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If you need stairlift repairs, stairlift servicing or are currently thinking about the installation of one of our used stairlifts, the team at West Sussex Stairlifts provides one-stop solutions for elderly and infirm clients in Littlehampton. Stairlifts provide much-needed help for people of all ages, helping those who have previously found it difficult or impossible to travel upstairs. We provide our services at fair and competitive prices.
Have you ever thought about who invented stairlifts, and how they became a more common and affordable way of moving between the ground and upper levels of homes in Littlehampton? We did some research and was surprised to find some of the facts behind their origins and how stairlifts worked their way into domestic properties.
We’ve been undertaking stairlift servicing and stairlift repairs in Littlehampton during more recent times but the origins of stairlifts date back as far as the 16th century. Did you know King Henry VIII used stairlifts? He was injured in a jousting accident and, to help the mercurial monarch up and down the many stairs at Hampton Court Palace, he was pulled by servants while sitting on a platform with a basic pulley system.
However, it took another 500 years for the first commercial stairlifts to become available. The first type of the modern era was built by C.C. Crispin in Pennsylvania, who wanted to find a way to move a friend from floor to floor. The machine (which was called the “Inclin-ator”) was sold commercially in the 1930’s. This started what is now a global market for new and used stairlifts, both worldwide and, of course, in Littlehampton.
Modern stairlifts provide users with more independence. They allow users to stay in their own homes in Littlehampton and enable unlimited access to multiple floors. Today’s stairlifts are comfortable, strong, safe and surprisingly simple to use. They include arm rests, safety switches, remote controls and many other special features.
At West Sussex Stairlifts, we have a wide range of new and used stairlifts available for customers in Littlehampton to buy or rent. These can be used on straight or curved staircases. We also carry out stairlift repairs and provide regular stairlift servicing, enabling your installation to run smoothly at your Littlehampton property at all times.
What does the future hold for stairlifts? Because more and more people in Littlehampton and the UK now live longer, we believe that investment will keep growing. Innovation will result in less need for stairlift repairs, so new and used stairlifts should become cheaper and the more vulnerable amongst us will find greater independence.
For more information on stairlifts, please call us now on 01293 220 653. West Sussex Stairlifts supply a wide range of services to customers in Littlehampton and beyond.
Repaired a broken down stair lift.
“My lift broke down this morning. I called and got an answer machine which I left my phone number and name on. An hour or so I had a call back and was told that the engineer could attend today but that it may be late. The engineer arrived late afternoon, carried out the repair and left at 7.25pm. Fantastic service and a life saver for a disabled person. This company is highly recommended, for both attendance, work, tidiness and good humour. The overall price was satisfactory and much cheaper than the Manufacturers price for the same overall job. Use them if you can.”
– Customer in Pulborough
Lift playing up, Liam found the problem and resolved it.
“Much cheaper than manufacture. A good workman, polite tidy, and informative . I would recommend this company to anyone requiring this type of service.”
– Customer in Pulborough
Installation and commissioning of stairlift
“Very satisfied! Prompt responses to my callback request, surveying the property and a competitive quotation for the supply and installation of a stairlift for my elderly mother. Being very local also weighed in his favour - I felt that would help in terms of post-installation warranty and service. Liam was also able to install at a time and date convenient for me. He worked professionally, neatly and considerately throughout. Would definitely recommend.”
– Customer in Billingshurst, 14 June 2014
Work description not specified.
“Although man arrived later than promised - he was very thorough and stayed until everything was right. Including hand units - which hadn't worked for ages.”
– Customer in Burgess Hill, 19 May 2015
Repair stair lift which was not charging.
“Stair lift was repaired on day it was reported. Very good job”
– Customer in Crawley, 21 May 2015
Installation of chair lift.
“Work carried out on time and to a good standard no hesitation in recommending this company.”
– Customer in Worthing, 15 May 2015
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