How to buy a home lift?

Do you know what you need to think about when buying a home lift? Our guide explains it all in 8 simple steps.

Step by step guide

A home lift is not something you buy every day and it is a big investment that comes with several choices to make. The decision to buy a home lift may seem daunting at first, but it is a smart investement in your family and future. What do you need to think about and how does the whole process work? Our Buyer’s Guide helps you step by step and makes it easy.

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Understanding how you want your lift to fit into your home and life style, is the first step to finding the perfect home lift solution. Your needs should determine what type of home lift you choose, rather than other factors like the available space that you think you have, or your budget constraints. Our home lifts come in a wide range of sizes and can be fitted in incredibly small and narrow spaces. Several models can even be installed outdoors. And, when it comes to your budget, there are many ways to adapt the configuration of your lift.

To get you started, we have created a preparation checklist.


Just answer these questions and you are well on the way to getting the perfect home lift!

  1. How many floors do you want the lift to serve?
  2. How many people do you want the lift to carry?
  3. Will the lift need to accommodate for a wheelchair?
  4. Where would you like to place the lift?
  5. What is the available space for the lift (width x depth)?
  6. What is the ceiling height on the top floor?
  7. What style and colour would you like for your lift?
  8. What kind of budget do you have?

2. visit our showroom or Book a free home visit

When you plan to buy a home lift, you will need to make quite a few decisions.  To get advice on the best lift solution for you and your family, you can always contact your local Cibes dealer to book a free home visit or visit our showroom, no strings attached.  Our trained lift professionals will advise you on the best choice of lift model and configuration for your home, budget and requirements.

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3. Design your lift

Designing you lift is usually the most enjoyable part of the process. This is the moment when you get the chance to create the perfect lift for your lifestyle and interior. Our wide range of colours and materials gives you the freedom to design a lift that will blend in seamlessly with your home and life style.

Not sure about what lift design you want? Our advisors will help you put together your dream lift but you can also try out different options and build your own lift in our lift configurator.

Build your lift

4. Lift quotation

The price of a lift depends on a number of factors. Just tell us what you need and want and we will provide you with a quotation with the estimated price of your home lift. Our advisors can often provide you with an estimated price span over the phone within minutes. A quote request is always without obligation and at this stage, you can still make as many changes as you want to the specification to find the perfect configuration for you, so make sure that to make the most of it!

In addition to the cost of purchasing the lift, it is important to consider other related costs, such as the building costs of adapting your home, maintenance costs and energy costs. Our team are on hand to assist and discuss options for this, click on the button below to contact us.

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5. Time to place your lift order

Check your order
Do you have everything you need? Your lift is going to be with you for many years to come, so it may be worth to double-check. Your Cibes dealer will help you check your order, but you need to make sure that you are happy with the specification. Once the order is approved, changes may increase the lift price and delay delivery.

When it is time the order, your Cibes dealer will handle all the contacts with our factory for you and also assist you in getting the planning permission. All you need to do is to approve the final lift specification and drawings for the manufacturing to start.

I have approved the order, what happens now?
As soon as you have approved your lift order and drawings, the manufacturing will start. Given that our manufacturing time generally is short, it is good to plan ahead!

  • A planning permission is required.
  • You need to agree on an installation date.
  • The installation site will be prepared.

The necessary building preparations will vary, but are much less extensive than for conventional lifts. Contact your local Cibes dealer for more information.

6. Lift delivery

Your Cibes dealer will book the transport and make sure that the lift delivery goes smoothly. All our lifts are delivered in manageable size packages to facilitate logistics during transport and at the installation site. How soon the lift can be delivered to your door step, depends on where in the world you live. Our lifts are made in Sweden and the manufacturing time is generally about 4-8 weeks. Your Cibes dealer will provide you with more information.

Depending on what you have agreed, the lift will be delivered to your Cibes dealer or directly to your home. Either way, you do not need to do anything, your Cibes dealer will make sure that transport arrangements are taken care of.

Home lift packaging

Easy lift installation

Service and maintenance

7. Installation

Has the lift been delivered and all the necessary adaptations made? Then it is time to install your lift.  Installing a Cibes lift will not transform your home into a dusty building site for weeks on end. In most cases, your Cibes home lift will be installed in as little as 2-4 days! Our smart, ready-made lift concept brings structural adaptation and building work down to a minimum, causing minimal disruption to your everyday life.


All Cibes lifts are CE type certified and compliant with all relevant European Safety Standards. Once your home lift is installed, your Cibes dealer will perform a safety check of your lift to make sure that it is working properly and is safe for you and your family to use. A safety checklist is sent to our factory and a CE Certificate of Conformity is issued.

In some countries, a safety inspection by a third party is required. The lift inspection is booked by your Cibes dealer.

8. Ready to use

The moment you have been waiting for is here – your lift is ready to use! As soon as the installation is checked and cleared, you and your family have a great home lift to enjoy for many years.

Once the lift is installed, you can still count on us as your partner for service and maintenance. Just like a car, a home lift needs regular checks and maintenance to make sure that it runs properly and is safe for you and your family to use. Talk to you Cibes dealer about our different types of maintenance contracts.

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