Installation Instructions for

Installation Instructions for
Installation Instructions for:
IMPORTANT: Please read these instructions fully before commencing installation.
It is recommended that plumbing and electrical installations be carried out by appropriately qualified personnel.
The assembly and installation of this shower cabinet should be carried out in accordance with current Building Regulations,
Water Authority requirements and current IEE wiring regulations concerning earthing in shower and bathroom environments.
The shower should be installed on a firm level floor.
Before Installation
INSPECTION: Before installation, remove the packaging (keep to protect your floor and shower
cabinet), carefully inspect the shower cabinet and check that all components have been supplied.
If any component is damaged or missing (particularly the foam gasket on the base and middle
sections) please notify the supplier and do not install the shower cabinet.
WASTE, WATER AND POWER SUPPLIES: The final connection of the hot and cold water supplies
(cold for electric showers), and electricity supply (electric showers only) is normally made after the
shower cabinet is fixed to the wall.
The final connections to water and electricity supplies should therefore be positioned so they can
be reached through the access panel at the bottom of the shower cabinet, through a wall behind the
shower cabinet, or above the top of the shower cabinet.
The waste should be positioned so that it can be connected to the trap through the bottom access
panel, after the shower cabinet has been fixed to the wall.
Safety and Advice
To avoid personal injury you are advised to wear protective goggles during installation and gloves when
handling the shower cabinet.
Check for hidden pipes and cables in the wall where you intend to drill.
When marking on the gloss surfaces of the cabinet use a Chinagraph marker or similar. Do not use
spirit based markers. Alternatively, protect the surface with masking tape, which can be drawn on with
a pencil.
Take care to protect the finished surface of the shower cabinet during installation. Packaging should be
reused to protect the shower both during and after installation as necessary.
Nothing contained in these instructions affect any statutory or other rights of consumer purchasers.
The manufacturer accepts no liability for damage to the shower cabinet or consequential loss resulting
from failure to follow these instructions.
Use only liquid non-abrasive cleaners.
Do not use bleach or bleach based products.
Lime scale deposits may be removed using non bleach based domestic descaler
(Lime Lite or similar) on a damp cloth.
Frequently check the waste outlet to ensure there are no blockages or build up of hair.
45mm Screw
20mm Bolt
‘J” section trim
(Please note that the illustrations in these instructions relate to the 650C)
All three sections are delivered partially bolted together together using four bolts (factory fitted)
Tools required
Basic tool kit
Electric drill
Wood drill bits
Masonry drill bit
Countersink bit
Screwdrivers: posidrive no. 2+3
Spanners: 10mm + 17mm
Silicone mastic/gun
Wall plugs etc. for fixing to wall
Fine tooth saw/jigsaw (if required)
Cavity toggles or plywood back plate (if required)
Tank hole cutter
Spirit level
Additional components required
Shower valve or electric shower
Fixed or adjustable shower head
Shower curtain and rings
Shower trap with 85mm diameter waste flange
(McAlpine trap STW11-R or STW6-R)
Optional components
Steel leg pack
Access panel pack
Optional-Fitting legs to base section
If you are installing the shower cabinet directly onto
the floor use the base as delivered (a) and go to
straight step 2.
Fitting sections together
The shower cabinet is delivered with all three
sections bolted together. Sections may be
dismantled for ease of transportation within the
Carefully place the base section of the shower
near to its final position.
Approximately level the base section using the
adjustable feet before adding further sections on
top. This will make the final leveling process easier.
If you are installing the shower cabinet raised off
the floor using the optional leg pack, follow the
instructions below (also see the instructions
included with leg pack, which may differ from these
Turn the base section over onto its back (b) onto a
soft clean surface. (Base shown after legs fitted).
Carefully lower the middle section onto the
base (best done by two people) (a).
Line up the fixing holes on the base and
middle sections and fix firmly together using
the 20mm bolts and nuts provided (b).
Repeat for the top section.
Unscrew the adjustable feet and bolts (17mm
spanner) from all of the leg fixing plates and keep
for re-use.
Fit all the remaining 20mm bolts, and nuts to
fully join the top and middle sections together.
Fix the leg brackets firmly to the fixing plates with
the bolts and screw the adjustable feet into the
bottom of each leg (c).
Apply a bead of silicone sealant on the fixing
hole side of the foam gasket on the base and
middle sections when the installation is to be
Fix the access panel brackets to the pre-drilled
pilot holes in the
baseboard where
shown using the 25mm
screws provided (d).
Carefully turn the base
section back over onto
its legs (e).
Fitting shower valve and shower head
Decide on the positions for the shower valve and
head. These can be located on the side walls,
back wall or top of the shower cabinet on any flat
surface. The fixing holes for these items must be a
minimum of 25mm away from any joints or corners.
Positioning and levelling the cabinet
Carefully manoeuvre the shower cabinet into the
final position (do not drag the cabinet) and make
level using the adjustable feet. The threshold must
be horizontal and the shower cabinet walls vertical
(a) so the water can flow freely out through the
waste outlet (the inside base of the shower tray has
a built-in slope towards the waste outlet).
Working from inside the shower cabinet, drill holes
for the shower fittings using a slow speed wood
bit, fine tooth hole saw or fine tooth jigsaw (when
drilling use masking tape on the shower cabinet
surface to prevent the drill bit skidding).
Wipe all raw edges of the cuts with silicone mastic.
If the shower cabinet is not raised on legs there
should be a gap of 3 or 4 mm between the bottom
front edge and the floor. This gap may be sealed
with mastic.
Install the shower valve and head. Plumb in and
leave the connections to hot and/or cold feeds
accessible for final connection after the shower is
fixed to the wall.
If using the optional access panel check that it will
slide easily into position below the shower cabinet
(b). The gap between the top of the access panel
and lower edge of the shower cabinet should be
about 5mm (the feet may need to be adjusted).
The access panel may need to be trimmed before
final fitting (see step 7).
Fittings not supplied with a clamp or back plate
should be screwed through the wall of the shower
cabinet into a plywood back plate (not supplied).
Alternatively use proprietary cavity toggles.
Prepare the waste plumbing ready for connection in
step 6.
5mm gap
Fixing cabinet to the wall
Drill (5mm bit) and countersink the shower cabinet
using a slow speed wood bit (use masking tape on
the cabinet surface to prevent the drill bit skidding).
Wipe all raw edges of the cuts with silicone mastic.
Mark through the fixing holes onto the wall, drill
and plug the wall using a suitable drill bit and wall
Construct a bulkhead at the top of the shower
cabinet. There is a chipboard strip pre-bonded to
the front edge at the top of the cabinet to help with
the fixing of the bulkhead framework. Apply a bead
of silicone mastic along the horizontal top edge of
the cabinet and the bulkhead or ceiling.
Fix the ‘J’ section trim over the front fixing flange
(where screwed to the wall). First cut the ‘J’ section
trim to length with a fine tooth saw and clean off
rough edges.
Apply a bead of mastic to the face of the flanges
(all surfaces to be stuck must be thoroughly
cleaned) and stick the ‘J’ section trim in
position (b).
Fitting the shower trap
The shower cabinet is
fixed to the wall through
the vertical front edges
of the shower cabinet
using four 45mm screws
on each side, one in the
base, two in the middle
section and one in the top
section (a).
The sides must be perfectly vertical. Packing
behind the sides may be necessary if the walls are
Install the shower trap following the manufacturer’s
instructions. The waste should be bedded and
pointed in silicone mastic.
Complete the plumbing installation and test.
Fitting optional access panel
Slide the access panel into place under the shower
cabinet. If necessary cut the access panel to length
by trimming an equal amount from each end using
a fine toothed saw (a).
Using a 3mm HSS drill bit, drill a pilot hole through
the access panel into each fixing bracket. Place
a screw cover cap over each self tapping 19mm
screw and fix the access panel to both brackets
with the 2 screws (a detail).
Hanging a shower curtain
Install a curtain following the manufacturer’s
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