I am hoping the collective knowledge of this NG can help me. I have a
non-standard shaped ceiling in my bathroom: about 1.5m from the floor, the
side walls angle in to almost meet when they reach the ceiling (there's
about a 20cm bit of ceiling perpendicular to the floor. Kind of like:
Now, the bath runs along the end wall so that the ends of the bath are
touching the flat bit of wall before it starts to slope. We are having a
shower fitted above the bath (having to go on the end wall, as close to the
tap-end as possible to allow enough height and room against the sloping
wall - so not actually on the sloping wall as would be the 'usual' place to
put it if the wall were flat).
We have toyed with the idea of a shower screen folding along the length of
the bath, but after other experiences with a similar setup, we have decided
to go for a shower curtain instead (I wont go into the reasons, will just
say that the decision is made).
Anyway, the problem comes with the shower curtain rail. What I would like a
rail that comes out of the end wall (not the sloped one), runs alongside the
sloping wall over the bath until it gets to the edge of the bath (about
60cm), angles and runs up the sloping wall a little - to allow extra height
and head room for getting in and out of the bath / shower (about 15cm), runs
perpendicular along the bath (about 1m) and then slopes down again and back
to the side wall (mirror image of the first half).
Now for the questions - how / where can I get a shower rail that is such a
silly shape ?! Are there kits available that would allow me to make this up
from different parts ?? Depending on the material used, will I need a
supporting pole attached to the flat ceiling to take the weight rather than
relying on the wall fixings ?? The rail will be attached to tiles which are
fixed to plaster board - will this be strong enough depending on what
material I use and if I use a centre pole ??
The pole I have have in mind is a 'simple' steel / aluminium tube that a
shower curtain will run along using rings. Not a 'tracked' curtain rail type
Sorry for the long post, and thanks in advance for any help / suggestions -
they are all much appreciated.