Crittall style steps into the shower

How do you give your bathroom some urban edge? With a Crittall-style shower screen...

For some time, the black-edged, industrial lines of Crittall-style windows have been influencing designs of rear extensions, internal partitions and screens. It’s now a huge trend in bathrooms with the defined-outline aesthetic making it into our bathrooms too with a huge range of brands offering Crittal-style shower screens.


This is the Metalcraft shower screen by West One Bathrooms

A modern bathroom lends itself wonderfully to this industrial aesthetic, especially in monochrome schemes. The clean, simple lines and understated design of a Crittall-style shower screen add bags of style to this compact room, and add a touch of industrial chic.

And as well as looking rather good, the sturdy, slim-profile frames tap into the current trend for all things utilitarian.

A striking way to frame a walk-in wet room or shower area, these steel-framed partitions feel both light and inclusive but retain an element of separation.

This is the Metalcraft shower screen by West One Bathrooms

Further enhance the urban aesthetic with the addition of a sleek stainless steel shower  – or the utilitarian style Boffi pipe shower. Glam it up with gorgeous brass taps and some funky bathroom wall lights.

cool enclosure

This new addition to the Merlyn Black collection is made from anodised matt black steel, which is more durable than powder coating. It’s available as a single shower wall or as a walk-in enclosure, depending on the size of your space.

Merlyn black framed squared shower wall, from £1,109,


Take a Crittall-style frame with frosty Stoppolyte glass, add a few elegant Art Deco-esque shapes and the Victoria shower door by Drench is born – just one of the many new designs at CPHart‘s expansive Waterloo showroom. The door comes in a range of sizes and even has a towel bar that adds a modern-day convenience to its old-school aesthetic.

The Victoria shower door by Drench, £1,653 for a 700mm door, available from CPHart.


Designed to define, the grid panel shower enclosures are made to stand out as a bold centrepiece, with thick metal framework. Every enclosure is made from anodized aluminum, preventing rusting.

This is the Grid Panel shower enclosure by West One Bathrooms, POA

The glass is also treated to last, with a proprietary sealant that prevents hard water spots and reduces time spent cleaning glass.


The Matki-One Wet Room Panel has a sleek, simple black frame effect that’s actually printed digitally onto the glass. It can be fixed either to the wall, to create a shower screen, or fixed to the ceiling to create a free-standing screen.

Wet Room Panel, £1080 from Matki


Seemingly light and delicate, the Metalcraft range by West One Bathrooms has a fixed frame design with beautiful proportions and minimalist aluminium frame.

This industrially inspired collection has a functional and timeless design, and with its subtle and minimal framework the Metalcraft collection would suit more decorative bathrooms too.

This is the Metalcraft shower screen by West One Bathrooms


The Harbour Status Matt Black Frame by Drench is a single Crittall-style shower panel that can come either in clear glass or frosted for a degree of privacy – perfect for ensuites. The glass itself has an easy clean coating which, as the name suggests, makes cleaning super easy whilst being resistant to stains and limescale build up.

The Harbour Status Matt Black Frame, £749 from Drench


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