Need a Shower enclosure upgrade? With so many designs to choose from, you will have no problem finding the perfect one.
Although Attempting to install your new bathroom yourself may seem like a good way to save money on installation costs, we recommend hiring an expert. This guide on how to install a shower enclosure is intended to demonstrate how an enclosure is fitted.
Make sure the water is turned off before attempting any DIY in the bathroom.
Firstly, you will need to have a shower tray fitted if you have not got one already. Here is a guide on how to install a shower tray.
If you are tiling the walls in the shower area, consider using (classi seal) flexi seal to seal the walls.
INSTALLING A SHOWER TRAY
- Position the shower Tray in the area you wish to fit your enclosure, use a spirit level to ensure it is perfectly level. (some shower trays require feet), if so, make sure to screw the feet on first) and inserting the waste outlet and trap.
- Connect the tray to the plumbing. you will need to attach the panel by fitting it into place to conceal the plumbing underneath the shower tray.
- Seal around the edges of the shower tray, and where the panel meets the floor and tray to ensure a watertight finish.
The Instructions below are a guide for fitting a square shower enclosure into the corner of the bathroom, where a door and side panel is needed. But the same principle applies to other types of shower enclosures.
You will need: Electric drill, Sealant gun, Silicone sealant, Spirit level, Screwdrivers, Door handles, Glass panels, Channels, Fixings
INSTALLING A SHOWER ENCLOSURE
- Place the wall channels at the corner edges of the shower tray and use a spirit level to make sure they are vertical.
- Use the electric drill to drill pilot holes in the wall. Once you have done that, insert wall plugs and screw the channels to the wall.
- Decide which side the shower door will be on (most shower doors are reversible), before taking the side panel and slotting it into the appropriate channel.
- Next, fit the shower door into the other wall channel – we recommend you get an assistant for this part.
- The shower door and side panel will now be in place on the outside edges of the tray. They will then need fixing together at the corner.
- Use the screwdriver to screw the panels into position with the supplied fixings and fit the handle to the door.
- Use the silicone sealant and sealant gun to seal the outer edges of the shower enclosure but avoid the inside edges.
DIY is a great way to save time and money, however to avoid disappointment, invalidating your warranty, and potential injury we recommend hiring a trained professional. This guide on how to fit a shower is for your information only and if you do decide to be bold and try it, we cannot be responsible for any outcome.
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