Diy Shower Doors

DIY shower doors can make a huge difference to any bathroom. You can use easy-to-install DIY shower doors to finish off a separate shower cubicle, or to enclose a shower tray and so have a separate shower area in your bathroom. Many doors are supplied in kit form with the cubicle, and they are very easy for any competent handyman or woman to install.

Most cubicles are made with lightweight aluminium frames that are fitted with either safety glass, or a tough, clear polycarbonate material. Some have three sides and are placed against the wall where the head is installed. A lot have only two sides, being designed for installation in the corner of a bathroom.

The different Types of DIY Shower Doors

There are different types of doors that attach to the cubicles, including hinged doors and sliding panels, as well as those that swivel on a central pivot. Check the type of shower door before you finalise your purchase.

Both cubicles and the doors that go with them, are manufactured in a range of widths and heights. So when you install your own shower system, you need to choose the dimensions that work for your bathroom. Sometimes there will be more than one option. Work out the full range of options and then decide which one will work best for you.

Ready-to-assemble cubicles are supplied with instructions, and usually also together with all the small but necessary items like screws. You will, of course, have to supply your own tools.

Before you install a cubicle with its door, you're going to need a base of some kind. Some cubicles are designed to be fitted above a bath, so that the bath becomes the shower tray. Otherwise you can either use a moulded tray (for instance one made from fibreglass or glassfiber) or you can build your own with a single row of bricks. If you take the latter option, you will need to finish the tray with either non-slip tiles or mosaic. But either way, you will need to install the tray so that water can drain from it. This means you will need a pipe that leads to a drain.

Once the tray is done, you can get to work and install the cubicle, and lastly fit your own DIY shower doors.

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