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Shower Enclosure and Tray - anything to look out for?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by sotal, 18 Feb 2021.

  1. sotal

    sotal

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    I'm just about to put in a new shower tray and enclosure.

    There is a vast price difference between different models but it isn't over clear what is different.

    We want a 1000 x 800 Offset Quadrant in Slate effect, with an enclosure to fit - not too fussy, but probably chrome edging.

    I was looking at these:

    https://www.bellabathrooms.co.uk/10...ant-low-profile-right-hand-by-pearlstone.html

    Slate effect tray for £102.14

    https://www.bellabathrooms.co.uk/april-destini-double-door-offset-quadrant-shower-enclosure.html

    6mm Enclosure - £153.57


    Delivery is £39.95 on top, but £300 for the complete enclosure with tray delivered seemed quite cheap - I can pay more for either item on its own.

    I don't want to cheap out on it, and would prefer to get something better quality within reason, but I can't tell what differences I would get and I can't go to a showroom to test them out in the current situation.

    Any advice?


    I did see that some of the more expensive ones have thicker 8mm glass. I can get the same make in 8mm but it is twice the price at £300:

    https://www.bellabathrooms.co.uk/april-identiti2-double-door-offset-quadrant-shower-enclosure.html

    Is 8mm glass worth double the price?
     
  2. Bodd

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    I'd buy locally. I like yo fit Simpson. Not over priced but hood quality...


    Do make sure you silicon the tray/tiles before you put the screen up
     
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  4. sotal

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    It's difficult to buy locally and I can't view much at the moment locally. I'll take a look at the Simpson ones, thank you for that.

    What do you mean with the silicone part? I'm using the shower panel PVC stuff to avoid the need for grout. I was going to silicone the the tray to the walls first, then attach the panel to the wall sitting on top of the base, then run a bead of silicone between the PVC panel and the shower tray. Then fit the screen and run silicone on the outside of the screens.

    Does that sound right?
     
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    Yes that sound right just silicon the panel and tray leave 24 hours before the screen goes up.
     
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