Advanced Stairlifts: Flow 2A

By Bethany Ward on 8th July 2024

Access BDD’s Fife-based partner, Advanced Stairlifts, recently completed a complex stairlift installation for a couple to enable them to stay in their family home, despite the wife being diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

The full installation covered 38 steps which were steep and at times fanned over a total of 11.8 meters with internal curves over three floors with six bends plus a short vertical start at the foot of the stairs. Five charging points and three remote controls were also provided.  “This was certainly one of our more challenging installations. But we have been working with Access BDD for over 10 years and we knew that together we would be able to come up with a solution – and I love a challenge.  For example, there was a Grand Father clock on the staircase which we did not want to move.  So, we incorporated Access BDD’s Advanced Swivel and Levelling technology (ASL) which enables the stairlift to rotate and swivel during travel so the stairlift could pass the clock before reverting to its normal travelling position.  To ensure the final installation was as unobtrusive as possible, we also ordered the rail in dark brown so it would blend in with the finish of the stairs” commented Laurie Ewart, Director, Advanced Stairlifts (Scotland) Limited.

As the customer was working on a budget, Advanced Stairlifts installed a reconditioned Flow 2A from its existing stock. The installation was completed by two engineers in one day, meaning there was minimal disruption to the family and home as Philip Hutton explains:

“Following her diagnosis of Parkinson’s, my wife was finding the stairs in our home more and more of a challenge and we knew we would need a stairlift or we would have to move to a more accessible property. After reading about the Flow 2 in a Which review, we knew this was the stairlift we wanted. We researched many suppliers and decided to go with Advanced Stairlifts as we were impressed with Laurie and the rest of the team from our first enquiry. This continued with the professional way in which they carried out the initial survey through to the installation itself, which left us in no doubt that we made the right choice! The stairlift is excellent and so easy to use. We can now relax in the knowledge that we will not need to move house and my wife can now get around independently and with confidence. It also provides me with peace of mind if she is on her own. I would not hesitate in recommending Advanced Stairlifts and Access BDD to anyone looking to install a stairlift in their home”.

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