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Keep up to date with the latest news, updates and images from IDSystems. Learn more about our team, our projects and our products, including the exhibitions we attend and the initiatives we are running for our customers, architects and partners.


Monday 24th April 2017

Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards

IDSystems is proud to sponsor the 'Best Contemporary Renovation' category at the 2017 Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards. For more than twenty years the awards have recognised the nation's best self build, extension and renovation projects.



Tuesday 18th April 2017

IDSystems all set for Grand Designs Live

The largest exhibition of the year for IDSystems gets underway at ExCeL in London on Saturday 29th April. The nine day show will feature IDSystems stand (B200) at the entrance to the Grand Build hall of the show, one of six distinct sections of the hugely popular show.



Wednesday 5th April 2017

New low-threshold track for bifold doors provides additional option

Choosing between a flush track, seamlessly connecting the interior and exterior of your home; and a weathered track, providing the ultimate protection from the wind and rain for bifold doors has always been a consideration for our customers purchasing the SUNFLEX SF55/55c systems - but now there is a third option.



Tuesday 28th March 2017

Homebuilding & Renovating Show smashes records for IDSystems

With a brand new 120sqm stand IDSystems had high hopes for the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC last weekend, but the show exceeded even those expectations to break records both for number of enquiries made and sales completed at the show.



Tuesday 14th March 2017

New stand set for debut at Homebuilding & Renovating Show

IDSystems will unveil its brand new, and largest ever, exhibition stand at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show in Birmingham. The exhibition, the largest of its type outside of London returns to the NEC from the 23-26th March, with IDSystems stand (B131) enlarged by nearly 50% to 115sqm.



Monday 27th February 2017

Self-build successes for IDSystems

IDSystems has seen a significant increase in the number of self-build projects it has worked on over the last twelve months, following the establishment of a dedicated self-build projects team. From rooflights and balustrades, to award-winning bifold doors, sliding doors and windows, our glazing systems have been supplied and installed on a range of projects.



Friday 10th February 2017

Build It Live proves huge success on venue debut

Build It Live's debut at the Kent Event Centre near Maidstone last weekend was a huge success for IDSystems, with a record number of enquiries received over the two days of the show, and a real strength of the self-build market demonstrated by visitors to the show.



Tuesday 7th February 2017

NEW BROCHURE | IDSystems launches innovative new brochure

The brand new IDSystems brochure is now available to request and download, as we continue to refine and develop marketing material that is useful to our customers. The new brochure has been put together in response to customer feedback, and provides a detailed overview of IDSystems as a company, our background and our industry leading expertise.



Friday 13th January 2017

Restoration Man TV series features IDSystems project

The new series of Channel 4's Restoration Man presented by George Clarke focuses on a Berkshire couple's attempts to convert a 1930's water pumping station into a contemporary four-bedroom family home featuring IDSystems Grand Slider sliding door system, French doors and four large fixed frame windows.



Wednesday 4th January 2017

2016 - A record breaking year in numbers

Whichever method you use, whether it is the number of installations, volume of products manufactured or simply value of sales 2016 was a record year for IDSystems. Our installation engineers covered more than 250,000 miles, installed more than 7,000 products using more than 60,000 metres of gasket and nearly 15,000 square metres of glass.



Thursday 23rd December 2016

Happy Christmas from IDSystems

On behalf of the entire team at IDSystems we would like to wish our customers, specifiers and partners a merry Christmas and a very happy new year. The IDSystems offices, showroom, factory and installation hub will be closed from 1pm today until 9am on Tuesday 3rd January for the festive period. If you have an enquiry during this time please email and one of our team will be in contact with you in the new year.


Monday 19th December 2016

Project Inspiration | Extending Your Living Space

Adding valuable living space to your home has never been more popular, and with the widest range of glazing solutions on the market including glass roofs, bifold doors and sliding doors; IDSystems has plenty of ways to inspire you - whether you are planning a garden room, a single storey extension or an open plan kitchen and living space renovation.



Tuesday 13th December 2016

Unique Features | Technical knowledge, quality and experience

Our bifold doors, sliding doors and glazing systems are designed and manufactured with features that make them unique - just like us! We know that choosing between suppliers when all the products look the same can be confusing - which is why we don't just say we supply the best bifold doors and sliding doors, we give you practical examples and unique features that stand our products apart from the rest of the market.



Monday 5th December 2016

IDSystems on stage at the National Theatre

Appearing on stage at the National Theatre is a proud honour for any actor or actress, and not one that is normally bestowed on a glazing company from Norfolk, but that is what has happened.

In sixteen years at IDSystems we have installed our doors on boats, in iconic buildings, in the homes of film stars and on remote islands...but it isn't every day our doors form part of a set on stage for a major theatrical production.



Monday 21st November 2016

Unique Features | Weather ratings, security and quality

The phrase 'we lead, others follow' has never been more appropriate than with our glazing products. Being a technically led company that has been in the industry longer than most of our competitors there is a good chance that features that are now industry standard were first seen on one of our bifold doors or sliding door products - and the constant research and development that we carry out ensures that our products will continue to lead the market for years to come.



Thursday 27th October 2016

New SF55v Versifold Doors turn heads at Grand Designs Live

The innovative new SUNFLEX versifold door systems, the SF55v, was a constant head-turner on the IDSystems stand throughout the hugely successful five days of the Grand Designs Live exhibition in Birmingham.



Tuesday 11th October 2016

Sunflex bifold doors awarded prestigious BSI Kitemark™

The Sunflex range of thermally broken aluminium, timber and composite bifold doors have become the first and only German designed and manufactured bifold door systems to secure the distinguished BSI Kitemark™ certificate.



Tuesday 4th October 2016

Thousands visit IDSystems stand at Homebuilding & Renovating show

The three day exhibition at ExCeL in London posted record attendance figures - both in terms of visitors to the show and for IDSystems visitors to the stand and customer enquiries.



Monday 26th September 2016

theEDGE wins Build It magazine's 'Best Glazed Door' award

IDSystems innovative ultra-slim sliding door system theEDGE was named 'Best Glazed Door' at the 2016 Build It Awards, following up our victory in the same category at last years' ceremony.



Wednesday 14th September 2016

FAQs | Choosing between bifold and sliding doors for your project

Modern glazed doors are an increasingly popular option for people building new houses, completing renovations or planning extensions. When we talk to customers the question often arises - should they go for bifold or sliding doors?



Tuesday 30th August 2016

Unique Features | Tracks, clips and catches

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at IDSystems. Each bespoke design for a bifold door, sliding door or glazing product is individually made to bring our customer’s vision to life. Choosing IDSystems means you’ll also benefit from the most technically advanced features...



Wednesday 17th August 2016

IDSystems launch innovative online Architects Showcase

IDSystems has launched an innovative online Architects Showcase to highlight a small selection of a large number of architectural practices that are experienced in specifying IDSystems bifold doors, sliding doors and glazing systems within their projects.



Monday 1st August 2016

Channel 4's Inside Out Homes features IDSystems' theEDGE ultra slim sliding doors

Inside Out Homes, Channel 4's newest home improvement and renovation television programme has proved a huge hit. The six part series follows architectural genius Zac Monro as he works alongside different architects and designers to turn dull and uninspiring houses into bold and individual homes that stand out from the crowd.



Thursday 28th July 2016

FAQs | U-Values, Sight lines and Weather ratings

When it comes to frequently asked questions, U-values and sight lines are always ones customers want to know - but there is a third question every customer should asked about a system before they buy.



Thursday 21st July 2016

IDSystems theEDGE shortlisted for Build It 'Best Glazed Door' Award

We are proud to announce that IDSystems has been shortlisted in the Best Glazed Door category at the prestigious Build It Awards.

Our industry-leading theEDGE sliding doors, an ultra-slim system which features the narrowest profile of its type on the market, has been recognised by the judges - with the winner of the award announced at the gala ceremony at the Hilton Bankside in London on 22nd September.



Friday 8th July 2016

How to choose your materials for your bifold or sliding doors

There has never been more choice for customers when it comes to the selecting bifold and sliding door systems. With choice comes decisions, and as market leaders we will use this blog to answer some of the more frequently asked questions we get asked.

When it comes to choosing materials for your bifold or sliding doors there are three options.



Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Secured by Design Award for IDSystems

IDSystems is proud to announce that it has received the coveted Secured by Design Award for its bifold doors, with the systems achieving Police preferred specification for design and manufacture.

The Secured by Design initiative, owned and managed by the Association of Chief Police Officers, aims to reduce crime by ensuring the effective design and installation of products to meet police-approved security standards.



Friday 27th May 2016

Graven Hill, the biggest self-build project in the UK

On a former MOD logistics base on the edge of Bicester a self-build revolution is getting underway. More than 1,900 homes will be constructed over the next ten years and to assist these self-builders with their sliding doors, bifold doors and window requirements IDSystems has established a dedicated Graven Hill project team.



Monday 23rd May 2016

Frequently asked question: triple or double glazing?

Over the last five years we have seen a steady increase in the amount of triple glazing that we using for sliding doors, bifold doors and windows. This is primarily as a result of more glass being used in projects, but also the requirements for lower u-values and increased thermal efficiency.



Tuesday 10th May 2016

IDSystems team all set to Race for Life this weekend

Four of our brilliant IDSystems team are running the Race for Life at the Royal Norfolk Showground this weekend and you can support their fundraising activity by sponsoring them in aid of Cancer Research UK.



Monday 9th May 2016

theEDGE sliding doors 'star of the show' at Grand Designs Live

The nine busy days of Grand Designs Live at ExCeL in London has finished and for IDSystems the show has been a huge success with interest in bifold doors and sliding door continuing to grow.

The star of the show for IDSystems was theEDGE sliding door system, with the product catching the eyes of the visitors as they entered the Grand Build section of the show. The innovative doors, with their industry leading narrow sightlines, were in significant demand throughout the show.



Monday 18th April 2016

Homebuilding & Renovating Show a record breaker for IDSystems

The Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC over the weekend has broken all previous records for IDSystems bifold doors and sliding doors enquiries and quote requests. The four day exhibition in Birmingham was busy from the moment the doors opened on Thursday morning and the IDSystems stand was full of new and existing customers wanting to talk to our experts about their planned projects, including...



Friday 8th April 2016

Timber clad aluminium bifold doors prove popular

One of the biggest trends for 2016 so far has been the popularity of composite timber clad aluminium bifold doors. Internally clad with timber, the doors provide the ideal solution with aluminium to the outside, providing the strength and structural stability.


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