Shower Glass Configurations

Welcome to shower glass. If your new to the bespoke or custom made shower screens and enclosures then this page is a good placed to start.

So ideally, you are looking to make a bespoke or custom shower screen, but not sure what you can or can't specify with glass, then please read on.
Our easy to locate drawings will have you up and running like a pro and should help you on your journey to select the right shower enclosure first time.


The Basic shower glass configurations

For a simple enclosure that only requires a door it will most probably be one of the below:

Single Shower Door


 This type of door usually consists of:

  • Glass Door
  • Pair of Hinges, Three Hinges or Continuous Hinge
  • Door Knob, handle or a polished finger pull.
  • Maximum width 1000mm
  • Maximum height 2500mm
  • Thickness 6mm,8mm,10mm and 12mm thick Toughened Glass.
  • Brass-ware is available in various colours and finishes to suit decor

Seals can be used for this configuration and you can usually find this type of door between two tiled or waterproofed walls to form a shower enclosure. It can also be used for a single shower door in the Attic or loft conversion or a shower room in a basements.

This type of shower door configuration can also be used in a wet-room scenario as a fold-able panel. You could take out the handle or door knob and just to have as a diverter style panel if the water tends to spray over other furniture in a wet-room or bathroom.


Inline Shower door configurations:

Inline Shower Door


 Inline shower doors have a purpose with the ability to be wider than a single door. Ideally, the fixed panel is nearest to the source of water or shower head and the door would be opposite. This is not the case when you have restricted head height for instance: A sloped ceiling or loft/ attic conversion. The the glass is shaped to suit the apex/ eaves of the room. 

Generally, the highest point will now be used for the location of the shower head position and also access into and out of the shower.

This type of configuration usually consists of:



For simple fixed panels:

Single Fixed Shower Screens



 Making an impression whilst keeping things simple, A fixed panel can be either a single glass panel that is mounted floor and wall, floor only with mounting/ support bars or a full height shower screen/ panel that will go from floor to ceiling. This is the cheapest way of creating a bespoke shower with the most visual impact pound for pound.

The fixed panel configuration usually consists of:


Tricky areas and shapes:

Shower Screens with Notches and Cutouts



If taking on an existing project like a barn conversion for instance; you might find a roof beam that is in the way or the ceiling is not quite level. No need to worry, as with all custom cut glass, we can cut shower glass to suit the area for which it will be sited.

With the many possibility's, we are able to make cutouts, notches and rakes to get over most if not all potential problems,


Panels with notches and cutouts usually consists of:



 Two or Three sided Shower Enclosures

  2 or 3 sided shower glass enclosure

 2 or 3 sided enclosures are a common place in the bespoke shower screen market and have many different configurations that vary in both style and sizes. Typically, a 3 sided shower will save you cost of making a wall, plastering etc and are also quick in comparison to achieve. the benefits of this type of enclosure is it allows natural light to pass through and the shower enclosure simply blends in with the room keeping the overall size un-impeached.

Its also a good configuration when creating a steam room or steam enclosure.


These types of configuration usually consists of: