Cost of shower screen installation

Installing shower screens has an average price of $56/hr. Depending on some variables, the final cost varies from job to job. Straightforward installations are definitely cheaper. On the other hand, custom shower screens are more difficult to carry out, so they are usually more expensive.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by ServiceSeeking.com.au. The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Shower Screen Installers on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Shower screen prices from real customers

Rick from Vic
Job details: He needed two frameless shower screens as well as a fixed glass partition to separate two bathrooms.
TOTAL COST: $4,500
Robert from Vic
Job details: He needed help installing frameless shower screens for two bathrooms.
TOTAL COST: $2,200
Roy from Qld
Job details: He needed a new shower screen and a door fitted in his ensuite bathroom.
TOTAL COST: $1,488

Cost of common shower screen jobs

Shower screen task Typical quoted prices
Replace shower screen $1,800
Fit shower screen and make custom hinges $1,700
Clean up the stains and mould on the shower screen glass $1,224
Install shower screen $640
Fix panels on a shower screen (not sliding easily) $550

What factors affect the cost of shower screen installation?

Although there is a standard pricing for shower screen installation, actual costs still vary due to the unique circumstances of each job. Your expenses can be lower or higher than the average rate, and this can result from any of these factors:

Type of shower screen

Shower screens usually come in three different designs: frameless, semi-frameless, and fully framed. Among these types, frameless shower screens are the most expensive. They provide a clean, clear look for bathrooms, which also makes the space seem larger. If your chosen business will take care of both the supply and installation, expect to pay higher for frameless shower screen installation.

Size of shower screen

There are standard sizes for shower screens, and this is where the difference in prices is based upon. However, take note that the size also goes hand in hand with the type of shower screen. A fully framed shower screen that has a bigger size isn’t necessarily cheaper than a slightly smaller frameless shower screen.

Other circumstances

 If you have a broken shower screen and you only need to fix or replace one of the panels, the cost would naturally be lower. However, if the entire shower screen needs to be replaced, you should prepare a bigger budget for that. Often, replacing an old shower screen is cheaper than installing a brand new one where there isn’t an existing screen. In shower screen replacement, you need to think of removing and disposing of the old one and then installing the new one; it’s a lot more complicated.

 Shower screen costs across Australia

Businesses in New South Wales charge approximately $50/hr for shower screen installation. Meanwhile, residents in Victoria pay about $56/hr for this type of service. In Queensland, installing shower screens has an average price of $60/hr.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.

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