HomeGlide Extra

The HomeGlide Extra for straight staircases is without doubt our most popular straight product.  Why?  Because our customers love it and our engineers love it too.  The HomeGlide Extra is easy to install, simple to use, is very reliable and can be installed in your house in around a couple of hours.  And the best part is, we have brand new stock on the shelves in our warehouse, ready to be installed quickly in your home – what could be easier!  As well as new models we also offer reconditioned and rental models subject to availability.

HomeGlide Extra Straight Stairlift

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HomeGlide Extra Stairlift Key Features

HomeGlide Extra – Summary Key features:

  • The standard model has a manual swivel seat and manual footrest linkage which folds the footrest when not in use as you fold the seat up.  You can also fold back the armrests and seat base. (*please note that the seat now comes with straight and not curved armrests)
  • There are charge points at the top and bottom of the rail to park and charge.
  • The HomeGlide Extra has a Manual Swivel seat with swivel lever on both sides of the chair or an optional Powered Swivel seat, so you can turn the seat at the top of the stairs and safely get off.
  • Easy-to-use joystick or rocker switch control on the end of chair arm, leaving armrests clear to support you getting in and out.
  • Remote controls at top and bottom of stairs to bring the it to you whenever you need it.
  • Wipe clean upholstery available in Sisal cream, Maroon brown, grey and red.
  • Battery operated, so your lift works even in the event of a power cut.
  • Safety edges are on the footplate and carriage, so it will automatically stop if it meets an obstruction on the stairs.
  • Clip safety belt to secure you in the seat when in travel.

Video Transcript: HomeGlide Extra Product Demonstration

Watch our HomeGlide Extra features presentation in this video:

(you can see a video transcript of this below)

What does the HomeGlide Extra look and feel like?

The HomeGlide Extra has a sleek and elegant design.  It has been designed with great engineering, it’s reliable, comfortable and very easy to use.  It also comes in a choice of optional upholstery colours (although all our models in stock are neutral beige which is what we find is the most popular colour, however, we can order you a different colour in specially).

How does it work?

(See transcript at the bottom of this page)

Like all lifts, the HomeGlide Extra works by pressing a joystick or rocker switch control which is located on the end of the chair arm.  You need to keep a light but constant pressure on the control and the product will automatically stop at the top or the bottom of the stairs when it comes to its parking position.  The joystick works in the up and down direction, of course, so you would press the joystick in the direction you wanted to travel – up or down.

Each model has a swivel chair, which means when you get to the top of the stairs the chair will turn onto the landing so you can get off safely.  The standard model has a manual swivel chair which is like an office chair that turns around.  There is a lever at the side of the chair which you press to release the swivel mechanism and manually turn the chair yourself.  There is an optional extra Powered Swivel chair instead of a manual standard version and this works by keeping your finger pressed on the joystick control and the chair will automatically turn at the top of the stairs.

Each model comes with a call/send control which is a remote control that you can use to bring the lift to you.  So if it is parked at the bottom, press the up button on the remote control and it will come upstairs ready for you to use.  This is particularly handy if there is more than one person needing to use it.

It needs to be parked at the top or bottom of the stairs at all times on a charge point to stop the batteries running flat (unless you have a powered hinge at the bottom of the rail, you’d park on the nearest park point just up from the folding rail).

How does it fit in my home?

If you are thinking of the practicalities of fitting one in your home you will be wanting to know what is involved.  The rail is the only thing that is attached to your stairs (not your wall) and you will usually see around 4 brackets or rail legs that will attach it to your stairs.  There will be screw holes that can be screwed directly into your steps through your carpet.  Because the screw holes are so small, generally should the lift need to be removed in the future, the carpet pile would usually hide the holes.

The carriage part of the lift is then loaded onto the rail and the chair is fitted to the top of the carriage.

We have included further technical information at the bottom of this page for reference on its approximate dimensions.

How long does it take to fit?

We have some new models in stock in our warehouse, so fitting can be very quick.  If you need one fitting urgently we may even be able to fit the same-day or next-day depending upon our engineer’s work schedule.  Usually, the installation would be within days and we would agree a convenient day and time with you.

It will take one engineer around 3-4 hours to correctly install this product to a high standard of workmanship and to give you a thorough handover demonstration and test drive making sure you are comfortable with its use before he leaves.

What do I need to do to buy one?

You can call us to organise a free Stairlift Assessment with one of our surveyors and we can chat through the options with you and give you an accurate price according to your needs.

In all cases, we need to have a power supply that feeds power to the lift.  It may be that you have one close by that we can use, but if not we have qualified electricians that we can organise to fit one for you and included it in our job.  This power supply provides a trickle charge to the lift to charge up the large batteries inside the carriage and keeps it powered ready for use.

How do I maintain my product?

From us, this product comes complete with a 2-year warranty and one annual service*, with the option to extend the warranty/servicing for up to 5 years from the date of installation.  An annual service is recommended every year to make sure your product is working at it’s best, is all safety checked and kept clean and lubricated.  A quick wipe over of the seat, carriage and rail with a damp cloth each week will prevent any dust or animal hair build up inside the carriage.

*for private customers excludes local authority customers who have their own warranty requirements.

Wondering which straight stairlift is best?  In our expert opinion, it’s the HomeGlide Extra – a popular favourite with customers.  It’s quality engineering at it’s best, reliable and user friendly.  We have them in stock ready to be installed in just a few hours.  So what’s great about this model – let us show you.


Why Choose the HomeGlide Extra?

The HomeGlide Extra is simple to use.  The chair and footrest fold up to let other stair users past or you can leave it unfolded and ready to use.  A standard feature is the linked footrest and seat.

To operate simply sit in the seat, fasten the seatbelt and press the arm control in the direction of travel with constant pressure.  A choice of joystick or rocker control is available.  When the lift reaches the end of the rail it will stop automatically.

The chair swivels around at the top for you to get off.  The standard manual swivel seat has a  release lever at the side of the chair to manually swivel it like you would an office chair.  Or upgrade to a Powered Swivel which automatically swivels when you reach the top of the stairs.  The footrest stays level with the top step.  When the chair is swivelled this acts as a barrier to the open stairs.

To come downstairs swivel the chair back and press the arm control in the down direction.

The chair upholstery is a wipe-clean vinyl and comes in standard neutral Sisal cream or red, maroon brown, or grey.

The remote Call/Send controls are used if two people in the house need to use the lift or if you wanted to send the lift to another park position when not in use.

All stairlifts are battery-powered, so work in a power cut, and are charged by parking the chair on a charge station.  Power is needed nearby to run the charger unit from the power socket to the rail charging system.  If you are wondering why is the stairlift bleeping, that’s the audible alarm telling you that either the lift is not on its charge station or the power is off.

If you have a doorway or open hallway right at the bottom of the stairs where the rail would impede access, an automatic folding hinged rail is used.  To avoid a tripping hazard, the bottom section of the rail folds up when not in use.

We are sometimes asked are stairlifts safe?  Of course they are.  The HomeGlide Extra has a seatbelt to use in travel.  There are safety edges around the footplate and carriage so if you meet an obstruction on the stairs it will stop automatically to prevent trapping hazards.  The controls are constant pressure so you can stop the lift any time by releasing the controls.

Safety standards recommend your model be serviced and safety checked once a year and we offer this as part of our aftercare service to you.

All models have a safe weight limit and this model will hold a person up to between 125kgs and 146kgs that’s around 19.5 to 23 stone, dependent on your stair angle.


So in summary, the HomeGlide Extra is our most popular model, easy to use with a host of great features.  It’s installed in just a few hours and we have them in stock today ready for installation.

So how do you buy and how much does it cost?

We make sure you get the right model that is comfortable and safe to use.  As stairlift experts, we undertake a “Stairlift Assessment” where we look at your stair measurements, your dimensions, and your mobility needs and match this with the most suitable model for you and your stairs.  We will also check if you have a PowerPoint nearby.

On this assessment, which usually takes about an hour, we provide you with a no-obligation quotation and answer all your questions.  This is a free service we offer, there is no high-pressure selling involved and you will be in the safest of hands with our experts.

You can also visit our showroom in Calne in Wiltshire to try out our models too and see our range.

Having a stairlift fitted can be life changing, so make that call to us today and book your Stairlift Assessment or Showroom Visit on 0800 019 22 10.

HomeGlide Extra Stairlift Technical Info

  • Weight Limit:  19.6 stone / 125kg or Heavy Duty option 23 stone / 146kg
  • Overall Dimensions: Width of stair lift when folded up 380mm and when unfolded 632mm
  • Chair Dimensions:  Seat height (from footplate to top of seat) 472mm; Height from floor to top of footrest 115mm; Width of seat between armrests 467mm; Depth of seat 408mm
  • Staircase Dimensions:  Fits staircases 740mm wide and over; space needed at bottom of stairs to park the chair 654mm

The HomeGlide Extra is manufactured by Access BDD and is sold through their dealer network

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