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    Hi. Thinking about converting an existing single walk-in shower with glass screen to a double walk in shower.

    Current measurements are 90cm wide and 190cm long. Are there minimum requirements for a double shower? Do these change if there is a side or middle entrance?

    Finding working through the standards confusing

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    No standard really, but if were to install a 1900mm wide double shower, I’d have 2 fixed panels 650mm each side and 600mm door in the middle.

    My old house has this configuration. Width was similar.

    Door In the middle reduces water escaping when showering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JB1 View Post
    No standard really, but if were to install a 1900mm wide double shower, I’d have 2 fixed panels 650mm each side and 600mm door in the middle.

    My old house has this configuration. Width was similar.

    Door In the middle reduces water escaping when showering.


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    pretty much how ours is, except its only 1500 long. standard waste ect.

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    That’s a relief (re the standards) as it opens up a lot of opportunities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby101 View Post
    Are there minimum requirements for a double shower? Do these change if there is a side or middle entrance?

    From a waterproofing perspective AS3740, nothing changes as its all based on constructing the shower to fit the standard.

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    Good to hear. Follow up question: we will be short on space for the towel rail and so thinking of installing a hydronic heated towel rail on the wall of the walk in shower. It will be around 60 cm from the shower head. Has anyone done something similar? Do the towels get unreasonably wet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newby101 View Post
    Good to hear. Follow up question: we will be short on space for the towel rail and so thinking of installing a hydronic heated towel rail on the wall of the walk in shower. It will be around 60 cm from the shower head. Has anyone done something similar? Do the towels get unreasonably wet?
    600mm from the shower head?

    Towel would be soaked.

    Would work with 1 shower head on opposite wall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by havabeer View Post
    pretty much how ours is, except its only 1500 long. standard waste ect.

    I'm curious how often do you use it as a double ?
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    Last double shower I built had foot rests and grip rails on one end only.

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    .....Talking to the CEO of hygene , cleaning and presentation over the years, one thing to consider is the mandatory inclusion of a showerhead with a hose to assist with cleaning.

    Recently changed the shower head in the granny flat which hardly gets used these days from

    https://bathroomfactorywarehouse.com...xoCfQQQAvD_BwE

    to a cheap hose shower head....which works great

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/estilo-w...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    and it was truly amazing the positive appraisal I received!!!! .....taking the pressure off (momentarily) on finishing the many other projects on the go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart1080 View Post
    .....Talking to the CEO of hygene , cleaning and presentation over the years, one thing to consider is the mandatory inclusion of a showerhead with a hose to assist with cleaning.

    Recently changed the shower head in the granny flat which hardly gets used these days from

    https://bathroomfactorywarehouse.com...xoCfQQQAvD_BwE

    to a cheap hose shower head....which works great

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/estilo-w...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    and it was truly amazing the positive appraisal I received!!!! .....taking the pressure off (momentarily) on finishing the many other projects on the go
    Would have got better appraisal had you gone with this type:
    https://bathroomfactorywarehouse.com...pr_seq=uniform

    It's the only type I would consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phild01 View Post
    Would have got better appraisal had you gone with this type:
    https://bathroomfactorywarehouse.com...pr_seq=uniform

    It's the only type I would consider.
    Yep, CEO likes that style as its what we have in the house.
    Me, I'm pffff with the rain head, used it once in 8 years and just prefer the hose shower head that has a bit of force behind it.

    Reno the showers in the house ATM and suggested lets just install a basic shower hose head....well I'II leave it to your imagination as to the response I got!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by METRIX View Post
    I'm curious how often do you use it as a double ?
    Before kids, every night, wife and i would just shower together.

    With kids we have one in a collapsible bath on one side and one of us showering on the other.

    As mentioned above the two things i would highly consider if i could do it all again
    1. A neiche instead of shelfs (our renos where just before niches really became a thing)

    2. A hose, either by a shower head or an out of the way cock valve some where
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    Quote Originally Posted by havabeer View Post
    Before kids, every night, wife and i would just shower together.

    With kids we have one in a collapsible bath on one side and one of us showering on the other.

    As mentioned above the two things i would highly consider if i could do it all again
    1. A neiche instead of shelfs (our renos where just before niches really became a thing)

    2. A hose, either by a shower head or an out of the way cock valve some where
    Agree with both,

    Ensuite here has his and hers niche, or probably not allowed to say that anymore for fear of offending someone, so there are two niches suitable for binary or non binary in the shower.
    One is on the white tiled wall which could be for the first non binary human, and the other is on the darker concrete tiled wall for the other non binary occupant .

    Both about 800mm long with LED strip lights in them, best thing ever, as this combined with the behind mirror LED, and under vanity LED there's no need to turn the ceiling lights on (which I hate) I would rather indirect lighting any day than a mass of downlights.

    Working at a place last week, the dining room was about 3.5m x 3.5m there was 11 of those newer style plastic diffused 90mm downlights in the one room , they were also in cool white, turning them on was like walking into one of those over lit fish and chip shops with 40 flouro's, it was too overbearing, besides looking bloody ugly with so many 90mm holes in the ceiling.

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    are those niches at different heights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by havabeer View Post
    are those niches at different heights?
    Nope just wonky photo
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