Frameless shower enclosures

Frameless shower enclosures

The epitome of contemporary shower design, frameless shower enclosures are the ultimate in luxury shower enclosures. Featuring 10mm thick toughened safety glass and high quality components, they are defined by clean lines and general lack of frame work  Affordable Shower doors in new york

Some volume shower manufacturers offer frameless shower ranges, but these products frequently incorporate very slim aluminium channels where the glass meets the wall. There are, however, a number of smaller specialist companies who offer products that are completely frameless Clean Shower Glass Doors

A frameless shower enclosure is not normally something which can be purchased ‘off the shelf’. Apart from some standard sized fixed wet room shower screens or walk-in panels, frameless shower enclosures are genuinely bespoke with each product manufactured precisely to the customer’s requirements. Frameless specialists and some larger manufacturers do offer a full bespoke service comprising detailed measuring, manufacture and installation.
Frameless shower enclosures use high quality brackets and hinges to attach panes of glass to walls and each other. The shower seals used are normally transparent and minimal and frequently incorporate a clear acrylic strip bonded to the floor beneath the door to provide a water dam. Due to the bespoke nature of the product handle and glass options are numerous Frameless Glass Shower Doors

Handles, door knobs and towel rails are available and glass options may include colours, sand blasting and even fabrics laminated between two sheets of glass. Anti-lime scale glass protection is often included or may be offered as an optional extra Frameless Shower Doors

A major consideration when planning a frameless shower enclosure is weight. Each square metre of 10mm thick glass weighs 40kg and the walls and floor construction will need to be capable of supporting this weight. While the floor is not usually a problem, stud wall construction will normally require reinforcement and this should considered at the construction stage of a project. 
Frameless shower enclosures are manufactured to fine tolerances and the measurements taken at the planning stage need to be detailed and accurate. If the measurements are wrong, the shower enclosure may not fit together correctly and it is therefore worth considering the extra cost of a fully bespoke service. Mistakes can be expensive and the success of a frameless enclosure will depend as much on the quality of correct installation as the accuracy of the measurements taken to manufacture it. A bespoke service normally takes 2 – 4 weeks from start to finish Safety Shower doors 


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