Stannah Stairlifts Review

Stannah Stairlifts

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Stannah is a family-owned stairlift manufacturer with its headquarters located at  Watt Close, East Portway, Andover, Hampshire. Stannah’s subsidiary in Canada is located at 25 Valleywood Drive, Unit 11, Markham Ontario. Founded by Joseph Stannah in 1867, Stannah has recorded over 150 years of efficient and quality service devoted to ensuring the freedom, independence, and safety of seniors both inside and outside their homes. Stannah’s long history of service has seen them acquire a global presence as a result of their local dealerships situated in over forty (40) countries.

In Canada, Stannah guarantees nationwide coverage irrespective of your location in the country, there are local dealers in or close to your home committed to ensuring you have fast and convenient access to Stannah’s mobility aid services at very competitive prices. 

Asides from the manufacture of quality stairlifts, Stannah also has teams of hard-working professionals that ensure that your stairlifts are conveniently and quickly installed and also offer maintenance services after installation. Stannah is committed to your comfort and safety regardless of your mobility aid needs.

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Stannah offers several stairlift options for users depending of course on the type of stairs and customer preferences. Each stairlift option is designed to meet a specific need ensuring that regardless of your requirements, you will find one most suitable for you.

Stannah Starla

The Stannah Starla is Stannah’s most customizable stairlift. The Starla is a custom-made stairlift that features the ultimate combination of comfort, safety, and elegance.

Key Features

  • Elegant Design
  • Smooth start and stop
  • Backup batteries
  •  Automatic fold design for armrests and footrests
  •  Call button
  •  Safety features include a seatbelt, sensors
  • Optional swivel seat feature.
  •  You can also customize your Starla to make sure it is a perfect fit for your home decor.

Pros

  • Backup batteries guarantee the availability of stairlift for use in the event of a power outage
  • Sensors in the seat ensures the stairlift will not move until you are comfortably seated and the obstruction sensors detect possible obstacles on the stairs and bring the stairlift to a gentle stop
  • Seatbelt has an ergonomic design that ensures it can be put on with just one hand. This makes it appealing for seniors with limited dexterity in their hands.
  • Automatic fold design ensures efficient space management while simultaneously promoting ease.
  • Call button can be used to call the stairlift to whatever location you are. This is very useful in homes with multiple stair levels.
  • One distinct feature that makes the Stannah Starla stand out is the fact that it can be fitted to whatever stair type be it curved, straight, long, or short. 
  • The Starla is also customizable to provide a perfect fit for your tastes.
  • Weight limit of 350lbs guarantees the viability of the Starla as a stairlift option for most people.

Cons

  • Other competitor stairlifts have a weight capacity beyond 350 lbs.

Stannah Siena

The Stannah Siena is designed primarily for use on narrow stairs. 

  • Smooth start and stop
  • Backup batteries
  • Automatic fold design for armrests and footrests
  • Safety features include a seatbelt and sensors
  • Backup battery
  • Customizable design to suit your tastes.

Pros

  • The Stannah Siena can also be used on both straight and curved stairs 
  •  The Siena is a perfect option for narrow stairs.
  •  Longer armrests and wider seats offer improved comfort while maintaining sturdiness.
  • The obstruction sensors detect possible obstacles on the stairs and bring the stairlift to a gentle stop
  • Weight limit of 350lbs makes the Siena a great stairlift option for a wide range of individuals. 
  • Backup batteries guarantee the availability of stairlift for use in the event of a power outage

Cons

  • No call button
  • Other competitor stairlifts have a weight capacity beyond 350 lbs.

Stannah Scout

The Stannah scout stairlift model is Stannah’s economy model designed only for use only on straight stairs.

Key Features

  • Backup Batteries
  • Smooth start and stop
  • Swivel seat feature
  • Safety features include a seatbelt and sensors.
  • Easy to use remote Controls
  • Diagnostic window
  • Anti-slip footrest.

 

Pros

  • Adjustable seat height for maximum comfort
  •  Diagnostic window on the carriage make it easy to troubleshoot problems.
  • The Stannah Scout can be used on narrow stairs.
  • The obstruction sensors detect possible obstacles on the stairs and bring the stairlift to a gentle stop
  • Backup batteries guarantee the availability of stairlift for use in the event of a power outage
  • Cheaper than other Stannah stairlift options
  • 300lbs weight limit is okay to serve most people

 

Cons

  • Can only be used on straight stairs
  • No remote
  • There are other options with weight capacities of more than 300lbs.

Stannah Sadler

The Stannah Sadler takes the entire concept of stairlift design to a whole new level. Developed especially for those with limited flexibility in their hips, knees, and back, Stannah Sadler’s half-standing design ensures that you have more freedom from pain associated with sitting down or standing up.

Key Features

  • Intuitive controls
  • Non-Slip seats
  • Backup batteries
  • Automatic fold design for footrests
  • Safety features include a seatbelt and sensors
  • Wall-mounted remote

Pros

  • The Stannah Sadler parks on landings and therefore does not need the swivel feature added to other stairlifts
  • Anti-slip seats ensure you don’t fall off during movement.
  • Can be used on narrow stairs
  • Wall-mounted remote control can be used to call stairlift to whatever level you are
  • Because of its backup batteries, power outages are no hindrance to functionality
  • For added security, the Stannah Sadler will not move until you have put on the seatbelt except in cases where it is being controlled by the remote.
  • Suitable for both straight and curved stairs.
  • 300lbs weight limit is okay to serve most people
  • The obstruction sensors detect possible obstacles on the stairs and bring the stairlift to a gentle stop

Cons

  • There are other options with weight capacities of more than 300lbs.

Stannah’s Outdoor Stairlifts

Stannah also provides stairlifts for use outdoors as an effective and safe alternative to wet and slippery stairs to reduce the incidence of falls.

Key Features

  • Heat and cold resistant
  • Two remote call buttons
  • Backup batteries
  • Foldable design
  • Safety features include a seatbelt, sensors, and a lock.
  • Energy efficient
  • Protective cover

Pros

  • The stairlift is safe and capable of functioning even at extreme temperatures
  • Fast installation.
  • Because of its backup batteries, power outages are no hindrance to functionality
  • The obstruction sensors detect possible obstacles on the stairs and bring the stairlift to a gentle stop
  • Comes with a protective cover to keep it dry in wet weather conditions.

Cons

  • Added features make it expensive.
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COSTS

Straight Stannah stairlifts usually cost between $2,900- $5,500 to install while the curved stairlifts cost about $9,000. To get an exact quote, however, you will need to take advantage of Stannah’s free, no-obligation quote service. Note that the type of stairs as well as the inclusion of optional features all factor into the eventual total cost.

For those who do not want to make a permanent purchase, Stannah also offers rental services for stairlifts. However, regardless of whether you’re making a permanent purchase or a rental, stair surveys will have to be carried out to ensure that your stairlift is a perfect match for your stairs.

Regardless of the stairway mobility aid solution you need, Stannah’s wide and innovative product line ensures you are always comfortable and that you never have to fear or feel uncomfortable whether moving up or down a flight of stairs.

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