The Icon 1 Straight Stairlift comes with a smart seat, optional powered features and the sleekest track in their range. When you choose an Icon stairlift, you are not only selecting a model that complies with British and European standards; you are also choosing an ISO Quality-approved supplier who conforms to the ethical business practices required by both the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), whose code of practice is approved by the Office of Fair Trading, and the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA).
You have the peace of mind of knowing that your stairlift has been made by a respected, reputable company with a tested reputation for safety, reliability, and innovation. The Icon 1 has a weight capacity of 160kg/25 st. (see the Icon 1 XL for a heavier limit). The Icon 1 can be combined with a powered hinge solution to prevent the track from obscuring any doorway at the base of the stairs. Or a sliding track may be required.
What is a stairlift?
A stairlift is an electronic device that aids the transportation of a person with mobility limitations up and down the stairs in a home. Typically, a stairlift functions on a railing system which allows for a smooth and seamless trip from one floor to the other. Stairlifts are built to move at a slow pace along the staircase to ensure complete comfort and safety during use. Through the evolution of stairlifts, they are now fitted on the stair treads rather than on the wall. On top of this, stairlifts can be fitted on curved staircases; although this can be a little more complicated to install.
The different types of stairlifts
Stairlifts are constantly evolving in order to suit as many specific cases as possible. It can be quite overwhelming when you start to look into the different types of Stairlifts that are on the market overall. We offer two types of stairlifts at the moment. We can provide a free, no-obligation assessment for straight, curve stairlifts, platforms, or through-floor lifts in your home or even outside if you have accessibility issues leading to your property.
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If you have a doorway or obstruction close to the base of your stairs, you may need a hinged track.
The track must extend beyond the staircase to the hall floor for the seat to get low enough for the user to sit on. However, some houses will have a doorway close to the bottom of the stairs, and the track may intrude across this. In these circumstances, a hinged track should be fitted. This means that the track can be folded away from the doorway, giving clear access.
The Icon Simple Straight and the Icon 1 are available with a manual hinged track. This means you will need to raise and lower the track manually. The gas strut assisted hinge is designed to make manual operation as easy as possible.
The Icon 1 and the Icon 2 are available with an automatic hinged track option. When operating the stairlift from the toggle, the hinge will lift/lower automatically.
When the stairlift is not in use, the hinge is folded by holding a button on the remote control, which means you do not need to move the track yourself. Instead, your stairlift moves up the track and parks; the hinge section then moves automatically, leaving the doorway clear.
Hinge tracks should always be raised when users go to bed, particularly if they enable access to the front door of a property or create an obstacle for other household users.
The Slide Track
This unique solution removes the need for a hinge. Instead, the track moves up the staircase at the same time as the seat is moving, leaving the doorway at the base of your stairs unobstructed. Like a powered hinge, the Slide Track works automatically when the toggle or remote control is activated. A slide track is slightly shorter than the length of your staircase. When you travel up the staircase, the track will move with you. The track will reach the top of your stairs before the stairlift, it will stop whilst your stairlift continues on its journey to the top, where you can safely dismount. When you come downstairs, the track will travel down with you to dismount safely at the bottom.
The slide track is fitted with safety sensors at either end; these will halt the track if it encounters an obstacle during use. Your stairlift will continue to move towards the obstacle if desired where, if safe to do so, you can remove the obstruction and continue your journey. Alternatively, the track and stairlift can be moved away from the obstruction. The slide track also offers safety benefits over a traditional hinged system by removing any risk of an object becoming caught in the hinge.
When your stairlift is not being used, you can fold it up to maximise free space in your hallway.
All Icon stairlifts can be folded up to maximise the available space. In addition, the footplate and seat can be folded up to increase available space leaving the staircase as straightforward as possible for other users.
Lifted and lowered by hand, manual footplates are fitted with an easy fold mechanism that minimises the footplate’s strength to fold up or down.
Choosing the powered footplate option will remove the need to bend down to fold or unfold the footplate. You can choose to have a footplate that folds automatically when the seat is folded and unfolded, or that is operated separately to the seat by a switch in the seat arm so you can raise and lower the footplate whilst seated.
Parking and calling your stairlift
All Icon stairlifts come with two standard remote controls to have one upstairs and one downstairs. This means you can send your stairlift up and down the track without having to sit on it. This not only allows you to park at the top or bottom of the stairs, but it is also ideal for multi-user situations as your stairlift can be called between levels, just like an elevator.
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