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.
Thursday 28th February 2019
The largest home improvement exhibition in East Anglia takes place next weekend when Selfbuild & Design Show takes visits the East of England Showground in Peterborough and after a show dominated by the snow and freezing temperatures last year, the weather for this year looks decidedly spring-like.
Tuesday 19th February 2019
For nearly twenty years one of the biggest challenges IDSystems has faced as a business has been keeping up with demand from customers. In that time our production unit has grown from a modest 980 sq ft light industrial unit to a fully functioning, custom designed 56,000 sq ft facility.
Thursday 24th January 2019
Our first exhibition of the year is almost upon us as IDSystems heads for the Kent Event Centre near Maidstone for Build It Live on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February - and it is not too late to register for a pair of free tickets. Filled full of the latest products and industry experts the show is a 'must visit' for anyone considering a self-build, extension or renovation project.
Friday 11th January 2019
The quality of any finished project comes down to three things - the design of the system, the quality of the manufacture and the experience and abilities of the installers. Compromise any one of those three elements and there is every likelihood that the overall finished project would be impacted.
Friday 9th November 2018
vistaline, IDSystems exclusive slide & turn door system has been named as the 'Best Glazed Doors' at the prestigious Build It Awards in London tonight. The advanced Swiss designed system beat off strong competition to pick up IDSystems third trophy in the category since 2015.
Monday 8th October 2018
We know from nearly twenty years of working with customers on their projects that knowing where to even start the process of ordering glazing can be a concern, so we have put this handy guide together to assist.
Friday 28th September 2018
We are thrilled to announce that two of the systems in the IDSystems product range have been shortlisted in the 'Best Glazed Doors' category for the prestigious Build It Awards. Both theEDGE2.0, our hugely popular ultra-slim sliding door system, and vistaline our innovative Swiss designed slide & turn door systems have both been recognised by the judging panel.
Monday 24th September 2018
The three day London Homebuilding & Renovating Show at ExCeL proved a big success for IDSystems, with thousands of people visiting our stand to learn more about our bifold doors, sliding doors and innovative slide and turn doors over the long weekend
Tuesday 9th September 2018
The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show takes place at ExCeL in the London Docklands this month and IDSystems will once more be attending the show with our stand containing examples of our innovative sliding doors, bifold doors and glazing systems.
Monday 3rd September 2018
Double or triple glazing, low-iron or solar control glass - choosing the right glass specification for your home can be confusing. Our introduction to glass specifications will help you understand some of the terms you need to know
Wednesday 25th July 2018
We get asked three questions about our products by every one of our customers, whether they be end users or specifiers. How much is it, what are the sightlines and what are the U-values? Whilst each question is valid, there is a fourth that is hardly ever asked that are hugely relevant – how weather tight are your doors?
Wednesday 16th May 2018
IDSystems has seen a significant increase in the number of self-build projects it has worked on over the last two years, 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 11th May 2018
On the 25th May the biggest change in data protection laws in a generation comes into force when the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are adopted into law in the UK. The regulations standardise data protection laws across the EU and give individuals more control over their personal data and ensures companies collect, process and store this information in a secure manner.
Tuesday 3rd April 2018
The largest exhibition of IDSystems busy calendar year gets underway at London's ExCeL in just under a month and the final touches are being put in place for our preparations for the show. Our stand (B200) will be located opposite the main entrance to the Grand Build section of the show and features more than twenty unique glazing products and systems.
Tuesday 27th March 2018
After 18 years of exhibiting at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show in Birmingham it would be reasonable to suggest that we have seen everything there is to see, but just how busy our stand was caught even the most experienced member of our team by surprise. Despite taking the largest exhibition stand in our history and the most number of staff the stand proved to be the busiest we had ever seen at an exhibition.
Monday 12th March 2018
The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March) starts next week and our preparations are right on track for the build of our biggest exhibition stand of the year at the NEC. There is still time to register for two free tickets and if you are heading to the show you'll find us close to the main entrance on Stand B131.
Tuesday 6th March 2018
Despite the heavy snow leading up to the weekend the Selfbuild & Design Show at the East of England Showground in Peterborough proved a big success for IDSystems with the event exceeding expectations. The IDSystems range of products, including theEDGE2.0, proved a real draw to the visitors who had braved the freezing temperatures to attend.
Thursday 22nd February 2018
After nearly twenty years of exhibiting it is very rare that we do anything for the first time, but next weekend will see IDSystems make their debut at a Selfbuild & Design Show when the event takes place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.
Friday 16th February 2018
When IDSystems was founded nearly 20 years ago the choice between bifold door products available was very small indeed, indeed it took a number of years before 'bifold door' even became a term. However in the last ten years the number of systems on the market has exploded and there is more choice than ever before.
Tuesday 6th February 2018
IDSystems' new ultra-slim sliding door system theEDGE2.0 proved an instant hit at Build It Live Show in Kent last weekend, with its ultra-slim sightlines of just 20mm proving an instant head turner for visitors to the show. The innovative sliding door system, making its exhibition debut at the show, was the first thing that self-builders saw as they entered the John Hendry Hall at the Kent Event Centre near Maidstone and the prominent position of the stand perfectly showed off the systems sleek frames and stunning aesthetic appeal.
Friday 19th January 2018
IDSystems has been awarded “Best Of Customer Service” for 2018 by Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. We were chosen by more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals.
Tuesday 19th December 2017
Whilst there are still a couple of working days remaining before the festive period we already know that 2017 has been a record breaking year for IDSystems. We've installed more products in more extensions, renovations and self-build homes than ever before in the seventeen year history of our business, and 2018 is already looking like another busy year!
Monday 11th December 2017
IDSystems launch theEDGE2.0 our new, highly engineered, ultra-slim sliding door with incredibly slim 20mm sightlines. Developed from theEDGE, our award-winning system, the new doors feature minimal intermediate sightlines and are designed to not just look good, but to perform perfectly time after time, year after year.
Thursday 30th November 2017
Two of our recent projects have been shortlisted for the annual Daily Telegraph/Homebuilding & Renovating Awards. Broxholm Road (designed by Selencky///Parsons) is in the running in the 'Best Contemporary Renovation' category, while Church Hill Barn (by David Nossiter Architects) is in the running for the 'Best Conversion' award.
Monday 13th November 2017
Our frameless glass balustrades offer the ultimate combination of design, functionality and safety, providing a seamless design solution for balconies, landings, staircases and terraces. Each balustrade is designed and manufactured specifically for your project, whether that is a high-rise apartment complex or a Juliette balcony, and all tested to meet and exceed the loads required under Building Regulations
Wednesday 1st November 2017
The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show takes place this weekend at the Harrogate Convention Centre and IDSystems will once more be attending the show with our stand containing examples of our innovative sliding doors. bifold doors and glazing systems.
Tuesday 24th October 2017
Our stunning minimalist flat rooflights offer a perfect solution for creating light-filled spaces, whether used as part of a new-build, extension or renovation. They provide the perfect combination of visual appeal and performance, with the frameless system maximising the amount of light that reaches the room below. Each rooflight is handmade by our skilled teams to meet your exact requirements.
Monday 16th October 2017
With Cambridge set to remain one of the fastest growing cities in the country, plus it being right on the doorstep of our base in Norfolk, we have put together a dedicated projects team supported by a brand new Business Development Manager to work with architects, developers and homeowners in and around Cambridge.
Monday 9th October 2017
Grand Designs Live returns to the NEC in Birmingham this week with the exhibition guaranteed to be packed full of innovative ideas for new-builds, home improvements and renovation projects. If you are heading to the show you will find IDSystems on stand B560 in the Build Hall.
Tuesday 26th September 2017
IDSystems enjoyed a record breaking weekend at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show in London, with more than 2,500 people visiting the stand to view bifold doors, sliding doors and glazing products in just three days.
Friday 20th September 2017
IDSystems unveiled the brand new vistaline slide & turn doors at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show in London and the innovative Swiss designed system proved an instant hit with visitors to the show due to its advanced engineering and ultra-slim profile.
Friday 1st September 2017
We were thrilled to discover that one of our favourite practices, Adam Knibb Architects, have been shortlisted for the Best Renovation/Extension Architect award at this years Build It Awards. Their Beckett House project, which features in the case study section of this site, saw a traditional farm workers cottage on the edge of rolling Hampshire countryside completely transformed from a small dated property into a stunning contemporary home despite incredibly restrictive planning regulations.
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Designed and manufactured in Germany the SUNFLEX SF75h timber bifold doors have the slimmest sight lines in Europe, just 122mm. Each highly engineered door is manufactured from three timber sections which are bonded back together with opposing grains to make the doors significantly more stable than traditional timber doors..
Friday 11th August 2017
The sheer versatility of the SF20 makes it a hugely popular choice, whether utilised as a room divider for open plan living spaces, for walk in wardrobes or en-suites, to surround patios to create garden rooms or to surround balconies.
Thursday 10th August 2017
Originally designed and developed as a solid roof solution for replacing conservatory roofs, the LEKA roof system has been adapted and evolved to provide an innovative pitched or flat roof for extension and renovation projects
Wednesday 9th August 2017
Evolved from more than 30 years of SUNFLEX door technology the SF75 offers the perfect combination of visual appeal, advanced thermal efficiency, industry leading weather performance, tried and tested technology and cost effectiveness.
Tuesday 8th August 2017
Following on from successes at the 2015 (SUNFLEX SF55 named Best Glazed Doors) and 2016 (theEDGE named Best Glazed Doors) Build It awards, IDSystems is thrilled to announce it has been shortlisted for not one, not two, but three awards at this years ceremony!
Thursday 27th July 2017
For nearly twenty years IDSystems has led the way for innovation, firstly we brought German made bifold doors to the attention of the UK mass market, then more recently we successfully launched theEDGE our award-winning sliding door system.
Friday 21st July 2017
With more than seventeen years of experience IDSystems has supplied and installed bifold doors, sliding doors and glazing to a wide range of extension projects - from ultra contemporary urban homes to traditional rural properties.
Monday 10th July 2017
IDSystems has an unused two-panel set of theEDGE ultra-slim sliding doors that were manufactured for a customer who then significantly altered the design of their extension and no longer required the doors.
Thursday 29th June 2017
Our highly engineered timber clad aluminium bifold doors, designed and manufactured for us in Germany by SUNFLEX, offer the ideal combination of a hard-wearing aluminium exterior frame and the natural beauty of a timber on the interior face of the door
Tuesday 13th June 2017
The stunning Hunter's House project, designed by Bury St Edmunds' based Modece Architects and built by CMC Contractors, picked up the prestigious RIBA Suffolk Design Award 2017. This uncompromisingly modern, eye catching new home was built on the edge of historic Bury St Edmunds overlooking the meadows beside the River Linnet.
Friday 2nd June 2017
Our highly engineered sliding doors offer the best of British design and take the humble term ‘patio doors’ to the highest possible level. The ability to transform homes by maximising the amount of glass, whilst not compromising on the security, performance and weather tightness of the systems, is at the heart of our versatile and impressive sliding door range.
Wednesday 31st May 2017
ITV is looking for people and homes on the coast, to feature in Robson Green's Coastal Lives, a brand new television series that is being filmed this summer. If you are an IDSystems customer and you are currently undertaking a coastal renovation or building project (large or small) that’s close to completion then the researchers for the show would like to hear from you.
Friday 19th May 2017
After three hugely successful exhibitions to start the year, IDSystems will be heading for Sandown Park in Esher for the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show from 1-2 July - and you can register for free tickets to join us!
Friday 12th May 2017
IDSystems will continue its sponsorship of the 'Best Self Build or Renovation Project' category at the annual Build It awards. The awards are the most prestigious awards in the self-build industry and recognise the very best products, services, suppliers and projects across a wide range of categories.
Sunday 7th May 2017
With the widest range of industry leading products and inspiring system configurations on display, it was no surprise that the IDSystems stand at Grand Designs Live at ExCeL in London proved to be a huge hit with visitors to the show.
Wednesday 26th April 2017
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
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.
Thursday 13th April 2017
For over thirty years SUNFLEX has led the global market for the design, development and manufacture of bifold doors. Today they are widely regarded as the most advanced systems available, with each product handmade to the highest quality and featuring a wide range of unique features and system options.
Wednesday 5th April 2017
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
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
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.
Friday 10th February 2017
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will be in contact with you in the new year.
Monday 19th December 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.