Semi Frameless Sliding Shower Screen

The features of semi-frameless sliding shower screen

Adding a glass shower screen to your shower area is a needed decision to improve your bathroom aesthetics and functionality. When choosing between the semi-frameless shower screen and the frameless shower screens, both have benefits and disadvantages. However, the choice strongly depends on each person’s needs.

Here are some key questions that help you understand the semi-frameless sliding shower door features and the differences between the semi-frameless and the frameless shower doors so you can make the best decision.


1. What is a semi-frameless shower screen?

A semi-frameless shower screen is a combination of frameless and framed glass edges. The semi-frameless shower panel is somewhere between the traditional framed screen door and the modern frameless style. It has metal around the entire structure but does not have metal around the door.

Semi-frameless shower doors feature 6 mm toughened glass and 25 mm U-channel around the glass. Its carefully integrated frame has a seamless appearance around the borders of the glass.


2. What is a toughened glass?

A toughened glass is a type of glass that follows Australian safety standards. This type of glass is so durable from the side. You can hit it with a hammer from the middle side section. Besides, it can hold two people jumping on it.

However, never use any sharp edge near its surrounding edges as it is too weak from the borders. Also, while installing the toughened glass, you shouldn’t install it directly on the floor. Instead, use a silicone packer spacer to separate the safety glass from the floor or wall tiles.


3.Cost of a semi-frameless shower screen?

The cost of semi-frameless shower enclosures ranges between $ 660 and $ 1100, including GST.


4. What is a semi-frameless sliding shower door?

A semi-frameless sliding shower door is a semi-frameless shower screen that opens with a sliding door, a type of door that opens horizontally by sliding. This type of shower screen could be the best option for a tight bathroom, where there is not enough space for the door to open.

The shower door height is 2000mm. However, we can customise any width you have. Thus, if you want to get an entry of 600 mm, you need to have a 1200 mm minimum distance between the walls.


5. What is a semi-frameless pivot shower screen?

A semi-frameless shower screen with a pivot door opens with a swinging door that rotates vertically. Pivot door shower screens are available in all models from frameless, semi-framed, and fully framed designs.


6. How to choose a semi-frameless shower door?

Main tips on how to choose the right semi-frameless shower screen

  • Measure correctly to check if your wall or floor has no plumb.
  • Order a toughened glass that meets Australian standards.
  • Use high-quality parts, especially the hinges and brackets.
  • Hire a professional glazier to handle the semi-frameless shower screen installation.

7. Which showers are the best fit for semi-frameless sliding shower screen?

  • Semi-frameless corner shower screen.
  • Diamond shower or 135 degrees shape .
  • Wall to wall showers.
  • Fixed panels.
  • sliding.

8. What is the difference between frameless and semi-frameless shower door?

Here are the main features that differentiate the frameless shower screens from the semi-frameless shower screens.


The frameless shower screen has no frame, unlike the semi-frameless shower screen with a 25 mm aluminium frame surrounding the glass.

The frameless consisted of 10mm toughened glass, while the semi-frameless features 6mm toughened glass. Thus, the standard height of the frameless is 2000mm versus 1950mm for the semi-frameless.

Like the semi-frameless shower screen, the frameless can have a sliding door. The frameless sliding shower screen has no frames and a door that opens horizontally by sliding.


The frameless shower screen is more expensive than the semi-frameless shower screen due to its thicker glass and more extended durability.

Both types feature thick glass. However, the frameless consisted of thicker toughened glass which makes it last longer. Its price ranges between $990 and $2200.

Installation and cleaning:

The frameless shower screen installation is more challenging than the semi-frameless and thus, requires the assistance of two professional glaziers instead of one. However, the frameless is easier to clean.