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    You can get hinged/folding/sliding shower screens but these tend not to be as tall (1.45-1.85m) because they are usually meant to fit over a bath.

    I guess what you need depends on your layout and how much space you have for a hinged door type.

    Here's a few hinged ones, they are a bit pricey though, especially the ones over a meter wide.
    https://www.hingedwetroomscreens.co....t-room-screens

    How about a bit of lateral thinking?
    You will have seen a PVC strip curtain door, they are often used in supermarkets between the store and the warehouse.
    (We used to have them on large factory doors to stop wind and rain getting in but let pedestrians and vehicles out easily).

    I reckon one of those would make a decent wetroom shower screen.
    You could have it the full width of the shower, or even the full width of the room, and still be able to get in and out easily.
    (They're cheaper than glass panels as well. eg, clear strips, 1m wide by 2.1 high £49 ex-vat, 2m wide by 2.5 high £120 ex-vat).
    You can get them fixed size or cut to the width and height you need, they even come in frosted or coloured if you want a bit of modesty.
    https://www.pvc-strip-doors.co.uk/c/cat_id_3
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    Thanks for the ideas, I've had a play around with the layout this morning, there really isn't a lot of room in there, the shower area is 70cm x 165cm with the shower at one of the narrow ends and the bathroom door right next to the other.

    My plan was to fit a screen at the shower end about 75-80cm out from the wall, this would give us a fair bit more width as the existing shower curtain wouldn't be coming in when we shower. That would leave the entrance at the door end of the shower untouched so either a 30cm folding screen opening outwards to gain access then folding back straight to prevent the water getting out.

    Fitting an 1.1m panel would leave a 55cm opening, with the folding screen fitted and parallel to the screen it would only leave 20-25cm of open area at the very back of the shower area furthest away from the actual shower head.

    I'll draw something up so I can show what I mean.

    OK, this should give a better idea, top drawing is as it is now, lower drawing is my cunning plan. The Doorway has the door opening outwards away from the bathroom with the hinge on the left.


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    How do you guys clean your wetrioms
    First few weeks mine needed very little cleaning,but as I have no window the curtain now has mildew
    I have used special mildew cleaner and have also stuck it through washing machine
    Its come up better,but not perfect
    Curtains also going sort of yellowish

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    Shower curtains do get dirty at the bottom. To keep the moisture at bay I have an electric air extractor. It starts when I turn the light on and keeps running 5 minutes after the light is turned off. I also leave the top window open ajar all the time to keep the air circulating which reduces condensation.

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    I have the extractor,but no window

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    The old standby, bleach, should get your shower curtain sparkling white again.

    The should be instructions for how to dilute on the back of the bottle.
    It's usually about 50ml bleach to 10 litres of water, soak for a couple of hours or half that strength and soak overnight.
    (If you have a bath then soak them in the bath to clean that too).

    TBH I usually put a small amount of neat thick bleach (tablespoon or so) directly in the washing machine drum (not the drawer) and then run the shower curtain through a cycle (without any washing powder).

    An occasional run through with bleach is also often recommended by washing machine manufacturers to keep your machine clean and free of gunk, so put you shower curtain(s) in as well and do two jobs for one.

    I've heard of others using white vinegar and/or baking soda in the machine if you are a bit wary of bleach, whatever works for you.

    PS. My shower curtain often goes a red/pink colour at the bottom, Iron Ore content in out water supply. Washing in bleach as above gets it back to bright white.
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    As above, I stick mine in the kitchen sink (no bath) for about an hour with water/bleach then into the washer for a quick 20min wash, in my case the old shower curtain had a metal chain in the bottom to weigh it down, I assume the new one is the same but not really looked.

    I'll be too knackered to do anything for at least a couple of weeks after we fly back Weds night/Thurs morning so will probably wait until the new year before looking into fitting a screen in place of our curtain.

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    No bath,but will definitely give the bleach a go.
    Where have you been Pheadra?

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    Hi Deebee we're in Sunny Florida, flying back tomorrow evening so arrive back home Thursday lunchtime.

    My Autistic son saves his money and has 2 weeks over here with his friends (he plays online games with them), this year hasn't gone entirely to plan as they've just split up and are getting divorced!!.

    It's brought back some unwanted feelings for him as when we were over here in 2005 for my 20th wedding anniversary my then wife told us she was leaving when we got back home (nice present!) he didn't handle the breakup well and in reality she's had almost nothing to do with him or his elder brother for the last 12 years. He was very wary of meeting up with his friends as he didn't want to get stuck in the middle of it all, luckily they both behaved and we've had a few days out with them and their two young children (the youngest is also Autistic and loves my son!) and he's had a good time.

    Unfortunately he's been down with the flu and a nasty hacking cough for a week, I've got him booked into our doctors Friday morning in case it hasn't cleared up. Other than that he's bought some T-shirts (wolves & skulls!), black jeans and of course his favourite coffees that we can't get in the UK, 5Kg each of Hills Mint Mocha and White Chocolate & Caramel Cappuccino so that's half his luggage allowance gone!!.

    I'm hoping there's some good news in the post when we get back from the insurance companies, one for the cost of the replacement flooring and another for the damage done to the car from the contractors overfilled skip.
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    Have a safe journey home.

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