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curved shower enclosure for p shaped bath - any experience?

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stonecircle Sat 23-May-15 11:12:37

We've just had one installed. Basically it's a rigid screen that fits round the curved part of the p shaped bath. Then a second curved screen pulls out and round to form a complete enclosure against the wall.

I'm horrified to see that, when the second screen is pushed back into the rigid screen it doesn't go all the way back but sticks out a considerable way into the bath. That means, if you are using the bath as a bath you will be sitting in it with part of the screen jutting out in front of you.

It's been installed correctly but I'm just wondering if we've gone for a poor design or are they all like that? It also makes standing up to get out of the bath a bit awkward as, unless you do a sideways shuffle, your legs would hit the bottom of the screen. Anyone got any experience?

IvyWall Sat 23-May-15 11:14:43

We didn't bother with the second screen, just had the curved one along the side of the bath.

BlueBee Sat 23-May-15 11:15:21

We had a P shaped bath with a curved screen, we didn't have that extra bit you seem to though, why would you need it? Can you take that bit off? I like to rest one foot on the side of the bath to shave my legs, or be able to gran shampoo off the shelf. If I was in an enclosure I'd feel, well too enclosed!

stonecircle Sat 23-May-15 13:53:39

We could take the sliding part off but liked the idea of a full enclosure to prevent water escaping. It is nice when used as a shower cubicle, it's just the bit sticking out into the bath which is a shame.

Sunnyshores Sat 23-May-15 15:36:53

We dont have the second screen, didnt know there was such a thing and tbh wouldnt want it either.

skinoncustard Sun 24-May-15 14:31:17

We have a P shaped bath with two hinged glass doors , one curved , the other hinged from the straight wall. When used as a bath the door folds back against the wall, so no problems. I would never have one glass door as no matter how you direct the shower the water goes everywhere! I have tried a few in friends houses , hotels etc and haven't yet found one yet that doesn't allow a flood!

stonecircle Sun 24-May-15 15:48:27

Unfortunately there is a window on the wall side so that wasn't an option for us skinon. We also felt the single rigid screen wasn't enough to stop water going everywhere. It's not our main bathroom, just an ensuite off our bedroom, but we have 3 very large teenage/adult boys who can leave any bathroom looking like a tidal wave has hit it! I can't bank on them never deciding to use it if the main bathroom is in use.

Our plumber thinks the screen sticking so far into the bath is a manufacturing problem and is going to contact his supplier.

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