Stairlift costs | What does a stairlift cost?

With increasing age or due to illness, many people find that climbing stairs in their own home becomes more and more challenging. In this case, the purchase of a stairlift is often the solution. But what does a stairlift cost? In this article, we will look at what a stairlift is and what alternatives for stairlifts exist and at what price.


The staircase as a challenge

Many people know from their own experience how difficult it can be to climb stairs in their own home - with or without help. There are often several reasons for this. The current options to compensate for this consist of one of the following three alternatives:

  1. Stairlift or platform lift for wheelchair users
  2. Adaptation of living space to be able to live on one level
  3. Moving into a facility or ground-floor apartment

There are many studies that deal with this topic and make it clear that most of us want to stay in our own home for as long as possible. Many have spent a large part of their lives there and are therefore strongly attached to their own home.

What options are there when the stairs become a challenge?


Moving into a facility

Conversion of the house


The challenge of climbing stairs

Possible reasons for problems climbing stairs can be neurological diseases such as stroke, Parkinson's, MS or CP. Many people also suffer from muscle weakness - such as Andreawho suffers from neuropathy and therefore does not feel safe on the stairs without additional support.

Stairs are often a major problem for people with lung diseases such as COPD, as the lungs are very strained when climbing stairs. With the help of the TOPRO Step stair climber Oddbjørn (68) can go back down to his basement and continue to use his entire house more easily and safely.

What does a stairlift cost?

Stairlift costs: vertical and platform lifts

Vertical lifts generally cost between 13,500 and 50,000 euros + installation. These are a good alternative for people who are dependent on a wheelchair and want to move between the floors of their home.

The platform lift is also used as an alternative to the vertical lift and is a simpler and slightly cheaper alternative.

However, both alternatives come with certain requirements that the house and the staircase must meet. The cost of a stairlift can vary greatly. Depending on the stairlift provider and stairlift model, the prices for a stairlift can vary greatly.

You can of course opt for a low-cost stairlift, as various providers offer used models or stairlift financing. However, it is always important to compare stairlifts.

Platform lift

Stairlift costs

The stairlift costs are generally between 2,500 - 6,500 euros for a straight staircase and between 5,900 - 12,500 euros for a curved staircase. In addition, a building permit is required, as well as periodic inspection and maintenance.

The escape route width must also be maintained and the staircase must still be able to function as part of the escape route. The legally prescribed minimum width of a staircase must be maintained. Furthermore, traffic safety and fire protection must not be impaired.

The stairlift must be made of non-flammable materials and, if necessary, it must be possible to push it into the parked position by hand. In the parked position, the stairlift must not obstruct the flight of stairs and the stair handrail must be usable.

In apartment buildings and rented apartments, the above requirements apply so that the safety of other residents is guaranteed. The construction costs must be borne by the person concerned.

TOPRO Step - stair assistant:

TOPRO Step is a new type of aid that was developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and launched on the market in 2015. Today, there are almost a thousand people who use TOPRO Step every day and thus benefit from its advantages over a conventional stairlift.

TOPRO Step was developed for people who are still able to walk on their own, but for various reasons need more support and safety when climbing stairs.


Typical TOPRO Step users

The TOPRO Step stair assistant is used by people with a wide variety of conditions:

  • Old age is certainly one of the main reasons for insecurity when climbing stairs. But limited mobility does not only affect older people.
  • Stroke patients
  • People with multiple sclerosis
  • People with cerebral palsy
  • People with Parkinson's disease
  • People who suffer from neuropathy
  • People with incomplete paraplegia
  • People who have suffered broken bones, for example due to a previous fall

are typical TOPRO Step users and benefit from the additional support and safety that the stair climber offers when going up and down the stairs.

TOPRO Step is not a replacement for stairlifts, but a simpler, cheaper and more active alternative. TOPRO Step is suitable for people who want to maintain or improve their walking ability while remaining safe.

There are also wheelchair users who can use the TOPRO Step to train muscle function and maintain movement - both privately and in therapy.

Other important advantages of TOPRO Step

  • 2 weeks delivery time after acceptance of the offer
  • No need for regular inspection / control (however, this is offered by our sales partners)
  • No building permit required
  • High reliability, as TOPRO Step is 100% mechanical and works even in the event of a power failure.

TOPRO Step Price

As with stairlifts, the price of a TOPRO Step depends on various factors. TOPRO Step is module-based and therefore does not have to be completely customized to your staircase. Factors that influence the TOPRO Step price are, for example

  • the course of the stairs
  • the number of curves
  • the length of the required rail system
  • the desired equipment and
  • the conditions on site, such as wall material or differences in depth in the wall.

Alternative to the stairlift

The TOPRO Step is a cost-effective alternative to a stairlift for all those who can still climb stairs but need additional support and safety.

Installation can be carried out at short notice as no planning permission is required and delivery and installation times are short. As a rule, the old stair railing is replaced by the TOPRO Step stair assistant for installation - but the old stair railing can also be retained if desired. Thanks to the simple and professional installation by our sales partners and installers, the TOPRO Step is an inexpensive alternative to a stairlift.

How does the staircase assistant work?

The stair assistant consists of the grab rail, which is moved along the handrail by the user, and a handrail that is mounted on the wall along the staircase. The grab rail offers two heights so that the user can comfortably position their hands where it is best and most convenient. The patented brake mechanism ensures that the grab rail locks into place. The elegant and high-quality design of the TOPRO Step means that it blends discreetly into your home and is unobtrusive as it takes up as little space as possible.

When the stair assistant is not in use, the grab rail can be folded towards the wall. This means it stands just 18 cm away from the wall. The handrail and grab rail are made exclusively from high-quality, sustainable materials such as stainless steel and anodized aluminium.


The user is usually located behind the grab rail - this offers two grip heights so that the hands can be positioned comfortably on it. The user pushes the handle an arm's length away from them as they walk up the stairs. This is repeated for each step.

When descending the stairs, the grab rail is lifted slightly to the side and thus released from the lock. Here too, the grab rail is pushed an arm's length away from you, then set down so that the grab rail locks into place - only then can you walk down the stairs.

Watch our information video about the TOPRO Step

Play video

TOPRO Step information video

Why choose TOPRO Step?

Installation in 3 steps

To carry out an on-site inspection and receive a quote, make an appointment with us. Once you have accepted the quote, we will carry out the installation, which usually only takes a few hours. .

TĂśV tested and certified

TOPRO Step is TĂśV-tested and certified and meets all functional and safety requirements.

Adaptable to your staircase

TOPRO Step is designed so that it can be easily adapted to your staircase. It can be installed on straight stairs, curved stairs and stairs with a landing.

Fits perfectly in any home

Ask your health insurance company about the possibility of cost coverage or possible subsidies. Please note that these options are country-specific and individual.

Up to 5 years warranty

TOPRO Step means TOPRO quality. When you buy a TOPRO Step, you receive a guarantee of up to 5 years.

Over 2,000 satisfied users

We measure success by satisfied customers, which is our top priority. We already have over 4,000 satisfied users throughout Europe.

Choose your TOPRO Step

Configure your TOPRO Step - in just a few steps!

Do you have any questions?

Talk to us

Would you like a free and personal consultation? Get in touch with our TOPRO Step experts and book a free, no-obligation appointment directly at your home.

We are happy to advise you

TOPRO Step Expert
+47 902 931 00
Monday - Friday
08:00 - 16:00 o'clock.

We are happy to advise you

TOPRO Step Expert
+47 902 931 00
Monday - Friday
08:00 - 16:00 o'clock.

Do you have any questions or would you like to test the TOPRO Step stair climber?

We have compiled all frequently asked questions on the FAQ page

Would you like to find out more about the financing options for the TOPRO Step?


Other news

What exactly is COPD?

COPD, a disease that is little known to the public, is nevertheless one of the most common lung diseases worldwide. But what exactly is COPD, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Read more
TOPRO Step stair climber - use up stairs

Climbing stairs safely with the stair grip

Do you need additional support when climbing stairs? Get to know the unique TOPRO Step stair grab bar that offers you safety and support. The TOPRO Step stairgrip consists of a modern and discreet grab rail coupled with a unique, first-class stainless steel handrail system.

Read more

3 tips on stair safety for senior citizens

Every year, around 600,000 people in Germany alone visit the emergency room due to falling accidents, according to the Federal Statistical Office. These falls can happen both in the home and in public buildings or outdoors. Falling on stairs can have dramatic consequences, such as hip fractures or femoral neck fractures. In this article, we will explore various options for making stair climbing safer.

Read more

Knee pain when climbing stairs: What to do?

Many people, especially seniors, suffer from knee pain when climbing stairs. In this article, we will look at the causes and symptoms as well as helpful exercises and aids. In old age, joint diseases or arthrosis are often the cause of knee pain. However, an accident or fall can also be the cause of knee pain when climbing stairs.

Read more

Call us on
+47 902 931 00
We will call you back

Hold down the cmd (Mac) or ctrl (Windows) key and press +/-