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Measuring For A Stairlift

In order to ensure a straight stairlift is right for you please follow our simple measurement guidelines below, if you are unable to measure your stairs please contact us and we will be happy to do so.

Please Note: A Curved Stairlift requires an in-depth survey of your staircase and requires special equipment and expertise to measure, and would require a visit by one of our specialist surveyors.

All you'll need is a tape measure, and a pen and paper. You may even want to print out this page and use that as your worksheet.

It's really very easy to do and as long as you take your time and make accurate measurements you'll have your home ready for a quotation in next to no time at all.

There must be at least 750 mm clear at the bottom of the stairs. If there are any obstructions such as radiators or power points, or openings such as doorways, after finishing your measurements please ring us on 0800 292 2131 to discuss your installation needs.

NOTE: Remember to use millimetres for all measurements.

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1. Your first step is to choose which side of the staircase to locate the stairlift: the left side or the right side.

2. The second step is to determine the overall length of the staircase, from the floor to the top of the staircase. Simply extend your measuring tape from the top of the staircase until the tape reaches the floor.

Make this measurement on the same side as you will be locating your stairlift.

NOTE: It is very important this measurement is accurate, so take your time and, if unsure, ask for a second opinion.



STAIRCASE LENGTH (mm): _______________

3. The third step is to measure the width of the staircase.

Remember to measure in several places along the staircase as many staircases will have slight variations. Use the smallest (meaning the narrowest point) measurement you take.

Always take your measurements from the side you will be locating the staircase.



STAIRCASE WIDTH (mm):_______________

4. The fourth step is to count the number of steps it takes to reach the top of the staircase (simply count the step noses).


NUMBER OF STEPS:__________________

5. The fifth, and final, step is to ensure there is adequate clearance from obstructions at both the top and the bottom of the stairs.

Ensure there there are no obstructions, such as a door or a wall, within 400 mm of the top step nose.



GAP AT TOP (mm):__________


Ensure there there are no obstructions, such as a door, a radiator, or a power point, within 800 mm of the bottom step nose.



GAP AT BOTTOM (mm)__________