How to keep your shower niche waterproof

There’s nothing worse than a leaky shower. Bathroom leakages can cause expensive damages due to moisture buildup, mould growth and seepage, and these issues are most commonly linked to the shower.

If your builder baulks at the suggestion of adding a shower niche, it may be because they’ve dealt with some nasty leaks stemming from the niche. But there are ways to ensure your niche is 100% waterproof.

Take the pressure off your builder

Experienced builders, tilers and plasterers can attest to the fact that shower niches are a key area of concern when it comes to shower leaks. No matter how tight and sturdy the joins may look, natural house expansion and contraction can open the smallest of hairline cracks that allow water to slowly penetrate into the wall.

But this can be avoided by using the right kind of niche when building or remodelling a bathroom. Thankfully, shower niches no longer have to be built in by a builder. They can be purchased pre-made using waterproof materials that protect your shower from leakages.

Install a waterproof niche

A key benefit of The Niche Man’s shower niches is that they’re 100% waterproof. We produce them locally in Australia using high quality, durable and lightweight polyurethane. They come as a high density rigid panel, square and ready for your builder to install and your tiler to tile over. Alternatively, our pre-finished metal and glass niches are ready to go and don’t require any tiling.

100% waterproof. Easy to install. Saving you time and money (especially considering you won’t need to repair any leaks in future!). The Niche Man niches are a great solution to ensure a leak-free shower.

The Australian building industry has very high standards when it comes to waterproofing. It’s important to use quality materials and expert craftsmanship in your bathroom build or remodel, to save having to fix leaks later.

We’re happy to chat to you more about how The Niche Man shower niches offer a 100% waterproof option for your shower. Give us a call on 0438751456, or fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch!

Why choose a Niche Man Shower Niche?


  • Custom Built to the size YOU want


  • Design your own Shape & Size


  • 100% Waterproof & Ready to Tile


  • No Membrane required


  • Made from durable lightweight polyurethane high-density rigid panel


  • Mould & Fungus resistant


  • Ideal for bathrooms, outdoor shower area, steam rooms, saunas, outdoor pool and spa areas

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