Making the decision to install a shower enclosure carries with it a series of preceding steps. In order to find out what types of enclosures we will be able to install, we need to know the exact amount of space we have available in our shower, to ensure that the enclosure adapts perfectly to our needs and the design of our bathroom.

As such, a key step prior to installation is taking measurements, in order to have the technical specifications of our project crystal clear when it comes to selecting an enclosure. At our online store specialising in the sale of make-to-measure enclosures, GetYourShower, we want to help ensure that you take the measurements of your shower space correctly. In turn, we will here provide you with a series of recommendations. Follow them carefully and you will get an enclosure that is perfect for your bathroom.

  1. Check the base level of the enclosure

Checking the base that will support the enclosure is an important step, as this can affect the installation of certain models, such as those which feature low profiles. Making use of a level is essential for ensuring the perfect fit of the framing, as well as the levelling of the base with the walls.

  1. Check the height of the enclosure

For an enclosure that is to be installed between walls, the height of the space needs to be measured, using a metal tape measure, at three points: the lower, middle and upper heights, as these can vary from one point to another. This is highly important as any differences that might be found will influence your choice of enclosure and any adjustments or amendments (always to be made to accommodate for contingencies), which is another factor worth bearing in mind.


*Only valid for built-in trays without rounded edging.

  1. Check the width measurements

The width of the shower space proves highly important for quadrant installations, that is, those which are fitted around a corner, covering two sides. In this case, one must measure the distance from the corner to the end of the shower tray, along both the left and right walls.


*Only valid for built-in trays without rounded edging.

Certain other models of shower trays similar to this one also require specific measurements. This is the case with showers that are at an angle but feature a round-edged shower tray, or with shower trays that are fitted in a corner but not aligned with the walls. Likewise, some shower trays are pentagonal in form, which also require special treatment when it comes to taking measurements. For such cases, you can turn to the guidance in our infographic on how to take measurements, or download our technical guide PDF on “How to take measures”.

Remember that at GetYourShower we produce custom-made enclosures, completely tailored to the height and measurements of your bathroom. Whatever your project might be, however demanding, whether your shower space has sloped ceilings, is fitted with steps, or if you require a half wall enclosure, we have the solution here at GetYourShower.  Consult our technical guide PDF or contact us directly and we will assist you in selecting the perfect enclosure for you.


*Only valid for built-in trays without rounded edging.


*Only valid for built-in trays without rounded edging.


*Only valid for built-in trays without rounded edging.