Britain’s first stairlift was designed in 1972 by engineer Frederick Brooks for his wife Grace, who was struggling with the stairs due to rheumatoid arthritis. This is how Brooks Stairlifts came about and over 40 years later Brooks stairlifts are sold throughout the country
Brooks offer only straight stairlifts. Their Lincoln model runs on automatically recharged DC batters and is designed to be safe, comfortable and easy to use. It is operated with a joystick armrest paddle. It also has a wireless remote control system, which is handy when more than one person needs to use the stairlift.
The seat swivels to make it easier to get on and off, and can be locked in either a 45 or 90 degree position. The Lincoln has built in safety sensors to halt the stairlift if there is an obstacle blocking its path. The slimline design, with fold up arms, seat and foot rest, means there is plenty of space for other people to walk up and down the stairs when it’s not in use.
To find out if a Brooks stairlift is right for you, you should arrange for one of their experience surveyors to visit your home to discuss your requirements and provide a free no obligation quote.
In a recent Which survey, Acorn, which sells Brooks stairlifts, received an overall score of 68 percent for customer satisfaction.
The stairlifts achieved good ratings for:
Respondents paid an average price of £2,307 for a stairlift. The average price paid for a used stairlift was £1,214.
The Brooks Lincoln stairlift is designed for use on straight stairs.