Statement
COVID-19

COVID 19 Statement

These are exceptional times. With Coronavirus – COVID-19 - we all face an unprecedented global challenge. The Stiltz Group continue to review activities on a daily basis to ensure we comply with safety directives at all times. At the same time, we look to balance this with providing the expected levels of service and support to our customers while being mindful of minimising risk for all concerned.

We are acutely aware that our customers tend to fall into higher risk categories, whether due to age, or as a result of pre-existing medical conditions. Therefore it is all the more important for our current and future customers to maintain their safety and independence at home with the help of their homelifts; this contributes towards the current policy of social distancing, especially important for seniors and those with compromised immune systems. Reduction of accidents within the home at this time will also help minimize the burden on the increasingly stressed healthcare system.

We are keen to ensure those who need new homelifts installed and those who require their lifts to be serviced, can expect these activities to take place without fear of risk to their health. There are multiple online resources that will guide you to assist in providing a safe workplace for your employees and help protect the customers whose home you visit. Two we would recommend are:

CDC - click here to visit
OSHA - click here to visit

We are in this together and are standing by to offer you as much support as possible during this challenging time. If you have any questions, concerns or doubts about anything, please contact your territory manager or the technical services team and we will do our best to assist.

Sincerely

Mark Blomfield

President

There is a good reason why stairlifts are called just that, it is the one and only place they can be used. Placing a piece of machinery on the stairs is a big reason why people delay and put off installing a stairlift.

It can ruin the appearance of what is often the focal point of the home and first place your guests will see as they enter your home. But there are other good reasons for buying a product that does not need to go on your stairs.

One practical concern people have is that a stairlift will block the staircase and make it impassable for other users.  That is not likely unless you have a particularly bulky unit or very narrow stairs. You will always be able to walk up and down a staircase with a stairlift on it.

However, it does reduce the usable width and the track will extend beyond the bottom step presenting a potential tripping hazard.  Hinged rails are available that get the track out of the way but are generally only used if the rail is blocking a doorway as they cost more than a standard track.

But who said that the stairs are always the most convenient place to access upstairs anyway?  A more direct route is often straight up through the ceiling and floor between two rooms you use the most.

One of the main reasons for installing a home elevator is convenience so why not make it as convenient as possible?  With an elevator lift, such as the range of residential elevators we offer here at Stiltz, you can have the home elevator fitted between your study and bedroom, a downstairs closet and the upstairs landing or the family room to the landing.  It is largely up to you.

A stairlift already dictates where it goes but, with the type of home elevator we offer, you choose its location, not the product. This is made possible because the elevator lift is compact and does not need a structural wall.

There are always homes that present some challenges and throw us curve balls in terms of quirky design, but generally most houses will have a number of different locations where our residential elevator can be installed.

Home elevators offer many other benefits compared to a stairlift too and we also have designed a wheelchair lift which is big enough to accommodate a standard-sized wheelchair.

As we say at Stiltz, our home elevator is easy to fit and fits in easily!

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