It’s widely acknowledged that once architects integrate screw-driven lifts into residential projects, they seldom revert to alternative technologies. But what sets screw-drive lifts apart from hydraulic and traction options, consistently positioning them as the preferred choice? Below, we delve into the three primary reasons often cited:

  1. Optimal Space Utilization:

The pivotal distinction between commercial and residential spaces lies in the latter’s scarcity of square footage, making efficient space utilization paramount. Screw-driven lifts excel in this aspect, boasting a standing space to finished size ratio of up to 73%.

By minimizing the allocation of space to counterweights and accommodating doors, these lifts prioritize customer comfort without compromising on efficiency. Additionally, their all-glass shafts contribute to a sense of expansive and uninterrupted space, enhancing the overall ambiance

Compare the two photos below and see for yourself – which one feels like a more open and inviting space, with lots of natural light?

Obvious answer right?

  1. Tailored Customization for Home Integration:

While traditional lifts offer customization options, they often adhere to industry design standards. Screw-driven lifts from Cibes break free from these constraints, offering an extensive array of premium powder-coat finishes, door types, and customizable features.

From design panels to timber pattern flooring, wooden finishes to textured wall coverings, and vibrant LED lighting, these lifts provide customization options perfectly suited to complement any home interior.


  1. Reduced Maintenance Frequency:

A frequently overlooked factor with traction and hydraulic lifts is their intricate design, demanding frequent maintenance—sometimes monthly. For homeowners, this translates to inconvenience and the need for regular supervision during maintenance visits.

In contrast, screw-driven lifts, particularly those equipped with Cibes’ EcoSilent technology, may require as little as two maintenance session per year. This significantly reduces disruptions and has garnered appreciation from clients.

  1. Bonus: Existing Homes

For architects specializing in renovations, accommodating a lift in a home not originally designed for one can be a significant challenge. Traditional lifts often necessitate costly remodeling, including pit construction, cutting through slabs, and creating space for a machine room.

Cibes’ screw-driven technology eliminates these obstacles. With no need for a pit or machine room, it can be seamlessly installed into existing structures, even providing access to the roof without the need for extensive modifications.

Easy peasy.

What about you? Is there a favorite reason that you use screw-driven lifts that we missed? Let us know!