Are my walls strong enough to take the weight of a stairlift?
‘Are my walls strong enough to take the weight of a Stairlift?’ A common question I often get asked from clients says Paul Grieve.
All stairlifts, whether straight or a curved are fixed to the stairs. The rail the carriage travels on is supported by a leg which in turn is supported by a “foot”. Screws (usually 4 per foot) go through the pre-drilled holes straight into the stair treads. Normally the legs are placed every 3 to 4 stairs but this can vary dependant on the stairlift manufacturer.
So if you ever hear anyone say ”Your/my walls aren’t strong enough for a stairlift” you know what to say!