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How to install a shower rail and curtain

Protect your bathroom and add a splash of colour with a shower curtain

Installing a shower rail and curtain can seem like a tricky job. Our simple guide will make this straightforward job as easy as possible.


This guide is going to show you how to install a straight shower rail with a twist-and-lock fixing.

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Step 1

Place the curtain rings onto the rail. Then, ensuring your curtain is facing the right way around, thread the rings through the holes in the curtain.

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Step 2

Hold the rail over the shower tray and adjust the length by twisting and sliding the rods so the curtain is aligned with the edges of the tray. Twist again to lock the rail at the right length.

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Step 3

Adjust the height of the rail so the curtain hangs at least 10 cm inside the tray. Make sure it doesn't touch the floor so it can dry properly. Twist again to lock the rail at the right length.

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Step 4

Check that your curtain rail is level with a small spirit level.