Statement
COVID-19

Issued 4th November 2020

Coronavirus: Covid-19 continues to bring an unprecedented global challenge. Stiltz Ltd. has been and will continue to review activities daily to comply with the guidelines issued by the Government.

Stiltz is a proud member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) through whom we are co-ordinating industry efforts to keep the most vulnerable living safely in their own homes.

Reducing the instance of accidents within the home will help reduce stress on the NHS hospital care system. 

For existing customers, a Stiltz Homelift can be that lifeline to independence. Our home care support policy means Stiltz engineers continue to provide an essential service by maintaining customers’ lifts for ongoing safe, reliable and independent access while acting within Government guidelines.

You can contact our service and breakdown helpline any time, day or night, on 0330 053 5749.

For new homelift installations, we offer the options of a phone call, remote video consultation via tablet/laptop/smartphone, or email consultation. For those with an urgent in-home consultation need, we will minimise risk by following the latest Government guidelines.

Additional processes have been put in place to mitigate risk to you, our staff and the wider Stiltz community:

We will request confirmation that nobody at the property we are due to visit has Covid-19 or is defined as extremely vulnerable. If Covid-19 is present, or a person is isolating or deemed as extremely vulnerable, we will follow government advice.

All customer visits will be subject to additional sanitation measures. Stiltz installers/engineers will wash or sanitise their hands before entering your property and upon leaving. They will not offer to shake hands, will refuse offers of a beverage and will maintain the prescribed 2-metre distance.

All office and field-based staff will continue to be issued regular health and safety bulletins.

All field-based staff will confirm they are clear of symptoms before commencing their working day.

All staff who fall ill with Covid-19 or who are self-isolating will receive full pay during the period they are indisposed.

Stiltz will follow government advice at all times. We all owe a duty of care to our families, other employees, our customers and the rest of our community. Our priority is customer and staff safety whilst continuing to provide the necessary home care support to ensure vital independence.

Mike Lord
Chairman and CEO
Stiltz Ltd

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Elderly homeowners looking to downsize when stairs become a challenge in their family home, can save more than £5,000 on moving costs by installing a Stiltz Home Lift.

At Stiltz Lifts, we have been able to help more and more people, typically over the age of 60, contemplating moving because of a mobility issue or desire to ‘future proof’ their property, make the simple house adaption and remain in the home they love.

We established the average house price for a detached property in the UK as being £325,000 according to data from the Land Registry and took research from Compare The Market who put the total average cost to move house at £18,250.

The price comparison site based this figure on £8,000 for estate agent fees (based on 2.5 per cent of the sale value), £1,500 for the average fees paid to solicitors and conveyancers, £6,250 on stamp duty (based on 3 per cent of the sale value), £500 for the average fees paid to property surveyors and £2,000 for the average fees paid to removal companies.

However with our entry Stiltz Duo Home Lift starting at £12,950, it means a customer can stay in the family home AND save £5,300 on moving costs.

The latest figures from the Nationwide Building Society’s house price index also show houses prices increasing by 0.3 per cent, this July, the second consecutive increase in two months. This could mean fees such as stamp duty could push the existing total average cost of moving to an even higher figure, for some homeowners.

Stiltz Lifts chairman Mike Lord said: “The figures show that people do not have to sell the family home just because the stairs have become restrictive.

“The financial cost of moving soon adds up; not to mention the emotional cost which cannot be measured in pounds and pence. Why move house and incur all the expense, stress and hassle when you don’t need to?

“A home lift can be installed in as little as one day and gives you complete access to every part of your home, while letting you take back the control to decide where you would like to live in your retirement.”

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