Straight Lifts

Which Straight Stairlift is best?

Need a straight stairlift but don’t know where to begin? Well, you’ve come to the right place.  Watch our “Complete Guide to Straight Stairlifts” video for all the answers.


When choosing a straight stairlift you’ll want to be sure that you choose the right one.  With so many brands and manufacturers to consider, how can you compare which of the range of straight stairlifts would be best?

It’s okay, we’ve done all the hard work for you.  As an independent dealer, we choose only the best models to install for our customers from a range of manufacturers.

Our Technical Engineering Director (with over 30 years industry experience), has carefully selected every straight stairlift that we sell to make sure they provide the very best for our customers.  We choose our products based on engineer and customer feedback, quality and reliability reports in addition to user friendliness

  • The best handpicked models to fit all straight stairs and customer needs
  • Available in stock from next day delivery and installation*
  • Installed by our team of qualified engineers, in only a couple of hassle free hours (and we clean up and vacuum the stairs too!)
  • All the expected safety features as standard
  • Slimline in design so other stair users can walk up the stairs with ease
  • Simple to use with easy user friendly controls
  • Battery operation that works in a power cut with automatic recharging
  • Personalisation to your needs with a choice of model and colours
  • Host of options including Powered swivel seat, seatbelts, harnesses, arm controls, powered folding rails etc
  • Call controls at the bottom and top of the stairs for multi-users
  • 2 year warranty on new straight stairlifts, 1 year warranty on reconditioned models.  Both can be extended if you wish.  Rentals are warrantied for as long as you have it installed
  • 24-hour, 365 days a year Emergency Helpline and Repair Service with well stocked vans for quick repairs

Most of the models featured here are also available to rent or reconditioned. Find out more:

Reconditioned Stairlifts

Rental Stairlifts

If you have a curved or cornered staircase see our range of curved stairlifts

Have questions about stairlift prices? See this article 

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions on buying a straight stairlift

Need a straight stairlift but don’t know where to begin?  Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Hi, my name is Coral, and together with my husband Colin, we own 1st Choice Stairlifts.  Between us we have over 55 years of lift experience, so let us be your guide.

Having a lift installed makes a massive difference.  It will transform your life keeping you safe on the stairs and staying in the home you love.   So here are the answers to the most asked questions we hear about having one fitted.

  1. Which straight stairlift is best?

There are around 15 straight models available, so how do you know which one will be best?  As an independent dealer, we offer a choice of models from the best manufacturers.  We believe a lift needs to be as individual as you are and not a “one size fits all”.  Everyone’s needs are different, everyone’s stairs are different, so in our range we have the ideal solution to fit you and your home, tailored to meet your individual requirements.  To find out which model would be best, our friendly team will be happy to discuss and explain the options with you.

  1. How are straight stairlifts installed?

Everyone assumes the rail fits to the wall but they actually fit to the stair treads, so there is no damage to walls or decoration.  All models are battery operated and will work in a power cut.  A PowerPoint is needed nearby to charge it up and if you don’t have one we can organise this for you.

  1. How long does it take to install a straight stairlift?

A typical installation is around 2-3 hours and on completion, there’s a full demonstration and test drive to make sure you are confident using it.  We vacuum, clean, and sanitise everything so there is nothing for you to do.  As we have stock in our workshop, from order to installation it’s normally within a few days or the same day or next day fitting for urgent cases.

  1. How can I buy a straight stairlift?

You can buy new models or second-hand reconditioned models.  We also hire out rentals if you have a temporary need or prefer not to buy outright.  Second hand and rental models are normally just a few years old and reconditioned to a very high standard, as well as being thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before they leave our workshop.

Prices vary depending on the model so please call us to discuss your needs and we can give you an idea of cost.  Normally our products are tax deductible so you won’t pay VAT if you have a qualifying health condition.

  1. What about maintenance and servicing?

We put the care into Aftercare so you have total peace of mind when you buy from us.  When you need us just call.  Our local engineers are on call for emergency repairs 24/7, 365 days a year and if your lift should stop working we will be with you the same day.  All models come with warranties that can be extended if you wish.  You should have your lift serviced and safety checked annually as recommended by safety standards.

So we hope we’ve answered your questions, but if you have more please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team who will be pleased to help.

To see which model would be best for your stairs, call us to book a Stairlift Assessment where we can evaluate your stairs and chat through all the options with you to provide a no-obligation quotation.  There are no high-pressure sales so you are in the safest of hands with our experts.

You can also visit our showroom by appointment at our offices in Calne, Wiltshire to try our models out for yourself.

Having a stairlift fitted can be life changing, so make that call to us today on 0800 019 22 10

Ready to take the next step?

Ready to take the next step?

To see how a lift can transform your life, contact our friendly team to book a no-obligation

initial chat, Showroom Visit, or Home Assessment Survey or call us on Freephone 0800 019 22 10.

A solution for every customer and their home

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Outdoor Stairlift
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Our Other products and services

Our friendly team of experts are here to help and advise you on our wide range of products and services.  

As well as new, reconditioned and rental straight stairlifts, we also offer new, reconditioned and rental Curved Stairlifts, Outdoor models, Home Lifts and Wheelchair Lifts for indoor and outdoor use.  Our products are all backed up with exceptional aftercare for repairs, servicing and we also offer service contracts too.

Want to see how easy it is to have a model fitted?  Check out our 5* rated service on our Which Trusted Trader page to see for yourself.  Our Free Resources page also has free expert lift advice.

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