The clean lines of a shower door give a streamlined look to your bathroom. The shower panels come with a clear or opaque glass and featuring patterns and styles that match just about any decor. The components include the shower door, a bottom track, wall and strike jambs, hinge and jamb, seals, and a single or double shower panel. There’s also an array of end caps, anchors, and screw covers to be assembled.
Shower doors are sold as separate items, usually not a part of a shower enclosure kit in most cases but here at Victoria Plumb we do sell both shower doors and shower panels together to make a shower enclosure.
What tools do you need?
- Tape measure
- Spirit level
- 6mm drill bit
- 3mm drill bit
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Cross head screwdriver
- Silicone sealant
Removing your old shower door
The shower door is one of the easiest parts of the shower to replace and is the first place you should start if replacing the whole shower. Most shower doors are simply screwed into the shower enclosure or adjoining wall, so you if you carefully remove these screws the door should lift straight off. If you have a sliding shower door, you may also have a door track, which can also be removed by unscrewing the screws that secure it to the shower tray.
Installing your replacement shower door
When you buy a shower door from Victoria Plumb, it will come with a set of easy to follow instructions, such as these for our frameless hinged shower door installation guide. Read your instructions step by step to install your replacement shower door, but if you still need help, then you can follow these simple points to help you on your way.
- Mark the position of the side jambs
- Drill the holes for your wall anchors
- Hang the door
- Set the header
- Screw the frame together
- Secure the drip rail
- Finish by applying the silicone
Shower doors protect the room and floor from water spray — a more permanent barrier than a shower curtain. Be sure to carefully read the installation instructions for the type of shower door you choose and identify all the parts and components.
If you’re replacing your whole shower, then you may want to take a look at our post on installing a shower enclosure.All information correct at date of post