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Acorn straight stairlift Bristol and surrounding areas

Acorn 130 Straight Stairlift

The ultimate in staircase solutions. Stay in the home you love. Also available in an outdoor version.

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Available with NEXT DAY Installation

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Acorn 180 Curved Stairlift

A quiet, comfortable and reliable curved staircase solution. Ideal for landings and multiple floors.

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Available with NEXT DAY Installation

Magic Mobility Ltd was founded in 2008 by a skilled mobility engineer with over 35 years experience within the service industry. We do not consider partnerships lightly unless the products are economical, have stood the test of time, and are safe and reliable. We have built a great reputation based on selling such equipment and Acorn stairlifts are no exception. We are very happy to become accredited sales partners for Acorn and have no hesitation in recommending their fine products to you.

Although we are Bristol based, we also offer Acorn stairlifts in Bath, Swindon, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Weston-Super-Mare. In fact we can offer a Nationwide service so please call Phil on 07733 438555 for more information or better still, fill out the contact form below and an Acorn representative will make contact with you to discuss your requirements without any obligation or hard sell.

ACORN OVERVIEW

Magic Mobility Ltd are proud to be Accredited Acorn Stairlift sales partners

Magic Mobility Ltd are Accredited Acorn Partners

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Acorn Stairlifts Fit Seamlessly Into Your Home

Easy to operate Acorn stairlift seat swivel

Fully Featured and Safe to Use

Acorn stairlifts are very easy to operate

Easy To Operate With Simple Controls

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Get the Full Use of Your Home

Magic Mobility Ltd Partner With Acorn Stairlifts

Magic Mobility Ltd are proud to become accredited UK sales partners for Acorn Stairlifts. Since 1992, Acorn have set impeccable standards in both quality manufacturing and unbeatable customer service within the stairlift industry. Acorn are now undoubtably the worlds leading stairlift supply and fit company who specialise solely in the manufacture and installation of straight and curved stairlifts.

Did you know?

An Acorn Stairlift is installed somewhere in the world every eight minutes, 365 days-a-year!! They are built by skilled UK engineers to the highest standards and exacting specification in factories located within Scotland and Yorkshire and are exported to over 80 countries worldwide.

Customer Service

Despite its unparalleled success, Acorn’s core beliefs are still very much customer focussed. Whilst never forgetting that happy customers both past, present and future play a great role in the company’s evolution, you can rest assured that your enquiry will be treated with the upmost respect from initial call to survey to installation and beyond.

You Are Unique

Acorn appreciate that everyone is different and have their own unique reasons for wanting one of their stairlifts. From the moment your first phone call is answered you will feel comfortable in the knowledge that your enquiry is being handled compassionately and practically so that a recommendation can be made for the best product that suits your needs and budget. All Acorn stairlifts a easy and safe to operate and come with a 12 months guarantee.

Next Day Installation

Yes thats right.. If your requirement is really urgent, our partner, Acorn, can sometimes install your stairlift the following day from order using the revolutionary FastTrack® modular system. This is unheard of in the stairlift industry where curved stairlifts can sometimes take many weeks to build and install. FastTrack® aside, most Acorn stairlifts can still be fitted within a matter of days once given the go-ahead.

Why Buy an Acorn Stairlift Through Magic Mobility Ltd? 

Magic Mobility Ltd is run by an engineer with many years experience in the stairlift industry. He has worked on and serviced the Acorn 130 & 180 stairlifts and can honestly say that the 130 is one of the most reliable and durable stairlifts on the market today. The 180 has been upgraded over the years to make it one of smoothest, reliable and cost effective rides available.

So, How do Stairlifts Work.... And Are They Safe?

In a nutshell, all stairlifts work on the same principle whether curved or straight models. A Straight stairlift is always fitted to a straight staircase and its rail can vary in length dependant on how many steps the staircase has. A curved lift on the other hand is normally fitted to a staircase that has curves, flat landings between floors or over multiple levels. In both cases the rails are always attached to the staircase rather than the walls and the stairlift carriage is securely fitted to the rail using rollers and a geared drive cog thats permanently engaged to a geared rack on the rail.

99.9% of modern stairlifts run on a low DC voltage provided by internal batteries making them much safer than older 240v mains powered models that were fed by a cable to the carriage within a flexible protective ‘energy chain’. Being battery powered also means a modern stairlift will provide many journeys in the event of a power cut. A good quality pair of batteries can last 3 years or more with regular use while cheaper brands may only last a year or so. The old adage “You get what you pay for” rings very true here.

The basic operation of any stairlift hasn’t changed since its invention by entrepreneur C.C. Crispen in 1923. The rack and pinion design has worked so well for so many years that no manufacturer has felt the need for change, that said Mag-Lift or another form of modern propulsion might become a reality in the future.

Operating a stairlift is simple and all relies on movement of an up-and-down switch or joystick located on one or both armrests. While seated, the passenger operates the switch in the direction he/she wants to go and the lift will move in that direction. Sensors and electronics within the lift provide a soft-start so that the rider does not experience a jolt whether starting or stopping. These sensors also monitor the lifts position on the rail and automatically stop the lift at the end of its journey, even if the directional switch is still engaged.

Safety wise, all stairlifts are provided with ‘safety edges’ that detect any obstruction on or near the rail and stop the lift until the obstruction is removed. These spring loaded edges are normally fitted to the footrest and base of the carriage and can detect things such as kids toys to sleeping pets. A seat belt is always fitted and should be worn.

Can a stairlift ever lose control and speed down the rail? This is almost impossible due to a device called an OSG (Overspeed Governor) This clever piece of engineering is essentially a strong metal claw that centrifugally monitors the lifts speed. If the speed increases to anything higher than specified, the claw reacts by digging into the rail, bringing the stairlift to a brisk but safe halt. Once this has happened an engineer will need to be called to ascertain why the OSG activated. It could be a major fault or just simply a build up of gunge around the device caused by dust, oil and sometimes pet hair. This highlights the necessity to have a stairlift regularly serviced.

So in summary, a stairlift should not be feared. It uses many modern safety devices to ensure the passenger remains safe at all times. If annual servicing is also carried out, the risk of breakdown or accident is reduced even further. That said, we always recommend the passenger carries a phone at all times to alert neighbours or the emergency services in the event of an rare emergency, just in case.

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Acorn Accreditations
An Acorn stairlift is fitted every 8 minutes somewhere in the world 365 days a year
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Acorn Stairlift Contact Form

Use the form below and your enquiry will be sent directly to an Acorn representative who will make contact with you to discuss your requirements. There is no hard sell and no obligation.

FAQs Your Questions Answered
How much does an Acorn Stairlift cost? An accurate price can only be given after a free, no obligation survey
How long does it take to install an Acorn Stairlift? A straight stairlift can take less than an hour! A curved stairlift may take a little longer
What happens if there is a power outage? An Acorn Stairlift is powered by battery and will continue to work even if you have a power cut. Acorn pioneered the use of Battery power in stairlifts.
What is the maximum weight that an Acorn Stairlift will carry? The Acorn 130 Straight stairlift has a maximum user weight of 350lbs (158.75Kg). The Acorn 180 Curved stairlift has a maximum user weight of 265lbs (120.20Kg).
Will an Acorn stairlift damage my walls? All Acorn stairlifts are mounted to the staircase meaning no damage whatsoever will be done to your walls
Maintenance and Repairs
Acorn stairlift repairs nationwide

Aftercare is a top priority for Acorn. We want to make sure that all Acorn stairlift customers are 100% happy with their stairlifts. If, in the unlikely event there is a problem with your lift, a dedicated help desk is just a phone call away, 365 days a year. Plus there are a range of extended stairlift warranties available to suit any requirements. Please call Phil on 07733 438555 for more information or better still, fill out the contact form above and an Acorn representative will make contact with you to discuss your requirements without any obligation or hard sell.

The Technical Stuff

The Acorn 130 Straight Stairlift
A straightforward solution for straight staircases.

Acorn straight stairlift from Magic Mobility Ltd

A straight stairlift is the ultimate straight staircase solution, It will give you the full use of the home you love and cherish rather than being confined to just one floor. An Acorn straight stairlift will blend seamlessly into your home, and with a smooth start and stop mechanism, you can glide effortlessly up and down the stairs.

Continually developed, improved and refined over many years, the Acorn 130 is the direct descendant of our very first straight stairlift, the Acorn Superglide. Contact us for FREE no obligation advice and speak to one of our friendly experts.

Stairlift Hinged Rail Option & Safety features

All Acorn Stairlifts are available with a revolutionary hinged rail option. Its designed to eliminate any obstruction or trip hazard at the foot of the stairs and will also allow installation if there is a doorway at the bottom of the stairs. Acorn Stairlifts are packed with features including a key-switch for turning the lift off for when children are present, safety edges that stop the lift if there is an obstruction and an LED display which tells the owner the status of the lift at a glance.

Dimensions mm inch
A Floor to top of footrest 95 3.75
B Top of footrest to top of seat (Short) (Tall) 445 (410) (505) 17.5 (16.25) (19.75)
C Top of seat to top of arms 250 9.75
D Top of arms to top of seat back 190 17.5
E Width between armrests (Wide arm version) 445 (495) 17.5 (19.5)
F Overall width 605 23.75
G Overall height to floor 980 38.5
H Length of arms from seat back 470 18.5
I Length of seat base from seat back 435 17
J Length of footrest 325 12.75
K Width of footrest 310 12.25
L Front of footrest to stringer 570 22.5
M Back of seat to stringer 13 0.5
N Folded width 310 12.25
O Minimum width required to swivel at top 670 26.25
P Distance from front of rail to stringer (Wide arm version) 215 (240) 8.5 (9.5)

 

This stairlift is independently tested to comply with:

BS EN 81-40:2008 – European safety standard – ‘Specification for powered stairlifts’.

CE mark – Acorn Stairlift meets the requirements of the applicable European Directive(s).

ISO 9386:2-2000 International standard for stairlifts.

 

Specifications
Motor output speed No greater than 0.15 metres per second
Method of drive Rack and Pinion
Carriage Power 24v DC batteries
Motor Power 0.25KW
Maximum capacity 127kg
Maximum capacity HD version 159kg
Power supply input range 50-60Hz, 120-240V AC
Acorn stairlift user instruction manual
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The Acorn 180 Curved Stairlift
Welcome to one of the most innovative stairlifts in the world.

Acorn curved stairlift from Magic Mobility Ltd

Designed from the ground-up for any curved staircase, this curved stairlift offers a comfortable and reliable ride. The advanced self-levelling carriage moves along the modular rail system, coming to a soft stop with ease.

With its low running costs, it even operates through a power cut. The sleek, smooth and modern rail system is unique to this stairlift. There is no waiting weeks to have an expensive rail made for your home. Utilising the FastTrack® system, it can be installed in a matter of days with no mess and no fuss.

To learn more about our curved stairlift prices and installation, contact us to get your free stairlift quote from Acorn Stairlifts or simply for more advice.

Stairlift Hinged Rail Option & Safety Features

All Acorn curved stairlifts are available with a revolutionary powered hinged rail option. Its designed to eliminate any obstruction or trip hazard at the foot of the stairs and will also allow installation if there is a doorway at the bottom of the stairs. Acorn Stairlifts are packed with features including a key-switch for turning the lift off for when children are present, safety edges that stop the lift if there is an obstruction and an LED display which tells the owner the status of the lift at a glance.

Acorn 180 curved stairlift dimensions drawing
Dimensions mm inch
A Floor to top of footrest 50 2
B Top of footrest to top of seat 485 19
C Top of seat to top of arms 245 9.75
D Top of arms to top of seat back 195 7.75
E Width between armrests 480 19
F Overall width including seatbelt 620 24.5
G Overall height 975 38.25
H Length of arms from seat back 460 18
I Length of seat base from seat back 435 17
J Length of footrest 360 14.25
K Width of footrest 375 14.75
L Front of footrest to stringer 640 25.25
M Back of seat to stringer 35 1.5
N Folded width 335 13.25
O Minimum width required to swivel at top 690 27.25
P Distance from front of rail to stringer 180 7
Q Height of leg 125 (min) 650 (max) 5 (min) 25.5 (max)
R Front of drop nose to first stair 450 17.75

 

This stairlift is independently tested to comply with:

BS EN 81-40:2008 – European safety standard – ‘Specification for powered stairlifts’.

CE mark – Acorn Stairlift meets the requirements of the applicable European Directive(s).

ISO 9386:2-2000 International standard for stairlifts.

 

Specifications
Motor output speed No greater than 0.15 meters per second
Method of drive Rack and Pinion
Motor Power 0.375KW
Carriage Power Supply 29.6v D2C batteries
Maximum capacity 120kg
Power supply input range 100-240v AC
Acorn stairlift user instruction manual
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Magic Mobility Ltd are a forward thinking company dedicated to making life easier and more pleasurable for people with disabilities. We pride ourselves in keeping abreast of the latest in mobility technology whilst still offering day to day necessities at competitive prices. Please call us on 0117 915 6186 or for direct engineer contact 07733 438555.

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Our Timeline

Acorn

We became accredited partners for Acorn Stairlifts in October 2018

TriliftUK

We became sales referral agents for TriLift UK in Sep 2018

Trekinetic

We became sales referral agents for Trekinetic in Feb 2018

ATTO

We became sales referral agents for ATTO in Feb 2018

eFOLDi

We became sales agents for eFOLDi in Feb 2018

Nino

We became sales referral agents for Nino in June 2016

Genny

We have become sales agents for the new Genny in Dec 2015 (No longer available)

Mobilift

We became Mobilift sales and hire agents in Oct 2014

Boma 7

We became Boma 7 dealers in 2013

Thyssen

We became dealers for Thyssen Krupp in 2008

Brooks

We became Brooks dealers in 2008

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