Positioning Of The Shower Screen

Your shower screen’s placement can make a significant impact on the functionality and aesthetics of your bathroom. You should consider the location of your shower screen when renovating your existing bathroom or designing a new one from scratch to ensure that it provides you with privacy and enhances the overall look of your bathroom. Also, you want to comply with local and state regulations.

You can use this guide to learn more about the importance of shower screen placement in Melbourne and what you need to consider before you install a shower screen.

Where To Position Your Shower Screen: Factors To Consider

The position of the shower screen is of paramount importance to the National Construction Code (NCC) and the Australian Standard AS-3740-2021 for Waterproofing of domestic wet areas. This is because it directly impacts the ability to contain water within the shower area and prevent leakage into other parts of the bathroom or building.

To comply with the NCC and AS-3740-2021, the shower screen must be installed to create an effective barrier to prevent excessive water spray or leakage outside the shower recess. Additionally, the screen must be positioned to direct water back into the shower tray or base, allowing it to travel to the waste outlet or drain.

When installing a shower screen on a tiled hob, the screen or frame finish should be flush with the inside or overhang to prevent water from collecting on the shower hob. This is crucial to prevent water from becoming trapped in the frame or leaking behind tiles.

Both framed and semi-frameless shower screens typically contain an aluminium frame and a rubber cushion insert between the glass panel and the frame. This rubber cushion, also known as a seal, serves as a barrier to prevent water from leaking out of the shower area and reduce noise and vibration during use. The rubber cushion is usually made of EPDM rubber and can come in different shapes and sizes, depending on the type of shower screen.

It is important to note that, unfortunately, this rubber seal cannot be replaced without removing the glass from the shower. We recommend using mild detergents to clean this area and avoiding abrasive materials to preserve the seal’s integrity.

Need Assistance? Speak To A Professional!

In conclusion, proper installation and positioning of the shower screen are crucial in meeting the requirements of the NCC and the Australian standard for waterproofing. Failure to comply with these standards can result in water leakage and damage to the bathroom and building.

If you are unsure, we recommend speaking to a shower repairs and bathroom renovation expert, like our team at The Shower Man. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today!