GB2480252A - Shower screen door hinge - Google Patents

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GB2480252A
GB2480252A GB201007767A GB201007767A GB2480252A GB 2480252 A GB2480252 A GB 2480252A GB 201007767 A GB201007767 A GB 201007767A GB 201007767 A GB201007767 A GB 201007767A GB 2480252 A GB2480252 A GB 2480252A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47KSANITARY EQUIPMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; TOILET ACCESSORIES
    • A47K3/00Baths; Douches; Appurtenances therefor
    • A47K3/28Showers or bathing douches
    • A47K3/30Screens or collapsible cabinets for showers or baths
    • A47K3/36Articulated screens
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05DHINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS
    • E05D5/00Construction of single parts, e.g. the parts for attachment
    • E05D5/02Parts for attachment, e.g. flaps
    • E05D5/0246Parts for attachment, e.g. flaps for attachment to glass panels
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05DHINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS
    • E05D7/00Hinges or pivots of special construction
    • E05D7/04Hinges adjustable relative to the wing or the frame
    • E05D7/0415Hinges adjustable relative to the wing or the frame with adjusting drive means
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05DHINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS
    • E05D7/00Hinges or pivots of special construction
    • E05D7/04Hinges adjustable relative to the wing or the frame
    • E05D7/0415Hinges adjustable relative to the wing or the frame with adjusting drive means
    • E05D7/0423Screw-and-nut mechanisms
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E05LOCKS; KEYS; WINDOW OR DOOR FITTINGS; SAFES
    • E05YINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO HINGES OR OTHER SUSPENSION DEVICES FOR DOORS, WINDOWS OR WINGS AND DEVICES FOR MOVING WINGS INTO OPEN OR CLOSED POSITION, CHECKS FOR WINGS AND WING FITTINGS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, CONCERNED WITH THE FUNCTIONING OF THE WING
    • E05Y2900/00Application of doors, windows, wings or fittings thereof
    • E05Y2900/10Application of doors, windows, wings or fittings thereof for buildings or parts thereof
    • E05Y2900/114Application of doors, windows, wings or fittings thereof for buildings or parts thereof for showers

Abstract

A panel shower screen comprises a first screen panel 2 having a first edge 13 and a second screen panel 4 having a second edge 15, and a door hinge assembly which comprises a first panel clamp assembly (6 Fig. 1) including a first clamp (12 Fig. 1) for clamping the first screen panel 2 at said first edge (13 Fig. 1), a second panel clamp assembly (8 Fig. 1) including a second clamp (14 Fig. 1) for clamping the second screen panel 4 at said second edge 15, and a hinge (10 Fig. 1) for connecting said panel clamp assemblies. The second clamp (14) overlays the first clamp (12) so that said first and second edges 13, 15 of the panels 2, 4 overlap each other. The hinge (10) is connected to the first panel clamp assembly (6) by a hinge mount (40 Fig. 3), the hinge mount being adjustable, preferably via a sliding block 46 which is adjustable by turning bolt 48 so that the position of said clamp assemblies 12, 14 with respect to each other and hence the degree of overlay between said first and second edges 13, 15 of said panels is adjustable.

Description

Shower Screen Door Hinge

BACKGROUND

a. Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to panel shower screens having a hinged door panel for access to a shower enclosure.

b. Related Art A shower screen often comprises one or more glass panels including a glass panel door. The panels are installed to define a shower area around a shower head so that water from the shower head cannot easily reach the adjacent floor area. Shower areas may be fully enclosed by walls and panels, or may be open at at least one end or side, particularly if the shower is located above a bath. In this description, both partially open and fully enclosed shower areas are referred to as "shower enclosures'.

Shower screen door panels are often mounted to an adjacent panel, which may itself be supported from a wall or other structure. When installing such panels it is important to achieve a good fit between the wall or other supporting structure so that any joins between panels and adjacent structures are either watertight, or in wet rooms at least a partial barrier to water sprayed from the shower head. A common difficulty comes in fitting a shower enclosure in a room where walls are not truly aligned with respect the vertical or are not vertically straight. This can lead to a poor fit between the wall and adjacent panel, or between adjacent panels including door panel, which may result in water leaking through gaps.

To overcome this problem it is possible to include an adjustable mounting portion between a panel and adjacent wall, for example as described in patent document GB 2417677 A. This may include a deep channel that is mounted to the wall and into which an edge of the panel fits. The depth of the channel aUows for adjustment of the way in which the panel fits to the waU. WhUe this allows adjustment to fit non-vertical waU surfaces, the adjustment wiU also affect the position of the opposite edge of the supported panel.

In the case of a swing door hinged from an adjacent shower enclosure panel, it is necessary to achieve a fit with between the swing door and any adjacent panels or any other shower enclosure structure. It is, of course, important that any door hinges are vertically aligned with respect to each other so that a door does not swing inwards or outwards under its own weight. These requirements can be difficult to achieve at the same time as achieving an adequate fit in rooms where walls are not truly vertical.

A related problem comes from the fact that even when supporting walls are properly aligned, the distance between walls to be spanned by the shower panels can in principle be any distance. Similarly, there is may be the need for a wide range of possible desired sizes for corner enclosures or other types of enclosure where panels do not have to span a gap between two opposing wall surfaces.

Panels can, of course, be cut to size in a custom installation, but this can be expensive and time consuming. An alternative is to have a range of pre-cut panels in a wide range of standard sizes, but this is also inconvenient if all possible installation sizes are to be encompassed.

It is an object of the present invention to deal with these issues and provide a more convenient panel shower screen having a hinged door panel for access to a shower enclosure.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

According to the invention there is provided a door hinge assembly for a shower screen panel enclosure, comprising a first panel clamp assembly including a first clamp for clamping an edge of a first shower screen panel, a second panel clamp assembly indudlng a second damp for damping an edge of a second shower screen panel, and a hinge connecting said panel clamp assemblies, wherein: -the second clamp overlays the first damp so that, In use, said damped edges of said panels overlay each other; -the hinge Is connected to the first panel clamp assembly by a hinge mown, the hinge mount being adjustable so that, In use, the position of said clamp assemblies with respect to each other and hence the degree of overlay between the edges of said panels Is adjustable.

The clamps may be any suitable type of damp for gripping opposite sides of a shower screen -, however It Is preferred If at least one of said first and second clamps Is a C-damp for dampIng around and edge and two opposite sides of a corresponding shower screen -.

Preferably the first -clamp assembly indudes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of the hinge mount in order to adjust the position of the clamp assemblies with respect to each other. The adjustment mechanism may comprise a movable element and an adjustment means for moving the movable elemfl the hinge mount being connected to the movable element In a preferred embodiment the movable element is a slider block and the adjustment means is a screw engaged with the slider block.

To provide a compact door hinge assembly, ideally the first -damp assembly has a first member for damping on a first side of the first shower screen panel and a second member for damping on a second side of the first shower screen pans, and a main body portion between the first and second members, the adjustment mechanism being provided within the main body portion.

Preferably the first member comprises a mounting plate for mounting on the first side of the first shower screen panel, the mounting plate having a slot therethrough and the adjustment mechanism having a movable member that passes through the slot and which is joined to the hinge mount in order to move the hinge mount and thereby adjust the position of the damp assembes with respect to each other. The hinge mount may include a plate, the plate having dimensions sufficient, in use, to conceal said slot as the hinge mount is moved.

For ease of use of the door hinge assembly, the adjustment means is positioned so as to be accessible when the first clamp is clamped to an edge of the first shower screen panel.

In a preferred embodiment, the first panel clamp assembly includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of the hinge mount in order to adjust the position of the clamp assemblies with respect to each other, the first member comprises a mounting plate for mounting on the first side of the first shower screen panel, the mounting plate having a slot therethrough through which the adjustment mechanism is connected to the hinge mount and the hinge mount, in use, covering over the slot as the position of the hinge mount is adjusted.

Preferably the adjustment mechanism comprises a main body portion, and the main body portion comprises a housing, a slide block housed within the main body portion inked to the hinge mount, and a screw drive mechanism which when turned moves the slide block in order to move the hinge mount.

To concea' the slide block as the hinge mount is moved, the hinge mount preferably includes a plate having dimensions sufficient, in use, to conceal the slide block.

In addition, the first panel clamp assembly preferably comprises a mounting plate for mounting on the second side of the first shower screen panel, the mounting plate being removeably attachable to the main body portion.

Also according to the invention, there is provided a panel shower screen, comprising a first shower screen panel having a first edge and a second shower screen panel having a second edge, and a door hinge assembly, said assembly corn prisi ng: -a first panel clamp assembly including a first clamp for clamping the first shower screen panel proximate said first edge; -a second panel clamp assembly including a second clamp for clamping the second shower screen panel proximate said second edge; -and a hinge connecting said panel clamp assemblies, wherein: -the second clamp over'ays the first clamp so that said first and second edges of said panels overlay each other; and -the hinge is connected to the first panel clamp assembly by a hinge mount, the hinge mount being adjustable so that the position of said clamp assemblies with respect to each other and hence the degree of overlay between said first and second edges of said panels is adjustable.

Preferably the first panel clamp assembly includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of the hinge mount in order to adjust the position of the clamp assembUes with respect to each other.

To provide a panel shower screen having a compact door hinge assembly, preferably the first shower screen panel comprises a cut-out adjacent the first edge, the adjustment mechanism being held within the cut-out. The cut-out may extend to an edge of the first shower screen panel, with the adjustment mechanism having an edge portion at the edge of said cut-out. Preferably the edge portion of the adjustment mechanism is congruent with the edge of the cut-out.

In a preferred embodiment, the adjustment mechanism comprises an adjustment means for moving the hinge mount, the adjustment means being accessible at the edge of the cut-out.

It is not however, necessary that the adjustment mechanism is he'd within such a cut-out. It would, alternatively, be possible for the adjustment mechanism to be provided on or above an external surface of the first shower screen panel.

Preferably the first panel clamp assembly has a first member for clamping on a first side of the first shower screen panel and a second member for clamping on a second side of the first shower screen panel.

Preferably the first panel clamp assembly comprises a main body portion between said first and second members, the adjustment mechanism being provided within said main body portion.

It should be understood that the glass panel may have a frame on one or more edges, but is preferably frameless. The cut-out portion may form an aperture through the glass panel, or may extend from an edge of the glass panel, for example the mounting edge.

The glass panel is preferably fabricated from toughened safety glass and most preferably from 10 mm thick toughened safety glass, although glass as thin as 6 mm may be used. This glass meets the required safety standards in the UK and is strong enough to be safely used without a frame.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention wiU now be further described, by way of examp'e only, and with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which: Figure 1 shows a view of door hinge assembly according to a preferred embodiment of the invention, the hinge assembly being clamped to two shower screen pane's and adjusted such that the ength of overlap of the panels is a minimum; Figure 2 shows a view of the door hinge assembly of Figure 1, the hinge assembly adjusted such that the length of overlap of the panels is a maxim urn; Figure 3 shows a perspective view of the door hinge assembly of Figure 1; Figure 4 is an exploded diagram of the door hinge assembly of Figure 1 showing the adjustment mechanism; Figure 5 is a p'an view from a first side of the door hinge assembly of Figure 1; Figure 6 is a plan view from the top of the door hinge assembly of Figure 1; and Figure 7is a plan view from a second side of the door hinge assemb'y of Figure 1.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

A rigid shower enclosure wiU typically include two or more fixed shower screen panels and may also include a door. In some cases, the door of the shower comprises a further moveable shower screen panel mounted on hinges attached to either a wall or the edge of one of the fixed shower screen panels.

In many shower enclosures the panels are surrounded by a frame and the enclosure includes seals between the panels. However, in some enclosures the shower screen panels do not have a frame and simply comprise a sheet of glass which improves the aesthetics of the shower enclosure.

In frameless enclosures, the shower screen panel often comprises a glass panel fabricated from 10 mm thick toughened safety glass, although thinner glass may be used in some applications. For example, the glass may be 6 mm thick. Each of the panels has a first side, which, in use, faces the inside of the shower enclosure, and a second side opposite the first side, which, in use, faces away from the shower enclosure.

Figures 1 to 7 show various views of a door hinge assembly 1 according to a preferred embodiment of the invention suitable for joining two adjacent shower screen panels 2, 4. The hinge assembly 1 comprises a first panel clamp assembly 6, a second panel clamp assembly 8 and a barrel hinge 10 connecting the two clamp assemblies, 6, 8.

The first panel clamp assembly 6 includes a first clamp 12 used to clamp a vertically extending edge 13 of the first shower screen panel 2 and the second panel clamp assembly 8 includes a second clamp 14 used to clamp a vertically extending edge 15 of the second shower screen panel 4. Typically the first shower screen panel 2 will be a fixed panel and the second shower screen panel 4 will be a swing door, although the arrangement could be reversed.

The first clamp 12 compses two generally rectangular face plates 16, 17 and between the face plates a main body portion 18. The main body portion 18 is elongate in the dftection of adjustment of the overlay between the panels as shown in Figures 1 and 2. The main body portion has first and second ends 20, 21, and two parallel long edges 22, 23 extending between these ends. In this embodiment the main body 18 is substantially rectangular with the first end 20 being perpendicular to the two long edges 22, 23 and the second end 21 being semi-circular.

The main body portion has a hollow interior 24 which is covered over on opposite sides by the face plates 16, 17. The face plate 17 that is towards the second clamp 14 is a fixed face plate 17, being of one piece construction with four wall portions 30-33 that bound the hollow interior 24.

The other face plate 16 is a removable face plate. The removable face plate 16 is held in place by means of bolts 28 that pass through holes 27 in the removable face plate 16 to engage with threaded bores 29 in the two wall portions 30, 31 of the main body towards the first and second ends 20, 21. When assembled, each of the bolts 28 is concealed with a cover disc plate 26.

As shown most clearly in Figure 4, the main body portion 18 is seated in a cut-out 38 in the first glass panel 2, the cut-out having a shape matching that of the second end 21 and the two parallel long edges 22, 23 of the main body portion 18, but with clearance for a generally U-shaped flexible first seal 34 having a tongue 35 that extends between the main body portion 18 and cut-out 38. The seal also has a flange 36 that extends between the removable face plate and the first glass panel 2 when the removable face plate is assembled to the main body portion. The tongue 35 is long enough to extend half way through the thickness of the first glass panel 2. A second flexible seal 34', having the same shape as the first seal 34, is provided on the opposite side of the first glass panel 2 to complete the seal around the body portion 18, with a tongue 35' that that extends half way through the thickness of the first glass panel 2 and a flange 36' that is interposed between the fixed plate 17 and the opposite side of the first glass panel 2.

When the bolts 26 are tightened, the removable and fixed plates 16, 17 together form the first clamp 12 to securely engage the first clamp assembly 6 to the first glass panel 2.

The fixed face plate 17 has the same outer dimensions as the removable face plate 16, but differs from the removable face plate in two respects. The fixed face plate 17, being of unitary construction with the main body portion 18, does not have any fixing bolts, and so has a smooth, continuous outer surface 39, most of which is covered over by a movable face plate 41 which is part of a hinge mount for the hinge 10. The hinge mount 40 has a base 42 in a central portion of the movable face plate 41 on which the barrel hinge 10 is supported.

The movable face plate 41 is rectangular in the same direction as the fixed face plate 17, and conceals a cut-out in the fixed face plate, the location of which is shown in dashed outline 44 in Figure 5. The cut-out 44 in the fixed face plate 17 permits a sliding block 46 held within the hollow interior 24 of the main body portion 18 to be fixed to the movable face plate 41.

The sliding block 46 makes a sliding engagement with the wall portions 32, 33 of the two parallel long edges 22, 23 so that the sliding block can travel in a direction perpendicular to the vertically extending edge 13 of the first glass panel 2.

The movement of the sliding block 46 is driven by a threaded drive bolt 48 that engages with a threaded bore 49 that extends through the sliding block. One end of the drive bolt 48 extends through a plain bore 50 in the wall portion 30 of the first end 20 at the main body portion 18 so that a head 52 of the drive bolt 48 is accessible at the first end 20 of the main body portion 18 for turning the bolt. The other end of the drive bolt 48 is held within a plain bore (not shown) in the opposite wall portion 31 at the second end 20 of the main body portion 1 8. -11 -

The drive bolt 48 is held captive within the hoUow interior 24 by means of a paft of coUars 53, 54 each of which is fixed to the drive bolt by a grub screw 55. Each collar is in rotational sliding contact with one of the wall portions 30, 31 of the first and second ends 20, 21 of the main body portion 18. The movement of the sliding block 46 is limited towards these wall portions 30, 31 by contact with the one or the other of the collars 53, 55.

The sliding block 46 is joined to the hinge mount 40 by a pair of bolts 56 that pass through holes 51 in the sliding block to engage with threaded holes (not shown) within the base 42 of the hinge mount 40. The aperture 44 in the fixed plate 17 of the first hinge assembly 6 is large enough so as not to obstruct the movement of the sliding block 46.

After the first clamp assembly 6 is fixed to the first glass panel 2, the second glass panel 4 can be affixed to the second clamp assembly 8. The second clamp assembly 8 comprises a removable plate 66 and a fixed plate 67, which together form the second clamp 14 when pulled by a pair of bolts 62. The bolts 62 and surrounding components are shown by dashed lines in Figure 6. Each bolt 62 passes through a plain hole 63 in the removable plate 66 to engage with a threaded bore 65 in the fixed plate 67, which is inside a cylindrical post 68 that extends towards the removable plate. Each post 68 is surrounded by a plastic cylindrical sleeve 69. The sleeves help to protect a pair of holes in the second glass panel 4 through which the bolts 62 pass.

Each of the removable and fixed plates 66, 67 has a rubber gasket 70 that is interposed between each of the plates and the second glass panel 4 to spread the load when the bolts 62 are tightened. As with the first clamp assembly 6 a disc cover plate 60 is used to conceal each of the bolts 62.

As shown most clearly in Figures I, 2 and 4, because the hinge 10 is mounted midway along the extent of the first clamp assembly 6, the hinge is offset from the edge 13 of the first glass panel 2. The second glass panel 4 is clamped by the second clamp assembly 8 with the edge 15 of the second glass panel proximate the hinge 10, and so the edges 13, 15 of the two glass panels 2, 4 overlay each other with a gap 72 between the panels when the door panel 4 is closed so as to be parallel with the fixed panel 2.

The amount or degree of overlay can be adjusted by turning the adjustment boft 48, which moves the hinge mount 40 relatively closer or farther away from the edge 13 of the first glass panel 2 thereby decreasing or increasing the degree of overlap. This adjustment is very useful when installing the shower, as the position of the door panel 4 relative to the fixed adjacent panel 2 on which the door is mounted, as well as any other fixed panel at the free side of the door panel, can be adjusted to optimise the installation of the panels or compensate for the particular dimensions or alignment of shower enclosure wall surfaces.

The overlap also helps to contain spray and water droplets within the shower enclosure, so that there is no need for a separate seal to span the gap 72 between the adjacent panels 2, 4 when the door panel 4 is closed.

The invention therefore provides a convenient panel shower screen having a hinged door panel for access to a shower enclosure.

It should be understood that the invention has been described above by way of example only and that modifications in detail may be made without departing from the scope of the invention as set out in the claims.

Claims (23)

  1. CLAIMS1. A door hinge assembly for a shower screen panel enclosure, comprising a first panel clamp assembly including a first clamp for clamping an edge of a first shower screen panel, a second panel clamp assembly including a second clamp for clamping an edge of a second shower screen panel, and a hinge connecting said panel clamp assemblies, wherein: -the second clamp overlays the first clamp so that, in use, said clamped edges of said panels overlay each other; -the hinge is connected to the first panel clamp assembly by a hinge mount, the hinge mount being adjustable so that, in use, the position of said clamp assemblies with respect to each other and hence the degree of overlay between the edges of said panels is adjustable.
  2. 2. A door hinge assembly as claimed in Claim 1, in which at least one of said first and second clamps is a C-clamp for clamping around an edge and two opposite sides of a corresponding shower screen panel.
  3. 3. A door hinge assembly as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2, in which the first panel clamp assembly includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of the hinge mount in order to adjust said position of said clamp assemblies with respect to each other.
  4. 4. A door hinge assembly as claimed in Claim 3, in which the adjustment mechanism comprising a movable element and an adjustment means for moving the movable element, the hinge mount being connected to the movable element.
  5. 5. A door hinge assembly as claimed in Claim 4, in which the movable element is a slider block and the adjustment means is a screw engaged with the slider block.
  6. 6. A door hinge assembly as claimed in any of Claims 3 to 5, in which the first -14-panel clamp assemb'y has a first member for clamping on a first side of said first shower screen panel and a second member for clamping on a second side of said first shower screen panel, and a main body portion between said first and second members, the adjustment mechanism being provided within said main body portion.
  7. 7. A door hinge assembly as claimed in Claim 6, in which said first member comprises a mounting plate for mounting on said first side of said first shower screen panel, the mounting plate having a slot therethrough and the adjustment mechanism having a movable member that passes through said s'ot and which is joined to the hinge mount in order to move the hinge mount and thereby adjust said position of said clamp assemblies with respect to each other.
  8. 8. A door hinge assemb'y as claimed in Claim 7, in which the hinge mount includes a plate, said plate having dimensions sufficient, in use, to conceal said slot as the hinge mount is moved.
  9. 9. A door hinge assembiy as claimed in any of Claims 3 to 8, in which the adjustment means is positioned so as, in use, to be accessible when the first clamp is clamped to an edge of said first shower screen panel.
  10. 10. A door hinge assembly as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2, in which the first panel clamp assembly includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of the hinge mount in order to adjust said position of said clamp assemblies with respect to each other, the first member comprises a mounting plate for mounting on said first side of said first shower screen panel, the mounting plate having a s'ot therethrough through which the adjustment mechanism is connected to the hinge mount and the hinge mount, in use, covering over the slot as the position of the hinge mount is adjusted.
  11. 11. A door hinge assembly as claimed in any of Claims 3 to 10, in which the adjustment mechanism comprises a main body portion, the main body portion comprising a housing, a sde block housed within the main body portion nked to the hinge mount, a screw drive mechanism which when turned moves the sUde b'ock in order to move the hinge mount.
  12. 12. A door hinge assembly as claimed in Claim 11, in which the hinge mount inc'udes a plate, said p'ate having dimensions sufficient, in use, to conceal said slide b'ock as the hinge mount is moved.
  13. 13. A door hinge assembly as claimed in Claim 11 or Claim 12, in which the first panel clamp assembly comprises a mounting p'ate for mounting on said second side of said first shower screen panel, said mounting p'ate being removeably attachable to the main body portion.
  14. 14. A panel shower screen, comprising a first shower screen panel having a first edge and a second shower screen panel having a second edge, and a door hinge assembly, said assembly comprising: -a first panel clamp assembly including a first clamp for clamping the first shower screen panei proximate said first edge; -a second panel ciamp assembly including a second clamp for clamping the second shower screen panel proximate said second edge; -and a hinge connecting said pane' clamp assemblies, wherein: -the second clamp overlays the first clamp so that said first and second edges of said pane's over'ay each other; and -the hinge is connected to the first panel clamp assembiy by a hinge mount, the hinge mount being adjustab'e so that the position of said damp assemblies with respect to each other and hence the degree of over'ay between said first and second edges of said panels is adjustable.
  15. 15. A pane' shower screen as claimed in Claim 14, in which the first panel clamp assembly includes an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of the hinge mount in order to adjust said position of said clamp assemblies with respect to each other. -16-
  16. 16. A panel shower screen as daimed in Claim 15, in which the first shower screen panel comprises a cut-out adjacent said first edge, the adjustment mechanism being held within said cut-out.
  17. 17. A panel shower screen as claimed in Claim 16, in which the cut-out extends to an edge of the first shower screen panel, the adjustment mechanism having an edge portion at the edge of said cut-out.
  18. 18. A panel shower screen as claimed in Claim 17, in which the adjustment mechanism comprises an adjustment means for moving the hinge mount, the adjustment means being accessible at the edge of the cut-out.
  19. 19. A panel shower screen as claimed in Claim 17 or Claim 18, in which the edge portion of the adjustment mechanism is congruent with the edge of the cut-out.
  20. 20. A panel shower screen as claimed in any of Claims 15 to 19, in which the first panel clamp assembly has a first member for clamping on a first side of said first shower screen panel and a second member for clamping on a second side of said first shower screen panel.
  21. 21. A panel shower screen as claimed in Claim 20, in which the first panel clamp assembly comprises a main body portion between said first and second members, the adjustment mechanism being provided within said main body portion.
  22. 22. A door hinge assembly for a shower screen panel enclosure, substantially as herein described, with reference to or as shown in the accompanying drawings.
  23. 23. A panel shower screen, substantially as herein described, with reference to or as shown in the accompanying drawings.
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US5205072A (en) * 1990-08-21 1993-04-27 Dorma-Glas Gesellschaft Fur Glastur-Beschlage Shower door or divider
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AU2004221739A1 (en) * 2003-03-21 2004-09-30 Gunter Reichel Fitting

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