Shower Screen Frequently Asked Questions

The information is abstracted from the "AS 1288 - 2006 : Glass in Buildings - Selection and Installation".
Clause 5.8 is the section relating to "Bathroom, Ensuite and Spa Room Glazing" (glass used in bathrooms, ensuites, and spa rooms) , and clause 5.8.4 is the section relating to "Frameless Glazing" (frameless shower screens).
5.8 BATHROOM, ENSUITE AND SPA ROOM GLAZING

5.8.4 Frameless Glazing
Frameless shower doors or panels shall be glazed with Grade A toughened or toughened laminated safety glass with a minimum thickness of 6 mm, in accordance with Tables 5.4.
Table 5.4
MAXIMUM AREAS OF TOUGHENED SAFETY GLASS FOR USE IN FRAMELESS SHOWER SCREEN DOORS.
Type of Glazing Glass Thickness (mm) Unframed Maximum Panel Area (m²)
Grade A
Toughened Safety Glass
6 3.0
8 4.5
10 6.0
12 7.5