If you’re renovating your entire bathroom, or simply need a new shower screen to replace an outdoor or broken one, what should you look for? There are so many designs and sizes to consider that it can be confusing to many people, and you want to choose the perfect one for your needs.

To help you out, here is Adelaide Shower Screens ultimate buying guide. This will help you tick all the right boxes and get the shower screen you want and need.

Tips for Purchasing Your New Showerscreen


Australian Standards

First and foremost, always make sure the shower screens you buy have glass that complies with Australian Standards AS 1288/2006. Anything less and you’re putting the safety of your family in jeopardy.

 How Much Space Do you Have?

How much space do you have? A shower cubicle that is too large for a small bathroom will take up unnecessary space, while a shower cubicle that’s too small for a large bathroom will look awkward and reduce your shower space for no reason.

Doors or no Door?

Space is also important when considering your shower screen’s opening system. When space isn’t an issue, a hinged or pivoting shower screen will be suitable, but in smaller bathrooms this could mean your door hits your vanity or toilet. In these situations, a sliding shower screen, or even of corner door may be your best options.

If you have a large enough space, you might also consider a walk-in shower screen, or in other words a shower screen that is fixed with no door. You’ll need at least 1m by 1.5 for a walk-in shower and preferably a bit more. Otherwise, water can escape from your shower and you’ll have to squeeze through the opening when entering and exiting your shower.

Shower Type?

What type of shower did you want? Do you want a framed, semi-frameless or frameless shower screen? Take a look at our blog on framed, semi-frameless and frameless shower screens to see the difference between these.

If your bathroom is small and on the dark side, a frameless shower screen would be perfect, as the lack of frames will maximize light and reflection.

When choosing between the three frame types, your budget also needs to be taken into considering. If budget is tight, then consider a framed shower screens, or if the look of your bathroom is paramount for you then consider the framless series of shower screens. A semi frameless sits in the middle with an attractive yet more affordable solution.


The choices continue, with hardware your next consideration. While chrome is the most popular choice for hardware and frames, other colours are also available including black and white. So consider the remainder of your bathroom when making this decision.

Glass Thickness ?

Glass thickness is not so much a choice, but rather related to the style of showercreen you select. Less frame translates into glass thickness, no a framless shower has thicker glass and vice-versa.  The determining factor will be whether you choose framed (4 – 6mm), semi-frameless (6mm) or frameless (10mm). Again, if you use a supplier who complies with Australian Standards, they’ll incorporate the correct glass into your design.

Choose Adelaide Shower Screens

Adelaide Shower Screens supply and install framed, semi-frameless and frameless shower screens. Perfect for a new bathroom or to replace your old or broken shower screen. 

We also supply pivoting doors or sliding doors, where a swinging door isn’t practical (particularly for small bathrooms). Our sliding shower screen doors come in a choice of 2 or 3 door openings, or a corner opening.

Phone Adelaide Shower Screens on 08 7111 0000 to find out more.