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Outdoor shower area with orange wire chair and towel hanging off hook.


An outdoor shower is a fantastic addition to your outdoor living area during summer. We'll show you how you can build an outdoor shower using your existing garden hose so you don't have to call in a plumber.


1Seal your fittings

First, use the waterproof tape to seal your fittings. Wrap the tape around the fitting thread at least three times. This will help to seal the joint and stop leaks, it'll also make it easier to tighten the attachments.

Person taping part of garden hose attachment.

2Drill a hole for the pipe

Attach a 16mm drill bit to your cordless drill. Drill a hole through the base of your feature wall for the hose fitting.

Person drilling into timber underneath metal sheet feature wall.

3Cut the copper pipe

Mark the copper pipe at a length long enough to fit through the feature wall. Make sure you leave several centimetres at either end so the necessary attachments can be fitted. Attach the pipe cutter on that mark. Rotate the pipe cutter around the pipe, then tighten the cutter. Repeat this process until the pipe is cut.

Person cutting metal pipe.

4Put the fittings together

Insert the garden hose attachment to one end of the copper pipe. Insert the copper pipe through the hole in the feature wall. Connect the U-bend attachment to the other end of the copper pipe.

Person holding garden hose attachment.

5Attach the shower tap

Work out how high you want the shower tap to be and mark this spot on the wall. Put the copper pipe in place and mark it at the correct height. Use the pipe cutter to cut the pipe.

Person holding shower tap against wall, determining where it will be placed.

6Secure the tap

Insert the copper pipe into the U-bend attachment at the bottom and attach the shower tap at the other end. Put two brackets around the copper pipe, near the shower tap and use the drill to secure the brackets to the wall.

Person drilling brace into metal wall to hold tap in place.

7Attach the copper pipe

Mark the copper pipe at the height you want for the shower head. Cut it with the pipe cutter then attach it to the shower tap. Use the drill to secure it to the wall with a bracket.

Person securing copper pipe to metal wall.

8Attach the shower head and hose

Attach a U-bend piece to the end of the copper pipe. Attach the end of the shower hose to the U-bend attachment. Secure the shower head into its holder.

Person install black metal shower head.

9Style the shower area

Finish by styling your new shower area with a chair, plants or anything else you like. Now you're ready to enjoy showering in the great outdoors.

Outdoor shower area with orange wire chair and towel hanging off hook.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.