The Somerset Stairlifts & Mobility – Van Gogh – Twin-rail – Curved Stairlift
One of a range of curved stairlifts available from Somerset Stairlifts & Mobility. The Van Gogh is a single rail stairlift designed to be fitted on curved staircases – ones which navigate landings, curves or changes of level.
The design of the Van Gogh allows it to be fitted directly to the staircase, so there is no messy building work, dust and debris. It provides a safe, smooth and comfortable ride up even the most complicated of curved staircases – The stairlift framework consists of a single tubular track, which is less than eight centimetres in diameter and a chair unit which also houses the motor which propels the stairlift. The track is available in three standard colors – it runs almost silently and the most compact design allows plenty of space for other users to access the stair.
The ‘turn and go’ system 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 – the Van Gogh comes 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 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. We supply all seats with a manual swivel function as standard. The Van Gogh has an auto-swivel function as an optional extra.
All of our 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 our 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.
Features and Benefits – the upholstery is available in beige, anthracite or bordeaux coloured wipe clean flame retardant fabric. The footplate and seat swivel are manually operated as standard, but powered options are available. Retractable seat belt as standard. Delivered with a powered hinge if required. All our Stairlifts are covered by a twelve month manufacturer’s warranty
- Swivel radius: 73 to 66.5cm
- Wall to inner seat back: 10.5cm
- Seat depth: 37cm
- Minimum folded width to footplate: 42cm
- Minimum open width to edge of footplate: 64cm
- Minimum open width to edge of footplate (Offset footplate): 61cm
- Armrest width – external: 56cm
- Armrest width – internal: 44cm
- Seat back height: 40cm
- Footplate to seat height: 47.5cm
- Minimum footplate height: 12.5cm
- Minimum track Intrusion Into Staircase: 17cm
- Maximum weight limit: 125kg / 19.5st
- Power supply: 24v DC battery / charger: 240v
Don’t take our word for it – try before you buy – visit our showroom and ‘try out’ the Van Gogh for yourself – our showroom is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm and on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm (Frobisher Way – Just off Bindon Road) – or for any further information or to arrange a free home survey telephone: 01823 288 196 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: All of our stairlift prices are subject to a home survey.