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Installing shower enclosure with spacer?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jammiebodger, 28 Dec 2020.

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    jammiebodger

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    Hi all,

    I'd appreciate some suggestions regarding a new shower install.

    I'd like to put in a larger unit but there is little room, as the current tray (76cm) is pretty much flush with the window.

    So I'm stuck with 76cm width to work with. What I'd like to do is install a small shelf at floor level to bring the tray away from the wall (away from the window) to give a bit more room in the enclosure itself. It would still be 76cm wide but with thw shelf I reckon the enclosure would then be approx 90cm long. I'm fairly happy I can manage this at the level of the tray. I'd likely make a small frame/mdf/prime and tile before fixing the tray in place along side this "shelf". My main question is what to do with the vertical gap?

    By putting the "shelf" in at tray/ground level, the enclosure will be pushed away from the wall. As above I reckon this gap will be approx 15cm or so. Should I put a single big bit of timber in this gap and tile over? Or make a vertical frame? It would be nice to have glass tiles in this gap to let light in from the window. Doable? Or is this whole idea a non-starter? Thoughts much appreciated.

    Best,

    D

    edit: updated numbers!
     

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    Can't understand what you are trying to do ,but if it's to gain 15 mm it's not worth consideration.
     
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    Cheers,
    Sorry if I’ve had a senior moment above.
    I want a 15cm gap to give the enclosure a bit more room away from the wall (which I’ll tile at the level of the tray to make a shelf). How do I manage this gap between the screen and the wall vertically? Not sure if that’s helpful!
     
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    I suppose you would have to build out the wall and tile it. Wouldn't look pretty inside the enclosure as it would overlap the tray rim.
     
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    Aye, will do a bit more chin scratching
     
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    Get a 900 x 760 tray and enclosure?
     
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    It’s an option. I haven’t seen many of these tho. I’d wanted a pivot door (for ease of cleaning) and there wouldn’t be room for a larger door to open. This might work with slide doors.

    bigger issues at present! I’ve had fun gutting the current unit. I’ve found rotten floorboards under the existing tray. Existing tiles were bonded onto previous tiles and the wall has taken a kicking getting them off, plus some damp to existing plaster/sludge. Cheers for the responses above.
     
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    Thanks Denso,
    Have you used that supplier before?
     
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    No, just an example of what is available. There seems to be quite a few available from a number of suppliers.
     
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    Nice one, I’ll shop around a bit more, thanks
     
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