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StairSteady - A Step Towards Independence


The StairSteady is a simple but brilliant award-winning concept originally invented by a Sheffield schoolgirl. It consists of a rail and a handle which moves freely when pushed but locks when weight is applied. It can help to keep you independent and safe on your stairs.

Because it is so simple it’s ideal for most homes and once fitted is unobtrusive, unlike most stairlifts, with the added advantage of being considerably cheaper - prices start from around £995 for a simple staircase (excluding installation costs, which will vary with the configuration of the staircase).

We  supply the StairSteady exclusively within the UK. Please find further information for:
overseas enquiries.


How the story started

The StairSteady was invented by Ruth Amos, as part of her school GCSE course when she was just 15 years old. Her achievement with StairSteady was recognised with several awards including the prestigious ‘Young Engineer for Great Britain’ and ‘Best Established Product’ (British Healthcare Trade Association).

From this idea StairSteady has grown into an international brand with a network of dealers throughout the UK

Potential Users

The StairSteady is very flexible and can help people of all ages with a wide range of needs, including both short and long-term problems. A few examples of situations which might be helped include: stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinsons, head injury, ME, diabetes, amputations, obesity visual impairment as well as many other conditions that might affect balance and stability.

The Product

The StairSteady acts as secure sliding support for going either up or down the stairs.

The sturdy handle lets you have both hands in front of you as you climb or descend the stairs at your own pace. Once you reach the top or bottom the handle folds neatly out of the way, so it doesn’t spoil the look of your home.

The StairSteady is manufactured in the UK to the highest ISO 9000 standard and is quick and easy to install, requiring minimal ongoing care.

Is it right for you?

As is the case with many products designed to help people with mobility problems, it can be difficult to be sure whether the StairSteady is right for you. We are always happy to provide advice and you can come to our Enfield showroom where you can talk to our expert staff and try out one of our demonstration units before you choose whether to go ahead.

StairSteady will fit most stair types but before you make the final decision our technicians will carry out a home survey to make absolutely sure your stairs are suitable, so that you don’t waste your time or money.


"We both find our StairSteady so easy to use. We are keen to show others our StairSteady. Many thanks for your help."
Mrs Foster

"I live in an upstairs flat and I am really pleased with my StairSteady. I feel much safer on the stairs because it feels so sturdy. I do go up and down more often now; my daughter says it is because I like playing with it! The StairSteady is worth every penny and is much cheaper than a chair lift. Really the best thing I have purchased in years."
Mrs Tattershall

"It makes a huge difference having two arms in front of me. I feel in control and active. I can now come and go out of my flat as I wish."
Mrs Robertson

"I have found the StairSteady a great help. As the rail can be set up at any height it was fitted in the perfect position for me to use. The benefit of the StairSteady is that I am still able to use the stairs rather than becoming dependent on a stairlift and, losing my mobility. The fitting team was really helpful and pleasant. I have no hesitation in recommending a StairSteady."
Mrs Smith

Going ahead

Once you are happy to go ahead our staff will guide you through the process and advise on whether you can claim VAT exemption.

Installation is quick and easy; once you’ve placed your StairSteady order we’ll arrange a time for our technician to come and fit it in your home.

For more product information you can visit StairSteady.

Otherwise, you can always just drop into our showroom for a coffee and a chat and try it out for yourself with our demonstration unit.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does it matter if the walls are only stud walls?

A. No, as long as the wall has wooden supports. If you are unsure, we’ll come and do a survey for you.

Q. What happens if I have more than one set of stairs or if I have a landing in the middle?

A. For a split set of stairs then we can use a Dogleg unit which is supplied in 2 parts, one for each flight.

Q. How can I try the StairSteady before I buy?

A. Come to our Enfield showroom to try out our demonstration unit

Q. Will it block my stairs?

A. No, it folds away at both the top and bottom of your stairs

Q. Does the StairSteady have to replace my existing handrail?

A. Usually it will replace your rail so we can position the StairSteady at the best height for you. If you wish to keep your handrail, we can discuss this, but you will need a survey to make sure that we can position your StairSteady at the safest and most effective position for you.

Q. How long does it take to fit?

A. About 2 hours in normal circumstances, if you have different stairs or specific needs it may be a little longer.

Q. How much weight does it hold?

A. It is tested up to 25 stone, but it is possible for it to work with heavier than this. If you are heavier than this please let us know as we may need to do a special structural survey on your house which will cost more and use different fixings when it is fitted.

Visit our Showroom & Training Centre

We stock a wide range of products, with over 1000 lines available in the showroom.
Come and TRY out the products to see what suits your needs.
Our friendly highly-trained staff will help you make a choice which is right for you.

  • We're located just off the A10,
    less than 10 minutes from the North Circular or M25
  • 5-minute walk from Southbury Road Station
  • Level access showroom & Accessible toilets
  • Free local delivery available
  • Home assessments and delivery can be arranged
  • FREE PARKING in our large car park


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