Bathroom Renovations

The huge trend taking over bathrooms

Frameless glass shower screens are changing the way we do bathrooms. Here are 5 reasons to get on board
Brigid Arnott

Planning bathroom layouts is one of the most difficult tasks in a new build or renovation.


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One of the biggest problems is where to place the shower in order to get the best use of the limited space, both in the shower area itself and in the remaining bathroom.

Luckily, new solutions  come along all the time and installing a glass blade to separate your shower from the main bathroom is taking over as an optimal solution. A frameless glass shower can provide a luxurious, contemporary finish and solves design issues – all in one.

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5 reasons why a frameless glass shower may work for you:

  1. Frameless design means the divider disappears from view, making the whole space appear larger and more streamlined
  2. Easy to clean with a squeegee blade on a daily basis after use – no frame means fewer nooks and crannies for mould and dirt, meaning no more weekly shower scrubbing
  3. Glass blades can be cut to size so solve issues posed by installing more fiddly fixtures, such as with framed doors – whether sliding or hinged
  4. Floor-to-ceiling designs allow flexibility with size and more options for placing shower heads and tapware within the shower recess
  5. Combinations of fixed screens with a hinged door can now be frameless too, allowing for more control of shower over-splash in any sized shower
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Other things to consider before you in installing a frameless shower screen:


Glass used for frameless screens is of a very high grade and toughened so more expensive than the glass used in conventional framed shower surrounds.

Glass can actually be customised to form an enclosure, so rather than a tiled wall, a custom built glass shower may work out more economical in the long run.


Frameless glass will usually serve well for both modern and traditional bathroom designs – whilst the minimal look lends a contemporary edge, even classic bathrooms with moulded tiles and decorative tapware benefit from the lack of visual interruption.


A frameless shower screen appears virtually invisible so safety precautions when designing your layout must be made to avoid it being run into.

Optional extras

For the ultimate design feature, your glass can be printed with any photograph or design and replace tiles on one wall of your shower.

Different types of handles are available, including brass, polished chrome or, trending now is no knob at all – just a hole.

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