Log Barrel Sauna 959 - Slatted Benches, Felt Tiles

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Log Barrel Sauna 959 - Slatted Benches, Felt Tiles
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The pictures show the standard log barrel sauna. Picture 3 shows the optional electric stove. Picture 4 shows a floorplan. Picture 5 shows an optional half glazed rear wall in a similar building.


These high quality wooden barrel saunas are approximately 7' wide and 5'3" long (2.0x1.6m) with accommodation for up to 4 people. The sides and roof feature substantial 42mm thick interlocking logs and strong steel barrel hoops. The front and rear walls feature 28mm thick tongued and grooved logs. The front wall includes a fully glazed hinged door with tinted safety glazing. Internal benches and flooring are supplied as standard. Decorative felt tiles and two strong wooden support cradles are also included. Thermally modified timber wall logs are available as an option. Thermally modified timber is a lifetime preservative treatment and ideally suited to withstand the heat and moisture generated by a sauna. To produce the steam we offer a choice of electric or wood burning heaters. LED lighting is also available. Detailed fitting instructions are supplied for DIY self assembly. Low cost installation is available in many areas.

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  • All timber used in the construction of these barrel saunas originates from sustainable forests
  • Quality construction with interlocking logs
  • Sides and roof feature 42mm thick interlocking wall logs with rounded ball and socket stave joints
  • Front and rear walls feature 28mm thick interlocking tongued and grooved wall logs
  • Morticed and tenoned joinery doors
  • Fully glazed single hinged door approximately 1'11" wide x 5'6" high (0.59m x 1.69m)
  • Door glazing bronze tinted 8mm thick toughened safety glass
  • Decorative mineral felt tiles included in a choice of colours
  • Strong stainless steel barrel hoops
  • 28mm thick timber floor panels are fitted inside the barrel
  • Timber slatted benches specially made for the sauna room
  • 1 full length bench supplied to the rear wall to suit an off centre heater position
  • 1 bench supplied to one side wall to suit an off centre heater position
  • Protective heat shield
  • Protective timber guard
  • Louvred ventilators
  • Heavy duty treated timber support cradles with ex 4" thick timber (finished thickness 95mm)
  • Overall external height approximately 7'1" (2.15m) including support cradles
  • External width 6'8" (2.04m)
  • External length 5'3" (1.6m)
  • Internal width approximately 6'5" (1.96m)
  • Internal length approximately 4'7" (1.4m)
  • Up to 3 adults can sit in comfort in the sauna room and up to 4 including 1 or 2 children

THE BENEFIT OF SAUNAS: For centuries people in Scandinavia have enjoyed an invigorating sauna as an effective form of bathing which is also sociable and deeply relaxing. The heat and humidity produces sweat which cleanses the pores. The heat also relaxes the muscles and improves blood circulation. A sauna will soothe strained muscles and other aches and pains. Even a brief sauna engenders a deep feeling of physical and spiritual relaxation. It is no surprise that saunas are becoming increasingly popular throughout the western world as a luxury lifestyle option which enhances your mental and physical well-being.

THE BENEFIT OF BARREL SAUNAS: Timber has always been the material of choice for sauna construction. The substantial timber logs used in the construction of our barrel saunas are similar to the logs used in log cabins. The logs are much thicker than the boarding traditionally used in sheds, summerhouses and other timber buildings. Thicker timber provides better insulation,which keeps the heat in and the cold out. The front and rear walls feature very similar logs to a log cabin with interlocking tongued and grooved joints. The rounded shape of the sides and roof requires a slightly different interlocking joint with a ball and socket shape. Stainless steel bands or hoops are stretched around the circumference to tighten the joints. These are similar to the steel hoops used in traditional barrel construction. The steel hoops are tightened to compress the joints and improve the weatherproofing and draughtproofing. The compact size and shape makes our barrel saunas much easier to heat than other buildings. With less ground contact than other buildings, our barrel saunas also draw up less cold and damp from the ground during the winter months.

TIPS FOR SAUNA USE: A sauna should be between 60 and 100 degrees Centigrade. This is subject to personal taste but if you are new to saunas it is best to start at a lower temperature of 60-70 Centigrade. To maintain the humidity and generate steam splash a little water over the hot stones regularly. Remove jewellery before you enter the sauna, especially metal jewellery which can become very hot. Always lay a towel on the bench before you sit down, partly for comfort but also for hygiene. The sauna is hottest near the ceiling and coolest near the floor so lying down will balance your temperature. During the sauna you lose moisture so many people drink water afterwards, although this is subject to personal preference. You should consult your doctor before using a sauna if you have a heart condition, high blood pressure or any similar condition.

SCANDINAVIAN REDWOOD OR WHITEWOOD: The most widely used timber in the UK for years, Scandinavian Redwood and Whitewood grow in the well managed forests of Scandinavia and the coldest parts of Northern Europe. The cold climate ensures slow growth. The growth rings are much closer together than faster growing trees from warmer climates. As a result the timber is heavy and durable with a close grain pattern. The wood is seasoned and kiln dried to achieve the correct moisture content before it is machined. Redwood and Whitewood are so similar in appearance and performance that it is difficult to tell the difference. Both are classified as slightly durable and treatment is required for outside use. The forests of Scandinavia and Northern Europe have been responsibly managed on a sustainable basis for centuries so Scandinavian Redwood or Whitewood is an enviromentally friendly choice.

DECORATIVE FELT TILES: Mineral coated bitumen felt tiles are an attractive and durable roofing material which is far more hardwearing than standard roofing felt. Traditionally used for small buildings only in the UK, felt tiles are used much more in Scandinavia and North America where they are used widely in general housebuilding. The sophisticated design features a strip of almost dry bitumen adhesive. Over time each tile sticks to the tile below for improved waterproofing and windproofing. All fixings are covered by the next row of felt tiles, partly to ensure a neat appearance with concealed fixings but mainly to protect the fixing holes from any possible moisture. Mineral felt tiles are made using asphalt with a bitumen binder and an external covering of durable and attractive natural stone chips. Mineral felt tiles are often described as felt shingles because the design resembles traditional cedar shingles.

SIZES - LENGTH AND WIDTH: Sizes are sometimes rounded to the nearest nominal size for ease of reading but the correct external wall sizes are listed alongside the price. The first dimension listed is the width and the second dimension is the length. The width refers to the walls at the front and rear including the main door wall. The length refers to the curved side walls. The sizes listed are the overall external sizes. All sizes are approximate.

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