Which straight stairlift is the best, if you just need a basic model to get you up and downstairs? Well, the HomeGlide may be perfect for you. It’s well made with high-quality engineering, it’s reliable and very easy to use. We also have a stock of them ready to be installed in just a few hours. So what’s great about this stairlift – let us show you.
Why Choose the HomeGlide?
The HomeGlide the basic sister model to the HomeGlide Extra. Whilst the Extra model comes with a host of upgraded features, the HomeGlide is more simplistic.
When not in use the chair and footrest fold up or you can leave it all unfolded and ready to go.
To use simply sit in the seat, fasten the seatbelt and press the arm control in the direction of travel with constant pressure. You have a choice of joystick or rocker arm control as standard. When the lift reaches the end of the rail it will stop automatically.
The chair swivels around at the top and this is operated by a manual lever at the side of the chair and you swivel the chair like you would an office chair. The footrest stays level with the top step. When the chair is swivelled this acts as a barrier to the open stairs.
To come back down the stairs, swivel the chair back around and press the arm control in the down direction.
The chair upholstery comes in a wipe-clean vinyl in a neutral Sisal cream colour.
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 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 is a great high quality yet entry-level model that can be fitted from stock in only a few hours.
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.