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Hinged & Pivot Shower Doors

What kind of door do you need? It depends on where your shower is located. Hinged doors allow the widest opening and maximum accessibility. Well designed pivot are also a very popular alternative to hinged ones for enclosures.  Remember that shower doors that open out into the room need a certain amount of space to return into. Or perhaps you prefer a pivot or a sliding version. It really does depend on how much space you have in your bathroom. With so much variety on offer, selecting the right one can become quite a challenge. Nevertheless, before purchasing you must ensure, the one you select features the style you desire, while keeping your bathroom highly practical. Below is the list of products from designer brands, and they excel in manufacturing high-end enclosures. These are cost effective as well.




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The Different Types to Shower Doors to Choose from

You can choose from a range of shower doors in many shapes, sizes and styles, but selecting the right type for your bathroom will depend on a variety of considerations such as space constraints and accessibility. To decide on the ideal door for your needs, take a look at the most popular UK styles below from bi-folding to pivot openings.

Bi-Fold: Compact and Versatile

The bi-folding is a type of shower door that folds together when you slide it to the side. Often installed on rectangular enclosures, this type offers a compact, space-saving solution that doesn't swing outwards or inwards. It can be incorporated into a larger panel enclosure seamlessly to create a modern and convenient wet room.

Sliding: Save on Space

Sliding doors are self-explanatory, in that they slide to the side when you want to enter the shower. The advantage of installing this type is that it saves on space because you don't have to make room for an in-swinging or out-swinging door. They usually consist of a number of panels that slide together when opened, ideal for all types of showers from the small to the large.

Quadrant: Style and Convenience

Quadrant doors create a unique curvature to the glass wall of a shower, forming a stylish enclosure that is ideal for the corner of a bathroom. Rather that having the door on one side of the enclosure, quadrant panels can conveniently face diagonally into the room, ultimately saving on space as you don't have a pointed corner to deal with. Also, these forms a larger access point, making it easier to get in and out.

Hinged & Pivot: A Robust, Convenient Solution

Hinged and pivot doors are similar types and have similar openings that swing outwards, providing excellent access to the enclosure. With hinged styles, the panel is attached by secure hinges on one side, allowing the door to open fully outwards. Pivot doors are similar but create a smaller opening, with the door secured in place by two sturdy pivots. Now, as you know about the different types of doors, consider about the styling.

Would you like a framed or frameless glass door? In the end, it is up to your personal preferences. Frameless versions make for a modern look that is hard to beat and are certainly easier to keep clean. Always select good, long lasting materials. Make sure that the end product you buy is made of strong, thick safety glass.

The pivot door design is utterly the most common type that is used. Besides having a relatively low cost of installation, these are preferred to the sliding type because they are unlikely to get stuck, offering a very easy access to the showering area. As fantastic as it sounds, you must be having sufficient space to allow the door to open fully. There should be no obstructions from nearby walls or a sloping top slab or ceiling, as may be the case in the en-suite bedrooms. If space is a worrying factor, there are other alternatives that you can consider, including:


Think about what kind of shower door will look better in your washroom. Take a good look at your current bathroom fixtures. If you currently enjoy a classic style, a modern door might look out of place. On the other hand, if you're wanting to update the room then selecting a frameless version might be the perfect solution. If you do select one with a frame, try matching the colour of the frame to the colour of your furnishings. If you’d rather go for a romantic look, you can choose flower etchings in glass.


Secondly, you need to consider how much you are willing to. You will find all kinds of doors made from different materials and manufactured to different standards. So think about it carefully, establish a budget, and start looking within the price range you've set. If you're thinking of cutting back on your investment so you can purchase more luxurious towels or bathroom accessories think again. A quality one will deliver a great deal more for the longest time than an inferior, whose finishes peel off, and swivel or runner fixtures catch and drag.

By following these guidelines, taking your time and seeking advice from QS Supplies you will make the perfect selection. Once your enclosure is installed you'll be pleased you put in so much effort to achieve the exact result you were hoping for.

Helping to Find Your Dream Enclosure

Choosing the right one is important, and with the information provided here you can now make an informed decision in finding that perfect solution for your new enclosure.

Accurately described, this well made , simple and clean design has a modern look and functions well. It was easy to install with clear instructions and now,18 months, on remains unmarked and pleasing on the eye despite use at least twice a day. I did replace the bottom seal with a softer plastic one to eliminate the annoying squeak when dry. QS offered the most competitive price , delivery was as promised and they followed up to check if all was OK. All in all I am very satisfied
Overall Rating:   4 StarReview Left by: Alan Rines on October 2, 2015
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I had found it difficult to find a 3 sided shower enclosure so I was a bit weary ordering this online but it has proved very sturdy and looks good
Overall Rating:   4 StarReview Left by: Julia on September 22, 2015
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Thanks Guys at QS great value for money show door just right for what I needed and still looks good very stylish and very well made. I like the fact the glass has a small black seal in the frame as it looks better than clear as sometime they can start to look a bit yellow after a few years. The door has a good strong magnetic seal and good water seal at the bottom of the door. Delivery was quick and was very secure as it was upright on a wooden frame and pallet so not to be damaged. Thanks again guys.
Overall Rating:   5 StarReview Left by: Phil on September 22, 2015
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Very satisfied! Good quality and style!
Overall Rating:   5 StarReview Left by: ALexander Stoianov on September 17, 2015
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