Shower Screen Frequently Asked Questions

01

Why are your prices so low, is it good quality?

At YSS we import a large range of premium A grade glass panels and have created over 400 packages at affordable prices for our customers. Our glass is manufactured in large quantities, which means the glass can be produced efficiently at low costs. The savings are passed down to our customers, without sacrificing on quality.

02

Do your screens comply with Australian Standards?

Yes, all our pre-made glass panels are stamped and certified with the Australian Standards. It is the same quality as glass made locally.

03

Do you provide trade prices?

If you're a builder or renovator, you can apply for a trade discount where we can offer you bonus loyalty discounts. The more you spend with us the greater your discount.

04

Should I plan for my shower screen before I build or renovate my bathroom?

Yes, planning your shower screen before you build or renovate your bathroom allows you to plan your bathroom designs to accommodate our shower screen standard packages and save on cost. Here are some tips on how you can lower the cost of your bathroom renovations

05

Can you supply custom-made?

Yes, we supply custom-made screens to suit your bathroom including cutting glass to suit the slope of your walls and floor.

06

Why is custom-made so expensive?

Custom-made screens are more expensive because it is a one-off special order, where the glass is produced locally. Whereas our standard pre-made packages are mass produced and imported in bulk and the savings are pass onto you.

07

How do I get a quote for a custom-made screen?

You can get a quote online, via email, or come to our showroom and speaking with one of our technicians. Here are some tips on how you can lower the cost of your custom-made screen

08

Can I cut your pre-made panels?

No, you cannot cut toughened glass. Do not attempt this because the glass will shatter.

09

Do you install shower screens?

YSS is a supply only company and we do not install. However, we have compiled a list of professional third party installers in Sydney you can use. If you have purchased our screens and would like a list, please let us know.

10

Do my walls and floors need to be plumb?

Pre-made screens

It is best if your walls and floors are square with a tolerance of not more than 5mm out of square.

Custom-made screens

Custom-made panels can be cut to follow a sloped wall or floor, bellied, bowed or uneven walls.

 

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11

How do I stop my frameless shower screen from leaking water?

Due to the nature of frameless shower screens, there will always be gaps between and around door panels. We do sell plastic rubber shower screen seal strips which will help to minimize the water leakage. Click here for details about buying shower door water seals

12

Do I need to use a support bar or a shelf?

No, these items are optional. Our frameless shower screens are structurally strong enough without them and is compliant with the Australian Standards.

13

Will your shower screens fit on a shower tray?

No, our shower screens are designed to sit directly onto tiled floors.

14

What are the Australian Standards?

At YSS, we take particular care to ensure that all our products are safe to use and that they comply with the Australian Standards.

AS1288

States that frameless shower screens need to use Safety Glass, also known as Grade A safety glazing materials. It also specifies that safety glass may be used up to a maximum size for a specific thickness. This ensures that the application of glass stays within the designed stress limits of the safety glass. For example, a single panel of: 10mm thick safety glass may be used up to a maximum area of 6.0m², or 8mm thick safety glass may be used up to a maximum area of 4.5m², or 6mm thick safety glass may be used up to a maximum area of 3.0m².
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AS2208

States that safety glass need to be hardened to a particular quality. Also that the safety glass produces desirable fracture characteristic, the glass must fragment into a minimum number of pieces per square inch to avoid any serious injury to a person in the event of an accident, otherwise you may receive some serious cuts. For example, safety glass must have a surface compression of NOT less than 68.94MPa, and edge compression of NOT less than 66.87MPa. As a comparison, normal float glass has a surface compression of less than 24.14MPa.