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Shower enclosure suite buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 6 years ago 3 min read

Here at we have shower enclosure suites to suit all shapes and all sizes of bathroom.

Here’s a bit more information to give you a head start in your search.

What exactly is a shower enclosure suite?

Shower enclosure suites are a set of coordinating items for your bathroom that include a shower enclosure, a toilet and a basin. The difference between a shower enclosure suite and a full bathroom suite is that instead of the bath, the shower enclosure is the main element of the suite.

Winchester Bathroom Suite

What types of shower enclosure suites are suitable for a small bathroom?

Quadrant shower enclosures sit snugly in the corner of your room, so they are a great choice for a small bathroom. Many are made with sliding shower doors, which also take up minimal space (though you can opt for hinged doors). It’s an incredibly compact option that is designed to give you maximum showering space within the enclosure.

4mm Quadrant Shower Enclosure

What are the different types I can get and how do they cater to different tastes?

We have a vast range of suites which means that you can easily find the right style, size and price to suit your needs and taste.

Each suite is made up of units from one of our ranges. To get the look you’re after, you should choose the range first, and then the type of enclosure you want.

  • Eden - a classic, and minimal design that has simple styling and great functionality
  • Winchester - a traditional design, which has grandeur to it
  • Wharfe - a modern, graceful style that is versatile enough to suit most bathrooms
  • Tate - a truly sleek and contemporary range that has an air of sophistication

Arte Bathroom Suite with V8 Sliding Door

Are there any tips for choosing a shower enclosure suite, and what else should I consider when making my choice?

Here are a few of things you need to think about when making your choice:

Shower door

Different styles of shower door suit different spaces, both in terms of having the right look, and the right type of functionality. If you want one that opens outwards, you’ll need more floor space available than if you choose a sliding or bifold door. Make the right choice for the amount of space you have available.

Shower door or enclosure unit?

If you have a recessed shower or alcove, you only need to purchase a shower door. If you need to create the whole shower space, then you’ll need a complete shower enclosure unit (door and panels).

Measure, and measure again

Measure your space accurately, so you know exactly what options are available to you. It’s always worth noting down the dimensions of your bathroom and/or making some basic sketches before you start looking. Having a good idea of the shape and size of your space will help narrow down your choices and make the decision making process as smooth as possible.

Where will your shower enclosure sit?

Knowing exactly where you want your enclosure will help you choose the right size and shaped unit. Taking sketches and measurements (as mentioned above) will help you map out and plan your space.

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a shower enclosure suite. Use our guide as a starting point, and then browse our extensive range at to find your perfect choice.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 6 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 8 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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