How to Fit a Shower Screen: A Step-by-Step Guide

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A shower screen is an essential component of any bathroom, helping to keep the water inside the shower area and preventing a wet and slippery mess. Installing a shower screen may seem daunting, but with the right tools and a systematic approach, you can easily fit a shower screen by yourself. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process step by step, ensuring you have a beautiful and functional shower screen in no time.

How to Fit a Shower Screen

Tools and Materials Required:

  • Shower screen kit (including mounting brackets and fixings)
  • Measuring tape
  • Spirit level
  • Pencil Drill
  • Drill bits (appropriate for your wall type)
  • Screwdriver
  • Silicone sealant
  • Safety goggles
  • Glass cleaner
  • Soft cloth

Step 1: Unbox and Inspect the Shower Screen

Before you begin, unbox your shower screen kit and check for any damages or missing parts. Ensure you have all the components required, as listed in the kit's instruction manual.

Step 2: Measure and Mark the Wall

Using a measuring tape, measure the height and width of the shower area where the screen will be installed. Double-check your measurements to avoid any errors. Once you've taken the measurements, mark the wall with a pencil where the mounting brackets will be placed.

Step 3: Install the Wall Brackets

Hold the wall brackets against the marked positions and use a spirit level to ensure they are perfectly vertical. Mark the positions of the drill holes with a pencil. Put on your safety goggles and drill pilot holes into the wall, using the appropriate drill bit for your wall type (e.g., masonry or plasterboard). Screw the wall brackets securely into place.

Step 4: Attach the Shower

Screen to the Wall Brackets With the help of a friend or family member, lift the shower screen and carefully slide it into the wall brackets. Adjust the position of the screen until it sits flush against the wall and is level. Tighten the screws on the brackets to secure the screen in place.

Step 5: Install the Bottom Support Bar (If Applicable)

If your shower screen comes with a bottom support bar, measure and mark the position on the floor or shower tray where it will be installed. Drill pilot holes, and secure the support bar with screws provided.

Step 6: Seal the Edges

To prevent water leakage, apply a bead of silicone sealant along the edges of the shower screen where it meets the wall and the floor or shower tray. Smooth the sealant with a fingertip or a sealant-smoothing tool for a neat finish. Allow the sealant to cure for at least 24 hours before using the shower.

Step 7: Clean the Shower Screen

Finally, use glass cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the shower screen, removing any fingerprints, dust, or smudges.


Fitting a shower screen may seem like a challenging task, but by following these simple steps and having a little patience, you can transform your bathroom into a functional and stylish space. Enjoy your new shower screen and the sense of accomplishment that comes with a successful DIY project!

For more bathroom maintenance tips and tricks, be sure to check out these helpful articles:

  1. How to Unblock a Shower Drain or Bath Drain - Learn how to clear clogged drains and keep your shower and bath running smoothly.
  2. Smelly Bathroom Sink? How to Fix - Discover effective solutions for getting rid of unpleasant odors from your bathroom sink.
By taking care of your bathroom fixtures and addressing common issues, you can ensure your bathroom remains a comfortable and inviting space for years to come.

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