The Best Shower Enclosures For All Bathroom Sizes

Transforming your shower space has never been simpler with our handpicked selection of shower enclosures.
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Best Shower Enclosures
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Shower enclosures can be installed in any bathroom or en-suite and they are designed to restrict water within the showering area by enclosing the space with toughened safety glass. From quadrant to walk-in enclosures, there are many options to choose from at your disposal.

However, before purchasing a shower enclosure, it’s crucial that you measure the available space where you plan to install it. This will then give you an indication of the best type of enclosure for your bathroom. For example, if you have limited space, a sliding or bi-fold enclosure would be our top recommendation whereas if you have plenty of space, you can treat yourself to a much larger design. You should also check the supplied hardware because many don’t come with a suitable shower tray, waste and other required components.

To assist you in selecting a shower enclosure, our handpicked selection lists top-performing designs, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing a range of enclosures. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.

Elegant Walk In Shower Enclosure
Best Sliding Walk In: Elegant Modern Shower Enclosure
Elegant Shower Enclosure And Tray
Best Walk In Cubicle: Elegant Shower Enclosure And Tray
Durovin Frameless Shower Enclosure
Best Frameless: Durovin Ravenna Enclosure
Nuie Rene Quadrant Shower Enclosure
Best Quadrant: Nuie SQU8BP Rene
Elegant Offset Quadrant Shower Enclosure
Best Value Quadrant: Elegant Offset Quadrant Shower Enclosure
VeeBath Fenwick Corner Shower Enclosure
Best Budget: VeeBath Fenwick Corner Enclosure

How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Shower Enclosures

As we own a number of properties (rentals and Airbnb’s), we’ve removed and installed many different shower enclosures over the years. Our most recent installation was a walk-in shower enclosure for a wet room (as shown in the image). It was relatively easy to install and as we took precise measurements, we were able to fit it tightly against the towel radiator.

best walk in shower enclosures

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As well as our experience of installing multiple shower enclosures, we also based our recommendations upon hours of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the design, build quality, sizes and finishes available, supplied hardware, warranty and value for money.

The Best Shower Enclosures

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1. Best Sliding Walk In: Elegant Modern Shower Enclosure

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The Elegant brand produces a wide range of walk-in shower enclosures and this sliding door design is one of their most popular and highly rated. It’s also available in a variety of sizes that range from 1200 x 1900 mm to 1700 x 1900 mm.

A great feature that’s present on all Elegant shower enclosures is the fact that the glass is self-cleaning. This is made possible by the brand’s patented nanotechnology used on the glass and it certainly helps out with the cleaning.

Pros
  • 8 mm tempered glass
  • Multiple size options to choose from
  • Available in a chrome or black finish
  • 20 mm wall adjustment on both sides
  • Reversible design
  • Waterproof guaranteed with clear vinyl door seals
  • Full length magnetic door strips
  • High quality metal rollers
Cons
  • Sliding door design may not work for all bathroom setups

Whether you choose to buy this enclosure with a chrome or black finish, it’s by far one of the best walk-in shower enclosures on the market. Not only is it built in accordance with the latest British standards but certain aspects such as the 8mm tempered glass and the waterproof guarantee are a great indication of just how well it’s made.

2. Best Walk In Cubicle: Elegant Shower Enclosure And Tray

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Another shower enclosure by the Elegant brand is this option that comes complete with a shower tray. As with the sliding door enclosure above, it’s also available in multiple sizes that range from 1200 x 700 mm to 1700 x 900 mm.

Unlike similarly priced alternatives, the shower tray that’s included is just as well made as the enclosure. This is because it’s made from a sturdy stone resin, which according to the brand is scratch, chip and discolouration resistant.

Pros
  • 8 mm tempered glass with a self cleaning coating
  • Multi-waterproof and endurance tested
  • Option of a right or left door opening
  • Strong aluminium structure
  • Stainless steel screws
Cons
  • Most expensive within our roundup

To conclude, this Elegant walk-in shower enclosure is a complete setup that’s built to the highest of standards and perfect for any bathroom renovations. It isn’t the cheapest but the 8 mm tempered glass, reversible design, self-cleaning technology and strong aluminium structure make it worth paying the extra.

3. Best Frameless: Durovin Ravenna Enclosure

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Durovin is another brand that offers a number of walk-in shower enclosures and this frameless option is their flagship model. It uses a similar 8 mm tempered glass to the Elegant brand and it can be reversed fitted to the left or right-hand side. In terms of the sizes available, they begin from as small as 1000 x 1950 mm to as large as 1500 x 1950 mm.

Pros
  • 8 mm tempered glass that's nano coated to make cleaning it far easier
  • Supplied with stainless steel screws and chrome cover caps
  • 25 mm wall adjustment for easy installation
  • Side aluminium strip mouth
  • 11 different sizes available
Cons
  • Relatively expensive when compared to other sliding door enclosures

Overall, the Durovin Ravenna is a premium option that ticks all the boxes and it certainly won’t disappoint. However, if this particular design doesn’t meet your requirements, the brand also offers alternative enclosures that include a bi-fold or pivot hinged door with clear or frosted glass.

4. Best Quadrant: Nuie SQU8BP Rene

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Nuie is a brand that’s well-known for its selection of shower screens but they also offer complete shower enclosures. The “Rene” is the brand’s latest enclosure that’s finished in a stylish satin black to suit modern bathrooms.

A standout feature of shower enclosures by the Nuie brand is that they come with an impressive lifetime guarantee. This guarantee alone makes it worth paying the premium price tag when compared to similar enclosures.

Pros
  • Reversible quadrant design
  • Stylish square T-bar handles
  • Constructed of 6 mm toughened glass
  • Choice of five different sizes
  • Matching brassware available
Cons
  • Most expensive quadrant shower enclosure within our roundup

To conclude, the Nuie Rene is a stylish and modern quadrant shower enclosure that’s available in a range of sizes. The black finish is really popular right now and when installed, it’ll certainly be the standout feature of your bathroom.

5. Best Value Quadrant: Elegant Offset Quadrant Shower Enclosure

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By far one of the most popular quadrant shower enclosures on the market is another option by Elegant. It’s available in a choice of five different sizes and the option of a right or left-handed shower tray.

In order to ensure that both of the doors roll smoothly, this shower enclosure features 16 metal wheels upon the doors. The brand state that the wheels have been built with longevity in mind and they are able to resist corrosion.

Pros
  • Wide aluminium rail frame
  • Optional shower trays and waste
  • Guaranteed waterproof design
  • Polished chrome finish upon the frame and handle bar
  • “Nano Easy Clean” glass technology
  • Wide range of sizes where each have a reversible design
  • 15 mm wall adjustment to make the installation slightly more easier
Cons
  • When installing this enclosure within one of our Airbnb's, we found that the instruction weren't very detailed for any novice DIY'ers

Overall, this popular Elegant configuration is one of the best quadrant shower enclosures on the market that combines a stylish design with value for money. The brand also offers a matching shower tray to complete the enclosure and make the installation go as smoothly as possible.

6. Best Budget: VeeBath Fenwick Corner Enclosure

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Another relatively affordable quadrant shower enclosure is the VeeBath Fenwick, which is available in a 900 x 900 or 1000 x 1000 mm configuration. Out of the box, it includes the doors, fixing kit and all the hardware and as long as you have it fitted by a professional, the brand will include a 5-year guarantee.

Pros
  • Full cubicle with twin sliding doors
  • High quality rollers and runners
  • Adjustments up to 40 mm for an easy installation
  • Desirable chrome plated handles
  • Backed by a 5 year guarantee
Cons
  • Tempered glass isn't as thick (only 5 mm)

Overall, the VeeBath Fenwick is a well-made quadrant shower enclosure that can transform any bathroom. It’s also relatively affordable and backed by a 5-year guarantee for complete peace of mind.

Conclusion

Shower enclosures are the best way to create an enclosed showering area and completely transform your bathroom or en-suite. All of our recommendations listed above include the popular quadrant and walk-in shower enclosures. However, to avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend that you take measurements of the available space in your bathroom. Whilst taking your measurements, it’s also important that you allow room for any adjustment too (i.e. 10-20mm).

If you require further information regarding any of our shower enclosure recommendations, feel free to get in touch and we will try to provide our assistance where possible.

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