A practical combination of safety and ease-of-use for straight stairs.

  • Our mainstay chair for straight stairs, the Saxon is rated for 350lbs and can be adjusted for height.
  • Reliable battery power with constant charging. The Saxon runs along a 4" aluminum rail which is fastened to a few of the stair treads. Along the back of this track a charging system constantly tops up the batteries in the chair. This uses very little power, and ensures that the stairlift is always available for use (even during an extended power outage).
  • Easy folding. One of the armrests is connected internally to the footrest; lift up the armrest, and the footrest raises too. This avoids the need to bend over when folding the chair, which makes the chair safer to use, especially at the top of the stairs.
  • Swivel seat. At the top of the stairs the chair may be swiveled to face the top landing. In this position the back of the chair acts as a barrier across the stairs.
  • The seat belt clasps securely in front of the user
  • Adjustable seat height. During installation, the Saxon can be set to a comfortable height. Many users prefer a relatively high seat, which makes it easier for them to get in and out of the chair.
  • Durable upholstery. The Saxon has practical vinyl upholstery - strong and easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
  • Stannah has the best testing process in the industry. All Stannah stairlifts are tested at full load for the equivalent of 10 years of use, and the motor/gearbox is tested for the equivalent of 20 years. This is a robust stairlift designed to serve you well.

Hover over a color-swatch to change the seat color

Mallum upholstery
Forst upholstery
Skye upholstery
Roeburn upholstery
Clova upholstery

Please ask to see a color swatch - computer monitors often display colors incorrectly.

Front dimensions
Side dimensions
Plan dimensions

Dimensions measured from the wall are nominal - the addition of a wide baseboard or similar obstruction may affect the dimensions taken from this point. The dimensions are accurate, but you should add 1" clearance for the user.

  • Weight limit: 350lbs.
  • Minimum stair width: about 27". (The stairlift takes up less, but you need room for the users' knees)
  • Distance between armrests: 19"
  • Depth of seat cushion: 16"
  • Minimum seat height from floor: 18"
  • Maximum seat height from floor: 27"
  • Space needed at the bottom of the stairs: about 27" in front of first step (but chair can be folded and sent up the stairs when not in use)
  • Folded width from wall: 12.9"
  • Rail protrusion at bottom landing: about 15" unless a fold-up rail is fitted
  • Rail protrusion at top landing: about 4", but can be installed at 0" if there is a door at the top
  • Width of rail: 4"
  • Distance of rail from baseboard: usually about 3¾"
  • Speed: about 18'/minute (so about 45 seconds to ride up a typical staircase)
  • Remotes: two, one for each landing, infra-red wireless (like a TV remote, fewer buttons!)
  • Battery life - stairlift: typically 3-5 years
  • Battery life - remotes: typically 1-2 years depending on use. 3 'AA' batteries per remote
  • Service interval: annual service is recommended by Stannah and by American Society of Mechanical Engineers code
  • User maintenance required: none, but a wipe down with a damp cloth is OK for cleaning
  • Standard safety devices:
    • Seat belt: center-clasp seat-belt
    • Over-speed governor: required in public buildings, so we fit one to all our stairlifts
    • Safety sensors: on the footrest and both sides of chair, to stop the stairlift if it touches an obstruction
    • Constant battery-charging: to prevent dead batteries, the biggest cause of call-outs for most stairlifts
    • Key lock: under one armrest
  • Available options:
    • Automatic fold-up track - used where no obstruction is there is a door or passageway at the bottom of the stairs
    • Powered swivel seat - allows the user to swivel the seat while standing away from the top of the stairs
    • Upholstery colors: 5 (see 'Colors' tab)

Now choose your next step...

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