WALL FIXING
A&D Frameless Glass uses two methods of fixing the rigid panels to walls:

1. The 18 x 18 x 1.8 aluminium channel method. Channel is screwed and silicone sealed to the wall before the glass is inserted. Channel is available in a choice of polished silver anodised, gold anodised or powder coat colours.

2. Bracket Fixing. Cast brass brackets are fixed between the glass and the wall surface, approximately 200mm from the top. Brackets are available to match the rest of your showerscreen hardware.

With both methods, the introduction of a glass corner shelf or brace may be necessary to accommodate the weight of the door,

Where screens are fixed to timber framed walls, your builder will need to use a double stud in the wall adjacent to the panels to ensure that your screen has adequate strength and support.

 

HOPLESS INSTALLATIONS
When installing your frameless glass shower screen without a hob, the floor tiling should be set down in the shower recess by approximately 12mm and adequate fall given to the tiling in the shower. The fixed panels of glass sit down in the recess and the door is setslightly higher so it can swing both in and out.
This provides a well for the water and avoids problems with the door threshold. Additionally, we would recommend that a shower rose never be placed to face a door.

Remember, to achieve the best results with a frameless shower screen, there must be adequate fall to the floorwaste.

 

INSTALLATIONS WITH NO STEP DOWN
If you have already tiled without a step down then the fixed panels need to sit on top of the waterproof membrane. We then fix a perspex strip to the floor, under the door, to form a step up.

 

HOP INSTALLATIONS

When installing the screen on a hob, your tiler must allow 5mm of fall inwards towards the shower cubicle. This will assist water away from the door threshold and to stop ponding against the glass.
And remember, if your screen is to have 135 degrees intersections, the hob must be 135 degrees to allow the hinge to operate correctly.

 

GLASS TYPES

Starphire Glass
Starphire glass is a low iron glass. It removes the green tinge from clear glass - giving it much clearer appearance. (Fig 1)

Clear Glass
Clear Glass is the glass type most often used in glazing applications. Visually the glass has a 'greenish' tint, most apparent when panel is viewed from the side. (Fig 2)

Acid Etched Glass
A translucent glass with a 'frosted' look. (Fig 3)

Tinted Glass
Glass is available in a variety of colours/tints: green, grey, blue, bronze