Questions to Consider before Designing an Enclosure: Have you measured all the dimensions and drawn a sketch of your bathroom and shower configuration?
What style of shower configuration are you considering?
Is there sufficient (greater than the door size) unused floor space in front of the shower to swing the door outward? Will the door swing open from the left or the right side? Is the tub or shower threshold sloped slightly in towards the drain so that water does not collect in these areas?
This applies to seats or shelves too. Where will the plumbing fixtures be located in relation to the door of your enclosure? What glass type is preferred?
What colour hardware would you desire?
Brass, Chrome, White, Other? Is there a place to hang a towel within 12" (300mm) of the shower? Timing
It takes a couple of weeks to get the glass so be sure to get the measurements right, prior to ordering. Remember it is not possible to cut tempered glass if it is inaccurately cut the first time. A mistake in measurement will set you back at least 2 weeks and increase costs of both labour and materials significantly.
Standard doors take approximately 3 to 10 days depending on scheduling. Custom enclosures take 14 to 21 days including the 2 week tempering process.
Standard Side Mounting Hinges
These drawings show some typical applications for wall mount and glass-to-glass hinges. These drawings are only a sample, and can be used to assist in the design of your particular enclosure.
It is not necessarily a case of right or wrong when selecting between a wall mount and glass-to-glass hinge. It is most often a design choice. Sometimes the jobsite conditions will dictate where one is more proper than the other, but usually it is a certain look that is desired. Generally, wall mount hinge jobs are slightly less costly due not only to the cost of the hardware itself (when compared against glass-to-glass hinges) but also savings in the glass cost by making fewer cutouts. If you have a fixed panel of glass that does not go all the way to the ceiling, and your customer does not want a header, wall mount hinges present a good option. This is because glass-to-glass hinges swinging from a fixed panel not secured at the top and bottom are not recommended. Several of our hinge series contain a reversible 5° pivot pin as well as the option of a custom pivot pin manufactured for use on "off-angle" installations.