I came home to find my shower door has fallen off the wall. As you can see in the pictures it is a heavy glass door, and the wall is made of small tiles on plasterboard. It has to go back in the same place as before as it only just fits in under the sloping ceiling, but I'm not sure how to secure it in the same place where the big pulled-out holes are now..
How can I secure the door back in the same position so it will not fall again? Is there some strong filler material that I can fill the holes with and then redrill? What kind of plugs/screws should I use to get the strongest possible hold?
It looks like the original fixings were not up to the job, and the holes are now enlarged. It could also be that water has got in round the hinges, and softened the plasterboard. There are many types of cavity fixings on the market, but I doubt if any are going to hold in that situation. There's also the problem of having fixings that are compatible with the drillings in the hinges, and corrosion proof. Is there any way you can gain access to the rear of the area, even by creating some damage in another room, and insert some timber to fix to. There's no way you could fill, re-drill, and expect a lasting repair.
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