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How Much Does A Shower Screen Cost?

Are you looking to purchase a new shower screen but not sure on what it is going to cost you?

At Haines Glass and Glazing we like to give you an idea for what you’re up for. Of course the obvious answer is… it depends.

It depends on several aspects:

  • what type of shower screen you may be looking at,
  • the size of the shower screen you are after,
  • the type of glass needed to be used or selected,
  • the unique look, fit and customisation of your shower screen,
  • and any particulars you might like to ‘add on’ to your purchase.

Also, when we refer to shower screens, we are talking custom made shower screens that we make to fit your bathroom, none of the pre-fabricated square shower screens that can be purchased off shelves.

Cost of A Shower Screen

Shower Screen TypeApproximate Price Range*
Framed Shower screen$600-$1000
Semi-Frameless Shower Screen$1000-$1500
Frameless Shower Screen$2000-2500
Bath Screen$600-$800
Shower Panel$500 – $1200
*All prices are subject to a formal measure and quote. Prices above are approximate only.

Your selection of shower screen could see any price range between $600 to $2500 depending on your choice, size, design and key features.

How much does a Framed Shower Screen cost?

Framed shower screens are shower screens that are made up of glass panels surrounded on all edges by a frame. Framed shower screens come in a large variety of different options; pivot door, pivot door & return, 2 door sliders and 3 door sliders are quiet popular options, but are not limited to these. Each of these have the option of standing alone or being placed between structural walls (wall to wall) and are measured to custom fit your bathroom. As the name suggests, framed shower screens have frames surrounding all glass panels which are fixed into place.

  • A framed pivot door investment would be anywhere between $600-$100, this ranges on the various design types you can select from.
  • 2 Door Sliders typically range between $600-$700 and 3 door sliders can range between $600-$950.

These price ranges are a guide and will vary depending on size, the glass type you select or that is required by AS1288. Optional extras such as endurosheild coatings, removal and disposal of your old shower screen can also adjust pricing.

How to keep the cost lower for a Framed Shower Screen?

  • Clear glass is the most affordable glass type option as opposed to translucent or grey glass options
  • White or Silver frames are cheaper than Black frames

Are Framed Shower Screens a good option?

Functionally framed shower screens are a good option:

  • They are least likely to leak because all components fit together without any spaces
  • They are incredibly sturdy and strong
  • Laminated glass is the glass type used. It is Grade A safety glass. This means that it will crack with enough force applied but hold in one piece. However toughened glass in semi-frameless and frameless shower screens shatters into tiny pieces.

How much does a Semi-Frameless Shower Screen cost?

Semi-Frameless shower screens are made with glass panels that are surrounded by a frame on the perimeter, with the internal panels connected by aluminium fittings. Semi-Frameless Shower Screens also come in many different options; door front only, door front & return panel, and front & 2 45o return panels are some of the most popular, but are not limited to these designs. Each of these have the option of standing alone or being placed between structural walls (wall to wall) and are measured to custom fit your bathroom. A Semi-Frameless Shower screen is a design that is composed of an outer framed section, with frameless internal parts. In essence it is part framed shower screen and part frameless shower screen as the name suggests.

What is the cost of Semi-Frameless Shower Screens?

  • A Semi-Frameless Door front only can range anywhere between $950 – $1100 
  • Door front & return panel range from $1150 – $1450
  • Front & 2 x 45o return panels range around the $1300 – $1500

These price ranges are a guide and will vary depending on size, the glass type you select or that is required by AS1288 and optional extras such as endurosheild coatings (ie. self cleaning glass coating), removal and disposal of your old shower screen etc.

How to keep the cost lower for Semi-Frameless Shower Screen?

  • Clear glass is the most affordable glass type option as opposed to grey or acid etched glass options
  • White or Silver frames are cheaper than Black frames
  • Framed options are cheaper than semi-frameless

Are Semi-Frameless Shower Screens a good option?

  • Functionally semi-frameless shower screens are a good option for an elegant and sophisticated aesthetic look to your bathroom.
  • As the internal parts and glass panels are much like a frameless shower screen, there are gaps in the glass and some water leakage may occur. 
  • They are sturdy with a main frame around the external perimeter of the shower screen.
  • Toughened glass is the glass type used in semi-frameless shower screens. Glass thickness corresponds to both meet Australian Standards and fit inside the external frame.
  • Toughened glass will explode upon enough of a force or impact, so if the glass door is slammed shut or a person slips and falls, it is likely to shatter and break into tiny pieces. This is Grade A Safety glass and is designed to do this so those tiny pieces are less likely to cause serious harm to a person.

How much does a Frameless Shower Screen cost?

Frameless Shower screens are shower screens which are essentially only made up of glass and the fittings that hold it all together. Frameless Shower Screens also come in a few different options; door front only, door front & return panel, and front & 2 45o return panels. Each of these have the option of standing alone or being placed between structural walls (wall to wall) and are measured to custom fit your bathroom. A Frameless Shower screen is a design that is composed of glass panels and fittings such as the wall brackets and hinges. In essence it is designed to look sleek, slim line and elegant in any bathroom. 

  • A Frameless Panel only can range anywhere between $950 – $1100 
  • A Frameless Door front and return can range between $2000-2400
  • Front & 2 x 45o return panels range around the $2000-2500

These price ranges are a guide and will vary depending on size, the glass type you select or that is required by AS1288 and optional extras such as endurosheild coatings (ie. self cleaning glass coating), glass type, installation, removal and disposal of your old shower screen etc.

How to keep the cost lower for Frameless Shower Screen?

  • Clear glass is the most affordable glass type option as opposed to acid etched glass or tinted glass options.
  • The height and widths of the glass panels affect the price, therefore larger frameless shower screens will inherently cost more
  • Framed and semi-frameless options are cheaper

Are Frameless Shower Screens a good option?

  • Functionally frameless shower screens are a good option for an elegant and sophisticated aesthetic look to your bathroom, providing an illusion to a larger sized bathroom than has an open plan.
  • As the internal parts and glass panels in a frameless shower screen have gaps between the glass panels, some water leakage may occur .
  • They are sturdy and secured with brackets to the wall which hold the glass panels.
  • A bead of silicone secures the glass panels to the floor (some frameless shower screens have brackets which screw to the floor. However we do not use these because if these are drilled too far into the floor it may damage the water proofing of your bathroom).
  • 10mm Toughened glass is the glass type used in frameless shower screens. Glass thickness corresponds meet Australian Standards and ensure structural strength.
  • Toughened glass will explode upon enough of a force or impact, so if the glass is slammed shut or a person slips and falls, it is likely to shatter and break into tiny pieces. This is Grade A Safety glass and is designed to do this so those tiny pieces are less likely to cause serious harm to a person.

How much does a bath screen cost?

Bath screens can be as simple as a glass panel fixed to your bath and wall, which may be framed or frameless. Or when we think of a bath screen, generally we work with semi-frameless options which may be; a fixed panel with a pivoting door, called a fixed and swing, a single swing door only, or a multi-fold consisting of 2 panels of glass.

A framed panel for a bath screen can range between $600 – $800 depending on the size of the glass and aluminium required. A frameless panel can range between $750 – $900 as it must be a minimum 10mm toughened glass panel which then depends on the size of the glass, hole cut out and fixtures required for the final cost.

The fixed and swing, single swing or multi-fold bath screen options can range between $600-$800. This is dependent on the number of panels of glass, size of each of the panels, hole cut outs and fixtures required.

How to keep costs lower for Bath Screens?

  • Smaller panels of glass help reduce the cost
  • Less hole/hinge cut outs reduce the cost of the glass 
  • Framed panels are cheaper and use 6.38 laminated glass as opposed to 6mm or 10mm toughened glass for semi-frameless and frameless options
  • The walls being plum and the floor being level means the glass can be cut to square (out of square cuts are much more expensive)

Are Bath Screens a good option?

  • Bath screens are a great option if you want to create the illusion of a shower screen within the constraints of a bathroom that has an existing bath (whereby you do not want to do a complete bathroom remodelling)
  • If you want to get rid of a shower curtain and replace it with a more aesthetically pleasing and functional water retention system.
  • If you want to be able to have full access to a bath, to bathe children, whilst also having the multi-fold screen so you can have a fully functional shower

How much does a Shower Panel cost?

Shower panels can be framed or frameless. As the name suggests, a frameless panel is simply a panel of toughened glass that is attached to a wall and floor in a bathroom. They may be attached to the wall via a wall channel or by using brackets which hold the glass. A framed shower panel, is a single panel of glass, surrounded by a frame. The glass used is typically 6.38 laminated safety glass. A shower panel simply comes as per the size dimensions to fit each unique bathroom. The price is mostly dependent on the size (height and width) of the glass and whether the glass is square or out of square. The price can be anything from $500 – $1500

How to keep costs lower for Shower Panels?

The simple answer here is the size of the panel you are after. The smaller the panel the smaller the cost will be. And vice versa, the larger the panel the more expensive it will be. The price difference between brackets and a wall channel is negligible.

Are Shower Panels a good option?

  • Shower panels can be a great option for ease of access to a shower. They may allow a person needing wheelchair access enough room to get in and out. 
  • It can be cheaper than the other shower screen options but this depends on size.
  • It gives the illusion of a larger size and can be pleasing to the eye, offering an elegant look.
  • The main issue with a panel is the amount of water that can get onto the floor in the bathroom. Since there is no door, or complete enclosure around the shower head, water may spill out of shower.
  • 6.38 Laminated Safety Glass is used in framed shower panels.
  • Laminated Glass holds together if broken and meets the Grade A Safety glass requirements for glass in bathrooms.
  • 10mm Toughened glass is the glass type used in frameless shower panels. Glass thickness corresponds meet Australian Standards and ensure structural strength.
  • Toughened glass will explode upon enough of a force or impact. Therefore, if the glass is slammed too hard or a person slips and falls, it is likely to shatter and break into tiny pieces. This is Grade A Safety glass. It is designed to do this so those tiny pieces are less likely to cause serious harm to a person.

Contact us now for a formal measure and quote!