Secondhand stairlifts are very popular as they offer great value and are an eco-friendly way to buy a stairlift.
If you are thinking about buying a stairlift there a few options to choose from. You can buy new, secondhand, or you can rent. Depending on your circumstances one or the other of these options will be most suitable.
Buying a secondhand stairlift should only be done through a reputable stairlift company to ensure the safety of the end user.
Our friendly staff will advise you on where to get information on grants, what type of lift might suit you best and answer any other questions you may have.
For those who are concerned about budget the secondhand option could be just what you need. Able Plus Stairlifts keep curved, straight and reconditioned lifts in stock.
If you need a stairlift you may be eligible for a Housing Adaption Grant, you should check if you qualify before buying. Reconditioned lifts are not eligible for a grant in most cases.
It is important to always speak with your occupational therapist or GP to see if a stairlift is right for you. Our team of experts can advise you as to what lift is right for your home but an OT is best placed to advise you as to the long term needs of the end user.
Automated features such as a powered footrest, swivel seat or a heavy-duty power pack might be required and it is best to get professional medical advice before you purchase a lift.
When buying secondhand it is better to buy from a reputable company that has been trained by the relevant manufacturers such as Handicare, Acorn or ThyssenKrupp.
If a secondhand stairlift is moved or repaired by someone not certified by the company that manufactured it the warranty is fully void.
Some stairlifts come with a five year motor warranty, if the stairlift is modified or repaired by someone not certified to work on it the motor warranty will be invalidated.
All Able Plus secondhand stairlifts undergo full testing of electronic and mechanical parts.
Each lift is given a visual check before being thoroughly disinfected and cleaned.
We keep a full range of stairlifts in stock, both straight and curved stairlifts.
All curved stairlifts need a new rail – lead-time is 2-3 weeks.
Used stairlifts are a great way to keep costs down!
Nevertheless, if you know you will need a stairlift for a long period of time we feel a new stairlift offers the best value for money.