7 ways IDSystems' glass sliding doors can boost a modern home

Bring the outside in with stunning glass doors that combine slender frames with a big visual impact

TheEDGE2.0 doors provide protection from the elements even in the most exposed locations
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What’s better than having a beautiful garden? Having a beautiful garden that you can enjoy without taking a single step outside your back door, of course. 

Glass doors are a dreamy addition to any home with much-loved outdoor space. For modern homes in particular, creating a seamless, expansive panel of glass that stretches as far as your room allows is the ultimate goal for a minimal aesthetic that lets the outdoors do the talking. 

In the past, this has been easier said than done – one company, however, is looking to change all that. IDSystems offers a range of glass door solutions, from bifolding to slide-and-turn, but theEDGE2.0 is arguably its most impressive offering yet. 

Using advanced technology, these sliding doors offer an ultra-slim solution, with extraordinarily thin framing, effortless movement and a high quality build. 

We took a closer look at the system, and found a host of ways these stunning glass doors can add practical and aesthetic benefits to your home. 

1. Minimal frames help bring the outside in 

The room appears to extend out on to the patio thanks to the IDSystems sliding doors

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If you’re looking for glass doors, the chances are it’s because you want to gaze upon the view beyond – not at the door frames. Minimising interruptions to your transparent wall is the best way to bring the outdoors in, and maximising the ratio of glass to door frame is exactly what theEDGE2.0 does. Door frames that measure just 20mm in width offer a barely perceptible seam between the sliding panels, creating a minimal aesthetic that allows your outdoor space to take centre stage. 

2. Go as wide as you like

A four-panel set of the IDSystems EDGE2.0 doors perfectly frame the view out

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Whether you’re looking to maximise natural light in a small room or create a dramatically lengthy frame for a panoramic vista, theEDGE2.0 is fully prepared. Size options for glass panels range from 800mm to 3m in width, with the whole system able to stretch up to a staggering 24m across your room. For homes set within stunning natural surroundings, this makes it perfect for capturing a widescreen view of rolling hills, lush green fields and expansive grounds. 

3. Choose from multiple design configurations 

Multiple sets of IDSystems sliding doors connect a house and garden

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As well as the ability to completely customise the design of the doors, adopters of theEDGE2.0system can also choose how their doors look, operate and where they end up. To create an invisible end point for your moving door, the system comes with the ability to slide it into a hidden pocket door inside your home’s exterior wall. The frames are also available in a range of colours, and are available with flush tracks to accommodate completely step-free access. 

4. Create seamless access to the outdoors

When the IDSystems doors are open they create a seamless transition between inside and out

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As well as maintaining a connection to the outdoors while closed, theEDGE2.0 doors also allow for a seamless transition into the outside world when open. Having doors that don’t need to fold mean no need to worry about patio furniture getting in the way, while the wider panel and pocket door options allow you to create what is tantamount to a removable wall. Flush tracks also create a sense of seamlessness underfoot. 

5. Keep your home secure

The minimal frames of the IDSystems EDGE2.0 allow for almost uninterrupted views out

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Security is a hugely important aspect of adding any exterior door system to your home – and IDSystems takes that very seriously. As well as using an advanced multi-point locking mechanism for its doors, theEDGE2.0 system holds the prestigious Secured By Design award, a police-preferred security specification. The combination of a continuous locking bar, five-point mushroom bolt, a claw lock and an anti-lifting device means you can sleep soundly knowing it’s helping to keep you and your family safe. 

6. Stay protected from the elements 

The IDSystems EDGE2.0 doors provide protection from the elements even in the most exposed locations

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While its ultra-slim minimalist design may make it look delicate and dainty, theEDGE2.0 is stronger than it looks. The system is severe weather rated, meaning it achieves high level ratings for water tightness, air tightness and wind loads, and therefore gives excellent protection against the elements, even in exposed rural locations. It also offers superb thermal efficiency, with U-values from a remarkably low 1.2W/m²K. 

7. Enjoy effortless operation 

This four-panel set of ID Systems doors are easily operated

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As well as looking good, theEDGE2.0  is also incredibly easy to use. Embracing the latest technology means its highly engineered running tracks allow the glass panels to slide effortlessly with the lightest of touches – the days of heavy old aluminium patio doors are long gone. Installation is just as seamless too – no need to track down extra hands, as IDSystems provides its own expert team of in-house fitters to ensure your doors are installed perfectly. 

Ailis Brennan
Contributing Editor

Ailis started out at British GQ, where a month of work experience turned into 18 months of working on all sorts of projects, writing about everything from motorsport to interiors, and helping to put together the GQ Food & Drink Awards. She then spent three years at the London Evening Standard, covering restaurants and bars. After a period of freelancing, writing about food, drink and homes for publications including Conde Nast Traveller, Luxury London and Departures, she started at Homes & Gardens as a Digital Writer, allowing her to fully indulge her love of good interior design. She is now a fully fledged food PR but still writes for Homes & Gardens as a contributing editor.