Specification for Shower Enclosures



1.1. Scope

1.1.1. Furnish and install aluminum shower enclosure grid(s), glazing materials, glass block boots, sealant, and other items necessary for complete shower installation as indicated on the drawings and specified herein.

1.1.2. Related work specified elsewhere: Glass and Glazing Sealant

1.2. Guarantee

1.2.1. Shower enclosure manufacturer shall guarantee for a period of one year from the date of purchase that the windows will be free of defects in materials and factory workmanship, and that defective materials will be repaired or replaced immediately, after proper notification.

1.2.2. The installing contractor shall guarantee for a period of one year against faulty installation workmanship or water leakage due to on-site errors

1.3. Submittals

1.3.1. Submit assembly instructions and installation drawings as required to indicate methods on construction, location and spacing of anchorage, joinery, finishes, sizes, shape, thickness and alloy materials, glazing materials, and relationship to the adjoining work.

1.4. Material Storage and Handling

1.4.1. Store material in dry place, off the ground, where temperature will not exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

1.4.2. Handle material to prevent damage to finished surfaces. Do not install scratched or damaged components.

1.4.3. After installation, protect finished surfaces from damage caused by ensuing work.


2.1. Materials

2.1.1. IBP Glass Block Grid SystemÔ for Shower Enclosures: extruded aluminum Glass Block Grid System for shower enclosures as manufactured by Innovative Building Products, Inc., 3024 Acme Brick Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76109, 817/390-1505 or 800/932-2263

2.1.2. Glass Block Boots.

2.1.3. Sealant: Tremco Spectrem 2.

2.1.4. Finish: Selected from manufacturer's standard finishes and colors.

2.1.5. Glass block units: 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" x 3 1/8" thick, partially evacuated hollow units, made of clear or colored glass as manufactured by Seves or Mulia.


3.1. Field Conditions

3.1.1. Verify all applicable field dimensions and adjust as necessary to accommodate shower frame.

3.1.2. Examine supporting frame to which shower will be attached. Correct any conditions which are not constructed according to installation instructions furnished by shower manufacturer.

3.2. Installation

3.2.1. Assemble and seal glass block grid system for showers according to instructions furnished by manufacturer.

3.2.2. Apply continuous sealant (zig-zag) bead on wall and shower base. Place assembled glass block grid system frame onto properly prepared and sized base and adjust until plumb and level. Screw grid system in place utilizing all predrilled holes in frame.

3.2.3. Insert glass block into glass block boot according to instructions furnished by glass block grid system manufacturer. Carefully insert glass blocks into grid system from exterior side of shower so that each block is pressed against T-Bar.

3.2.4. Apply sealant to completely fill channel around each glass block and wipe flush with surface. Apply sealant to exterior frame according to instructions furnished by grid system manufacturer.

3.3. Clean-up

3.3.1. Clean all exposed surfaces of aluminum glass block grid system with clean, soft cloth and mild hand soap using gentle rubbing action. Do not use abrasive or solvent-type cleaners, detergents, or paint removers.

3.3.2. Remove all labels from glass block and clean with soft cloth and water.


1 Year Limited Warranty for Shower Enclosures

Innovative Building Products, Inc. (IBP) represents that the shower enclosures sold hereunder will be free from manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for one (1) year after date of purchase from an authorized dealer, provided that proof of purchase can be established by receipt of sale. Any part that the customer determines has a manufacturing defect shall be returned to the authorized dealer where purchased, shipping cost prepaid, if any, and if found to be defective by IBP, shall be replaced by IBP. The total liability of IBP on any claim, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), under warranty or otherwise, arising out of, connected with, or resulting from the manufacture, sale, delivery, resale, repair, replacement or use of any IBP products shall not exceed the purchase price of the product or part thereof giving rise to the claim. THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE NOT EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN. No liability is assumed by IBP except as expressly stated herein. IBP shall not be liable for and expressly disclaims any liability for damage to the contents of the structure. In no event shall IBP be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the use of IBP products including, but not limited to damages for loss of revenue, cost of capital, claims of Buyer's customers, and cost and expenses incurred in connection with labor, overhead, transportation, installation or removal of products or substitute facilities or supply sources.


In the event of a claim under this warranty, IBP must be notified in writing within 30 days of the occurrence of the failure. IBP accepts no responsibility for problems arising from improper supporting structure, improper installation of component parts and/or unit, improper selection and/or installation of glass blocks, the use of any sealant other than that which is supplied by IBP, or improper application of the sealant supplied. IBP's sole liability shall be to furnish sufficient replacement material to restore the integrity of the product. Any labor or other costs associated with the repairs are the responsibility of the Buyer.


Acme Brick Company has made no affirmation of fact or promise relating to the goods being sold that has become any basis for this bargain. Further, Acme Brick Company has made no affirmation of fact or promise relating to the goods being sold that has created or amounted to an express warranty that the goods would conform to any such affirmation or promise.


Acme Brick Company disclaims any warranty of merchantability with respect to the goods sold by this agreement.


Acme Brick Company disclaims any warranty of fitness for any particular purpose whatsoever with respect to the goods being sold under this agreement.

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