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What Type of Showers Are There? [3 Main Categories]

Looking at renovating your bathroom and unsure what shower to use?

In this blog I’m going go through each different style and which style shower design is going be suitable for your space, stay tuned.

The different types of shower designs are framed, semi frameless, or frameless.

A number of these shower options can also come in a hinged or pivot door as well as sliding.

As its name suggests, a framed shower has a frame around the perimeter and around the door, framed showers usually have thinner glass than the likes of a frameless.

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From there we move up to a semi frameless shower screen, which means that the door, or the side lights to the shower are usually unframed.

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This uses a similar glass thickness to a framed shower, with a 6mm  toughened glass.

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These can be built in many different configurations to suit your space.

The next option would be a frameless shower screen.

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These are the cream of the market, they have a much thicker glass and can be fully customized depending on your style or your space.

When you’re considering a shower type in your bathroom, the main things to consider would be the location to begin with.

A number of showers can’t be installed in specific locations due to vanity or bathroom fixtures that are in the wrong place, so we really need to customize a solution that would fit your space.

The second thing to consider would definitely be cost, there’s a wide range of pricing options from a framed, to a frameless, so it really is dependent on your budget.

The main type of shower that can be customized to suit your space is always a frameless shower.

There’s multiple different hardware options, glass options and finishes that we can custom design to suit your bathroom and your style.

Price questions are something that we get asked on a daily basis here at Economy Glass.

There’s a big difference between a framed or telescopic semi-frameless shower, and something at the higher end of the scale, like a custom made semi or a frameless shower screen.

Generally speaking, an Optima Telescopic shower screen or a framed shower screen are at the lower end of the market.

These can be produced quickly, they have a thinner glass, and they come in set hardware finishes that make them easy and fast to produce.

A frameless shower screen on the other hand is custom made to suit your space, there’s a lot more work that’s involved and measuring, cutting, producing, and making sure that that shower screen is exactly perfect.

Thanks for reading, I hope that helped. If you’re after any more information on frameless glass, feel free to download our free guide “Latest Tips for Great Frameless Glass” or reach out to me on email or phone.

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Creating Extra Room With a Frameless Shower Screen

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Open concept home designs are all the rage right now. City life is on the rise and for some of us in Melbourne space can be limited.

 

In order to make a space appear larger, Nordic influences with simple designs, hard surfaces, lots of light, and open spaces are very in.

 

When it comes to bathroom designs, the trends are the same! The addition of a frameless shower screen to a bathroom allows the room to be open, airy, and bright – no matter how large the  shower is.

 

What is a Frameless Shower Screen?

 

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A typical, frameless shower screen is made of thicker glass than a framed shower because the glass needs to support itself, rather than depending on a frame for support.

 

Frameless showers are generally made with clear glass instead of textured glass. Rather than having metal around the edges of the entire shower (like a frame), the glass is only lined where it’s connected to a wall, floor, or ceiling.

 

This may be along an entire edge, or only at specific intervals, depending on how the shower screen is installed.

 

How Can a Frameless Shower Screen Open Up the Bathroom?

 

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There are many different kinds of showers that you can choose to install in your bathroom: a freestanding tub with a curtain, a built in tub with a curtain or a glass door, a framed shower, a frameless shower… and most of these can be made with a frameless shower screen if that’s what you choose.

 

Whether you have a freestanding shower or a shower built into the wall, adding a frameless shower screen eliminates the division between shower and bathroom, so it looks almost as if there is no door at all.

 

A typical frameless shower screen is made of glass, meaning that it doesn’t appear to make a division or to take up space in your bathroom, because everything in and around it is visible through the glass.

 

It allows light to pass through while containing water, and it makes the bathroom seem bigger from the outside and the shower seem bigger from the inside.

 

Frameless Shower Screens and Accessories

 

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Another major trend in today’s bathroom design, specific to the shower, is to make it a spa shower!

 

You might include a steamer, an adjustable showerhead, and an overhead shower. All of these take up space, but with a frameless shower, no matter how big your shower is, it won’t appear to take up extra room in your bathroom.

 

How did you design the interior of your shower?

 

Today in the Western suburbs of Melbourne modern showers are elegant and meant to be seen, and not just when you’re showering.

 

A frameless screen is one way to enjoy the beauty of your shower both while you’re showering and while you’re not.

 

Keeping a Frameless Shower Screen Clean

 

One of the many benefits of a frameless shower screen is how easy it is to keep clean!

 

Doors that swing both ways are easy to leave open, allowing the shower to dry out quickly so that retained moisture doesn’t lead to mould.

 

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Trending: Frameless Sliding Shower Screens for Any Home

bath-shower-screensOne of the hottest trends in bathroom design in and around Werribee at the moment is frameless sliding shower screens – and for good reason.

 

A sliding shower screen can be advantageous in a small bathroom where you don’t have a lot of room for a hinged door to open out.

 

Plus, frameless sliding shower screens look stylish and luxurious and make your bathroom feel very spa-like.

 

With the right tiles, accessories and lighting you can really create a sophisticated decor. Your bathroom will have a feeling of openness and flow rather than closed, defined spaces.

 

The best thing about a frameless shower screen is that you barely notice it – it becomes invisible and makes your bathroom feel larger and more spacious.

 

It can be a challenge to maximise the illusion of height and space if you have a small bathroom, but a great technique is to use floor to ceiling tiles in order to create a seamless look and elongate the space. If you use light-coloured, glossy tiles they will reflect the light and make the room feel larger.

 

Plus, the glass door means that you will be able to see the beautiful decorative wall tiles you have chosen – even when you are not in the shower.

 

Another advantage of this style of shower door is that it doesn’t have any tracks, which means that there are fewer spaces for mould to grow and the shower is easier to keep clean.

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The shower door fits within a wall channel, which covers the entire side of the shower screen and attaches to the floor, ceiling or wall. These types of doors are usually made from thick glass, which makes them durable.

 

Two Beautiful Options for Frameless Sliding Shower Doors

 

So, let’s take a look at three great choices for sliding shower screens that will look modern and chic in any home.

 

Both of these stylish frameless glass shower doors have a very sleek and modern look – with minimal hardware connecting the panels.

 

They are easy to install and they will last for many years. Of course, these are not the only options for frameless sliding shower doors; there are many available to choose from.

 

Opto Frameless Sliding Shower Screens

 

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This sliding door design has a unique appeal with exposed stainless steel as a primary feature of its construction.

 

It has a very sleek, modern, industrial look and it is available in either polished or brushed stainless steel. The Opto sliding screen is also very easy to clean. It offers the latest in waterproofing techniques and it requires no framework or channels.

 

The Opto Shower can be installed to open from left or right, depending on the design of your bathroom. It is a great solution for small bathrooms as it will not take up a lot of space. Due to the high quality stainless steel materials used, the shower door will look as good as new for a long time if it is kept well maintained.

 

Euro-Glide Slider Shower Screen

 

frameless-sliding-shower-screens-hoppers-crossingThe Euro-Glide Slider shower door has a very sleek design that is simple and easy to use. It is a self-supported system with fixed tempered glass panels that are attached with low profile frameless glass clamps.

 

The specially designed roller bearings seamlessly glide across the stability bar along the top of the shower. It is a very simple and elegant design – ideal for giving your bathroom that spa-like feeling.

 

The design of this shower door makes it feel like it is floating in space as you open it. When you shut the door, it gently closes against the cushion of a clear poly-carbonate stop along the tile wall. It is smooth, quiet and easy to operate, making your showering experience feel so much more luxurious.

 

Choosing a Frameless Screen for Your Shower

 

These are just a few of the top sliding shower screens that you can install in your bathroom – there are countless other designs out there to choose from.

 

Each design has it’s unique features and advantages and disadvantages.

 

What is right for you depends on which is the best fit for your bathroom.

 

Ecotech Glass can install any of these and more, while providing the advice you need to ensure the perfect option for your bathroom. Don’t hesitate to get in touch so that you can design your dream bathroom. 

 

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Custom Finishes For Your Frameless Shower

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A frameless shower is one of the most beautiful options for your bathroom. This style of a shower is sleek and minimalist and lacks the frame and hinges that traditional styles of showers have. It feels spacious and modern and will make a small bathroom feel even bigger.

 

Electroplating different metal finishes can allow you to create a truly elegant and beautiful custom frameless shower finish in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne that looks luxurious and unique.

 

When you pay attention to the little details such as the finish of the metal in your shower design, you will give your bathroom more of a special touch. The versatility of a frameless shower means that here at Economy Glass we can create nearly any design with any style of finish you can imagine.

 

So what are some of the most beautiful metal plating finishes that you can choose for your frameless shower?

 

Burnished Nickel

This subtle and sophisticated finish would look great in a bathroom with a lot of natural materials such as stones and wood. It is made via a tumbling process, which gives it a unique texture unlike satin nickel or bright nickel. It’s tumbled finish makes it perfect for using in small parts of your shower frame.

 

Silk Sapphire

This is a very modern style finish with a lovely glossy appearance. If you choose this style of finish you will enjoy the enhanced durability of a chrome top coating.

 

Standard Rich Gold

If you are really looking to create a luxurious feel in your bathroom, why not consider using a finish made with 23-carat hard gold. It is hard wearing and durable, yet looks opulent and beautiful.

 

Brass Gold

 

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A different option for those who like gold, this finish is made with 22-carat gold with a colour that is closer to that of brass. This is the ideal finish for those who love the look of brass but don’t want to have to polish it every day.

 

Rose Gold

Rose Gold has been a very hot trend in the world of jewellery and fashion recently, so why not carry that trend through to your shower frame as well? A rose gold finish will look similar to light copper, but it is actually an alloy of gold with a small amount of copper. This finish is not as hard wearing as standard gold, so it is recommended that you add a clear lacquer to the top to make it more durable.

 

Matte Gold

Sometimes you want to use gold in your design, but you don’t want it to be too shiny. A matte gold look will give the warm colour of gold but with a subtle, matte tone.

 

Black Chrome

 

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You could opt for the typical bright chrome style, but why not consider an unconventional black chrome finish? This type of finish is usually seen in tapware and automotive settings, but it can also look very stylish and modern in a shower door.

 

Silver

Silver is very popular in jewellery, but why not use it in your frameless shower screen? It will add a unique glimmer that will bring glitz and glamour to your bathroom. In order to prevent oxidization, add an anti-tarnish solution.

 

Antique Copper

If you are going for a vintage look in your bathroom, consider using metals in your frameless shower design that look like they are already aged and antique. An antique copper finish is oxidized in a special solution and then is rubbed back in order to highlight the edges.

 

These are just a few of the custom metal finishes that are possible for your frameless shower in Melbourne. The metal finish you choose will depend on your personal taste as well as the overall look of your shower. There are many other types of metal plating finishes available, so take a look through to determine which option is best for you.

 

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Answers to Your Frameless Shower Screen Price Questions

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With any home building or renovation project in Melbourne, one of the most common questions and concerns relates to price.

 

This holds especially true with glass fittings – particularly when it comes to frameless shower screen price.

 

The truth is, as you probably expected, a customised frameless glass sliding door or screen is higher in price than a prefabricated one. But, as any savvy custom home builder knows, price isn’t everything.

 

Sure, you want to maximise your budget and complete your projects as quickly and inexpensively as possible, but a considered approach is necessary.

 

Trying to save a little bit of money with a factory size shower screen will likely cost you more time and energy in the long run.

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To learn more about what this means for your own project, check out the answers to a few of the most common questions about glass doors and screens.

 

Question: What is the difference in custom and factory-issued frameless shower screen prices?

 

To put it simply, you will spend more to have a custom fit-out compared to a standard factory shower screen. However, it is important to understand the expense.

 

A few questions you should ask yourself include the following:

  • What are the exact dimensions of your bathroom (walls, tub/shower space)?
  • Are other installations also standard factory models?
  • Are there any variations in your bathroom like slight unevenness?

 

In nearly every glass shower door installation, you will inevitably run into complications with measurements and fittings.

 

A prefabricated model has no wiggle room in cases where everything does not match up directly. However, customising the project will ensure a perfect fit for your bathroom.

 

Question: Why is the cost for a custom frameless shower screen so much higher than a factory model?

 

When you opt for a factory model, here’s what you get:

  • Frameless Shower Screen

 

You won’t receive anything other than the product itself. While you may have an installer on-hand or be equipped to do it yourself, are you ready for any complications or problems during the process?

 

When you choose a custom frameless glass sliding door, here’s what you get:

  • On-Site Measurements
  • Advice on the Best Glass Options
  • Custom Manufacturing of Glass Screen
  • Professional-Grade Installation of Frameless Shower Screen
  • Frameless Shower Screen

 

This illustrates precisely why the cost of a frameless shower screen is higher when you opt for the custom installation option. The value is derived from the comprehensive care and service you experience alongside a high-quality product.

 

Question: What is the difference in quality between custom and pre-fabbed frameless sliding shower screens?

 

Quality counts – both in the glass itself and in the installation. Customised frameless glass shower screen installations showcase better quality in the following ways:

  • Better Fit with More Precise Measurements
  • Expert Installation from Experienced Professionals
  • Custom Glass and Glaziers Based on Your Exact Space

 

For instance, imagine you are installing a shower screen in your bathroom. Everything is going smoothly, but then you notice a 35mm discrepancy in the measurements.

 

This may not seem like a significant difference, but it it is. Over time, this gap can cause water seepage, mould, and damage to the shower screen itself or to the existing bathroom fittings.

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A custom installation, on the other hand, will be measured on-site to directly match your wall – gaps and unevenness included.

 

So, although you have to pay a higher price, you are saving yourself a lot of trouble down the road.

 

Question: What if you have a uniquely shaped wall or bathroom layout?

 

No two bathrooms are alike, which makes this custom glass shower screen installation question a common one.

 

Many custom home projects also include custom designs in bathroom layouts, wall dimensions, and other factors.

 

How can you hope to install a factory shower screen in these situations? You have two options to consider:

  1. Reconfigure your bathroom walls and layout to accommodate the factory-issued sliding glass screen.
  2. Have a custom screen installed that perfectly fits the space.

 

Despite the higher price to have a frameless shower screen custom-installed, think about this from a practical standpoint. In all likelihood, you’ll face more of a time commitment (and sometimes a higher cost in the long run) by opting for the cheaper factory alternative. In the case of a unique or unusual space, a custom screen is a necessity.

 

For example, take this curved shower door:

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A curved glass door may not fit the way you envision it if you opt to use factory-issued screens. However, custom measurements taken on-site alongside a specifically manufactured door will ensure a perfect fit.

 

For many home builders, the peace of mind comes in the form of quality over price. Paying a higher premium now ensures consistent quality and a screen that’s built to last a lifetime.

 

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5 Glass Types for Your Glass Shower Screen

types-of-shower-screensWhen you choose a frameless glass shower screen for your shower, you are choosing quality and ambience. As well as being aesthetically stunning, they are easy to clean and are perfect for any size bath or shower room.

 

In Hoppers Crossing, Werribee, Point Cook and the surrounding areas before you go ahead and order your glass shower screen, take a look at the different types of glass available so you are best placed to choose the glass that perfectly suits you and your family.

 

Standard Clear Glass

 

One of the most widely used options, toughened or tempered glass shower screens allow for the passage of light, optimise available space, visually open up the bathroom, and make even smaller bathrooms feel bigger. Clear glass has a slight green tinge in natural light.

 

The Building Code of Australia requires glass shower screens and shower doors to comply with specific requirements in regard to materials, selection, installation and safety, which is reassuring if you have a young family.

 

Glass used in shower screens is glazed in Grade A, toughened and laminated, safety glass, and must be a minimum of 4 mm thick (framed) or 6 mm (partly framed and frameless). Standard clear glass is the perfect option for a practical yet sophisticated glass shower screen.

 

Starphire Glass

 

You might have noticed that clear glass has a slightly green or blue tint to it. This is because standard clear glass contains some iron particles.

 

Now, however, manufacturers have devised a way to remove most of those iron particles so the glass you get is even more clear, sparkling and pure. Called Starphire, this type of glass shower screen will allow you to showcase a stunning shower area at its absolute best.

 

If you have a vivid colour scheme, marble surfaces, clean, crisp shades, or magnificent tiles, choose Starphire glass for your glass shower screen. The results will be outstanding for years to come.

 

Acid Edged Glass

 

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Acid etched glass is the perfect solution if you want to retain an element of privacy in your shower, whilst still allowing for as much light and translucency as possible.

 

Silhouettes will show up in certain light but a clear view is obscured by a satin, velour, or opaque finish. Acid etched glass shower screens can be patterned with your own bespoke design if you wish to be creative, arty or achieve something exceptional.

 

Acid etching is a specialised technique which you will need to leave to the experts, and the effects it produces are stunning. Acid etched glass is low maintenance and less likely to leave fingerprint marks.

 

Sandblasted Glass

 

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Sandblasting is the process of blasting the surface of the glass, which creates a frosted look. With sandblast glass etching and acid etched glass, you can choose the level of opaqueness you want.

 

With sandblasting, many detailed designs are readily available for you to choose from and the impressive results are of high-quality. You can choose zero opacity (or obscurity) for complete privacy, whilst still allowing light to penetrate the glass.

 

Textured Glass

 

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Textured glass is exactly that; glass with a surface you can feel when you run your fingers over it. A specific design or pattern is impressed into the surface of the glass; the result is decorative and you can achieve the level of obscurity you want.

 

The texture can be further enhanced when water is running down it and the light can create all sorts of interesting visual effects.

 

An extensive range of designs and finishes are available with textured glass; your shower screen can replicate a certain finish such as tiles, bricks or wood, or feel like an indulgent spa or a misty rainforest. Textured glass shower screens obscure fingerprints and watermarks, as well as providing privacy.

 

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How to Clean Your Shower Glass

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Limescale is the chalky, off white deposit that is often found on the inside of your shower screens. If you have ever tried to scrub away limescale, you’ll know that it is incredibly difficult to remove. If it is not cleaned constantly, the limescale will start to build up and will eventually etch itself into the glass and become almost impossible to clean.

 

If you were to look at the surface of the glass under a microscope, you would see that it has a fine and porous surface that the water sticks to. The deposits will fill up the small pits within the surface, making it even more difficult to clean.

 

So, what’s the solution?

 

Rather than finding a solution for cleaning limescale deposits – the question you should be asking is how to avoid having to clean it in the first place. That’s where Nano Coating can help.

 

What is Nano-Coating?

 

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This is a hydrophobic coating which will repel water and will prevent the limescale from adhering to the glass in the first place. It will also stop other foreign matter from building up on the glass surface. When your shower screen has a nano-coating, this will prevent limescale build up and eliminate the issue of not being able to clean your shower glass back to a new state.

 

Of course, the best results with nano-coating is when it is applied to a brand new shower screen, so that the glass can be sealed and will not be affected by limescale.

 

At Ecotech Glass we apply this coating free of charge on every frameless shower screen. We also provide a 10 year warranty on every nano-coated shower screen we have to offer. This special coating will keep the glass cleaner for longer.

 

How Does the Nano Coating Work?

 

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Enduroshield is the brand of nano-coating we choose to use in Melbourne and you can read more about it here.

 

This protective shield offers stain protection and will reduce your cleaning efforts by up to 90%. It is invisible and lasts a long time and it is applied by a simple process. All you need to do is to spray the liquid coating onto a new glass surface so that you can create a permanent bond with the glass.

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The invisible coating is only two molecules thick and it will protect the surface against any stains and scratches while maintaining the integrity of the surface. The molecules will seal the porosity of the glass surface, so that contaminants will not penetrate. This type of coating is used in many modern building projects, including shopping centres, casinos, public amenities, residential homes, bus stations, commercial buildings, and more.

 

The coating can be easily added onto the surface and it takes minimal time and effort to install. It can be used on a huge range of surfaces, from stainless steel appliances to shower screens to bathroom tiles to windscreens and side windows – and much more.

 

This coating is long lasting and reliable and it has a 10 year warranty when it is applied to new glass and a 3 year warranty when applied to stainless steel, existing glass surfaces, grout and tiles. Over the years it will save you so many hours of scrubbing away at your shower, which is a huge relief!

 

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3 Shower Door Handles for Your Glass Shower Screen

shower-door-handlesYour glass shower door handle is your connection to your oasis of bliss. It is your way into your shower in the morning to awaken your senses and prepare you for the day ahead in the lovely city of Melbourne.

 

The place you head to for relief after a hard day, to relax and soothe away your cares, both physically and mentally.

 

What do you need to consider when you choose a handle for your shower screen; what are the most popular shower door handles or most successful designs and why?

 

Minimalist Pull Handle (SK40)

 

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The most popular design for a shower door handle is a small, simple pull handle. Here at Economy Glass in Hoppers Crossing we find that many people opt for a specific cylindrical design, which only protrudes about 43 mm.

 

Depending on how big your shower space is, a design that protrudes as little as possible means there is less chance of catching yourself as you shower.

 

If you have a frameless glass shower screen, a minimalist design provides a beautiful, seamless finish.

 

Our most popular shower door handle is smooth and modest, yet refined, with grooves to assist your grip with wet hands.

 

Slightly different to the cylinder design, a pull handle in an angular rectangular shape is available which offers the same dimensions as the cylinder shape – the perfect size to locate in the shower.

 

Sourced from our local supplier, our most popular pull handle is available in polished chrome, satin chrome, and gold. Special finishes are available upon request.

 

The ‘H’ Shaped Marsh Handle

 

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The second most popular design for glass shower screen door handles is called the Marsh Handle.

 

Effectively an ‘H’ shape handle, the handle is a smooth horizontal bar, which sits either side of the glass shower door.

 

This makes for easy grasping and opening. It is available in polished chrome, satin, chrome, and gold.

 

Standard sizes for the Marsh handle are 250 mm and 300 mm, but custom sizes are available upon request.

 

Although the total length of the handle is 250 or 300 mm, the part of the handle that you actually grasp is about 150 or 200 mm. The Marsh handle protrudes about 53 mm.

 

A similar design is available, whereby the bars of the ‘H’ are concave for a beautifully sophisticated finish.

 

The ‘D’ Shaped Pull Handle (SH250/SH300)

 

shower-door-handlesThird on the list of the most popular handles for a shower room door is a ‘D’ shaped pull handle.

 

Standard sizes include 250 mm and 300 mm, which is the size of the actual handle that you grasp, and custom sizes are also available. This door handle is available in polished chrome, satin chrome, and gold, with special finishes upon request. This door handle protrudes from the glass screen about 72 mm.

 

Other Designs

 

Other popular designs that work really well with frameless glass shower doors include:

 

  • Small round pull knobs which are similar to what you might typically find on a kitchen drawer.
  • Perfect for a smaller shower area or ensuite, a knob that lies flat against the shower screen door and protrudes about 24 mm. The shape is more like a tighter ‘U’ shape.
  • A handle that is altogether more solid, like a small block.
  • A handle for your glass shower screen that is big enough from which to hang your towel.

 

Things to Keep in Mind when Choosing a Shower Door Handle

 

  • For sliding shower doors, you will need a low profile sliding door handle that doesn’t interfere with the movement of the glass screens.
  • Your handle will come complete with special washers and fixings to protect against glass-to-metal contact. If you are unsure about fitting it safely and correctly, ask the experts.
  • When choosing your shower screen door handle, consider how easy it will be to wipe around and keep clean.

 

Browse what is available to decide which door handle or knob will complement your bathroom and your shower the best, and what is most practical for the space you have available.

 

From sleek and uncomplicated to modern and contemporary, Economy Glass can advise you on the best handle to suit your shower design.

 

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How to Choose Shower Screen Hinges for Your Shower

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Have you considered the importance of the shower screen hinges you choose for your glass shower screen door?

 

When you think about hinges, you probably conjure up an image of a small, inconsequential, uninteresting item of hardware that you can hold in the palm of your hand.

 

Far from unimportant however, hinges can make or break a door!

 

Here’s a look at why, and what you need to consider when choosing the hinges for your glass shower screen door in Melbourne.

 

The Importance of Shower Screen Door Hinges

 

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Just as you wouldn’t install a cooker without a door, you shouldn’t consider installing a glass shower screen door without the right quality glass door hinges.

 

By way of example, if you installed a new cooker without a door, it would be completely unusable. If you made do with a poor-quality cooker-door instead, you would be putting yourself in danger, or you could cause extensive damage to yourself, your family, or your home.

 

At best, you might find you have wasted your money or find the cooker is inefficient and doesn’t cook the food properly.

 

It is a similar situation with shower door hinges.

 

Shower screen hinges clamp directly onto the glass and if you buy cheap hinges, the door is likely to drop over time, and could hit the tiles and explode.

 

Or, at best, you could end up with a door that doesn’t open and close properly, makes a noise when you use it, drags on the floor, is unusable or inefficient, or is too heavy for the hinges.

 

Now you understand why it is important to use quality hinges for your shower screen door, let’s consider how to choose the best hinges.

 

Things to Consider When Choosing Shower Screen Hinges

 

The right hinge for your shower screen door depends primarily on the weight and thickness of your glass.

 

You will also need to consider the size of your door width, whether you require bifold-opening door hinges, whether you want your shower door to be self-closing, and your chosen finish of hinge. 

 

Many different types of hinges are available, including the following:

  • Hinges for the thinnest safety glass, which is 6 mm.
  • Hinges for all other types of safety glass, including 8, 10, or 12 mm thickness.
  • Hinges for fix and swing shower door configurations over baths.
  • Square and bevelled bifold shower hinges.
  • Bifold hinges that fold back 180º.
  • Glass to glass hinges.
  • Door to wall hinges.
  • Hinges for maximum door widths of 550 mm, 700 mm, or 800 mm.
  • Hinges for maximum door weights of 20 kgs, 25 kgs, or 35 kgs.
  • 90º shower hinges.
  • Dual action hinges that open both inwards and outwards.
  • Self-closing shower screen hinges (from approximately 25º).
  • Custom angle hinges from a minimum of 125º.

 

Quality Door Hinges

 

shower-screen-hinges-western-suburbs-melbourneMany quality hinges are made from brass for premium quality.

 

They are usually available in polished chrome, satin chrome, and gold. With some hinges, special finishes are available by request to suit your specific decor requirements.

 

As well as superior quality, with a frameless glass shower screen, you will want a simple, minimalistic design for a seamless finish.

 

In Hoppers Crossing Economy Glass source hinges for our glass shower screen doors from a local, family-run hardware supplier that has been around for over 140 years.

 

Their quality products and hard work ethic make them extremely strong players in the world of glass, and we are proud to deal with a company that holds family values so dear. We are confident that the hinges we use on our glass shower screens are the very best.

 

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When to Consider Bath Shower Screens for Your Home

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It’s an annoying problem that we all struggle with: when we get out of the shower there is a puddle on the floor due to water splashing out over the bath.

 

Not only does this make the bathroom floor wet and unpleasant, it also can cause damage to the floor, increase the likelihood of mould over time, or even cause an accident or personal injury.

 

So what can we do to prevent water sloshing out of the shower and onto the floor?

 

It is important to find a remedy for this problem, or you will find your shower floors damaged, your bath mat constantly soaked and your feet always wet after a shower.

 

Bath shower screens are the solution.

 

So What’s the Solution?

 

The good news is, there is a beautiful solution to this annoying problem.

 

Bath shower screens are the answer, as they are simple and elegant. They are a lot more effective at keeping your floors dry than vinyl curtains, which can cause a good amount of water to leak out of the shower and damage the bathroom floor.

 

These shower screens are sleek fixed-glass barriers that sit on top of the bath and can even be designed with a rounded corner to give them a more pleasant aesthetic finish.

 

They are ideal for bathrooms with a shower over a bath and they will keep your floors perfectly dry. Not only does the screen keep the water contained within the shower where it belongs, it also adds to the overall style of your decor.

 

You’ll love the way the sleek design looks in your bathroom.

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For example, a great option would be a bifold shower screen for the bath, which is hinged on the wall and glass to glass. This style of shower screen can easily fold back into the wall and can be moved out of the way if you are bathing children, cleaning or at any other time it is not needed.

 

This is a very practical solution that gives you the advantages of a glass shower screen as well as the flexibility and ease of movement of not having one.

 

These types of glass shower screens can be hinged at the wall and or hinged in between the panels of glass like a bi-fold door. There are many design options to choose from, so you can find the bath shower screen that best fits your bathroom decor.

bath-shower-screensIt is even possible to choose from a range of different metal finishes for the screen’s fixtures; think burnished nickel, gold, black chrome or any other type of finish.

 

A Light and Spacious Bathroom

 

bath-shower-screens-hoppers-crossingAnother advantage of this type of glass bath shower screen is that it will provide more light within the tub area than a vinyl or fabric curtain system.

 

This is especially helpful in bathrooms that are small, as it will help you to make the most of the space.

 

Plus, these types of designs will save you so much time when it comes to bathroom maintenance and cleaning. The frameless design will be easier to clean as there will be fewer small cracks and crevices for soap scum and mould to collect.

 

Plus, when you are selling your home in Melbourne it will increase the value and look so much more appealing than a tatty old shower curtain.

 

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