Standing lift - Compare prices and costs

If sitting down and standing up is made more difficult due to restricted movement caused by joint stiffness, for example, the classic stairlift is not necessarily the best solution for climbing the stairs in your own home.

These limitations often lead to difficulties in bending the joints and therefore also in climbing stairs and you are suddenly faced with a mountain of possibilities that also need to be overcome. Do I need a stairlift? Or is the banister enough?

Platform lift, standing lift, home lift, stair climber or stair climbing aid. The choice is huge.

In the following, we will take a closer look at the stairlift and compare it with the classic stairlift.

Thanks to the standing lift, those affected do not have to bend their joints when climbing the stairs and can simply climb the stairs standing up - this can be a great relief in everyday life! A simple standing lift is therefore suitable for anyone who has difficulty bending their legs.


What exactly is a stand-up lift?

The stairlift is very similar to the stairlift. The main difference is that, unlike the stairlift, the standing lift does not have a seat, but a small platform to stand on. As with stairlift models, there are also different versions of standing lifts.

A safety belt or safety bar can also be supplied for extra support. A safety bar and armrests ensure safety.

The platform moves along the rail system, which transports you up and down. As the stand-up lift does not have a seat, it takes up comparatively little space and is therefore also very suitable for narrow stairwells.

Standing lift. Source: Triwatreppenlifte


Both the stand-up lift and the classic stairlift are attached to a rail system that is mounted on the steps. The lift then glides along this rail and is usually driven by an electric motor. In the event of a power failure, a rechargeable battery is used to ensure that the lift can continue to be used.

It is used as follows: You stand on the platform and either fasten the safety harness or fold down the safety bar in front of you so that you have a good, firm hold. There are also armrests at hip height on both the left and right to help keep you safe.

The next step is to press the operating lever or button, which is usually located on the side of the lift. If you want to use the lift but it is at the other end of the stairs, you can call the lift to you using a remote control.

You may feel unsafe at the thought of riding up and down standing up, but the following safety precautions will ensure that you are safe on the road.

  • Safety belt or safety bar
  • Rechargeable battery for the drive, which can be used in the event of a power failure and is rechargeable
  • Armrests that provide additional support
  • Non-slip material on the platform for a firm footing
  • Remote control to bring the lift to you
  • Sensors that ensure that the lift detects and stops obstacles.

In principle, the same conditions apply as for a stairlift.

However, there is one exception

In the case of a lift, the ceiling height is crucial because, unlike with a regular stairlift, it must be ensured that the user does not have to tuck their head in while being transported up and down in a standing position.

In concrete terms, this means that the ceiling must be at least 2.25 meters high.

Advantages and disadvantages of a standing lift



What does a standing lift cost?

As with normal stairlifts, a custom-made lift is far more expensive than a standardized model. As a rule, a stairlift is used when local conditions make it impossible to use a regular stairlift or the user is unable to sit.

This makes the standing lift relatively expensive, as the rail system on which it glides has to be customized. Depending on the size and conditions on site, you can expect to pay around €2,000 to €12,000 for a stairlift.

If there is a need for care with a recognized degree of care, those affected can apply for  financial help from the care insurance fund for measures to adapt their living space. Important: This must be applied for BEFORE installation!

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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

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