# How wide do stairs have to be for a chair lift?

## How wide do stairs have to be for a chair lift?

Generally speaking, straight stair lifts can only be installed on a staircase that’s at least 28 inches wide. Curved stair lifts need approximately 30 inches. These measurements are from the farthest obstruction, meaning that molding, handrails, and other projections can reduce your staircase width.

How much room does a stair lift take?

The minimum amount of space is about 18″ to 20″. This allows enough room for the stairlift to be parked safely with enough room for the user to get off safely. If the space available is not enough, don’t worry.

What is the narrowest stairlift?

A good rule of thumb is 73cm: this is the minimum width required for most stairlifts. Stairs that are any more narrow than this minimum width pose a safety risk.

### What is the minimum width of staircase for a stairlift?

As a rule of thumb, the minimum width of a staircase that we can usually install a stairlift in is around 75cm (29.5 inches). Stairlifts require at least 75cm of space on the staircase to be installed and used.

Can you put a stairlift on any stairs?

Can stairlifts go around corners on curved stairs? Yes absolutely! You can get lifts for all kinds of stairs like straight stairs, curved stairs with bends and indeed multiple bends, narrow stairs, multi-flight town houses and even spiral stairs (you can see working examples in our showroom).

Can you fit a stairlift on any stairs?

One of the common questions we’re asked is “can a stairlift be fitted to any stairs?” The answer is usually YES! There are stairlifts for narrow stairs, curved or straight flights of stairs and all come with a host of options.

## Do stair lifts come in different sizes?

Generally speaking, straight stairlifts require a 28” wide staircase, while curved stairlifts need around 30” (depending on the shape of your stairs).

Can stairlifts go around corners?

Stairlifts can go round corners. Stairlifts can be fitted to most stair configurations, speak to Acorn who can professionally advise the best solution for your staircase, whether this be a straight or curved stairlift, the best solution will be offered depending on your circumstances.

Can a stairlift go on any stairs?

### Can all stairs have stairlift?

Stairlifts can be fitted to the majority of staircases.

Is the minivator stairlift built to ISO standards?

All Minivator stairlifts are built and tested to conform to the European Standards – EN 81-40:2008 as well as ISO 93862. They also carry the CE mark. Handicare are audited regularly to ensure we continue to conform to ISO 9001 and this provides you with the assurance of using a high quality and well manufactured product.

How much weight can you put on a stairlift?

Typically, straight stairlifts can carry up to 350 lbs, while curved and outdoor models have a weight limit of 300 lbs.

## What’s the weight limit on a Stannah stairlift?

Typically, straight stairlifts can carry up to 350 lbs, while curved and outdoor models have a weight limit of 300 lbs. Regardless of model, Stannah stairlifts all operate at 18 feet per minute.

How many models of stairlifts are there?

Five models of stairlifts including a perch seat stairlift; stand up stairlift and three fully seated models for straight stairways. They travel along stair mounted tracking by an electrically powered drive system.

14/12/2019