Statement
COVID-19

Stiltz Homelifts

Updated 31st March 2020

COVID 19 Statement

Coronavirus – Covid-19 presents us with an unprecedented global challenge. Stiltz Ltd. continues to review activities on a daily basis to comply with Government directives.

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 homecare 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.

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 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, and in need of being shielded. 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 prior to 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

· Regular health and safety bulletins will be issued to all office and field-based staff

· All field-based staff will be asked, on a daily basis, to confirm they are clear of symptoms prior to 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. Our priority is customer and staff safety, whilst continuing to provide the necessary homecare support to ensure vital independence.

Mike Lord
Chairman and CEO
Stiltz Ltd

Call 01943668920

Domestic lifts are becoming more and more popular in the UK as a solution for people with mobility problems. Lifts for the home are also attracting property owners who are looking for a more luxurious lifestyle and like the idea of a home lift as an addition to their house.

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For the elderly who are finding that the stairs are becoming too much or disabled people who are struggling to move around their homes independently, through floor lifts have become an affordable and alternative option to the stairlift.

But how much do domestic lifts cost? Few home lift companies list prices for domestic lifts in the UK. This could be for a number of reasons as it largely depends on which home lift you choose and what features it includes. However, average domestic lifts prices UK can massively vary. Installation and appropriate building works are sometimes not included.

For example, at Stiltz Lifts, we offer two types of home lifts including the Duo Lift and our wheelchair lifts option – the Trio. Pricing varies depending on the home we are installing into, the complexity of the installation, the amount of building work we will need to undertake, whether there are any bespoke elements to the lift and whether we are running any home lift promotional offers at the time. All our quoted costs exclude VAT but many homeowners who are looking to install our lifts are often exempt from VAT due to health conditions.

A bespoke curved stairlift is typically priced between £5,000 and £12,000 depending on the complexity of the staircase. In reality then, the starting cost for a ‘real’ through floor lift doesn’t come out significantly higher. The cost of a home lift also becomes even more appealing compared to the potential outlay for moving house or for an elderly person to be placed in care. According to Valuing Care, it costs around £29,276 per year or £576 per week for the average weekly residential fees covering accommodation, food and basic care (not nursing).

The size and dimensions of the home lift could also have an influence on cost as our Duo and Vista has a footprint of just 0.55 m2 floor area, while the Trio is larger and is 1046mm wide and 1278mm deep to accommodate a standard wheelchair. Domestic lift costs can also depend on whether the through floor lift is powered by hydraulics or is a vacuum lift, counter-weighted chain drive lift or a winding drum lift.

None of Stiltz’s home lifts use hydraulics or require load bearing walls and use a totally unique roped drum braked gear motor drive system. Its unique dual rail system creates a self-supporting structure with the weight of it and the lift carried in compression via the rails into the floor of the home. No extra external mechanisms are required.

All Stiltz lifts include several safety options such as top and bottom safety pans, weight, speed and out of balance sensors. There is also an interior seat to give users the option to sit down, two remote control units, interior LED down lights and cream exterior with matching interior lining and door colour.

However customers can choose their own colours and finishes for an additional cost. Other optional features include cordless telephone, perch seat and grab rail plus more…

For more information please contact Stiltz Lifts on 0844 870 9087.

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