When you place an order for a straight stairlift rental with us, our workshop engineer will cut a rail to fit the dimensions of your staircase. Our straight stairlift rental options are in stock and ready-to-go for a quick straight stairlift installation.
With a curved stairlift rental, while the chair and the carriage are reconditioned, each curved stairlift rail is made-to-measure by the manufacturers to fit the bends of your stairs, even with a stairlift rental. Therefore means that the initial installation charge will be more than that of a straight staircase for your stairlift hire.
## Why are curved rental stairlifts more expensive?
Curved stairs are a bit more tricky, as the rail is tailored to the curves and bends of your stairs. Which is why there is an extra cost to rent a stairlift on the stairlift installation fee as the rails are significantly more expensive than one of our straight stairlifts.
There’s more advanced engineering in the workings of our curved rental stairlifts which adds an extra expense. Curved stairlift models can also vary in price due to the number of bends on your stairs, unlike straight stairlifts. It often costs an extra few hundred pounds per bend on a curved stairlift.
Stairlift costs also depend on how far the rail has to travel; if you wanted the lift to go up multiple flights, for example in a townhouse, extra rail would need to be made for the stairlift. If you have spiral stairs, non-standard bends will need to be made for your stairs as a bespoke stairlift solution.