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need simple innovative answer for conveying someone in standing position up and down 12 steps, 3ft wide.? Answered

live in 1st floor flat. partner housebound. cant use communal stairs. spine problem. stairlift not allowed due to h/s regulations for other residents. amove to ground floor offered but too much for her to move. evacuation chairs tried but jolting and sitting position terrible.device cant be a fixture.something put in place when used. thought of a motorized step raiser that goes up to height of next step and you then step on another flat raiser which goes up, and i bring the other one in front for the next step and so on. was told would cost a fortune. motorized car jacks take 2 mins to elevate - no good. housebound for a year. desparate situation. any helpful ideas like amotorized step device that goes down and up, would be a lifesaver and greatly appreciated. thanks.

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DELETED_GuardianFox

9 years ago

Well, you can fight the building reglations. Odds are, a court would decide in your favor. That said, the move would be the best solution. The next best solution is get an elevator installed.

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notmyfault

9 years ago

You could take two 1x6x length of stairs. Four 2x4x length determined by how close ramps need to be. Four strap hinges. Two hook and eyelet latches. Take the 1x6s and lay them on the stairs to determine how long to make the length of the 2x4s. Figure the length from the riser to where you need the ramp to be. Screw the 2x4s to the 1x6s. 2x4s underneath. Put hinges on the 2x4 to the risers. Now swing the ramps up against the walls and determine where to put the latches. When not in use the ramps can be folded against the wall so other people can use the stairs normally. It should not be against any regulations and is easily removed when you move, only leaving a few screw holes. The steps act like braces so you do not need thicker wood, to hold heavy weights. If you leave room between the ramps you can hold someone in a wheel chair and walk them down. NMF

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mikeasaurus

9 years ago

In my opinion, you need to move.

I know this will be the unpopular view, however your restriction here isn't heath and safety concerns or other residents, it's your inability to get where you need to go. I am not against people who have mobility concerns, however it seems here that you are attempting to solve a problem with too many variables with a complex (and possibly expensive) answer.

While solution exist to make this problem workable, your solution to this problem would be to move to location which you can easily live your life and enjoy the process of coming and going from your residence as you please.

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frollard

9 years ago

how come you cant get a seated-lift installed? h/s regulations prevent a lift from being installed?