How To: Install A Bath Screen

 

What you will need

  • Bath screen
  • Drill and tile bit
  • Suitable Rawl plugs
  • Screws
  • Measuring tape
  • Screwdriver
  • Pencil
  • Spirit level
  • Sealant
  • Sealant gun
  • Masking tape
  • Multi-purpose detector
  • Safety goggles

 

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  • 1 Get familiar with the wall you are working on. Check to see if it’s a solid wall or plasterboard. Use a multi-purpose detector to determine if there are any hazards behind where you are drilling.
  • 2 Hold the U-channel of the bath screen in position against the wall at a 40mm depth from the edge of the bath. You may have to cut away any existing silicone or beading to ensure the U-channel sits flush with the bath. Use a spirit level to ensure it is level.
  • 3 When you are happy the U-channel is vertically level, mark the position of the screw holes on the wall. Top Tip: Cover the marks you are drilling with masking tape to prevent the drill from skidding across the tile. Hold the drill perpendicular to the tile and ensure the drill is not on hammer action.
  • 4 Drill holes into the tiles where you have marked using a tile drill bit. The tile drill bit has a special tip for precision drilling. Insert rawl plugs into the holes.
  • 5 Place a bead of sealant along the back of the U-channel and then hold in position.
  • 6 Secure the U-channel with appropriate screws and fixings. Seal the bottom of the U-channel to the bath with sealant.
  • 7 Fit rubber seal to the bottom of glass screen and then insert the screen into the U-channel.
  • 8 Position the screen so it sits on the bath. Drill pilot holes into the screen frame using the guide holes in the U-channel, you may need somebody to hold the screen in place while you do this. Secure the screen in place with screws. Place cover cap over the U-channel and screws. Top Tip: Use a hand screwdriver to secure screws in this situation as you have more control.
  • 9 If there’s a handle, fix it to the bath screen at this stage.