Reinventing glazing

For nearly 20 years, IDSystems has led the industry in the design and installation of glazing, including bifold doors and sliding doors for residential and commercial properties. From extensions and renovations to self-builds and complete grand design projects, we set the benchmark for innovative, high-quality glazing systems.

The Building Centre in London

RIBA approved CPD at The Building Centre

IDSystems' RIBA approved continuing professional development (CPD) content for architects is now being hosted at The Building Centre in Central London

Finishing Touches - Sliding Door Handles

Finishing touches – our stylish sliding door handles

We know that the finishing touches to your home make all the difference, which is why our sliding doors are available with a range of handle options to match your home and your style.

This stylish South London extension features a three-panel pocket sliding doors using theEDGE2.0 system

#OnTrend | Pocket aluminium sliding doors

IDSystems pocket sliding doors have always proven incredibly popular, but have become a real trend in home design in the past three years. The ability to slide the aluminium glazed doors into a recess on the inside of the external wall can create a real 'wow' factor.

Moveable corner post open corner sliding doors

#OnTrend | Creating completely open corners

The ultimate 'wow-factor' for an extension, the ability to create a completely open corner, thanks to a moveable corner post, is proving to be one of the most popular current trends - whether you opt for bifold doors or sliding doors!

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 two years, following the establishment of a dedicated self-build projects team.

Sliding doors that meet Building Regulations Approve Document F

Approved Document F | The changes to Building Regulations and choosing glazed doors

The most recent updates to Building Regulations came in to force in June 2022 and there are three Approved Documents that impact the design and specification of glazing products - this blog covers Approved Document F : Ventilation

Sliding doors that meet Building Regulations Approve Document L

Approved Document L | The changes to Building Regulations and choosing glazed doors

The most recent updates to Building Regulations came in to force in June 2022 and there are three Approved Documents that impact the design and specification of glazing products - this blog covers Approved Document L - conservation of fuel and power

Sliding doors that meet Building Regulations Approve Document O

Approved Document O | The changes to Building Regulations and choosing glazed doors

The most recent updates to Building Regulations came in to force in June 2022 and there are three Approved Documents that impact the design and specification of glazing products - this blog covers Approved Document O : Mitigating Overheating

IDSystems Factory Photo

Why manufacturing AND installing sets IDSystems apart

Knowing which supplier to choose when you are sourcing glazing for any project can be a challenge, but when it comes to large scale, specialist products such as bifold doors and sliding doors this is especially important.

Aluminium bifold doors with views over the South Downs

How to order bifold doors

When it comes to ordering bifold doors there are a range of decisions to be made, but the vast number of combinations and options mean that some of those choices aren’t always the most straightforward. Read on to find out about some of the most common considerations.

Installation of sliding doors at Graven Hill

Join our Team – Installers & Fitters’ Mates

Due to continued growth, we are seeking installers and assistant installers to join our team, providing national coverage from our base in Norfolk

Join our Team – Surveyor

Due to continued growth, we are seeking an experienced glazing surveyor to join our busy team that cover the UK from our base in Norfolk

A SUNFLEX bifold door with flush track

Can I have a flush track with my bifold doors?

With many bifold door projects, the ambition is creating a flush finish between your home and patio and to do this bifold doors can be designed with completely flush tracks – however, in many circumstances, this isn’t something we would normally advise.

Secured by Design blog

What is a ‘Secured by Design™’ award?

Secured By Design™ is the official police security initiative that works towards “designing out crime” through the setting of preferred security specifications for products that are included within buildings.

Bifold vs sliding doors – now there is also a third option

Modern glazed doors are an increasingly popular option for people building new houses and extensions. The question often arises should you go for bifold or sliding doors?

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U-Values, Sightlines and Weather ratings

Questions we get asked - and the one you should always want to know the answer to!

theEDGE2.0 | Build It award winning sliding doors

IDSystems’ theEDGE2.0 sliding doors win prestigious Build It award

theEDGE2.0, our ultra-slim sliding doors have won the coveted ‘Best Glazed Door’ category at the prestigious Build It Awards

IDSystems Shortlisted twice for Build It Award

Two IDSystems’ doors shortlisted for Build It award

Two IDSystems products, theEDGE2.0 ultra-slim sliding doors and the Art Deco inspired Heritage Bifold Doors, have been shortlisted in the 'Best Glazed Door' category at the prestigious Build It awards 2021.

Aluminium bifold doors design ideas

Bifold door design ideas

For most customers who choose a bifold door system for their home, the configuration they choose will consist of a number of panels that open up to one end, and in doing so creating a much sought-after connection between house and garden.

IDSystems wins Real Homes Awards Let the Light in

Real Homes Awards | vistaline slide & turn doors named ‘Best of the Best’

IDSystems' exclusive vistaline slide & turn doors were named 'Best of the Best' in Let the Light in category of the Real Homes Awards 2021

This stylish kitchen and outdoor seating area are joined by a bifold window and door

Innovative sliding and bifold window designs

When it comes to window design in the UK the choices for most projects are normally fairly standard, but sliding and bifold have proven to be innovative alternatives for those seeking something other than a fairly standard design.

Real Homes Awards 2021

Real Homes Awards | IDSystems shortlisted for two national awards

IDSystems has been shortlisted for two Real Homes Awards, with the vistaline slide and turn doors in the running for the 'Let the Light in' award and the Company recognised in the 'Brand that has your back' category.

How do I choose the right glass?

All of our products are available with a wide range of glazing options and we’ll work closely with you to identify the right glazing solution for you.

Integral bifold door blinds

Can you have blinds in bifold doors?

When it comes to blinds for bifold doors there are a few of options, you can either opt for blinds that hang down from the ceiling above, choose blinds that clip on to the internal face of the doors or you can choose integrated blinds where the blind system is incorporated within the sealed unit.

Are bifold doors a good idea?

Are bifold doors a good idea?

For those undertaking home improvement projects or seeking to create their own Grand Designs style home, choosing glazed doors to connect the house and garden is often a key decision.

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Understanding what protection your doors offer from wind and rain

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?

The Building Centre in Central London

IDSystems at the Building Centre in London

Learn more about IDSystems permanent product showcase at the Building Centre, just off Tottenham Court Road in the heart of Central London

Do I need a survey?

Advice | What is a survey and do I need one?

When it comes to manufacturing your products we obviously need to know exactly what size to make them and there are two options as to how these sizes are provided. The first is for us to take the measurements, we send a surveyor to site to do this, the second is for you to provide the measurements t

Stunning rural house rebuild project with large sliding doors

How has lockdown changed the way Brits see their homes?

From national to tiers and back again, the people of Britain have spent large periods of 2020 in various states of lockdown, and have been spending more time in their own homes than ever before.

Join Our Team // Experienced Aluminium Fabricators

We are looking for experienced aluminium fabricators with knowledge of the manufacture of aluminium doors, windows and glazing systems

RIBA approved CPD now available in person or online

NEW | RIBA approved CPD now available for architects

IDSystems' RIBA approved continuing professional development (CPD) content for architects is now available. The assesed material covers the specification of glazing products including sliding, folding and slide & turn door systems.

IDSystems Scotland

Ordering IDSystems products in Scotland

For 20 years IDSystems has supplied and installed innovative glazing systems, including bifold and sliding doors, across Scotland and now ordering from us in Scotland has just got easier.

Architectural Drawings

Sending us architectural drawings and plans

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.

Planning an extension? We’ve got plenty of glazing ideas

With almost twenty years of experience we've worked on just about every type of extension going, from urban open-plan kitchen extensions in London through to larger additions in the suburbs IDSystems' project advisors are ideally placed to provide inspiration and ideas for your project.

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What does being a FENSA approved installer mean?

IDSystems is proud to be a FENSA certified installer. FENSA is a government-backed scheme that monitors companies and installations of replacement windows and doors and ensures compliance with Building Regulations.

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Glass specification, getting the right solution for your home

Understanding the differences between glass types can be confusing, especially when you are trying to find the right balance between thermal performance, solar control and even security.

Photo showing a bifold door by IDSystems

Choosing materials for your bifold or sliding doors

There has never been more choice for customers when it comes to 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.

IDSystems heading to Peterborough for Selfbuild & Design Show

The largest home improvement exhibition in East Anglia takes place next weekend when Selfbuild & Design Show takes place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.

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6 unique features you won’t find on any other bifold door

Our bifold doors, sliding doors and glazing systems are made with unique features (just like us).

House in Sheringham, Norfolk showing IDSystems Grand Slider Sliding doors

An industry leader – right here in Norfolk

For nearly twenty years our IDSystems vans have crisscrossed the country from our base here in Norfolk, working on more than twenty-thousand projects ranging from replacement doors and windows to the grandest of Grand Designs TV show builds.

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IDSystems all set for Build It Live in Kent

Our second 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.

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Making aluminium doors and windows in Norfolk

Keeping up with customer demand has been one of the biggest challenges our factory has faced over the last twenty years and to do it has meant five separate expansions to our production facility.

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Build It Awards | vistaline wins third ‘Best Glazed Doors’ award for IDSystems

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 fourth trophy in the category since 2013.

IDSystems at the NEC

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.

Graven Hill, an exciting self-build development

For those with an interest and passion for self-build homes, there is an exciting development starting to take shape in Oxfordshire that could very well shape the future of self-build in this country.

IDSystems project wins prestigious RIBA award

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.

Secured by Design Award recognition 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.

Sliding door glass

Technical advice | Inspecting glass and glazing

Since 2000 IDSystems has installed the highest quality Insulated Glass Units (IGUs) for our products. We work closely with a carefully chosen set of glass manufacturers to offer the highest standards of quality, whatever products from our range you choose for your home.