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Meet Starla

A customizable stairlift to match any style home

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Compact and easy to use, the Starla chair is a versatile stairlift for straight or curved stairs. The Starla is well-equipped, as standard, with a range of options available if needed. The chair can also be folded up easily without bending over, which is especially helpful at the top of the stairs.

With constantly recharging batteries to ensure that it is always ready for use, a wide seat and footrest, the Starla is a practical and affordable option from Stannah. Installation takes just a few hours.

Key features & benefits

  • Many upholstery options – customize the Starla chair to match the décor of your home.
  • Designed for comfort – a slightly backwards pitch gives you a feeling of comfort and added security.
  • Easy to get in and out – raise and lower the footrest at the push of a button.
  • Safe and secure – the hand control will not run the stairlift unless there is at least 40lbs of pressure on the seat, this ensures you are properly seated before the lift operates (lift will still work with remote control when seat isn’t loaded).
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Customisable! It's your choice

  • light wood
  • dark wood
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Suitable for / Dimensions

  • SStraight stairs
  • CCurved stairs
  • NNarrow stairs

Straight Stairs
Width Folded: 339mm
Width Unfolded: 654mm
Maximum Load: 160kg

Curved Stairs
Width Folded: 405mm
Width Unfolded: 679mm
Maximum Load: 120kg

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What our experts say about the Starla

Stannah expert Bob Don Francesco
“The Starla represents the very best that Stannah has to offer. With a bevy of safety features and customizable options, the Starla can be adapted to fit almost any home. Straight or curved, wood trim or fully upholstered, the Starla can give you the look and feel that your home needs, while maintaining Stannah’s high quality standards.”

Key benefits

Footrest fold button

Raise the footrest without bending down – easier for getting in to the chair, safer when storing the chair at the top of the stairs.

Upholstery options

A choice of durable vinyl or stylish woven fabric in a range of colours, to match your home.

Choice of trim

The seat can be fully upholstered or with a light-wood or dark-wood trim.

Easy exit at the top of the stairs

The seat swivels at the top of the stairs to face safely onto the top landing. Note how close the footrest comes to the floor.

Seat load sensor

Prevents the seat from moving until you are securely seated. To move an empty chair, use the remote controls on either landing.

Designed for comfort

A slight backwards tilt gives a feeling of comfort and added security.

Slim folding seat

When folded neatly away the Starla leaves plenty of room to walk past.

Ergonomic control

A soft, shaped control on the armrest only needs a light touch of the fingers or your hand to start gliding up or down the stairs.

Easy-to-use seat belt

The seat belt can be used with one hand, and is mounted near the tip of the armrest, so it’s easy to reach.

Remote controls on each landing

Call or send your Starla using the remote controls.

Starla Detailed Specification


Straight stairs:
- Width: 339mm (folded), 654mm (unfolded)
- Seat height: 390mm (min), 490mm (max)

Curved stairs:
- Width: 405mm (folded), 679mm (unfolded)
- Seat height: 486mm

Maximum load

Straight stairs: Maximum one person up to 160kg
Curved stairs: Maximum one person up to 120kg

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.

Customise your Starla

You can choose from the following options

Model shown is dark wood trim with beige upholstery for curved stairs Model shown is dark wood trim with beige upholstery for curved stairs

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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