Ways to Fix or Install a Glass Shower Screen

We're often asked how is it best to fix or install a glass shower screen, or wet room glass panel in place. U Channel, shower glass clamps, or a combination can be used. 

So lets look at a variety of ways in which a glass shower screen or wet room glass panel can be secured in place. As an example we will examine a glass shower panel with a width of 700mm and a height of 2000mm.

Fixing a glass shower panel in place with U Channel surface mounted on wall and floor.

The most common and straightforward option is to secure the glass with surface mounted U Channel. The U Channel option allows for the glass to secured on two sides, the vertical wall side and the underside where it meets the tray or wet room floor. The external depth of the U Channel is 19mm, with an internal depth of 16mm, allowing for the material thickness. As a rule of thumb, a reduction in the glass size of 5mm is advised from the overall width and height, to take into account a fitting tolerance. Equally instead of having U Channel running along the floor, you can opt to just fix the glass panel in place with silicone.

Glass Shower Screen fixed in place with 19mm deep U Channel. Surface mounted on the wall and floor.

Glass shower screen 2000mm x 700mm fixed in place with Chrome U Channel

For a bit more in depth info, check out our guide to fixing U Channel here.

The 10mm deep U Channel can be purchased here.

Securing a glass shower screen in place with wall mounted U Channel and a shower glass 'toe' clamp.

As an alternative to just using U Channel, a small leg shower glass clamp can be used in conjunction with the wall mounted 19mm deep U Channel. This glass clamp is typically placed between 50mm and 80mm along the lower edge. The glass clamp does require a drilled hole, so this would need to be discussed prior to ordering and production. This is a popular choice when the customer doesn't want to have U Channel positioned on both sides, but still wants to maintain rigidity of the glass panel.

Glass Shower Screen fixed in place with 19mm deep U Channel. Surface mounted to the wall with a short leg shower glass 'toe' clamp fixing to the floor. 

10mm Glass shower screen 2000mm x 700mm secured with U Channel and glass toe clamp

The 10mm deep U Channel can be purchased here.

Take a look at our short leg shower glass clamp here.

To get a sense of what this configuration looks like in matte black, take a look at our Instagram image here.

Installing a free standing glass shower screen using wall to glass clamps and a shower glass 'toe' clamp.

For an example that doesn't use U Channel at all, let's look at the wall to glass clamp option. The wall to glass clamps fix to the wall and require two drilled holes per clamp to be fabricated in the glass. The benefit of this option is that there isn't any U Channel which needs to be cut and drilled to suit the installation, just drill into the wall, use relevant fixings and that's it. A silicone bead is advised down either side of the glass to make water tight. These wall to glass clamps are also near enough identical to our wall to glass hinges, so if creating an inline enclosure, this is worth investigating, check our image here to better illustrate.

Glass Shower Panel secured in place with wall to glass shower clamps and a short leg shower glass 'toe' clamp fixing to the floor.

Shower glass standing panel 700mm x 2000mm fixed in place with wall to glass clamps and toe clamp.

Take a look at our short leg shower glass clamp here.

The wall to glass shower glass clamps can be seen here.

These three options are the most often seen and advised, however as all our Shower Glass Screens and Panels are created Bespoke, so will your fixing and installation needs. Get in contact with us and we can discuss in greater detail which solution would work best. 01249 544344.