Showroom Refurb

We’re refurbishing our showroom to make it more easier than ever for our customers to come and test our stairlifts before choosing which of our new or reconditioned stairlifts they’d like to buy.

Call in for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our friendly experts who will talk you through all you need to know about stairlifts and making the right choice for your home.

Here are some pictures of the progress so far…

We’ve created a door which goes straight from the showroom and down a short corridor to the area of stairlifts which you can try out.

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Following this, the whole showroom will be getting a lick of paint, new carpet and a general all round uplift.

We can’t wait to see the finished project but we’ll keep you updated. In the meantime though, it is business as usual so don’t be put off by the work being done – during in working hours there is little disruption.

To see what makes and models we have available, visit the home page to select the tab relevant to you

We’re based on South Street Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 1DD. And what a lovely day it is today….

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Loneliness for men over 50 set to rise to 1m in next 15 years

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We were saddened to hear the government figures released this week that in the next 15 years the number of men over the age of 50 suffering from severe loneliness in England will increase to more than 1 million.

The study stated a shocking more than 700,000 older men feeling a high degree of loneliness. This is only set to increase as the population of older men living alone is predicted to grow by 65% to 1.5 million by 2030. Independent Age said that the impact of isolation will spread.

Those that are and will be most likely the hardest hit are men with low incomes with few qualifications, health problems and those that rent.

“This matters because loneliness is actually a health risk,” said Janet Morrison, chief executive of Independent Age. “If you allow people to suffer from loneliness it has the equivalent impact as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is as big a risk as obesity.”

Some of the figures show:

  • Nearly one in five older men admitted to having less than monthly contact with friends compared to one in eight for women
  • More older men experience high levels of social isolation
  • Almost a quarter of men over 50 have less than monthly contact with their children compared to just one in seven women
  • Loneliness affects close to half of all men over 50

The findings are based on newly released data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, a collaboration involving University College London, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, NatCen Social Research and Manchester University.

On Monday Independent Age will call on the government to tackle loneliness among retirees by providing pre-retirement advice on retaining and developing social networks and for local councils to step up efforts to identify lonely people.

Are you concerned or affected by this. Visit

Happy Home Focus: Reconditioned Stannah Stairlifts


Stannah is a renowed name in the stairlift industry for quality and reliability.  It is a British family run business based in England, making lifts of all types since 1867 and stairlifts from 1975.

Stannah stairlifts are designed to blend seamlessly with your interior, whether you live in a classic or contemporary home, or if you have a straight or curved staircase – it is the perfect edition to the home making mobility easy. There is a large number of models to choose from. Here at A1, we offer recondition Stannah stairlifts which are as good as new:

What are the benefits of a reconditioned stairlifts?

Value for money stairlifts

If  you are looking for quality and value for money, your best option is a reconditioned stairlift. We’re specialists in supplying and fitting used models and we have a large selection in stock from all the top manufacturers. We supply both straight and curved with a quick turnaround and personable service. And we are one of only a few companies who can supply reconditioned curved stairlifts.

Fully checked and tested

Each of our reconditioned stairlifts is fully checked and tested to ensure that everything is working correctly and that all safety devices are fully functioning. Worn parts are replaced or repaired, new rollers and cabling are fitted, and on battery models the batteries are replaced.

To check the availability and price of reconditioned Stannah stairlifts please phone 0800 678 5261 or email



Bruno Mariano Charity Dinner Dance

We’re proud to be part of this Bruno Mariano Night at Cougar Park, Keighley on November 14. It was a great success last year and once again all funds raised will go to Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and Reverse Rett.

Fizz, canapes, 3-course meal and live music. More information here or email

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Event is at Cougar Park, Keighley, West Yorkshire