It runs almost silently and the compact design allows plenty of space for other stair users.
Over time our understanding of what makes a stairlift a great stairlift has grown and allowed the development of a range that can offer a stairlift solution for most homes.
Handicare’s single tube curved bespoke stairlifts are ideally suited to staircases that turn a corner,are very steep, or are particularly narrow.
Available with a range of seating systems (The Classic and Elegance) and optional powered features, you can specify a stairlift solution that is perfectly suited to meeting your needs today and in the future.
The unit runs along a single tubular rail which is designed to hug the edge of your staircase closely whilst leaving the rest of the staircase clear for other users. The rail system is the same regardless of which side of the stairs it is situated, or if it travels over multiple floors only the model name will change.
If the rail follows the shorter (internal) edge of the staircase your stairlift will be a Rembrandt, if it follows the longer (external) edge it will be a Van Gogh.
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The Van Gogh Single Rail Stairlift System is designed for use on the outside bend of curved staircases.
These stairlifts are fitted with multiple safety edges as standard to prevent the stairlift from moving towards any obstruction encountered during travel.
Our quality assurance systems mean that you can choose this Stairlift with confidence.
Choose the seat you like!
The Van Gogh stairlift can be supplied with the Elegance, Basic or Classic seat: You will always find a seat to suit you. All seats are available in a range of colors, ensuring they always blend in with your home!
The Elegance seat combines elegant design with refined comfort, due in part to its super-soft upholstery. The seat is lightly padded and has a stylish upholstery with a luxurious feel. The upholstery's protective layer means that the stairlift seat is both durable and easy to clean. The armrests can be adjusted outwards to create a wider seat.
A simple but stylish design. The Basic seat represents affordable convenience: The perfect combination of ergonomic design and sitting comfort. The Basic seat comes in a range of colors and a choice of wear-resistant fabric or cream-colored leather-grain finish.
Out best selling Classic seat is extremely comfortable. The seat has been designed together with physiotherapists and occupational therapists. The Classic seat comes in a luxurious, but easy to clean, leather-grain finish.
Our Classic and Elegance seat comply with the ASME 18.1. This is an American Standard which proves that the formentioned stairlifts and chairs meet the Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts.
Turn and Go for very narrow curved staircases
Turn and Go has been specially developed to help those customers who have a very narrow staircase that turns corners. Once seated your seat will turn automatically so that your back faces the stairs, not the wall or handrail, during travel and thereby move your knees away from clashes with the wall or banister. It can also be used to help clients who have difficulty bending their knees to fit into the available star width and is compatible with the Handicare Van Gogh or Rembrandt so long as there is room on the top landing to turn and park the seat.
Folding up your stairlift
When your stairlift is not being used you can fold it up to maximize free space in your hallway. The footplate, armrests and seat can be folded up to increase available space leaving the staircase as clear as possible for other users.
Calling your stairlift
All Handicare stairlifts come with two remote controls as standard, so you can 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, it is ideal for multi-user situations as your stairlift can be called between levels, just like an elevator.
Swivelling your Handicare seat
When you arrive at the top of the stairs you will need to swivel your seat round so that you exit onto the landing safely. Handicare supplies all seats with a manual swivel function as standard. The Van Gogh, Classic and the Elegance seats can have auto-swivel functions as an optional extra.
Safety as standard with Handicare stairlifts
Whichever Handicare Stairlift you choose safety and peace of mind comes as standard. All Handicare stairlifts have safety sensors on the power pack and footplate; these are designed to stop the lift if it meets any obstruction. Once stopped it can only be moved away from the obstruction.
Your stairlift will also come with a seat belt as standard for additional peace of mind. All Handicare stairlifts have an easily accessible key switch that allows you to disable the lift and prevent unauthorized use so do not need to worry about unsupervised children playing with your stairlift.
How about a hinged track?
If you have a doorway or obstruction close to the base of your stairs you may need a hinged track. This means the track can be folded away from the doorway giving clear access. This option is available on all our stairlifts.
Battery backup system
These stairlifts come with a battery back up so you know that, even in the event of a power cut, your stairlift will continue to work.
Audio Visual Warnings
These stairlifts also have audio and visual warnings to alert you if the lift is not parked in the correct position on the rail