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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Spring has arrived bringing with it a sense of new beginnings. As nature bursts back into life and the sun starts to make a welcome reappearance, the housing market also begins to hot up. This year, however, there’s evidence to show it could be wise to hold off from the rush to buy and sell.  This is especially true if you’ve become aware of a gradual reduction in your mobility during the winter months. Stiltz Homelifts look at why staying put and improving the home you currently live in, is the smart move when it comes to accessible living.

Is the grass greener?

Moving house is still classified as one of life’s most stressful events; finding a seller, putting in offers, being part of a chain and organising finances are all something you don’t enter into lightly. In reality, the grass is rarely greener on the other side especially if the answers you are looking for are right in front of you anyway! Mobility issues are cited as a key reason for moving home in later years. If you are finding walking a challenge, maybe you’re struggling to use the stairs and need to feel more independent again, then a Stiltz home lift should be your first thought.

A compact, stand-alone domestic lift such as the one manufactured and installed by Stiltz, offers a contemporary and attractive solution to moving safely between floors. It’s a smart alternative to old-fashioned and unattractive stairlifts. However, it’s not just the product that is exciting news for those seeking a solution for living well at home. Home lifts by Stiltz are an intuitive-to-use and fast-to-install solution to suit all budgets and best of all, you get to stay in the house you love.

What you need right now

Stiltz domestic lifts look impressive but due to the compact lift car size and freestanding design, will fit almost anywhere, in any style of home. And Stiltz can manage the whole build and installation process meaning you can get your life back on track in your much-loved home, quickly and effortlessly. No more waiting for an unpredictable housing chain or major remodelling work to be completed.

The housing market is difficult to predict during these uncertain times. Rising inflation, interest rates on the move and difficulties surrounding mortgage applications for those who were furloughed just adds more complexities to factor in for both buyers and sellers. So, what are the alternatives?

Despite seeming an attractive option, a retirement flat option might not be the panacea to your problems. Once you’ve factored in a reduction in space and difficulties for the family to stay over, consider the leasehold limitations that will not offer you the freehold freedoms you’ve probably been used to. And when it’s time to sell, the majority of management companies will charge an ‘exit’ fee. While extending to improve your existing home is always worth thinking about, construction materials have soared by as much as 60 per cent meaning spiralling costs are always a possibility. And quality tradesmen are booked up for months ahead so even if this is a route you chose, you may find an extension may not be ready for a long time. As for bungalows, a dwindling supply due to a lack of development of single-storey dwellings has meant choice is limited and prices are inflated.

According to Which News, the average price of basic moving costs is now around £12,000 a rise of almost £5,000 since the end of the stamp duty break. These financial issues alone are reasons to think about a Stiltz home lift.

As the largest provider of home lifts in the UK, Stiltz Homelifts can open your world back up, and you will gain an attractive addition to your home giving you the independent living you desire – right now.

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