safety barrier to avoid falling after leaving the stairlift seat.

Why choose Acorn?

  • Locally based network surveyors and installers.
  • FastTrack technology means fast installation times.
  • Solutions for any staircase type.
  • Over 20 years experience in stairlifts.
  • Quiet, easy to use and has low running costs.
  • 7 days a week, 365 days a year aftercare service.
  • We respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.

What our customers say

Before I dreaded going to bed because of how painful it was. But now the stairlift means I can go to bed pain free. 

Mrs E Moore -

Mrs E Moore,

Can now go up and down the stairs in comfort and not out of breath. 

D Harvey -

D Harvey,

My Mum can come downstairs everyday now and spend more time with the family knowing she can safely get back upstairs. 

Mrs Toovey -

Mrs Toovey,

What's the Ease-of-Use Commendation?

Ease-of-Use Stairlift Commendation

The core of our business is to help our customers use their stairs again. We spent a lot of time speaking with our customers, getting their feedback on our product. We compiled the good and the bad and put together an action plan on how to better improve our product.

Ease-of-Use Program

The Arthritis Foundation created the Ease-of-Use Program to encourage manufacturers to design user-friendly products and packaging that could be recommended to the millions of people living with arthritis.

The process begins with the manufacturer submitting a product to the Arthritis Foundation for an extensive scientific evaluation. The sole purpose of this evaluation is to determine, quite simply, how easy to use a given product is for people with arthritis. The testing process is as follows:

  • Each product is evaluated by a team of scientists, who test them against a number of "pass" or "fail" requirements, specific to the type of product under evaluation. For example, how easy is it to open a medicine bottle or to operate an exercise bike?
  • The scientists then assess and establish user tasks based on every manner in which someone with arthritis might use the product.
  • Finally a team of testers, who have moderate to severe arthritis, are evaluated for grip, torque and muscle strength, endurance, pinch force and range of motion. The testers get to use the product, and then each is interviewed by the team of scientists to gather their feedback in a real-world setting.

The scientists' evaluation for Acorn Stairlifts included the following:

A montage of Acorn Stairlift easy to use features: Swivel Seat, Paddle Controls, Seatbelt and Folding Footrest.

What does this mean for you as an Acorn Stairlifts customer?

We have always known that Acorn Stairlifts are comfortable and easy to use; and as the most trusted name in the industry so have hundreds of thousands of customers around the world. Now these points have been scientifically proven by one of the most respected organisations in the world: The Arthritis Foundation!

We are proud to be the very FIRST stairlift company to earn the Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation. It is yet another effort that continues to prove that Acorn Stairlifts is a pioneer in the industry, always striving to stay ahead of the game, and to help our customers by providing the absolute best solution for their needs.

Which Acorn Stairlifts are covered?

Both the Acorn 130 Straight Stairlift plus the Acorn 180 Curved Stairlift have both been scientifically tested receiving the Ease-of-Use Commendation.

Any other stairlifts on the market with this?

Our stairlifts at the moment are the only ones to be given this award. At Acorn we constantly strive to improve our products as a direct manufacturer of stairlifts we are always looking at ways of how we can improve user experience and customer satisfaction.

Want to know more about the Arthritis Foundation?

For further details on the Ease of Use Commendation and the Arthritis Foundation, click here