Frameless shower screen - Products and Everything you need to know

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One panel 10mm toughened glass

You can design your Fix panel 10mm toughened glass with a U Chanel that surround it. You can also choose the colour of that U channel from the different colours found at Choose your U-Chanel color here. The width and height of that panel can be customised and cut to your preferred size; however if you choose the default height of 2000mm, you will save both time and money. Another thing you may consider is the time frame that is needed to cut that panel, polish its edges, and toughened it. You can avoid this process if you choose the default height instead. In case you decided to cut the panel to a different height then you need to consider waiting for extra 5 to 7 business days to allow the manufacturing of that panel to take place.

You can design your Fix panel 10mm toughened glass and cut it according to your wall and floor slopes. You can also choose which colour bracket you want to use from chrome finish to matt black. The width and height of that panel can be customised, but as stated before in the previous paragraph, you can save both time and money by using the default 2000mm height.

You can install floor brackets if you have a panel width more than 1100mm by 2000mm. We don’t recommend to fit them to avoid any damage to the waterproofing area. The only place we can fix them is on a ground floor area only. The support bar is an alternative way to support that panel from moving. You can choose the colour of that bar as well from the different options for support bar colours.

We can design your wall to wall shower door in a way that the door opens from the middle. We can divide the length between the two partitions into two symmetrical fix panels and the door in between, or we can also design the door in a way that will open inside and outside without touching the vanity or the toilet by adjusting the fixed panel accordingly.

If you have a sidewall and you need a wall to wall screen that will flush with the end of those walls, making it looks like one box with a door. We can cut the glass according to the two walls slope and make the shower fit perfectly inside the three walls to give that astonishing look.

We used sliding doors shower in bathrooms where it is impossible to design a pivot door. Usually, we install them in shower areas where the door can’t be more than 500mm — giving us no choice except to go for the sliding option. The sliding parts are costly. Also, the price of panels will increase since the whole shower will be customised and holes needed to be created inside the glass panels so the sliding parts can fit in. The time to install this shower will double as well since to assemble the pieces, cut the bar, insert the glass panel will take the installer more time to finish.

The sliding part with black matt colour is even more expensive than the chrome finish, making this shower one of the most costly shower screens in the market today.

Sometimes we face a challenge while installing a wall to wall screen in a tight bathroom. The vanity block the way for the shower to open smoothly. In this case, we design the fixed panel more extensive than the vanity by 20mm and leave the rest of the distance for the door. By doing so, the door now will swing 90 degrees inward and outward without touching the vanity at all. This approach is safer than designing the door with the default size. It is possible to hit the ceramic par, and this will cause the glass to shatter, even with a small hit to the side of the glass. For this approach to work you need to measure from the wall to the end of the vanity and add 30mm, then subtract that from the total width between the wall, after that check if the remaining measure is enough for you to design it as a pivot door.

For example, if the total width between the walls is 1200, and suppose the vanity depth is 570, then adding 30mm will be 630mm. Now by deducting from 1200mm – 600mm = 600mm this is a default size door for the entrance.

The same scenario happens with the blocking cabinet please check the vanity example here. However, in the cabinet example, we need to take into consideration the curve of the assembly when it exists as well as the handles that are above the depth of the cabinet. With the help of the laser, we can check the exact measure to them both and design the shower according to the new standards.

We sometimes face a timber obstacle where the window lay on the fix panel side. In that case, we have to cut the timber if its thickness is more than a few millimetres, so the glass can fit in, or trim it to make the glass fit on top of it.

It is nice sometimes to open the screen inward as well since the hinges are already designed to swing 180 degrees. However the shower head sometimes block the door from opening inside, in this case we can design the door to open under the shower head and hence make it easy to open the shower in both directions.

The corner shape frameless shower is the most common one. It is also called L-Shape shower or Cubical shower. This shower can be designed to fit your bathroom. We can cut the fixed panel to the shape of the walls and floor slopes. We can also create the door to be on either side, depending on the shower head, because we prefer to generate the return panel that opposes the door facing the shower head to prevent leaking between the 5mm gaps. Sometimes we are forced to create the shower door where the toilet or cabinet blocks the way to face the showerhead, in that case, we have no other choice, and we can use some plastic PVC U channels to prevent the gaps between the door and the fixed panel.

Sometimes you want to install a frameless corner shower next to a bathtub like the above photo. In that case, we use the laser to make sure that the panel that sits on top of the bath aligned with the one sitting on the floor. This measure is not straightforward since the height of the floor next to the door side, and the height of the bath top differs, especially when the storey and the bath top are not perfectly horizontal. We take our time into measuring these type of showers, and we work by millimetres to provide the best-aligned finish possible to our client's satisfaction.

What if the wall from one side of the shower is not straight and a small fence is there. We can design the corner shower to flush that small wall on the right of the photo above. That way, the screen will look high quality and more elegant than a framed shower.

What will happen when one glass panel shatter, and you need to replace it, and you prefer not to buy a whole new screen. In that case, we can measure the space left there and design the new panel that will fit the floor and wall slopes and will be aligned again with the old shower screen installed.

The Matt black fittings are one of the best elegant shower screens, especially if your bathroom taps and parts are also in matt black colours. However, matt black parts are twice more expensive than the chrome finish.

The Matt black fittings are one of the best elegant shower screens, especially if your bathroom taps and parts are also in matt black colours. However, matt black parts are twice more expensive than the chrome finish.

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How to install it?

It is not easy to install the 10 mm glass only shower screen. This process is dangerous and requires the right skills. However, if you decide to DIY then you can follow the below process to make sure that you follow the safety instructions and this will help you install your shower screen safely.

Before you get started you need the below tools:

  1. An assistant or someone that can help you with carrying the glass panels. (some panels reach a weight over 50 KG)
  2. Glass suckers to hold the glass properly.
  3. Silicon packers.
  4. Clear silicon.
  5. Glass gloves
  6. 6 mm drill bits
  7. green plugs
  8. Hammer
  9. Screwdriver
  10. A drill
  11. Safety rubber pieces to lay the glass on while moving the panels around.
  12. Laser or leveller
  13. Marker pen

Step by step to follow while installing

  1. Start always with the fixed panel by adding the brackets to it, then lay it against the wall where you want to install the shower, and on top of the 3 mm silicon clear packers. In order to determine the place of your fix panel, you need to measure the return panel first and make sure that the place of the fixed panel is 10 mm shorter than the return in order to be installed inside the return panel and not to the outside part of it.
  2. Use the laser to level the panel against the wall, then mark the holes inside the brackets where you need to drill. Remove the fixed panel now and drill the marked holes.
  3. Enter the green plugs inside the holes and use your hammer gently to enter them in without cracking the tiles.
  4. Bring the fixed panel back to its place and screw in the two brackets to the wall. It is advisable that you add some silicon to the back of your brackets in this part.
  5. Add the hinges to the fixed panel and move them up as much as you can, then use your Allen key to tighten the hinges to the glass.
  6. Door installation: Use the glass suckers to hold the door and with the help of your assistant glide the door between the hinges, be careful to add corner protector to the fixed panel to avoid glass shattering. After you glide the door in place use the Allen key to tighten the door properly.
  7. Use the laser to make sure that the door is levelled properly and aligned with the fixed panel. Always remember that you can adjust the level of the door by losing the screw a bit on the fix panel side, be cautious always to add a packer under the hinge to avoid door dropping and blow once it touches the fixed panel.
  8. After adjustment is made you are ready now to move to the next step of installing the return panel. Don’t follow the level or laser while installing the return panel. Just add silicon packers to the corner of the door and incline the panel to be aligned with the door allowing 3 mm gaps between them. After checking that the return panel is in place and everything looks perfect to mark the hole of the brackets on the wall where you want to drill. Use the green plugs to fill those holes and be careful while using the hammer not to crack the tiles. screw I carefully the stews to the wall and always loosen the bracket while you are doing so to avoid cracking the glass panel.
  9. You are ready now to do silicon. Always use a clear silicon product like the CRL silicon and make sure to silicon the inside and outside part of your shower. Use soap and water to remove the excess silicon with a scriber. Leave your shower for 24 hours before using it to allow the silicon to dry properly.

Accessories:

Glass Shelves

You can add some extra shelves to your shower screen and they come with different designs for example round, rectangular or oval shape. They come usually 8 mm thick. You can check some models using the CRL shelves link.

These shelves usually come with two brackets to install them on your wall. Always try to drill between the tiles to make it easy for you to close those gaps in case you want to remove them in the future.

Water stopper bar

You can choose between two types of water stopper bar. The first has a round top like a U-shape that has a height of 5 mm, and the second has a higher top of 10 mm.

Towel Bars and Grab Bars

Once you decide to use a handle on your door, you need to be aware that the price of your shower screen will rise, since the door needs to be fully customised to that handle you chose. You have many types of handles that you can choose from that you can find them. Just give us the code that you chose and we can design the glass for you accordingly.

Doors Knob

You have twenty seven types of knobs that you can use. We do provide the door knobs below

Brackets and Clips

You can choose between the varieties of brackets from 90 degrees to U shape brackets. These brackets usually hold the glass and mount it to the wall and provide a secure way to install your shower screen to the tiled wall especially with the 90 degrees leg that provides extra strength to the glass panel.

Hinges

You can choose between wide varieties of hinges with high quality. All our hinges come with three year supplier warranty. you have also many shapes and maximum weight that each hinge can carry. Also they have maximum door length as well. We can help you choose the best hinge by designing the shower screen that will fit your bathroom. So the hinges are chosen after calculating the door weight and length to know what type of hinge to choose for that door. You have also many designs that you can choose from as well.

Warranty

The manufacturers provide a three year warranty that is subject to terms and condition found on their website. We try always to use the best quality available in the market for our client to be always satisfied and buying the best available product in the market.

Glass Certificates

All our glass comes with a glass certificate from our suppliers that comply with Australian standard products.

Glass coat

All the glass panels consist of microscopic holes where the dust, soap, and water can stick to the glass. This coat will fill those holes and make your glass like a shield against dust and soap. That means only one thing for you, which is less time to clean your glass. Oil and water will repel from the glass and will save you a lot of time cleaning your glass guaranteed. Vitroglaze comes with 5 years warranty from the manufacturer.