Shower shelf

New corner shower is finally fitted!
Wall are covered with these panels http://ceiling2floor.co.uk/product/pvc-1000mm-widepanel-light-grey-marble/ and very nice they are too!
10mm thick plastic, looks very similar to corrugated cardboard from the side.
Problem is that there is no way to fix a shelf to the glass enclosure, so it will have to be attached to the walls somehow.
Considering that it will need to hold around 5-6 full 0.5l bottles of shampoo/conditioner/shower gel/etc, possibly more (don't ask...), would any of the suction-type fixing be up for the job?
Otherwise, how would the panel suggest fixing it to the wall panels (plasterboard behind)? Simple masonry rollplugs?
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On Wednesday, 27 December 2017 19:21:04 UTC, JoeJoe wrote:

The problem is that being pvc the surface will deteriorate, it will become grubby and uncleanable. I would never put that stuff in a bathroom. Useful on a shed roof though.

no!

Plasterboard requires wallplugs for hollow walls, not regular wallplugs. I'd very much overengineer them, otherwise the first time someone leans on it you've got a problem.
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On 27/12/2017 19:37, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

+1
You might have got away with it if you had fitted grip-its to the plasterboard before fixing the plastic, now you will have to go through it all into the brick/blockwork behind the plasterboard (unless you are very lucky and can find a stud). If the plasterboard is a stud wall and you have access to the other side, you could try to find a suitable stud, drill right through it with say a 4 mm drill, and then fix "shelf" with suitable screws. Suggest something like this rather than a shelf, get one in stainless
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Tiers-Bathroom-Shower-Shelf-Corner-Organiser-Caddy-Shampoo-Storage-Holder-UKDC/332476583217?hash=item4d69260d31:g:v3MAAOSwSQFaKRDA
I realise this is a corner one, but you can get non-corner ones too.
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On 27/12/2017 19:37, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Anything must be better than tiles and grout in a very well used shower surely?

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On Wednesday, 27 December 2017 20:44:06 UTC, JoeJoe wrote:

quite the opposite. Tiles are ever cleanable, PVC isn't for too long. Grout is rakeable and regroutable, PVC is just knackered after a while.
I'd never use it for its intended purpose. It's reusable for shed roof lining etc, so it should prove useful when you remove it.
I'd say +1 to the recommendation for a stainless steel shampoo basket, but the plastic will be knackered before you need to replace a cheaper shelf.
NT
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On 27/12/17 19:20, JoeJoe wrote:

What were they like to fix? Especially the joints?

Long (50mm+) plug through the panel into the wall behind - then brass or stainless screws. Blob of silicone around the hole just before fixing the bracket.
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On 27/12/2017 20:01, Tim Watts wrote:

10 minute job. Panels simply fit very tight into the corner and end trims (aluminium in my case - can have coated plastic as well) - you put silicon on the underside of the trim first. Another 5 minute jobs.

Thanks.
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On Wednesday, 27 December 2017 20:01:48 UTC, Tim Watts wrote:

le/

The joints are a joy to use. Slide them together, job done.
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JoeJoe wrote:

Nine years ago I stuck a rather large shampoo holder etc to the tiles below the shower. It has three suckers and has yet to fall down.
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