DIY Showers FAQs

Where are the showers made?

DIY showers are manufactured in SE Queensland by a dedicated family business. The showers are made to a very high quality from one piece fibre-glass molds. We are confident you will be very pleased with the quality of this product.

How do you freight the Shower Cubicles?

For local customers in SE Queensland, the cubicles are delivered direct to your address.

For other customers we need to put the shower on a pallet and bubble wrap it to prevent any damage in transit. For this there is a fee of $90 plus gst.

We can then deliver the shower to any Land Transport depot in Australia, from where you can collect it at your convenience. This is the most cost effective means of transport and we regularly deliver to the Derrimut depot in Melbourne and Erskine Park depot in Sydney.

For a freight quote please complete an order and we will get back to you with details of the best freight option.

Can I cut the top of the shower cubicle to reduce the height?

The DIY showers are a high quality one piece fibre-glass product made from a mold with a fixed size. At the top of the cubicle is a ‘return’ so you can seal the top against the walls on three sides. When you install the cubicle you will need to pack out the plywood spacers on the shower sides to attach each side firmly to the walls.

The manufacturer recommends installing it as manufactured for the best performance. However, if you wish to cut the top off to fit into your project space here are a few pointers. You will need to ensure the sides are adequately attached to the 3 internal walls especially near the top to maintain the structural rigidity of the cubicle. This can be done with plywood packers and construction adhesive. You will also need to seal the top of the cubicle to the roof of your vehicle to prevent any water from going behind the shower walls.

Does the shower come with any holes or fittings?

The Shower supplied is a bare cubicle with no fittings supplied and no holes drilled in the fibre-glass. This is because all our customers have different applications and will plumb it in to suit their project – so you can make sure you drill the holes only where required to install your fittings etc. Fittings may be purchased as separate items for you to install.

Can I install a cassette toilet in any DIY Showers?

The latest design of DIY showers includes Showers E, F and H and these cubicles have a tighter radius in the corners (10mm) and a slot drain with a stainless steel cover plate on the RHS.

Shower H with a Dometic Saneo toilet

Customers should note that most cassette toilets are not designed for installing in wet areas. If you choose to install one extreme care should be taken in the following areas:

  1. The toilet has a 12 volt supply to operate the flush system and so must be watertight and well sealed from water ingress
  2. The cassette will fill very quickly if any shower water gets into it
  3. When you cut the hole in the shower cubicle for access to the cassette you need to make sure the shower wall around the hole is well attached to the van wall and it is well sealed

A good idea is to create a cover sheet on a roll from shower curtain material so that you can cover the toilet entirely whilst the shower is in use.

Which cassette toilet? The toilet most commonly used in confined spaces is the Thetford C402C bench toilet which has been used in compact motorhomes for many years. If installed in a DIY shower cubicle this requires an end wall to support and seal the end away from the cassette door. As a bench design it is also easier to seal to keep water out and keep clean compared to the swivel toilets.

More recently customers are also installing other swivel bowl cassette toilets such as the Thetford C263CS with the ceramic bowl or the even lighter and more compact Thetford C223CS with the plastic bowl.

How much room do you need? Customers vary in their ability to compromise space and comfort. The DIY Shower H is a new cubicle design developed for customers wanting to include a toilet in projects like caravans and horse floats. In addition we have also sold DIY Shower F to customers also intending to install a toilet inside.

Please note: This information is here to help customers with their projects. It is the customers responsibility to ensure all conditions of a product’s warranty are followed and DIY Caravans cannot be held responsible for any consequences if this is not the case.

If I buy a Glide-away Door with the Shower Cubicle will I save money?

Yes – we will ship the shower door inside the Cubicle so there will be no freight cost for the Glide-away door.