Who we are:
SSI True Frameless are an established supplier and specialist glass installer of frameless, bespoke shower enclosures to London’s premier luxury bathroom retailers, working closely with clients’ architects and interior designers to create the ‘glass part’ of the ultimate en-suite shower or Spa bathroom sanctuary.
How we started:
The business in current form was founded in 2003 by father and son team, John Clark and Chris Clark who at the time realised there was a gap in the market for a London based, truly technical and competent service provider for frameless shower enclosures and frameless shower screens, a naturally complementary product for the growing trend of ‘wet room’ bathrooms.
Bespoke Bathrooms in London and the South East:
After years of bespoke wet rooms we have found that the market is still divided between clients who define the ‘wet room’ concept as a tiled floor with a walk-in shower panel that does not contain water completely and clients who define the area as a tiled flush floor and bespoke finish as a ‘design choice’ however they want to contain the water to the ‘Wet Zone’ with a fully functioning SSI frameless enclosure. We find the latter applies to most ‘luxury bathrooms’ and therefore our frameless, walk-in shower panels tend to be oversized and our frameless enclosures are admired and respected both for their style and performance. A bespoke yet functional finish every time..
SSI True Frameless Glass, The perfect fit:
A few years ago in the UK a ‘wet room’ commonly incorporated a raised ‘threshold’ or ‘curb’ for the enclosure to fit to, incorporating a recess floor channel to create a floating glass ‘look’. In recent years this detail has almost disappeared from modern bathroom design with clients now opting for a’Liner Wet deck’ with one way fall and level floor access. This new floor design trend brings with it a growing glass trend for SSI frameless enclosures that are tailored to fit and surface mounted on to the tiles as the level layout makes it unpractical to fix recess floor channels into tanked floors. An SSI installation delivers a desirable seamless glass finish and perfectly functioning shower enclosure to suit linear wet decks without using chrome channels.
SSI is the sole UK agent and supplier of S&E Glass design in the UK. An exclusive ‘Design’ range of frameless shower enclosures produced in Munich, Germany, featured as ‘Glass design’ within this web site. SSI also has specialist glass processors in the UK to produce their own range of ‘Glass Unlimited’ (oversized frameless shower enclosures) specifically for the discerning UK market only.
SSI offers a complete service package from Planning Advice for Frameless Showers to Survey & Installation and Seals Replacement Service. Our team understand’s that our clients’ homes are a place to express their individuality whilst converting their space to best suit their needs. We apply our experience and technical know how to design the ‘best possible detail’, giving guidance but always staying true to the brief of a client’s request. For this reason we are often chosen to supply the project in the early stages of the bathroom design process to combine with other specialist trades. This generates best results as opposed to a client making contact at the end of the build.
Bespoke shower enclosure choices:
A client may want to create a new en-suite bathroom with an odd shape/sized shower area. They may want to maximise the space in an existing bathroom and incorporate a bespoke shower enclosure at the end of a bath. They may have a large bathroom and want to create a sanctuary Spa bathroom with a large walk-in frameless shower panel or replace the bath completely, instead opting for the ultimate frameless steam shower enclosure. They may want to partition a section of the room to create privacy and introduce a frameless WC and shower combination enclosure, or simply require a bespoke frameless bath screen that works to specific proportions as opposed to a standard item. SSI fulfils all these requirements and more by combining minimal frameless shower screen design with the experience of having worked with the best, architects designers and builders in the industry year after year.
Architects practices from Foster’s and Partners to house builders Candy & Candy and St. James’ Homes as well as London’s premier bathroom retailers have all been satisfied with the SSI service for the attention to detail we apply to each and every frameless glass enclosure we design, regardless how large or small the project is.
Now get started:
If you would like to benefit from the SSI experience please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
John Clark and Chris Clark,
(Partners, SSI True Frameless®)
Ben Peak of Time & Space, Max Broby of Broby DNA Architecture and Rina Patel of Vastu Interiors for permission to take photographs.
SSI®, SSI True Frameless®, Glass Unlimited®, Glass Unique® are all registered trade marks belonging to John Clark and Chris Clark of Shower Screen Innovations (SSI).