If you don’t have room for a shower unit, you can install a shower over your bath or fit a mixer tap with a shower attachment, but you will need to fit a waterproof barrier. A purpose-made bath screen or a shower curtain will protect the rest of the bathroom from the spray.
Fitting a Shower Curtain
If you are using a bath mixer to shower with, a low-cost solution is to fit a shower rail and curtain. Fix the shower head holder at the right height, then screw the shower curtain rail brackets to the wall higher than this by drilling into the tiled area, taking care not damage the tiles. Secure the brackets to each wall with the screws supplied (you’ll need to plug a solid wall).1. Attach the curtain to the rings – voila an instant shower screen.
Fitting a Folding Bath Screen
A bath screen that folds is useful as you can push it out of the way when you are not showering. The hinged screen comes ready to fix to the wall, with rubber sealing strips at the bottom already fitted. Follow the instructions for fitting to the wall above. Slot in the bath screen then unfold it. As you unfold, the rubber seal should fit snugly against the bath edge. You can start leak-free showering straightaway 2.
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Fitting / Installing a Shower Bath