Stairlifts (old)

A comfortable ride up and down stairs. A stairlift is a practical solution that makes your existing home work for you, so you don’t have to move and leave the home you love.

A stairlift, stairglide, or stairway chairlift, is a sturdy chair assembly unit that travels up and down a steel rail that is mounted to the staircase. Stairlifts may be straight, curved, or custom-fitted to the home. For any style of stairway, WesternElevator can provide a custom solution.

Our stairlifts deliver a comfortable, secure ride, controlled with the simple touch of a button. When not in use, the seat and footrest fold in, allowing everyone in the home plenty of room to use the stairs.

Western Elevator stairlifts meet or exceed The Canadian Standard, CAN/CSA-B613-M87 Elevating Devices for the Disabled in Private Residences.

Have a look at our available products

Bruno Custom Curved Indoor

Bruno Elite Indoor Straight

Bruno Elan Straight Indoor

Bruno Outdoor Elite

Bruno Outdoor Elite Curved

Different Models of Stairlifts Available

There are many models of stairlifts available today, and we can install the one that best suits your home and your needs. We want to take the time during the consultation process to find a solution that works for you today, and in the future. Below are some options to consider. Don’t worry if there’s anything you don’t understand, we are happy to answer your questions and help choose the right stairlift for you.

Specs

Stairlift Mechanism

  • Rack & Pinion powered models offer a smoothride – these are what most modern stairlifts are powered by.
  • Side-mounted Rack & Pinion – Bruno has developed a new, more durable and quiet, side-mounted rack & pinion system that redistributes the weight of the chair onto nylon rollers, using the gears just to power the movement.
  • Roller Drive or Chain & Sprocket models.
  • Cable Drives.
  • Rack & Pinion.
  • We do service existing cable-driven stairlifts.

Power Source

  • Battery-operated lifts plug-in to recharge at the top or bottom, require no additional wiring, and operate even during a power outage.

Curved or Straight Line

  • Straight line stairlifts are in-stock and available to install immediately, may be dismantled and moved to another location.
  • Curved stairlifts are custom-fit to any stairwell.

Chair Swivel & Lock at Top

  • At the top of the stairs, the seat swivels away from the stairs and locks into place for convenient dismounting.

Controls and Call Buttons

  • Wireless remote control can be used to assist others using the lift, or to send loads like laundry up the stairs.
  • Stairlift controls are mounted on the right-hand armrest. The controls may be easily moved to the left-hand armrest.
  • Call Buttons may be wall-mounted at top and bottom or used as separate remote controls

Safety Features

  • Chair movement is controlled by constant-pressure rocker switches.
  • Safety sensors detect objects in the path and safely stop the chair until the object is removed.
  • Seatbelts hold occupant securely.
  • An optional keyed lock can secure the stairlift.

Weight Capacity

  • Depending on the model, capacity ranges from 300 to 450lbs.

Fold Up Depth

  • Most stairlifts fold up to 13″ to 17″ depth from the wall. Some slimmer models fold up to a mere 11″.

Extension Length at Top Landing

  • Rail may extend beyond the top step 0″ to 14″, depending on the design of the model.

Upholstery and Rail Colours

  • Seat upholstery may be available in a neutral beige or grey, or available designer colours.

Location / Useage

  • Some stairlifts may be installed outdoors or in commercial applications.

Customization

  • Chair heights and arm widths are adjustable.
  • Controls for the chair may be on the left-hand armrest or the right-hand armrest.
  • We often work with an occupational therapist to find the best solution for each individual’s requirements.

Durability & Service Needs

  • We have been installing and maintaining stairlifts for years. Experience has shown us which models are the most reliable and require minimal service.

Product Lines

  • We are authorized dealers for the following stairlift manufacturers. Additional information may be found on their web sites.

Videos

Elite Indoor Straight-Rail Stairlift SRE-2010

Indoor Custom Curved Rail Stairlift CRE-2110

Elan Indoor Straight Rail Stairlift SRE-3000

Elite Outdoor Curved Rail Stairlift CRE-2110E

Custom Solutions

Custom Stairlift solution for Gavin

Mr. Gavin B. approached Western Elevator Ltd. in 2009 with a challenging request.

Could Western Elevator provide a stairlift solution for a man with no arms. This had never been done before, so we contacted our stairlift supplier Bruno Independent Living Aids with the request. Most manufacturers would have said, sorry, no, our product cannot be changed.

Bruno was different. They had an engineer call us back to tackle this challenge. It took six months, BUT they made several major changes to the stairlift design.

The controls for a stairlift are usually a rocker switch on one of the armrests. Bruno suggested that we put the controls on a new special padded control on the back rest cushion at shoulder height. Gavin would simply lean back and press the control with his shoulder. Bruno then put in a power swivel so that the chair would automatically swivel at the top.

Gavin was pleasantly surprised and very happy with the solution. Gavin has been using his new stairlift without a problem and has complete access to his entire house again.

A big thanks to Bruno and Western Elevator from Gavin.

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