Making a shower screen out of glass blocks can be done in various ways. A very easy way is to use the block lock system where you use UPVC strips in place of mortar joints and adhere them to the glass blocks with silicon glue. This system can only be used for internal walls and needs to be supported on two sides: One side is the shower wall and the other side is the floor. Build it attached to the wall that is closest to the shower head to keep the rest of the bathroom dry.
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Things you need
- Measuring tape
- Glass blocks
- UPVC strips
- Silicon glue
Measure your wall and floor to determine how tall and wide you want your shower wall to be. Note the measurements and do the maths to figure out how many glass blocks and UPVC strips you will need. This depends on the size of the glass blocks you select and how large you want your wall to be.
Cut the UPVC strip to the correct length covering the entire length of the part of the wall that will be resting on the floor. Put silicon on the bottom piece and affix to the floor.
Cut another UPVC strip to the height you desire for the blocks that will attach to the wall. Affix with silicon to the wall surface.
Put silicon on the outfacing parts of the floor strip and the wall strip.
Position the blocks one at a time on the bottom strip starting in the corner next to the wall. Measure and cut short strips to fit in between the blocks and long strips to fit the entire length of a row of blocks. The long strips will be affixed to the top of each row of blocks.
Affix all strips in place with silicon glue on both sides of the strips.
Keep adding rows until you get up to the mid point. Stop and allow the glue to set for 24 hours. Complete adding more rows the next day and seal the entire outside edge of the wall with two long UPVC strips.
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