Durasein solid surface, available from IDS, offers immense creative scope in a range of applications due to its thermoforming qualities hi res


With Covid and Brexit to contend with, it’s fair to say that the UK economy is facing a number of challenges to keep the wheels of business moving. Over the past twenty years, through boom years and financial crisis, national distributor IDS has remained steadfast in its ability to supply the UK market with its extensive range of decorative surfaces from stock.

John Bagshaw, managing director at IDS says: “As we move beyond Brexit there’s much talk about supply and availability of product as we transition to the new normal, but here at IDS our strong supply chain relationships, healthy stock levels across all our product areas and rapid delivery times are central to our business ethos and remain so during these changing times.”

IDS offers customers the benefit of being a one-stop shop, holding 12,000 product lines ex-stock including the widest industry selection of panel products, laminates, solid surfacing, high pressure laminates and worksurfaces. This depth and breadth of stock, coupled with first-class expertise in logistics means products can be delivered in 24-48 hours from any of the company’s 18 regional branches. 

IDS can deliver core product in 24-48 hours thanks to its extensive stockholding capability

IDS’s portfolio is geared to meeting customers’ immediate requirements and covers all the bases for design, application and price point, giving customers flexibility and choice from a broad scope of industry leading brands, with a choice of ethically and sustainably sourced products in all product groups. 

In panel products, IDS stocks a huge variety of materials from raw board 3050/2440 x 1220 standard and MR MDF to decorative sheet materials in a multitude of substrate options. And across the spectrum of MFC, MFMDF and CDF, there is a product solution for all project demands, while the creative solid colour core Forescolor MDF offers significant design possibilities and fabrication benefits. 

Forescolor offers breakthrough colour throughout MDF for significant design possibilities and fabrication benefits

IDS is the exclusive UK distribution partner for the Swiss Krono range renowned for its innovation and exclusive designs. There are over 128 held in stock designs which are FSC certified and feature a core that is compliant to the new German Standard (E D2020) in relation to lower formaldehyde content.

IDS already offers Swiss Krono’s first formaldehyde free particleboard with the BE.YOND range and in April comes BE.SAFE, an anti-viral treatment offering triple protection from viruses, bacteria and fungi, which can be specified across the entire Swiss Krono One World Collection which is constantly evolving to the demands of the global consumer. 

In laminates, IDS bring together the industry’s biggest names including Formica, Polyrey, and Resopal to create a comprehensive choice of over 1,000 decorative effects in a variety of sheet sizes and grades, as well as backing laminates. And in solid surfacing IDS offers a choice of the premium acrylic Durasein® brand alongside the Elements3 range which delivers cost-engineering benefits. The large variety of decors, sheet sizes and thicknesses are shaped to meet the needs of domestic and commercial interiors. 

Concludes Bagshaw: “Furniture manufacturers, fabricators and designers can be assured that our business is focussed on meeting their needs, from the product specialists who can help them select the right materials to the lorry drivers delivering as planned, we are here to keep your business moving.”

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