There is nothing more frustrating than restrictions on a bathroom design because products are not available locally. Although ‘standard’ off-the-shelf showers work for most designs, when a unique sized shower is required, custom-made showers are the answer. Of course, they were the norm many years ago, but today custom-made showers are a more specialised service, requested for ‘non-standard’ sizes or frameless shower screens. This is especially useful for tricky spots in older homes where sizing can be an issue, which Nick Curry from HomePlus Hawkes Bay came across just this year.
Nick's customer was renovating their bathroom in their traditional villa, which includes sloped ceilings and lots of non-standard height walls. The builder had purchased a ‘standard’ 1400mm x 1000mm shower tray and shower lining for the walls, which just needed a shower door for completion. However, once the tray was fitted, the builder discovered that the shower door needed to be 1900mm high rather than the standard 2000mm height, to fit in an area with low sloped ceilings.
Working closely with the customer, Nick was able to easily organise a shower door to fit perfectly, along with special requests for privacy glass and a door that didn’t fully open onto the heated towel rail, fitted on the opposite wall. Nick and his team fitted a framed pivoting Magna shower door, with Mistlite glass (a fine sandblasted finish), in record time to ensure the bathroom was back in action as quickly as possible.