Standing Stair Lifts: A Guide to Safety, Costs, and Selection Tips

Standing stair lifts are the right pick for you if you have difficulty climbing stairs - but can still stand and walk with support.

Standing Stair Lifts

Go for a standing stairlift if you

  • Struggle with balance.
  • Have limited mobility in your hips or knees.
  • Suffer from arthritis, Parkinson's disease, or multiple sclerosis.
  • Have a disability that prevents you from sitting at all or for a long time.
  • Prefer standing while using the stairlift due to your age.
  • Are recovering from an operation and have temporary mobility limitations.

A Standing stair lifts is an ideal mobility device to help you stay independent and safely move around your home. A standing stairlift is a non-negotiable if you want to continue living in your home with the above challenges.

Standing vs sitting stairlifts - top

Standing Stair Lifts vs sitting stairlifts

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With standing stairlifts, you have to stand upright during the ride, whereas sitting stairlifts need you to take a seated position.


Standing stair lifts often take up less space than sitting stairlifts, making these models a more practical option for narrow staircases.

User Mobility

Standing stair lifts are generally designed for those with severe mobility issues, as they offer more stability and comfort. People using seated stairlifts often need external help to get on and off them.

Standing stairlifts, however, are ideal for you if you have difficulty bending your knees or sitting down but can stand comfortably.


Depending on the model and brand, Standing stair lifts may move slightly slower. Manufacturers do this for safety reasons - so there are no abrupt accelerations or stops in motion.

Safety Features

MostStanding stair liftshave security measures such as handrails and safety belts. Sitting stairlifts may include additional safety features like swivel seats and seatbelts for extra security.


Installation requirements for both are similar, but the space needed for a sitting stairlift is generally larger.

Top standing stairlift models

Top standing stair lift models

At our store, we have a multitude of options that are both in-store and in our warehouse. Please keep in mind that not all our models are listed on our website. We regularly refill our supply with both new and second-hand stairlifts.

Our warehouse holds a set of unlisted models at all times, because many of them are too popular to stay unsold for too long.

Simply give us a call, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to provide guidance and assist in finding the perfect standing stairlift to suit your needs.

Here’s a list of the most popular standing stairlift models we offer just so you get an idea:

TK Reconditioned Curved Stairlift

The TK Stairlift is one of the best standing curved stairlifts on the market. This reconditioned model from TK offers excellent value for the quality it delivers.

This lift provides you with convenience, safety, and reliability in one package. Designed with a supportive, easy-to-use standing harness, it is an ideal solution for those who may find sitting down or standing up from a seated position challenging.

Here’s what makes this model stand out amongst the rest -

  • A bulletproof 12 to 36 month warranty depending on purchase time (call in to check)
  • Available in two types: the seated or standing option
  • Reconditioned to perfection, new battery and tested motor unit
  • Fitted with joystick control for easy operation
  • Manual swivel seat feature makes it safe and convenient to alight
  • Compact design, ideal for narrow and curved stairs
  • Features a diagnostic display to show the status of the stairlift
  • Equipped with safety sensors that automatically stop the stairlift if it encounters an obstacle
  • Comes complete with two remote controls for effortless calling and sending from top to bottom of the stairs
  • Smooth and quiet ride for maximum user comfort
  • Designed with the user in mind, ensuring independence and freedom within their home

Stannah Sadler

Stannah Sadler is another fantastic option for a standing stairlift for your home.

What sets this model apart is its tilted or perched position that reduces stress on the knees and hips.

Earlier models can be challenging for some to use, but the modern Sadler's design helps alleviate these discomforts.

Handicare perch

Another top-tier standing stairlift is Handicare's perch stairlift model. It is a simple-to-use, slimline design that can fit narrow staircases, offers users the option to stand or perch and provides a safe ride.

Where to buy a standing stairlift

Where to buy a standing stairlifts

Knowing where to buy a standing stairlift is as essential as knowing what to buy. Numerous options are available across the UK, but not all provide the quality and reliability you need.

We recommend you have a look at our shop at Affordable Stairlifts UK. We’ve been selling stairlifts for years, and you can use our expertise to pick the best model for your home.

With us, you'll find various standing stairlifts specifically designed to accommodate different needs and home layouts. We have a broad range, from compact models for narrow stairs to heavy-duty options for heavier users.

Top-standing stair lift shopping mistakes

Top-standing stairlift shopping mistakes

Going too cheap

If you are choosing the cheapest model without considering its features or durability - you may have to pay more in the long run.

Ignoring servicing and installation

It’s not a good idea to overlook the need for professional installation, because DIY installations and cheaper providers may lead to safety issues.

Ignoring user weight capacity

Different stairlifts have different capacities, make sure you pick the right model.

Not checking stair size

You may like a model and a stairlift provider will sell it to you - but it’s still not the right one for your staircase. This, again, can lead to safety and installation issues.

If you want to avoid these and other mistakes - use our professional help! Give us a call right now and we’ll help you find the best standing stairlift for your needs and budget.

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