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Whether you are building, renovating or just looking to transform your current bathroom from drab to fab, a new glass shower screen is a modern bathroom necessity for every. There are many styles of shower screens available, however, the most common options are framed shower screens and frameless shower screens. Budget Plumbing Centre is Perth’s favourite supplier of high quality and affordable bathroom fittings and we stock a wide range of both framed and frameless shower screens in Perth. If you are having a hard time deciding which one is best for your shower space, we’ve outlined the differences between the two below to help make your decision a little easier.

Aesthetic Appeal

With a heavy-duty aluminium frame around the edge, framed shower screens offer maximum stability, however the frame can add bulk to the room and may make a small space appear smaller. Available in a variety of frame options, you can choose black for a modern and minimalist colour scheme or chrome for a sleek yet traditional feel. With curved, corner, bi-fold, pivot and sliding door options, there’s a framed shower screen to suit almost any bathroom style.

Frameless shower screens are favoured by many homeowners for a clean, seamless and ultra-modern appearance. Unlike framed showers, they do not need metal support to function and blend right into the bathroom with almost invisibility. The lack of frame can enhance a small space, making it feel larger and brighter. Available in a variety of options including swinging doors, fixed panels and frameless sliding shower screens, they are the ideal solution for every contemporary bathroom.


Framed shower screens include more hardware and accessories and have more crevices and intricate areas that require cleaning. Soap scum and water droplets are prone to building-up around the frame which can cause mould and mildew without regular cleaning. Frameless shower screens have very little parts to clean, making them less likely to carry soap scum and grime, reducing the effort required to clean.


Framed shower screens are typically easier to install as the glass is thinner and lighter and the glass is placed into the frame instead of on a clamp or hinge. Installation of a frameless shower screen can be more labour intensive and requires heavy silicone caulk to prevent leakage. No matter which type you choose, both framed and frameless shower screens should be installed by professionals.


While prices vary greatly for both styles, frameless shower screens tend to cost more than framed options. This is due to the thicker glass used in the frameless screen as well as the additional labour costs for installation. Whichever shower screen you opt for, make sure you shop around to find a shower screen that offers value for money and comes with a warranty for peace of mind.

Browse Shower Screens in Perth Today

Budget Plumbing Centre has a great range of shower screens for your Perth home. Visit one of our showrooms today or shop online now. If you can’t decide which style to choose, speak with our experienced and knowledge staff who will guide you through our range and help you select the option that best suits your taste, budget and bathroom layout.