What is the weight capacity of a stairlift? It’s a common concern, as many people worry that a stairlift might not be able to carry them up the stairs safely. Fortunately, Stannah stairlifts are robust and designed to meet your needs. However, the weight capacity of each stairlift model is different, so it’s important to understand the specifics.
Our heavy duty stairlifts are built sturdy, so you can ride with confidence. The maximum weight capacity for a straight stairlift is 350 lbs. While our standard curved models have a weight capacity of 300 lbs., the Model 260 Plus option can accommodate up to 352 lbs.
Weigh capacity can vary, depending on the the chair model and rail type you select, so it’s important to talk things over with one of our experts beforehand.
What does a heavy duty stairlift look like?
When you think of a heavy duty stairlift, you may be picturing a robust-looking, bulky chair that takes up the width of your staircase. But, when you buy a Stannah heavy-duty stairlift, that’s not the case. Our stairlifts have all been designed, first and foremost, to be safe. Their active and passive safety features ensure your safety while you glide up the stairs. But they’ve also been designed to look good and fit into your life. We know you want your stairlift to blend in to your home, so even our heavy duty stairlifts are made to match your tastes, and to look good in your home.
How? They’re customizable. You can select the type of chair you’d like and choose the fabric and upholstery colour, so your stairlift looks exactly the way you want it to look in your home.
As well as looking good, Stannah stairlifts are practical. They fold away neatly when they’re not in use, so that they’re never in your way, and other people can use the stairs comfortably.
What is a Stannah heavy duty stairlift?
There are two Stannah stairlift chair models with a higher weight capacity – the Starla and the Siena. On straight stairs, both the Starla and Siena have a weight limit of 350lbs. For stairs that turn, the Starla has a maximum weight capacity of 300 lbs., but the Siena offers a heavy duty option that can accommodate up to 352 lbs.
If you want to find out more about our range of stairlifts, visit our product pages. Then, when you’re ready, give us a call. We’ll be able to answer all your questions and even schedule a stair survey. A specialist advisor will come to your house to find out about your needs and measure your stairs. They’ll be able to tell you exactly how we can meet your needs.
Check out how much each of our stairlift models can carry
The Siena is our most popular stairlift thanks to its simplicity and practicality. It’s also one of our most adaptable stairlifts, which means that as well as the many colour choices and options of upholstery, it can be installed on both straight and curved stairs. There is a slight difference in the weight capacity depending on the type of Siena stairlift you choose. If you need a Siena for stairs that turn, you may want to consider our heavy duty option for increased weight capacity
Siena straight stairlift weight capacity: 350 lbs.
Siena curved stairlift weight capacity: 300 lbs.
Siena curved stairlift weight capacity with 260 Plus (heavy duty option): 352 lbs.
The Starla is our most customizable stairlift thanks to the different options of upholstery and wood trim we offer you. You even get to choose which type of wood you’d like on your stairlift (light or dark), if you want it at all! Part of the versatile nature of the Starla is that it can also be installed on both straight and curved stairlifts, so depending on what your stairs are like, the weight capacity of your Starla will vary.
Starla straight stairlift weight capacity: 350 lbs.
Starla curved stairlift weight capacity: 300 lbs.
The Siena One
The Siena One is our most affordable stairlift, while still being as safe and reliable as all our other models. It’ll carry you up and down in comfort and safety, and meet all your mobility needs.
Siena One stairlift weight capacity: 350 lbs.
The Sadler is the perfect stairlift for people who have trouble bending their hips or knees. It’s the perfect blend between a perch seat and a chair, letting you remain standing, but taking the pressure off your hips and knees, so that you can glide up your stairs in complete comfort.
Sadler stairlift weight capacity: 300 lbs.
The Outdoor Stairlift
Our outdoor stairlift is the ideal solution to take you to your favorite outside areas comfortably, without risking your safety on uneven steps or slippery ramps.
Outdoor stairlift weight capacity: 300 lbs.
Questions? We’re here to help!
If you’re at all worried about whether a stairlift is the right option for you, let us know, we’re here to help. Give us a call, request a brochure or book your free and obligation-free home visit. A trained advisor will take the time to listen to you and to give you all the information you need. They’ll also measure your stairs and find out which stairlift is the best option for you, and your home.
Your advisor will tell you if a stairlift will fit in your house, if it’s the right option for you, and the exact price of the right stairlift to fit your needs. And it’s all free. Providing you with information is part of our service, so that you’re making the right option for you, personally.
Call us now to find out everything you need to know.
Our stairlifts are manufactured to hold 5 x their maximum weight limit – they could carry a fully-grown polar bear, so you definitely won’t break it!
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