Call Us: (02) 99 675 675
Log in

Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me

Shower screens are available in several options, and choosing the right one can take some thought. The perfect shower screen can make a world of difference to your bathroom, so it's important to do your research before choosing one.

Frameless, semi-frameless and fully-framed shower screens

08xToday shower screens are available in a frameless design, semi-frameless, or fully-framed. A frameless shower screen means that no framing or rubber seals are contained in the shower screen or door, resulting in fewer places for dirt and grime to build up in. A frameless shower screen is more expensive than other shower screen types, but its clean, clear glass will open up your bathroom to make it look larger and more modern.

A semi-frameless shower screen is braced around the perimeter of the screen (usually at the top and the bottom) but is not braced around every panel like a fully-framed shower screen. Semi-frameless shower screens are cheaper than frameless shower screens, but still look more sophisticated and contemporary than a fully-framed shower screen. This can be a good option if you are after a more modern looking bathroom but you're conscious of your budget.

Fully-framed shower screens are braced around each panel of glass. Although they are more affordable than frameless shower screens and semi-frameless shower screens, fully-framed shower screens are rarely used these days as they are less aesthetically pleasing, more difficult to clean, and mould can build up between the track and the tiles.

Shower screen door types

When choosing a new shower screen, it's also important to consider what type of door will best suit your bathroom. A pivot door provides a smooth two-way operation for those bathrooms with more room to open, while a sliding door can help you save on space. A fixed panel is an unmoving pane of glass fixed to the wall to provide a walk-in style shower with no door, whereas a fixed and swing panel will swing out to allow access. Finally, a corner unit is where two or more panels are used to create an enclosed square.

Shower screen glass options

Most shower screens in Australia are manufactured using toughened safety glass. You can choose to have a shower screen of clear, frosted or tinted glass. Clear glass can help you achieve a minimalist look in your bathroom, and it's easy to clean. Frosted and tinted glass shower screens can offer more privacy, but they often make your bathroom look smaller as they disrupt the visual flow of the room, and they may show soap scum more than a clear glass shower screen.

Alternatively, you can also get frameless shower screens in imported starfire glass. This glass is clear without a green tinge, but is more expensive.

So there you have it, everything you need to know to choose the perfect shower screen. If you need some professional guidance, our designers can help you choose a shower screen as part of your new bathroom design. To find out more about shower screens, simply give us a call on (02) 99 675 675.

Book a quotation

Book a quotation
Call (02) 99 675 675 or enter your name and phone number here. Our consultant will call to arrange a time to discuss your renovation needs.

Testimonials

  • "We liked the fact that we were able to continue at work full-time whilst the bathroom renovations were happening. If we were not happy with something, it was remedied with one phone call and no hassles."
    Kathryn - Cromer

  • "I was very pleased that you handled everything. No problem was too hard, a welcome relief as renovation of a 1930s bathroom in a block of units is bound to be full of surprises."
    Jackie - Chatswood

  • "There was a high standard of workmanship by all trades people. The bathroom design and fittings selected well. I am very pleased with my bathroom and delighted that I organised the renovation with Hollywood."
    Margaret - Crows Nest

  • "Thank you to Ray and Andre for your patience and your professionalism. A special thank you to the office staff. It doesn't matter how many times I called her, she was always pleasant and helpful, would always return my calls ASAP and most of all have the answers for me."
    Vicki - Mascot

  • "My friends have been impressed and I am happy to recommend your service to your future customers. I know I'm a bit fussy and have a good eye for detail, I'm very happy with the finished product."
    Victoria - Camperdown

  • "Tradesmen were brilliant. Everything was completed on time. We were never made to feel we were being a problem if we asked to have things corrected. We felt secure knowing Andre was attending our home frequently checking the work and progress."
    Tracey - Greystanes

  • "The tradesmen were courteous and carried out their work professionally with a minimum of disruption to the household."
    Howard - Davison

  • "The finished job is excellent. We cannot fault the professional finish. The advice from Ray all the way through the job was friendly, always available and professional. It was his manner that impressed us most."
    Bob - Wollstonecraft

  • "All jobs appear to have been completed in an efficient and professional manner."
    Tim - Normanhurst

  • "We were worried about the mess that would be caused by the demolition of the old bathroom. However, Darren handled this problem with great efficiency and strength and so the rubble problem was kept to a minimum."
    Ian - Darling Point

  • "We were delighted with the courtesy and professionalism of every member of your team."
    Salvatore - Lane Cove

  • "My wife is especially grateful, with the prospect of a fantastic new kitchen early in the New Year. She is in a wheel chair and we plan to take most of the height out of the kickboard so that there is a double bonus for her replacement of the tired old kitchen with the beautiful new one, as well as it being much lower and therefore much easier for her to use."
    Rob and Judy - Merewether