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£55 - £110

low

£55

median

£83

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£110

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How much does shower screen installation cost?

Shower screens are a perfect way to delineate your bathing space from the rest of the room. Average labour costs are from £55 to £110, ranging from the job you want done. Whether it’s shower screen installation or replacement, costs vary depending on many factors. The good news is that you can easily find a pro to work on your shower screen on Airtasker! You can even get a bespoke shower screen, with the costs naturally being higher. If you’re thinking about how much it is to fit a shower screen, then read through this comprehensive cost guide.

How much does it cost to fit a shower screen?

The bathroom is one of the most, if not the most, intimate rooms in your house. That’s why investing in bathroom renovations - whether replacing the sink or fixing up your toilet - should be well-considered and thoroughly researched.

Two pairs of hands wearing orange gloves installing a glass shower screen

Like with any renovation project, knowing shower screen installation prices is vital before getting one. On average, it costs £55 to £110 to get a shower screen installed in your bathroom, but it will depend on several factors:

Size and bathroom design

The size of your bathroom and the space you want enclosed will affect the overall cost of shower screen installation. Since shower screens are often sold in standard sizes, getting a significantly larger or smaller shower screen will mean additional charges. Tailor-fitting your shower screen to your bathroom design will cost extra. The cost of a bespoke shower screen will be significantly higher than a standard ready-made design. 

Material

The material you want will also affect costs. A door with a copper finish, for example, might cost more than an aluminium door. The more expensive the material, the more the installation will cost.

Screen type

The overall shower screen installation cost will depend on its type. It can be framed, frameless, or semi-frameless, among others. Frameless doors may be more expensive to install compared to the other two because they will require more precision in installing. The number of panels your shower screen has will also affect the price. 

See also: How much does curtain and blind fitting cost?

How much do glass shower screens cost?

For easier understanding, we have summarised the common types of shower screens you can get installed and the costs of each material:

Type of shower screen

Average size

Estimated cost

Frameless

1400 x 750 mm

£90

Framed

1400 x 750 mm

£100 to £150

Folding

1000 mm width

£210

Semi-framed

1400 x 750 mm

£70

2-panel

1500 x 900 mm

£500

Bespoke design

Varies

£200 to £600

 

What should I take note of in getting a contractor?

Two contractors wearing orange installing a glass shower screen

Now that you have all the basics of shower cost installation, it’s best to be prepared on things to look out for when hiring a Tasker to do it for you:

Licences

While planning permissions are generally planning permissions aren’t required in the UK in bathroom renovation (except for plumbing), it is still best to check if your contractor has the applicable licences for home renovation. This will serve as a safeguard to their experience. 

Experience and reviews

It’s best to check for reviews from their previous works. This due diligence will serve you well when hiring a contractor. Testimonials guarantee the overall experience of working with the contractor.

Questions

Always ask questions. Doing so will make an impression on the contractor that you’ve done your research and are not easily fooled. You can ask questions on the different factors that affect cost. 

Quotes

It’s always good to make a habit of asking for quotes and an estimate of how long the work will take first before locking in one contractor. Surveying the market will help you make an informed decision on whether it is worth it to hire.

It’s a good note to make sure that the quotes are in writing and that you have a copy of it so you can go back to it later on. Make sure that the estimates specify the exact line items included.

Additional things to consider

It’s good to consider additional and probably unforeseen costs that may be added to the quote. Knowing what might cost you more in shower screen installation will save you the shock when getting the bill:

  • Labour costs and the number of people working on it
  • Time frame and how long it will take
  • Removal and replacement of shower screen
  • Material (glass) thickness
  • Inclusions like handle and towel bars
  • Warranty of the service in case something goes wrong

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FAQs

Shower screens are a fairly straightforward fixture in your bathroom - it serves to separate your bathing space from the rest of the room. This will not only give you more privacy, but it will also effectively prevent your whole bathroom from getting wet when showering.
Handling shower screens is a very delicate task, so getting a professional to do it is highly recommended. While doing it yourself will reduce costs, you might find hiring a professional to do it more beneficial in the long run for safety, durability, and aesthetic reasons.
Aside from getting a professional who can efficiently install your shower screen, you can compare the prices of materials by checking different stores online. Don’t only consider the price but, more importantly, the quality.

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