The modern shower enclosure is wide ranging, this can be a simple shower screen used with an over bath shower, to a very classical looking shower cubicle or walk in shower of the kind associated with a wet room. The shower enclosure can be bowed outward to give the unit a smaller amount of wall space, but still giving the user plenty of room within the shower itself.
The traditional sower enclosure can be tailored to your bathroom, to seamlessly fit in with the fixtures already in place, or it can be a dedicated shower room or en-suite facility. Examples which are shown on our website, these include quadrant or offset quadrant enclosures designed to fit snugly into the corner of a room. In contrast where space permits, a rectangular enclosure is amongst the most popular shower enclosures, these allow the users space to be less constricted.
Shower screens can be hinged or fixed and these offer a convenient affordable shower unit to be fitted over the bath instead of a shower curtain, although these curtains will prevent water from splashing onto the floor, they soon attract spores or black markings.
Fitting a shower door to a tiled out enclosure is another option which is available and most sizes can be accommodated. Bi-fold, standard height one piece hinged or pivot doors of clear toughened glass supplied as reversible for left or right fitting of choice. This could be considered to be a wet room, which can be
Contrary to what some people may believe, it is possible to construct a wet room within an existing bathroom. Normally this would comprise a single or double entry screen and of course the floor tiled out and fully waterproofed; alternatively a dedicated shower tray can be used.
Whether you are in the process of renovation a property, fitting a new bathroom, or possibly in the process of a new build, we have a dedicated team available to help.
Shower enclosures come in several shapes including square, rectangular, quadrant, pentangular and peninsular. The shape you choose will largely depend on the space you have to fit your enclosure in and your needs.
Square enclosures are a great option for a small bathroom where space is a premium and can be used in a corner or recess. Rectangular enclosures are also suitable for corner and recesses though offer more space than the square enclosures.
We also have quadrant, peninsular and pentangle enclosures; these are only suitable for a corner and are another great way to effectively use space in a small area as the door wouldn’t need to open out into the room.
Another option for a shower enclosure would be walk-in showers. This is one of the most popular options at the moment and can give a real minimalist and open plan feel to a bathroom. Other advantages to a walk-in shower include being easy to clean, great accessibility for wheelchair users or elderly with impaired motor skills. Walk-in showers are also suitable for corner and recess installations and are created by a combination of fixed pieces of glass on a shower tray or wet floor that can also include hinged return panels.
When selecting your shower enclosure, it’s important to consider glass thickness. There are 3 options which are 6, 8 and 10mm. If you are looking for a hinged or sliding door then 8 and 10mm will be more appropriate for greater rigidity and a more solid feel.
Walk-in enclosures can be created with 6mm as the glass is fixed in place and can’t be moved but we do recommend that your walk-in should have 8mm glass. If you are looking for an incredibly secure shower enclosure you should consider Merlyn’s range of 10mm walk-in enclosures.
Another feature you will want to look for when shopping for a new shower enclosure is easy clean glass. Opting for easy clean glass can make your life much easier when it comes to cleaning your bathroom. Several manufacturers have integrated easy clean glass into their products with Merlyn’s Mershield Stayclear, Sommers B Clean and Aqata’s ClearShield ECO-GLASS there are many options for easy clean glass in your new enclosure.
Toughened safety glass is also a really important feature to consider when shopping for a shower enclosure. This makes your glass more resistant to shattering and if it does happen to break it won’t shatter the same way that standard glass would which is a great safety feature in a bathroom.