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Anybody added a shower cabin door?

We want to add a a door to our shower cabin in a rented apartment. It is wall from three sides, hence only one side to be added.

I checked with Fust today and they were quoting a price of 1000+frs for a plastic sliding door or 2000+ for glass door.

This sounds highly overpriced. Does anybody else here has experience with this? Personally I do not care if it is not perfect fit (i.e. may be 10cms too short), but do prefer glass.
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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

It is impossible to affix a door without drilling so if are renting you should obtain approval.

Shower doors are very expensive in Switzerland. Personally I prefer curtains as they are so much easier to look after.
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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

Just for context, I'm about to buy a ~100cm bathside glass folding door for a re-done bathroom at our French house and am looking at prices in the 150 to 200 Euro range. I'll be fitting it myself, but that's just a question of drilling a few holes into the (newly retiled) wall and screwing it on, which would take a professional perhaps half an hour, plus another half to adjust and clear up.

So yes, even at Swiss rates, someone's trying to take you for a ride here.
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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

Just do what I did.
Get a spring loaded shower curtain rail from bauhaus.
Wedge it in against the two open sides.

https://spirella-world.ch/produkte/s...stangen-ringe/

buy a sexy shower curtain and then you probably have change from 100 CHF
OK - I have never seen glass shower curtains.
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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

We fitted one in the house we rented when we first moved here. It was plastic but it was much much less than the prices you've quoted ( around two hundred francs). We got it from either Hornbach or Jumbo and my husband fitted it himself which was very easy to do.

To be honest I wouldn't have minded paying a bit more for the convenience of having a door on the shower as I loathe shower curtains with a passion.
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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

Why oh why this stupid fashion phase of not having a shower door became so popular, I'll never understand. I had a door installed due to a continuous wet bathroom floor after showering. It worked well but now the rubber sides between the wall and door no longer align and water has begun seeping through a crack, causing minor flooding again.

For those considering installing a shower without a door.... don't.
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Why oh why this stupid fashion phase of not having a shower door became so popular, I'll never understand. I had a door installed due to a continuous wet bathroom floor after showering. It worked well but now the rubber sides between the wall and door no longer align and water has begun seeping through a crack, causing minor flooding again.

For those considering installing a shower without a door.... don't.
Mine has no door, and only the shower floor itself gets wet... but it's about the size of a bathtub (The opening is at the end of a long glass side).

What mfr is your door? Some of them supply new seals. Failing that check out:
https://www.showersealuk.com/shower-door-seal

Sometimes the frames shift a bit so the seal no longer seats properly. This can be adjusted on better shower doors.
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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

Thanks, Jag. It's an older house and the wall and floor aren't 100% level so they had to fit the door carefully. I had been warned that the sealing may loosen with time.

I'll consider your advice. Thanks again.
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Thanks, Jag. It's an older house and the wall and floor aren't 100% level so they had to fit the door carefully. I had been warned that the sealing may loosen with time.

I'll consider your advice. Thanks again.
Can you post a pic including an arrow indicating where the leak is?
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Why oh why this stupid fashion phase of not having a shower door became so popular, I'll never understand. I had a door installed due to a continuous wet bathroom floor after showering. It worked well but now the rubber sides between the wall and door no longer align and water has begun seeping through a crack, causing minor flooding again.

For those considering installing a shower without a door.... don't.
Depends though - we have installed a very large wet/room without tray and without door - with a slope to drain - and use a blade after showering- but the shower area is 1m80 or 90, can't remember - by 2m20 (to sink) - so no problem - large glass panel between shower area and WC. Looks stunning and our guests love it.

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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

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Why oh why this stupid fashion phase of not having a shower door became so popular, I'll never understand. I had a door installed due to a continuous wet bathroom floor after showering. It worked well but now the rubber sides between the wall and door no longer align and water has begun seeping through a crack, causing minor flooding again.

For those considering installing a shower without a door.... don't.
Fashion? Must be a cultural thing I'd say and I thought cabins are now in fashion, but I find them impractical. All my showers always had a small wall of about 10CM high around or on the entrance so the curtain really can be on the inside and all water drips of on the inside. I've never had the problem of having water on the bathroom floor.
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That's all well and good if you can choose it yourself and those Italian style showers with the large side panel are very nice and practical but in rental accommodation this is not possible.


I have never had a problem with shower curtains from a wet floor point of view but I hate the way they billow into the shower and stick to me whilst showering and they are horrible to keep clean. A nice door across the shower if it's enclosed on three side is much nicer and more practical in my opinion.
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That's all well and good if you can choose it yourself and those Italian style showers with the large side panel are very nice and practical but in rental accommodation this is not possible.


I have never had a problem with shower curtains from a wet floor point of view but I hate the way they billow into the shower and stick to me whilst showering and they are horrible to keep clean. A nice door across the shower if it's enclosed on three side is much nicer and more practical in my opinion.

You can buy clips to affix to the wall and they do help hold the shower curtain in place.
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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

OP, Bauhaus in Schlieren has modular setup Shower doors/walls for sale (ca. CHF 250 for one element). Available to take immediately and setup is simple and price/quality was much better than other places. We just completed an emergency replacement. Handyman will take about an hour, tops two to have one door installed. HTH.
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Handyman will take about an hour, tops two to have one door installed. HTH.
Did you find the handyman yourself or did they recommend somebody at Bauhaus?
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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

It will be expensive and the quote you have sounds reasonable. I wanted a new glass shower enclosure fitted (3 sides) and was quoted 5000 chfs. In the end I did it myself and bought from reuterbadshop.de for around 1200. Very high quality but large pieces of glass are not for faint hearted.
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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

Minimimi, we redid two bathrooms in our ski chalet in France and we ordered the shower enclosures in Switzerland in Hornbach. Just draw up a rough sketch with measurements and bring it to the bath section in Hornbach. There's an employee there in that section who will help you.

The glass enclosures were around 800 CHF each. One has two sides and one is a door plus a stationary glass wall. It was really easy. You can either install it yourself, (which we did), or pay more and have them install it.
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Did you find the handyman yourself or did they recommend somebody at Bauhaus?
We used our usual handyman. I think Bauhaus can connect you as well, Hornbach for sure does.
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Re: Anybody added a shower cabin door?

TheSpouse, DUTCH, Belgianmum, did they make any holes or attached via a silicon attachment or something similar that does not require making any holes?
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