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About us and our stairlifts

Great Northern Stairlifts is your local stairlift and Lift specialist. With the security of an established family business and a combined 30 years experience in the lift industry, located in the Northwest, we can offer excellent coverage across Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Derbyshire North Wales and the Wirral. We also have engineers throughout the UK giving nationwide coverage for installation service and repairs.
Quality stairlifts, Home Lifts, Step Lifts & Hoists at affordable prices

Whether you need a Straight stairlift, curved stairlift, Home Lift, Step Lift or Hoist, new or reconditioned to rent or buy we have the answer. Choose GN Stairlifts and you are not tied to one manufacturer we can supply you with the lift that best suits your needs and fits your pocket.
You don’t have to wait either, we can generally install within days, at a time to suit you , just tell us when you need it and we will do the the rest. Contact us now for your free survey and quotation, and one or our experienced staff will provide you with the advice you need.

  • FREE no obligation survey and quotation
  • Local service and support
  • Comprehensive warranty from 12 months to 5 years
  • Next day installation available (straight stairlifts & Hoists)
  • Most stairlifts & hoists Installed in less than 2 hours with no mess or fuss
  • Home Lifts & Step Lifts come as a complete installation package including building/aperture works.

Stairlifts

Whether you’re looking for a staright or curved stairlift we have the expertise of supplying and fitting from our wide range of models with a price to suit any pocket.

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Hoists

Our company specialises in the supply, installation and maintenance of all types of hoists for rental or purchase including gantry and ceiling track hoists

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Stairlifts to rent

Rental of a stairlift is fast becoming a popular option for short or long term hire, with customers who don’t want the worry of extra expense after the lift is installed.

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Home lifts

Where a stairlift is not feasible we are able to supply and install a range of through the floor lifts. These come in various sizes to accommodate one person seated or for wheelchair use.

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Why choose us to install and maintain your stairlift?

FREE no obligation survey and quotation

Local service and support

Comprehensive warranty from 12 months to 5 years

Next day installation

Installed in less than 2 hours available

Home lifts & step lifts complete package

Stairlift Frequently Asked Questions

We have listed some of the most frequently asked questions below. If you cannot find the answer to your question please call our customer service team on 0800 043 3426 who will be happy to help you.

Staircases are put into 2 main categories, straight and curved, depending on the rail that is required for your stairlift. If you have a straight set of stairs you will need a straight stairlift. If your staircase has any bends, curves or corners you will need a curved stair lift. If you are unsure please call us and we will be able to advise you.

As a guide, our Rental straight stairlifts start from £10.00 per week, with a £250.00 install charge.Our Reconditioned Stairlifts start from £475.00, reconditioned curved stairlifts start from £2250.00 .New Straight Stairlifts start from just £1295 and New Curved Stairlifts start from just £2995.

Most stairlifts are made up of three main components: a rail, a carriage and a seat. The carriage of the stairlift contains the motor/gearbox which powers the lift up and down the rail or track. The stairlift seat is fitted to the carriage which swivels round when it reaches the top and has the controls on the arms.

Yes, curved stairlifts are made specifically to fit your staircase and can tackle a range of bends and staircase angles.

Battery run stairlifts use around 24 volts to power an electric motor; this makes them quiet and energy efficient to use. Your new stairlift will be quiet enough to use day and night without disturbing anyone else in the house.

The majority of stairlifts can be fitted in just an hours with the minimum of disruption. As our stairlifts are fitted directly to the stairs and not the wall the process becomes very quick and simple. A curved stairlift takes a little bit longer than a straight stairlift but can still be fitted within a few hours.

If you order a straight stairlift we will usually have it in stock and could even fit it the next day depending on the engineers availability. If you require a curved stairlift we will have to have the track manufactured to suit your stair configuration, therefore installation time would usually be within 10days of receiving your order.

All our new and reconditioned stairlifts have at least a 12 months warranty. We also offer service contracts which can be purchased for all lifts and offer that extra peace of mind.

Yes. The stairlifts have a folding seat, footrest and arms, so when it’s not in use it tucks neatly against the wall. It will also be parked at the top or bottom of the staircase allowing full access to the stair way.

We have a wide variety of stairlifts which can accommodate the majority of staircases. We offer a FREE no obligation quote where the engineer will be able to assess the suitability of your staircase.

This can occur if more than one person uses the stairlift. However, there is an easy solution. All stairlifts come with remote controls which are positioned at the top and bottom of the stairs so the lift can be called up or down.

A stairlift\’s speed is quite slow, travelling up to a maximum rated speed of 0.15 meters per second (0.34 mph) this ensures a safe, comfortable ride.

Most stairlifts have a capacity of 120/135Kg or 19/21st . there are available some makes of stairlift that are capable of carrying 160kg or 25st this can be discussed during a no obligation free survey, just call us to arrange.