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The Number 1 Choice for Straight Staircases - Acorn 130 Superglide Stairlift
Ease-of-Use Commendation granted in the UK

Our Acorn 130 Stairlift

The ideal solution for a straight staircase.

The ultimate staircase solution giving you the full use of the home you love.

Blending seamlessly into your home, with a smooth start and stop mechanism, you can glide effortlessly up and down the stairs.

All of Acorn’s current stairlifts have been independently tested and certified to comply with the newest European safety standard for stairlifts, BS EN 81-40:2008, as well as the worldwide standard for stairlifts, ISO 9836-2:2000.

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  • Fits quickly and easily to the stairs, not the wall
  • Requires no structural changes to your home
  • Stairlifts also available for narrow stairs
  • Affordable and reliable with low running costs
  • Slimline and folds away conveniently when not in use
Acorn 130 Stairlift Features

Key Features:

  1. Comfortable padded seat and backrest which is hard-wearing and gives extra support.
  2. Simple two direction switch is easy to use.
  3. Inertia seatbelt fitted as standard provides security and safety to the user.
  4. The stairlift's seat, arms and footrest fold away neatly when not in use.
  5. The stairlift seat swivels to allow the user to exit the lift without discomfort.
  6. Fits directly to your stairs and plugs into a dedicated UK mains electrical socket, so no structural or electrical changes are needed to be made to your staircase or home.
  7. The stairlift can be safely locked and deactivated with a key.
  8. Simple digital display shows correct functioning and quickly diagnoses any problems.
  9. For added safety, the stairlift has five safety sensors on the footrest and carriage that immediately stop the lift at any obstruction on your staircase.
  10. Two remote controls, with large easy to use buttons, come as standard to call the lift upstairs and downstairs.

Features Gallery

Video Demonstration

Acorn 130 Stairlift Measurements and Technical Information
Dimensions mm inch
A Overall height 980 38.5
B Height of Seat 440 17.25
C Overall depth (from wall) 570 22.5
D Overall depth (when folded) 310 12.25
E Width of footrest 310 12.25
F Overall width 605 23.75
G Depth of seat 425 16

This stairlift is independently tested to comply with:

  • BS EN 81-40:2008 - European safety standard - 'Specification for powered stairlifts'.
  • CE mark - Acorn Stairlift meets the requirements of the applicable European Directive(s).
  • ASME compliant for mechanical and electrical hazards - ASME A18.1 and A17.5.
  • ISO 9386:2-2000 International standard for stairlifts.
Motor output speed 120mm/s | 4.8inches per second - No greater than 0.15 meters per second
Method of drive Rack and pinion
Power supply 24V DC (battery)
Maximum capacity 280lbs/127kg
Track Modular rail, extruded aluminium
Mains supply 50-60Hz, 100-240V AC

* NOTE: Acorn, in keeping with its policy of continual development, reserves the right to change specification without notice. All measurements are approximate.

Optional Extras

Acorn 130 Straight Hinge Demonstration

Manual Hinge

If there is a doorway or hallway at the foot of the stairs, the optional manual hinged rail is ideal.

The lower section of the rail can be folded up and out of the way manually using call stations placed at the top and bottom of the staircase, allowing greater access at the foot of the stairs.

When the stairlift is not is use, the rail is neatly out of the way and causes no obstruction.


Maureen and Trevor Parkinson, Manchester

"I trusted Acorn from the beginning and what's more, they could fit a stairlift straight away which was perfect for our situation"

Posted: 12:00am Oct 24, 2014 by Maureen and Trevor Parkinson, Manchester

Brian Hardy, Braintree

If it was not for my new stairlift, I would have been stuck in hospital for weeks.

Posted: 12:00am Aug 22, 2014 by Brian Hardy, Braintree

Margaret Sergison, Liverpool

I've regained my confidence and I'm no longer scared of the stairs.

Posted: 12:00am Aug 19, 2014 by Margaret Sergison, Liverpool

John & Penny Findlay, Scotland

I would restrict myself to going upstairs just once a day as it was too painful to make the climb more often. One afternoon I was so exhausted and desperately fed up of not being able to live comfortably in my own house.

Posted: 12:00am Aug 14, 2014 by John & Penny Findlay, Scotland

Jim Cornforth, West Midlands

I liked the look of Acorn immediately. From an engineers perspective I could see the stairlift was very well constructed.

Posted: 12:00am Jul 20, 2014 by Jim Cornforth, West Midlands

Florence Bramall, UK

A stairlift was the best way of keeping my independence.

Posted: 12:00am Jul 15, 2014 by Florence Bramall, UK

Ali Asghar, Manchester

The stairlift has made a wonderful difference to our lives.

Posted: 12:00am Jun 02, 2014 by Ali Asghar, Manchester

Jennifer Croxford, Skegness

For 13 years the impact of the condition gradually got worse and I grew to dread climbing the stairs in my own home because it was just too painful, too draining and after a number of falls too frightening.

Posted: 12:00am Apr 15, 2013 by Jennifer Croxford, Skegness