The benefits of installing an Acrylic Shower

Atlantis Acrylic Systems. Superior bathroom solutions for new and existing bathrooms since 2001.


We’re fond of our Acrylic Systems and the endless opportunities that they provide to our clients from waterproofing, ease of installation, maintenance, reduced costs and more. One of the biggest benefits of an Acrylic Shower is that they can usually be installed or replaced without having to obtain a building consent, saving you time and money – win, win. That’s a quick $500 – $700 saved right there, which could help fund an artwork or bathroom accessory or two with those savings.


Benefits to the Bathroom Renovating Maestro

  • Replacing like-for-like

You have the option to remove your current acrylic shower and replace it with a new Atlantis Acrylic Shower, without needing a building consent. Don’t worry, if you have not previously had an Atlantis acrylic shower – you can still replace it with one by Atlantis, refreshing the look and feel of your bathroom in a matter of hours.

  • Achieve the Tiled Shower Look – without the hassles

Explore our range of Ellure Tile Look Walls. They’re designed specifically to give your shower the look of tiles, using an acrylic wall liner.

  • Savings

You can save yourself up to $10,000 on consents, tiles, tiling and installation fees if you opt to ‘go Acrylic’ instead.


Benefits to the ‘We’re building’ Homeowner

  • Ease of Installation.

On average it takes no more than 4 – 6 hours to install an acrylic shower, compared to a traditional shower that requires tiling, which can take up to 2 – 3 days. This will help you to save drastically on labour costs.

  • Cleaning and Maintenance.

New Zealand is known for having a wetter climate, giving the person cleaning an absolute headache when it comes to removing and treating things like mold and mildew. An acrylic shower is easy to clean with warm soapy water and there’s no grout which can be a key area that mold and mildew build up over time.

  • Savings

You can save yourself upwards of $5,000 on tiles, tiling and installation fees if you opt to ‘go Acrylic’ instead.



Simply put, if you’re replacing like-for-like and not moving plumbing or doing major building works, you shouldn’t need a building consent. But, if you’re replacing an acrylic shower with a tiled shower, you generally need a building consent.


Alternatively our Ellure Tile Look Walls are a quick and hassle-free alternative to tiling – minus the need for waterproofing, tiling, and the tradespeople involved. You’ll also save considerable cost due to the quick installation of the Ellure Tile Look Wall Panels.



Acrylic Showers offer so many benefits, although many New Zealand Homeowners simply prefer the look of Tiled Showers – but hey, so do we!


If you’re intrigued and have some questions, send them our way! Or feel free to explore our tried, tested and trusted range of showers here.


– The Atlantis Team.