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- All timber used in the construction of these barrel saunas originates from sustainable forests
- 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
- Doors and windows glazed with annealed glass (no plastic, acrylic, styrene or perspex)
- Morticed and tenoned joinery door and windows
- Part boarded timber door with glazed panel approximately 1'11" wide x 5'5" high (0.59m x 1.65m)
- Wooden door handle
- Key locking door
- 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
- Protective heat shield
- Protective timber guard
- Timber slatted benches specially made to fit each room but they are easily removed
- 1 full length bench supplied to each side with all saunas to suit central heater position
- Louvred ventilators
- Verandah with projecting roof canopy, enclosed sides and 2 benches
- Heavy duty treated timber support cradles with ex 4" thick timber (finished thickness 95mm), overall width 5'3" (1600mm)
- Overall external height approximately 7'1" (2.15m) including support cradles
- Verandah approximately 1'10" deep (0.57m)
- External width 6'8" (2.04m)
- External length 7'3", 8'2" or 9'2" (2.2m, 2.5m or 2.8m)
- Internal width approximately 6'5" (1.96m)
- Internal length approximately 4'11", 5'11" or 6'11" (1.5m, 1.8m or 2.1m)
- 7'3" (2.2m) barrel seats up to 2 adults in comfort in the sauna room and up to 4 including 1 or 2 children
- 8'2" (2.5m) barrel seats up to 4 adults in comfort in the sauna room and up to 6 including 1 or 2 children
- 9'2" (2.8m) barrel seats up to 4 adults in comfort in the sauna room and up to 6 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: The overall sizes including the verandah 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.
- Crane offload is included as standard in mainland England, Wales and southern Scotland.
- In northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and offshore islands crane offload is not available. Delivery in these areas requires you to provide two fit and strong people to unload by hand.
- Thermally modified timber wall logs (lifetime preservative treatment)
- Choice of felt tile colours
- Pair of non opening windows in the front wall, 1'0" wide x 2'2" high (300mm x 665mm)
- Pair of opening or non opening windows in the rear wall, 1'0" wide x 2'2" high (300mm x 665mm)
- Rear wall half glazed with bronze tinted 8mm thick toughened safety glass
- Electric heater
- Wood burning heater
- LED lighting
- A choice of composite decking kits
- A selection of microporous wood preservatives in a wide choice of colours
- Natural wood oil preservative in a choice of colours
THERMALLY MODIFIED TIMBER: Thermally modified timber is a beautiful natural material with a projected service life of 30 years or longer. Only heat and steam are used in the treatment process and no chemicals are added. It is a lifetime preservative treatment. The timber is gradually heated to a high temperature which permanently changes the physical properties of the wood. The resistance to decay and stability of the wood are significantly improved as are the insulation properties. The moisture content is reduced and resin is removed so it cannot seep out of the wood. The process was developed in Finland but it is based on ancient knowledge. For example, the Vikings knew that fencing poles with a burnt surface were more durable. The finished colour of the wood is an attractive brown which can be painted or stained just like any other wood. If the wood is left untreated it will fade over time to a silver grey colour in the same way as other timber.
ELECTRIC SAUNA HEATERS: The majority of saunas are heated with an electric stove, which is easier to install than a wood burning stove. There are no fumes except for harmless steam and no chimney or flue so there is no hole in the roof. Saunas require powerful heaters which should be installed by a professional electrician. It is quite safe to place a heater in a timber building but you must allow a clearance around the heater and a protective heat shield is recommended. The required clearances vary from one heater to another. We supply the correct heater to fit in each sauna and we always provide details of the clearances required for your heater.
WOOD BURNING SAUNA HEATERS: A wood burning stove is the traditional way to heat a sauna. It requires a chimney or flue which passes through the roof. The boards require cutting and a waterproof collar must be fitted. The flue must be tall enough to discharge the exhaust fumes harmlessly. The correct flue height varies from site to site. We recommend that you employ a HETAS registered installer to install the stove and the flue. The installer will normally supply a suitable flue. We always provide details of the clearances required around your heater to assist with siting.
WPC COMPOSITE DECKING KITS: This superb quality WPC wood plastic composite decking closely resembles real wood, with the same look and feel. However, it is virtually maintenance free and it will never rot. At a glance it is difficult to tell the difference between this composite material and real timber decking with a stained finish. Furthermore, the similarities are not skin deep like a thin veneer. The realistic finish has a fibrous surface which looks similar to the grain of real wood. This synthetic composite is also heavier and stronger than real wood. The strength, durability and lack of maintenance make this superb decking a popular choice with pensioners and discerning commercial buyers such as care homes. Occasional cleaning with soapy water normally restores the original appearance. If any dirt or stains become ingrained after prolonged neglect even the most stubborn marks can be cleaned with a pressure washer.
Our WPC composite decking is a revolutionary material which provides all the benefits of real wood without the maintenance. It can be left outside uncovered all year round. Unlike real wood this synthetic wood is a weatherproof material with no knots, splinters, machining marks or other imperfections. It will never develop splits or shakes and no sap will ever ooze out of it. Our wood plastic composite is an equal mixture of real wood and recycled plastic. Even the wood is a mixture of sawdust and unusable offcuts, so it is the ultimate environmentally friendly alternative to wood. The colour pigments are mixed in before the powdered composite is moulded into shape, so the colour runs all the way through the finished product. The boards are completely impervious to water. The boards can be sawn, drilled and screwed, just like real wood. You can fix it with standard woodscrews. Being heavier and denser than real wood, screw fixings are actually stronger in composite boards.
MICROPOROUS PRESERVATIVE - DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR: Our quality microporous preservatives are impervious to water but not to water vapour. This allows the wood to breathe. You can order up to 3 separate colours if required. At least two coats are normally required with a further coat at periodic intervals.
Our 3 star preservative is practical and affordable with a choice of 4 colours. It covers around 10 square metres per litre and normally lasts 1-2 years before a further coat is required.
Our 4 star preservative is a high quality preservative which covers around 9 square metres per litre and normally lasts 2-5 years before a further coat is required. It is available with a choice of 12 colours.
Our 5 star preservative is a deluxe high build preservative which can be used to achieve a stunning finish. Each extra coat increases the colour and sheen. It covers around 8 square metres per litre and normally lasts 2-5 years before a further coat is required. It is available with a choice of 12 colours.
Based on average coverage five litres of our 4 star preservative is enough for two coats on an 8'x10' shed or an 8'x8' log cabin. Ten litres is enough for three coats on a 10'x16' shed or a 12'x10' log cabin. Coverage varies according to the smoothness of the surface and the porosity of the timber. We recommend that you order more than you need to be sure that you have easily enough. All of these preservatives are safe for use with children and pets. These microporous preservatives are only available when you purchase a Summer garden building or if you purchased a Summer building in the past. Prices include free mainland delivery to England, Wales and southern Scotland. Colours are only as accurate as reproductive techniques allow.
WATERPROOF COLOUR SEAL - DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR: This advanced water-based microprous timber treatment uses the latest high-tech nanotechnology to create a long-lasting waterproof wood coating that is environmentally friendly. It is suitable for use on all softwood and hardwood products and is especially recommended for use on pressure treated timber, including sheds, summerhouses, gazebos, fencing and garden furniture. This timber treatment will colour, protect and enhance your exterior wood. It contains a mould inhibitor to protect the coating and can be used on all outside and inside timber. It gives a traditional matt wood stain finish in a range of natural colours. It can easily be applied by sprayer, brush or roller. It is recommended that the second coat is applied as soon as the first coat is touch dry. We advise for ultimate performance the timber has a wood preservative pre-treatment. For the first treatment, two coats are recommended and will give a traditional wood stain finish that is long lasting. A further coat is recommended every 2-5 years. One litre covers approximately 10-12 square metres. Coverage varies according to the smoothness of the surface and the porosity of the timber. On average five litres covers a 12x8 shed with two coats and ten litres covers a 10x20 with three coats. It is recommended that 2 coats be applied. We recommend that you order more than you need to be sure that you have easily enough. The appearance of colours and shades may vary between different screens or devices. Prices include free mainland delivery to England, Wales and southern Scotland.
WATERPROOF CLEAR SEAL - DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR: Our hardwearing clear seal is ideal as a clear varnish for bare timber or as a waterproof top coat for painted wood and pressure treated timber. It is also ideal as a waterproof floor varnish, especially the polyurethane clear seal. The smooth and shiny finished surface is waterproof and easy to clean. Available in a choice of acrylic or polyurethane, these colourless water based coatings are almost odourless and recommended for smooth planed timber only. One coat is normally required as a sealing top coat on painted or treated timber. A minimum of two coats are normally required on untreated wood. Up to three coats may be required for floors. An unsealed timber floor quickly shows muddy boot marks and other dirt. For best results a floor should be treated at the earliest opportunity while the timber is new and clean. On average five litres of our 5 star clear seal is enough for three coats on a 12'x12' floor, two coats on the walls of an 8'x8' log cabin or one coat on the walls of a 12'x16' log cabin. We recommend that you order more than you need to be sure that you have easily enough. The price includes free mainland delivery to England, Wales and southern Scotland.
NATURAL WOOD OIL - DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR: Our traditional wood oil preservative is linseed oil based and provides a natural ecologically friendly alternative to modern alkyd based preservatives. Wood oil combines the waterproofing qualities of a paint finish with the high absorption rate of woodstain. The natural oiliness provides a highly water repellent surface which protects the wood from moisture. The oil also penetrates deep into the wood and emphasizes the grain. The high elasticity of wood oil allows it to expand and contract with the wood as climatic conditions vary. Three coats are recommended with a further coat after 1-3 years. One litre covers approximately 12 to 16 square metres. Coverage varies according to the smoothness and porosity of the timber so you should order more than you need. On average five litres covers a 10x8 log cabin with three coats and ten litres covers a 20x13 log cabin with 3 coats. Colours are only as accurate as reproductive techniques allow. Prices include free mainland delivery to England, Wales and southern Scotland.
BURGLAR ALARM: This simple and effective battery operated burglar alarm kit is easy to install in any wooden garden building. The main panel features a digital keypad and a powerful built-in siren. Two pre-wired door contacts are also included complete with a length of cable which plugs into the main panel. A 9 volt PP3 alkaline battery is required, which is not supplied with the kit. The alarm is easy to set using the digital keypad. A delay allows plenty of time to enter or leave the building after setting the alarm. Once the alarm has been armed it will be triggered by opening the door or tampering with the wiring. When the alarm is activated the siren emits a powerful and unpleasant sound to deter intruders.
- Delivery is normally between 6 and 10 weeks after order.
- Our log cabin prices include all delivery charges - unlike others we do not add delivery charges during the checkout process.
- Delivery is by appointment with advance notice by phone a day or two before.
- It is normally possible to deliver this log cabin even if access is restricted. The wall logs can be carried one or two at a time and all packages are designed to pass through a normal single door.
Delivery to all mainland addresses in England, Wales and southern Scotland
Our CRANE OFFLOAD service requires no manual unloading. The driver can unload quickly and easily without assistance. The pack is normally delivered onto the drive. It is sometimes possible to deliver onto the front lawn. It is not normally possible to deliver the pack into the back garden. The pack is strapped and sealed on delivery but after the pack is opened the individual components are easy to carry.
- The crane offload option is available at all mainland addresses in England and Wales.
- The crane offload option is available in southern Scotland in DG, EH, FK1-7, FK9-15, G1-62, G64-82, KA1-26, KA29-30, KY, ML, PA1-19, PH2-5 and TD postcodes.
- The crane offload option is currently not available in Northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Scottish Islands, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands.
- You will always receive advance notice of the delivery.
- Your delivery is arranged as part of a mixed load with 6 or 8 other customers in the same area.
- You can select a 1 week delivery window.
- You can delay the delivery if required, for example if your base is not ready.
- If requested the driver can phone you 30-60 minutes before arriving.
Delivery to northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and all offshore islands
Our HAND UNLOAD service requires you to provide two fit and strong people to unload by hand. Your log cabin is delivered as a large pack. A typical pack includes around 200-300 individual pieces of wood and other elements which may be heavy. Unloading by hand is not difficult if you are fit and strong and used to physical work. Unloading by hand is not recommended if you are older, unfit, ill or not used to physical work.
- The hand unload service is available in Northern Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Scottish Islands, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Unfortunately we're currently unable to deliver to Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland due to extra requirements created by Brexit.
- You will always receive advance notice of the delivery.
- You can delay the delivery if required, for example if your base is not ready.
- If requested the driver can phone you 30-60 minutes before arriving.
- All log cabin prices include VAT.
- Pay only 30% deposit when you order this log cabin by phone or online.
ORDER ONLINE: You can pay with a debit or credit card. We also accept password protected online payments using Verified by VISA or Mastercard SecureCode. You can pay in full or pay a deposit only. You can pay a minimum 30% deposit with order or pay a bigger deposit if you prefer.
METHODS OF PAYMENT: We accept most major credit cards and debit cards including VISA, MasterCard, VISA Debit and MasterCard Debit. We also accept secure online payments using Verified by VISA or MasterCard SecureCode. We do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards at present.
SCHOOLS, COUNCILS AND BUSINESSES: We supply many schools, local councils and businesses both large and small. The prices and terms are the same so you can order online if you wish. If you want to pay by BACS transfer or company cheque please email us.
- Low cost installation available in many areas
- Pay separately on completion
THOUSANDS OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS: Since we were established in 1981 we have connected thousands of customers to our unique network of independent fitters and baselayers. Specialist teams have offered to install our buildings or lay bases in many areas at low fixed rates in return for recurring work. The prices are offered within a specific area and subject to conditions. You deal direct with the fitter or baselayer which keeps the prices low and you pay them separately on completion. We make no commission except for a small upfront referral fee. The fitters and baselayers pay us nothing and we pay them nothing. Although we do not manage or supervise the work directly we listen carefully to feedback and any team who provides a poor service is removed from our network. For decades this effective system has provided a low cost option for our customers with high levels of satisfaction.
LOW PRICES FOR BASELAYING AND INSTALLATION: Low cost fitters and baselayers are available in many areas. To see the prices in your local area just enter the first half of your postcode at the top of every page or CLICK HERE. All of the specialist teams available in your area are listed alongside the building prices. To see their prices and conditions just click on the blue "i" symbol next to each team. To order online just add your chosen fitter or baselayer to your shopping basket before you proceed to the checkout.
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