There are mainly three types of stairlifts for seniors with mobility issues or disabled individuals at home. They Include
– Straight stairlifts
– Curved stairlifts
– Outdoor stairlifts
● Straight stairlifts
Straight stairlift, as the name implies, is a type of stairlift designed to specifically convey someone straight up to above the basement or down to the basement (or below). The installation of a standardized rail is used to facilitate the movement of straight stairlifts.
● Curved stairlifts
Curved stairlifts, as the name implies, involve the presence of a curve or bend that alters the straight line movement of the mechanical device. The installation of a custom rail is used for Curved stairlifts.
● Outdoor stairlifts
Outdoor stairlifts may either be straight or Curved stairlifts, depending on your choice and the nature of your outdoor staircase. Outdoor stairlifts are commonly used for the conveyance of a body to and from a deck, shed and porch.
The seats of outdoor stairlifts are usually foldable and are mostly made up of seat belts to protect the user from falling off. Furthermore, outdoor stairlifts are usually designed to withstand or resist adverse weather conditions capable of causing damages.
There are various components that facilitate and enable the conveyance nature of stairlifts. These components include:
– Track or rail
– Power supply
– Seat belts
– Battery charger
– Send control
● Track or rail
The track or rail beneath the stairlifts functions similarly with the track of a train. The stairlifts track, or rail will anchor, guide and supports the chair up and down the stairway.
A motor is located under the seat that makes up the stairlifts to enable the transportation or driving of the seat up or down the stairway along the track or rail.
● Power supply or battery
Either a power supply or battery can power the operation of stairlifts. Stairlifts that make use of battery usually come with a battery charger. On the contrary, a non-battery-powered stairlifts requires a standard circuit to maintain its operation.
● Seat and seat belt
As we said earlier, stairlifts are typically chairs or seats to convey users to their specific destination up or down a stairway. The seat for conveyance comes with a security seat belt to hold whoever uses the stairlifts from accidents.
● Send control
A send control is usually fixed to the wall at both ends of the stairlifts—that is, the stairlifts’ beginning and end. This component is used for calling the stair lift’s chair to convey you to the top floor or basement of your home. You can also use it to send the chair back when you are done using it.
There are several factors that influence the costs of installing shift lifts in New Zealand. These factors include the length of the rail and the type of stairlift.
There are various stairlifts companies in New Zealand that can help you install a Stairlift in your home. However, Irrespective of how numerous the companies are, the quality of job they offer is most important.
The stairlifts companies that offer a high-quality job in New Zealand include
– Acorn Stairlift Pty Limited
– Vestner NZ Limited
– Otis Elevator Company
– Schindler Lifts NZ
– Thyssenkrupp Elevator