When it comes time to revamp your bathroom, you'll be faced with many design choices and be offered a huge variety of enclosures and doors to select from. With all that choice it's easy to become overwhelmed and concerned about making poor selections. The best place to begin when it comes to choosing an enclosure to decide on the type of the room layout you have. If you have a compact room, then you might need to consider a compact or a small shower cubicle. If you are looking to install a shower enclosure between two walls, it's best to select pivot, sliding or bi-fold door, and make it as an alcove shower enclosure. The space available to you will have a major impact on the type of shower enclosure you choose along with the budget you've set.
When you start to narrow down your list of preferred doors or cubicles, it's time to consider the quality and guarantees being offered. Most manufacturers offer guarantees of one or more years right through to lifetime warranties, so be sure to investigate the guarantees on the product you are seriously considering. But, when you buy from us, you can are assured a top quality purchase. The quality of the materials the pieces are constructed of like the rollers must be considered. So also the working mechanism. Comparing products thoroughly at the outset will ensure you get the best value for money.
When you’re choosing a quadrant shower enclosure for your bathroom, here are some things to keep in mind:
A quadrant shower can be an extremely economical choice, but it’s also possible to treat yourself with luxury models. Consider the cost of extras such as shower trays and tiling.
Quadrant showers come in a range of sizes, allowing you to use as much or little space as you have. The 800mm shower is the standard, compact size, and is large enough for most showering purposes. If you’ve got some floor space to spare, you can upgrade to a 900mm or 1000mm size, which will give you a little more elbow room and a more indulgent shower.
While the classic quadrant shower enclosure is square with rounded doors, it’s also possible to find offset quadrants, which have one longer side, giving you a little more space in the shower. Check the height, too. Standard models are about 1850mm to 1900mm tall, but some high end or designer enclosures can be a lot higher. You may have the choice of right or left-hand fitting.
Most shower doors are made of tempered glass. Look for models that are at least 5mm thick. At the higher end of the market you can find thicknesses of 8 to 10mm, but as some people prefer the look of thinner glass, don’t judge the quality solely by the glass thickness.
Whether you want clear, frosted, or mirrored glass or one with chrome accents or the simplicity of frameless styles, one or 2 doors, it all comes down to your personal preferences. If you’re having trouble deciding, feel free to get in touch. With 30 years of bathroom experience, we can help you find the perfect quadrant shower enclosure for your home.
Quadrant enclosures make great use of the corner areas of your bathroom, allowing you to install a separate shower and bath in a room where you might have thought there simply wasn’t enough space. With a curved front edge that looks stylish but also doesn’t occupy your bathroom floor space, this type of enclosure is perfect for any bathroom where space is an issue. Whether it’s a family bathroom, and en-suite or a downstairs shower room, a quadrant shower enclosure gives you an affordable, practical and desirable option.
These are practical, affordable and stylish space-saving solution for bathrooms. Take a look at our collection today to find the perfect one for your needs.
There are several benefits with the modern cubicle. Firstly, they are easy to maintain, normally, only a damp cloth and a mild cleaning solution are required. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and even can be made to order, especially when looking to accommodating it is tight spaces. Many are quite easy to install and require only a minimal amount of tools. Finally, these cubicles are available in a wide range of prices. Even the most discrete of budgets can normally be accommodated.
Some of the advantages of pivot shower doors are reduced cost of glass fabrication; also, all the weight of pivot doors is carried at the base, creating a floor that is very structurally sound. These are suitable for corner alcoves or larger openings, making them a safer choice for people with mobility issues. These come in two different thicknesses:
one-half-inch or three-eights-inch. The thicker one-half -inch glass has a more substantial look and comes in three different types: clear, which has a slightly greenish tinge typical of most glass; frosted, which can be either acid-etched or sandblasted. Acid etching is cost-effective and gives a more realistic effect while sandblasting is accomplished with a machine that pelts the glass with sand or other similar particles. The third is low-iron, a relatively new method of removing iron particles from glass, which gives the most transparent appearance. Using low-iron glass in your shower gives your bathroom light, ethereal spa-like feel.
The slightly thinner three-eights-inch glass is more affordable and comes in a few more styles. In addition to the clear, frosted, and low-iron options, it is also available tinted (similar to tinted automobile windows) in shades such as grey and bronze. There are a few different acid-etched styles available: Strom and Krystal Rain, which produce creative striations within the glass.
Depending upon your requirements, doors can be supplied either straight or curved (generally known as quadrant doors). With sliding models, matching side panels are also available. The alcove fitting alternative is especially useful when it comes to optimizing that awkward corner space most of us have trouble dealing with. The high level of precision incorporated into the design means that the doors glide smoothly and quietly across their rails, making it effortless to get in and out of the shower. Magnetic closing and waterproof seals conveniently ensure that your Sliding Shower Door will always remain completely watertight and avoid leakage onto your bathroom floor.
Of course, safety is always our greatest concern, and, therefore, all the doors supplied by us are fitted with strong tempered glass that comes in options ranging in thickness from 5 mm to an extremely tough 8 mm. All the glass we provide is fully compliant with British Standard Health and Safety regulations. It is available either clear or smoked and is designed to maintain its beautiful lustrous appearance through time. The glass has been manufactured in such a way that it is intended to require very little ongoing maintenance other than a quick wipe with a damp cloth after use.
Quite simply Bi-Fold Shower Doors fall between sliding doors and pivot hinged doors, being two-piece doors, hinged vertically down the middle so that one-half folds against the other. This allows full access to the shower enclosure in a very space-saving way with no intrusion into the room floor space. Bi-Fold models are usually the best choice where space is at a premium.
Bi-Fold versions come in a wide range of styles with white or bright metal frames. Frameless or semi-frameless options are available. The toughened glass panels can be clear or with attractive designs. Side panels or even complete enclosures can be chosen, and some installations include shower trays. Popular sizes are 800, 900 and 1000 mm widths, but others are also available. Some doors are designed to fit into an alcove type enclosure while others are for shower cubicles. It is even possible to fit bi-fold doors to an over-bath shower.
In a compact bathroom, the goal is to fit the maximum amount of performance into the smallest possible footprint. Clever bi-fold shower doors are an excellent way to save space without sacrificing function or style. A shower enclosure can be a lifesaver, but if you don’t have room to open the door easily, every morning can get irritating. Because the shower door opens inwards, it doesn’t take up any floor space outside of the enclosure, and the smart folding action means that there’s plenty of room to step comfortably into the shower. That inward-folding also means much less water gets dripped onto the bathroom floor.
The comfort of walk-in shower enclosures is encompassed in their ease of access. There is no tub wall to walk over. They range in size from small to large. The ease of access lends itself innately to those with mobility limitations like the elderly and wheelchair bound. Others may choose a large walk-in enclosure for the amount of space it affords, multiple shower heads, and steam options may be some reasons for choosing this type of installation. Most of the homeowners choose these type of enclosures for the luxury. Either way, it is a standard for comfort. Most of these are made from toughened glass. Fixtures vary from simple shower units to multiple massaging nozzles. There is a wide degree of variance in choice when it comes to installing a walk-in enclosure.
Trays and enclosures help to make your shower a real experience. Whether you’ve got a grand plan about wet rooms, walk-in showers, and extra-large cubicles, or you haven’t got lots of space, and you’re looking for a neat, contemporary solution, there’s something for you. We know that you value great design lines and quality materials, alongside affordability and choice. Apart from shapes and sizes, enclosures come with sliding doors, bi-fold doors, walk-in sides, curved screens and much more. The shower space you create is only dependent on the space you have and the price you want to pay.
The shower tray is one of the hardest-working parts of any shower enclosure, and it’s not a place where you’ll want to skimp on quality. Picking a long-lasting shower tray for your new bathroom is an absolute must, but with so many choices on the market, shopping can be confusing. We’ve put together this guide to quality shower trays to help you find the very best tray for your home.
A great shower tray serves many purposes. First of all, it’s a smooth waterproof surface on which to stand while taking a shower. When properly installed, level, and sealed, it protects the bathroom floor from the daily deluge of water. It is the foundation of your shower, and everything depends on its ability to stand up to constant use. If a shower tray splits or is otherwise damaged, you’ll end up spending a fortune on water damages, repairs, and re-installation costs.
Your shower tray naturally needs to fit your shower enclosure perfectly. Because this fixture must be perfectly level to drain properly (and to help prevent slipping and accidents) in houses with slightly uneven floors you may need to select a tray frame or leg set to lift the tray off the floor. These raised shower trays also allow room for wastes and plumbing. You can easily find models to fit quadrant, offset quadrant, rectangular and square shower enclosures of various sizes.
You’ll find shower trays made from many different materials, especially in designer bathrooms, where steel, slate, or stone are popular for their good looks and luxury finishes. But style is only the beginning. What matters is the quality, fit, and installation. The most common materials used in the construction are acrylic and resin-stone. Both have their advantages, and which one you choose will depend largely on your taste and your budget.
These are affordable, durable, easy to clean and available in a huge range of sizes, shapes, and finishes. They are very lightweight, which makes them popular in apartments or upstairs bathrooms. Acrylic trays may be made out of solid or sheet acrylic: solid molded trays tend to stand up better to heavy use (though they may be more of a challenge to fit if you are inexperienced at DIY.)
These are attractive and solid, with many choices of finish on the market. Depending on the materials used in manufacture, these trays may be heavy and difficult to handle on your own. Their durability is excellent, though, and once the heavy lifting is over, installation is easy. Resin trays are slightly more expensive than their acrylic counterparts but are rapidly becoming more competitive.