you for enquiring about frameless shower screens from Bathing Bliss. Below,
are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
What is a "Frameless" Shower Screen?
The word "frameless" is used to describe
the overall visual appearance of the shower screen. This does not mean
that no "frames" are used. Shower screens can be made up of
hinging glass doors, glass panels that run inline with doors (In-line
panels) and glass panels that are fitted at 90 or 135 degrees to the door
or inline panel and return to the wall (Return panels). All hinged glass
doors have polished edges with no framework. In most cases the edges have
a translucent plastic water seal attached.
All fixed panels (either in-line or return) are attached
to the finished surface (wall, floor, shower tray, ceiling etc) by use
of a narrow, polished aluminium channel, which is used to securely hold
the glass and produce an effective water retaining seal between the glass
and finished surface. In some cases however, it is necessary to use wall
to glass fixing clamps (usually if the glass panel is larger in width
Will my Shower Screen be 100% Watertight?
The simple answer to this is no! An inherent characteristic of a frameless
shower screen is the fact that there are gaps between the door and panels
as well as underneath the door and the hinges through which water may
pass. These gaps may be closed, with good effect, by using translucent
seals. Frameless screens are really suited to "wet" environments
(i.e. tiled floor etc) that are suitably prepared so that any small amount
of water that does escape is not an issue. The slight disadvantage that
may be caused by this is far out-weighed by the stunning visual effect
What is my Shower Screen made from?
All glass for bespoke screens and doors are 8mm thick safety glass, toughened
in accordance with BS6206 class A. All hinges, handles, brackets etc are
made from brass or stainless steel and are "plated" to match
chrome or other finishes, which are available on request. All channels
are made from polished aluminium or stainless steel.
What Glass Finishes can I have?
Glass is offered in a choice of clear or sandblasted finishes. Special
designs can be produced - please contact us for more information.
A special "anti-plaque" glass finish can be applied to the surface
of the glass. This helps to repel a build up of lime scale and makes the
glass much easier to keep clean.
What dimensions can my Shower Screen be made to?
All dimensions are quoted in millimetres (mm). Depending on the configuration
you choose, your shower screen can normally be made to suit the space
you have. Consideration must always be given to the physical safety of
the structure and the day-to-day operation of the screen. As a guide,
the normal width of a door is 650mm with larger spaces requiring an in-line
or return glass panel to fit your opening. The normal height of a shower
screen is 2000mm and an over bath screen is 1500mm. Depending on your
requirements, supporting stay bars may be required or fixed glass panels
may need additional support from the ceiling. All of these details can
be discussed once we are supplied with your finished opening dimensions.
Who should install my Shower Screen?
Bathing Bliss will have your shower screen/door manufactured to the dimensions
provided by you. In our significant experience, it is imperative that
you employ someone fully qualified to both measure and install your screen.
We strongly suggest that you use a specialist installer who has experience
of this kind of work. Whilst we cannot accept any responsibility for their
work we do offer the services of an experienced installation team who
have regularly fit our products. Please contact us on 0845 0450336 for more information.
How long will the whole process take?
From receipt of payment and signed order acknowledgement,
we aim to process your order and deliver your goods within 28 days. In
practice, most orders are completed in less time; however, all quoted
delivery dates are estimates and cannot be guaranteed.
If you have any further questions/queries, please call 0845 0450336.