9 Stairlift Facts You Didn’t Know


It is no secret that stairlifts are life-changing devices that allow you to reach another level, both in your quality of life and in your home, but not many people know everything there is to know! Below are a few interesting facts about stairlifts you may not have been aware of:

  1. Stairlifts have been around since the 16th century.

Recently, historian Dr. David Starkey discovered that the first recorded use of the stairlift actually dates back to the 16th century and is tied to king, Henry VIII.

  1. The earliest recorded version of the stairlift was nowhere near as modern or technologically advanced as the stairlift models you see today.

The stairlifts you see today didn’t transform into the perfect model overnight. King Henry VIII’s original “stair throne” primitive, stairlift model functioned via the use of a pulley system of ropes the servants used to hoist the king up the stairs.

  1. What we now know as the modern stair lift was officially invented by U.S entrepreneur C.C Crispen in the 1920s.

Equipped with a folding seat and footrest and gliding up and down the rail on rollers, Crispen’s stairlift was designed to help his friend with polio travel freely between the floors of his home.

Since the invention of the stairlift, countless people have regained their independence and reclaiming their lives.

  1. The global stair lifts market of 2022 is estimated at $1 Billion US Dollars.

This just goes to show how vital the stairlift has become over the years. Giving people the freedom to move freely and independently around their homes.

  1. Stairlifts may be electric now, but that doesn’t mean that they use a lot of electricity. In Fact a stairlift uses about the same energy as a small television on standby.

Something that people contemplating buying a stairlift might worry about is whether their lift will result in a large electric bill.  Luckily for you, you won’t have to worry about this, as most stairlifts only use about the same energy as a small television on standby.

  1. Most stairlifts continue working even during power cuts.

Even in the event of a power cut, most stairlifts will continue to operate, assuring that your safety will never be compromised in the event of an emergency.

  1. Stairlifts aren’t built solely for straight stairs. Stairlifts come in a variety of models for straight, curved, and even outdoor stairlifts.

Whether your staircases are narrow or wide, tall or short, straight or curved, indoor or outdoor there will be a stairlift available to suit both your needs and your stairs!

  1. Installing a stairlift helps increase independence and freedom—not take it away.

One of the biggest fears that people have about accepting help is losing their independence. However, with the help of a stairlift, you can regain your independence, confidence, and mobility. With an in-home  stairlift, you can go where you want whenever you want with ease, comfort, and safety. You will be able to travel freely throughout the entirety of your house without putting your health or safety at risk.

  1. Stairlifts aren’t just for seniors. In fact, they assist all types of people of different ages, backgrounds, and medical conditions.

When we think about stairlifts, the first thing that comes to mind is often an elderly person. While there is no doubt that stairlifts are a safe solution for seniors who struggle with stairs, the necessity of a stairlift is not just limited to seniors.

Here are just some of the many demographics that a stairlift can be helpful to:

  • Cancer patients
  • People with heart conditions
  • Patients Recovering from an Injury or Surgery
  • People with Disabilities
  • Arthritis Patients
  • People with Parkinson’s
  • People with Back Pain
  • Seniors
  • Anyone with mobility issues

If you need more information on stairlifts or would like to find out how you can get one installed at your property in Nottingham then contact Trent Stairlifts today – 0115 808 7383