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By working hand in hand with our customers, we created the extremely graceful Sofia stairlift, packed with innovative and tailor-made safety features. The Sofia stair lift is available for straight and curved staircases.

Key features & benefits


Neat, elegant and tidy- Sofia features a fold-flat chair that leaves your hallway spacious.

Designed with comfort in mind  – Sofia is generously upholstered with a cushioned back and padded seat.

Adjustable armrests and seat – The seat width and height can be tailored to suit you perfectly.

Safe and secure  – Designed with an easy-to-use seatbelt, seat safety sensors and a built-in control key.


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Suitable for / Dimensions

  • SStraight stairs
  • CCurved stairs
  • NNarrow stairs

Straight Stairs
Width Folded: 342mm
Width Unfolded: 654mm
Maximum Load: 135kg

Curved Stairs
Width Folded: 405mm
Width Unfolded: 679mm
Maximum Load: 135kg (120kg for power hinge rails)

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Key benefits

One step folding

Flip-up the arms or the seat and the footrest follows, folding flat for more space on your stairs.

Adjustable arms

You can have the armrests on your Sofia adjusted to size for extra comfort.

Easy to use swivel levers

Use the standard easy-to-operate manual swivel lever, or for those with limited strength in their hands, the optional one or two-way powered swivel, to get off your stairlift safely.

Safety Edges

Safety sensors around the footrest and carriage automatically detect any obstruction on your stairs, bringing your Sofia to a safe and gentle stop.

Seat safety sensor

A sensor within the seat ensures your stairlift won't move until you're safely settled in your chair.

Removable link bars

If you need side access from a wheelchair, the link bars can be removed, enabling you to move safely and easily onto the chair.

Upholstery options

The Sofia offers stylish comfort, upholstery options include hard wearing woven, supple leather or durable vinyl, all available in a choice of colours to suit your home.

Adjustable seat height

Ensures your stairlift seat and footrest height are perfectly positioned to your height for complete comfort.


Use the specifically designed seatbelt which can be fastened simply and easily with one hand.

Intuitive controls

A gentle touch of the controls is all it takes to safely and effortlessly climb your stairs.

Sofia Detailed Specification


Straight stairs:
- Width: 342mm (folded), 654mm (unfolded)
- Seat height: 390mm (min) 460mm (max)

Curved stairs:
- Width: 405mm (folded), 679mm (unfolded)
- Seat height: 525mm

Maximum load

Straight stairs: Maximum one person up to 135kg
Curved stairs: Maximum one person up to 135kg

By code the stairlift is structurally strong enough to hold 5x that load, but should not be used to carry more than the load.

Power supply

Do we need to have a power supply or is it run off a battery?
Our stairlifts are battery powered, but we will require an outlet either at the top or bottom of the stairs to keep it charged. Our electricians will make sure it is in the best place prior to installation.

What happens in a power cut?
As the stairlift is battery powered it will continue to work even if your home loses power. If you have a powered swivel you will need to use the manual swivel lever.

How long does the battery in a Stannah stairlift last?
Depending on usage, your battery should last between 3 to 5 years.
How do the batteries recharge?
All Stannah straight rail stairlifts have a continual charge, the curved rail stairlifts have charge points on the rail.

Safety features

- Seatbelt
- Optional Footrest fold button on the armrest - fold the footrest without bending over near the top of the stairs
- Seat load sensor to prevent the chair moving until the user is securely seated
- Safety edges to stop the chair if it touches an obstruction
- Key lock to prevent unwanted use
- On/Off switch
- Manual swivel seat to turn and face the top landing. Also available as a powered swivel upgrade.
- Open-step fold
- Removable link bars

Customise your Sofia

You can choose from the following options

Model shown is for straight stairs in black leather Model shown is for straight stairs in black leather

Click on the swatches below to update the style of the stairlift on the left handside.

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Buying your Stannah stairlift is as easy as 1, 2, 3

1 Step 1

Call our friendly advisors & book a stairlift assessment

There’s absolutely no obligation or pressure to buy. The purpose of the visit is to enable our advisor to assess your staircase, make some suggestions about which stairlift is right for you and give you a firm quotation, which we’ll stick to.

2 Step 2

Place your order with your Stannah representative

Whenever you’re ready, just place your order and your stairlift will be installed at the earliest available date.

3 Step 3

Installation by trained and accredited technicians

Installation normally takes no longer than a few hours. When our installation technician leaves your house, it will be clean and tidy, exactly as they found it. With one exception of course. You’ll have your Stannah stairlift so your stairs will no longer be any kind of obstacle.

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