Advice on measuring for shower screens in non-standard or irregular situations
Whatever your space, don’t forget to ensure that when delivered, your glass panels are of a size that will fit through your door and up any stairs on the way to your shower room, wetroom or spa.
Measuring for shower doors and screens in alcoves
If the shower is between two walls, take measurements at the base, middle and top. If the measurements differ, one or both walls are out of true. Using your long spirit level, check and record what the walls are doing (ie leaning in or out by x mm) and, with the short spirit level, check your tray. It could also be sloping by x mm. We can cut the glass out of true to correct discrepancies – we just need as much accurate information as possible!
Measuring for doors with return panels
Take the dimensions from the tiled wall to the outside of the tray and we will make the deductions to bring the glass in from the tray edge (typically we position our glass 15mm in from the edge. This allows room for the silicone sealant joint and door threshold). If you are fitting directly to a tiled wet-room floor you can use exterior glass measurements – be sure to make this clear in your notes or sketches. Using your long spirit level, check and record what the walls are doing (for example they could be leaning in or out by x mm) and, with the short spirit level, check your tray/wet-room floor. It could also be sloping by x mm. We can cut the glass out of true to correct discrepancies provided we have accurate measurements and information.
Measuring for doors or enclosures under sloping ceilings
Follow the steps above for the appropriate shower design. With a sloping ceiling we will also need the measurement from the top of the shower tray to the start of the angled ceiling. We call this the ‘short wall’. Where your shower screen is full height on the wall without the sloping ceiling, this is known as the ‘long wall’. From the long wall and at the desired height of your shower glass, take a level horizontal measurement to the point where you reach the sloping ceiling. Then deduct the difference in height between the two walls and the difference in width between the base and top measurements to ascertain the extent of the outage.
When you have finished your sketch and measurements, please email or post it to us (see our Contact page for details). One of our technical team will review your diagram to ensure it will work and be safe once in place. We then produce a detailed