How much do shower enclosures cost?

How much do shower enclosures cost?

There is a shower enclosure to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury or something more classic and practical, there is a perfect shower enclosure for you.

One way to look at pricing is to break down a shower enclosure into its elements. There may be some parts where it’s possible to save money and others where you might want to splurge.

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What makes up a shower enclosure?

A shower enclosure comprises three things: the tray you stand on, glass panels and a glass door. You can customise which of these components you’d like for your bathroom until you have a shower enclosure that is totally unique to you.

1. Tray

When having a shower, this is what you stand on; it also helps to catch the water and funnel it down the drain. Shower trays come in a range of sizes, shapes and finishes to suit varying budgets — from £80 to £800.

Maybe you’d like the white mineral stone resin tray that will save you some time on fitting due to being 60% lighter than the old style traditional high wall trays, or perhaps you’re after an ABS capped stone resin tray that oozes luxury and allows for easy cleaning? We also have a large collection of anti-slip shower trays that provide extra protection whilst showering.

2. Glass

The glass ‘panels’ found on each side of a shower enclosure come in a range of thicknesses and finishes. While all serve the same purpose of keeping the heat and the water in the shower with you, these thicknesses and finishes make all the difference, including a coating that helps repel soap scum and reduce limescale build-up. Whatever your budget, from £200 to £2,000, there is the perfect enclosure, screen or wet room panel for you.

3. Door

There are shower doors to suit every bathroom, from the classic hinged door to a bifold door that concertinas away, or a sliding door if you’re fortunate enough to have room! The glass thickness and finish also have an impact here, and the simplest of touches can lend a luxurious feel for any budget, whether that’s closer to £140 or £2,000.

With a range of filters to help you narrow down your search, why don’t you take a look at our wide variety of shower enclosures and doors today?

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Steps to take

Before you begin shopping for a shower enclosure, it’s important to think about which shower enclosure is right for you, taking into account your budget and the size of the enclosure.

1. Consider the space

Think about where the shower enclosure is going in your bathroom. Is it going against a wall? Will it be in a corner? How about an alcove? Where the shower enclosure goes will affect the components you need to buy.

If your shower goes against one wall, you’ll need two fixed shower panels. If it’s going in a corner, you’ll just need one. If your shower is going in an alcove, you don’t need to worry about fixed panels.

What sort of shape do you want? A square? Rectangle? If your shower will be in a corner, perhaps a quadrant? An offset quadrant?

Next, you need to think about how large of a shower you want. A more grandiose statement, or a neat, tucked away one?

Read our guide on the best shower enclosures to help you identify which enclosure is best for you and your space.

2. Measure the area

As shower enclosure sizes range from 0.7m to 2m wide, it’s a good idea to measure and plot out how much room the shower will take up in your bathroom before making any decision. You may find you have space for a large offset quadrant shower, rather than a small shower pod.

As well as the width, you’ll also want to take height into consideration. Measure how tall your ceiling is to determine how tall an enclosure can be in your space. Some shower doors can go up to 2.31m tall, so even if you have high ceilings, you can find an enclosure that fits your space perfectly!

If you have any questions or queries, feel free to reach out to our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.

3. Fit the shower enclosure

There are two options when it comes to installing a shower enclosure: you can pay someone else to do it for you, or you can do it yourself.

The average cost to just fit (not supply) a shower enclosure is around £115, so it’s definitely worth getting quotes from a few local tradesmen if DIY isn’t your thing. However, if you’d like to give it a try, it’s certainly possible to fit an enclosure yourself. In fact, it’s fairly straightforward and usually takes around a day, all-in-all.

We’ve put together a handy step-by-step guide to fitting a shower enclosure to help walk you through the process. However, if you are struggling, it may be best to call a professional to help you.

Why get your shower enclosure from ShowerstoYou?

ShowerstoYou have been operating for over 38 years, providing a full range of shower and bathroom furniture and accessories. We work closely with manufacturers to ensure the product we provide is the best for any budget, style or inspiration so that we can offer these products at the best possible price.

Our friendly team are experts when it comes to shower enclosures and are fully equipped to help you make the best purchasing decision in line with your budget and your shower enclosure goals. If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to contact us.