How to fit a shower screen
It's easier than you think to fit a shower screen and it's certainly easy for a competent DIY'er.
If you don't fancy getting your hands dirty, ask your plumber or tiler if they are able to fit for you. Ideally, two people are better when installing a shower screen.
Installing a shower screen with the correct tools and fittings should take 1-2 hrs
You may need
- Type of Tile/ Substrate your fixing to
- Size of the Glass Screen you have purchased
- Your competence level or those of whom are going to fit
- Tool Kit you are using
With the above in mind, you are now ready to go, but before you do I recommend having a quick look at the tools we use.
Another thing to consider is are you fixing an off-the-shelf shower screen or a bespoke/ custom shower screen?
What's the difference between an off-the-shelf and a custom shower screen?
The main difference is an off-the-shelf shower screen will come with all the fixings required. A custom screen or bespoke shower screen generally does not come with fixings at all.
Here is a list of the suggested tools to fit the U-channels to the wall that keep the glass in place. (bespoke shower screen)
When you are ready, we can start the installation.
Note: The room Should be tiled, grouted and the shower tray/base/tiles are all fitted and the adhesive used is cured.
Ideally, its good practice to have the room clean and tidy and make sure the base of the shower tray is clean. Use towels or a dust sheet to stop any tools/dirt or dust from damaging the shower tray.
Fitting the U-channel or wall mount
Levelling and marking the U-channel:
With a laser level:
You can now turn on the laser level and point the laser line to the mark made in the previous step. Now, make a couple of marks with a pencil up the vertical length of the line.
Drilling the wall:
If you have chosen to use the drill bit we have recommended, Keep a cup of water nearby so when you drill the holes, you can dip the tip of the drill bit to keep cool.
Fixing the U-channel.
if you are not clear, have a quick look at this video, its the first section only you would need.
Lifting the glass.
When do I need a support arm for the shower glass
There are plenty of Support arms available including:
- Ceiling mounted
- Wall to glass
- 45 Degree wall to glass