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Stairlift removal cost guide

Stairlifts have become a common sight in homes for those with mobility issues, but if you might find yourself needing to remove one from a property it’s good to know how much it could cost. In this stairlift removal cost guide, we look at how much you can expect to pay on average.

Whether you’ve just recently purchased a property with a stairlift built in, or you no longer need it, we recommend hiring a professional to carry out the removal. Not only will a stairlift removal expert be able to carry out the work with minimal damage to the rest of your property, but they should also ensure that the stairlift is disposed of or recycled properly.

Stairlift removal cost

Type of stairlift removalCost - lowCost - highAverage cost
Straight lift removal£100£150£125
Curved lift removal£150£300£225

The shape of the stairlift rail will have the biggest impact on the stairlift removal cost. Removal of a straight stairlift will cost around £100 to £150, while a curve stairlift removal will cost in the region of £150 to £300.

The reason for this difference in price is because the rail for a curved stairlift is typically much heavier and more cumbersome than the rail for a straight stairlift. As a result, you’ll probably need two removal engineers for a curved stairlift, when one engineer can usually remove a straight stairlift on their own.

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What to do with the removed stairliftCost of removing stair lift

There are a number of things you can do with an old stairlift after it’s been removed, depending on its condition. If it’s in good working order you could sell it or donate it to charity. If the stairlift is damaged and in poor condition then it’s best to recycle it. Though always make sure you use a reputable stairlift removal company to ensure that it responsibly recycled, rather than being fly-tipped.

Key takeaways

  • Removing a stairlift will often leave some damage to the carpet and walls where the rails were installed. To find out more about the costs of repairing this damage, check out our carpet fitting cost guide, our carpet cleaning cost guide, or our guide to painter and decorator prices.
  • Shop around for multiple quotes to ensure you pay a fair and competitive price for your stairlift removal.
  • Make sure you know what you want to do with stairlift after it’s been removed (e.g. sell, recycle, donate, disposal) – if recycling, use a reputable company that recycles responsibly.
  • Always use a professional stairlift removal company to avoid fly-tipping.
  • When hiring tradespeople, check out their reviews and ratings from other customers to gauge the quality of the service they offer.

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