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Log Barrel Sauna 985 - Slatted Benches, Verandah

Log Barrel Sauna 985 - Slatted Benches, Verandah
Pictures 1, 2 and 3 show the 7'x8' barrel sauna with optional windows in the front wall. Picture 4 shows an internal view with a wood burning stove and optional windows in the rear wall. Picture 5 shows an electric stove, thermally modified wall logs and the optional half glazed rear wall.


These high quality wooden barrel saunas are approximately 7' wide (2.0m) and 6', 7', 8' or 9' long (2.0m, 2.2m, 2.5m or 2.8m) with accommodation for up to 6 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 part boarded hinged door and a verandah with benches. 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. Window options include non opening windows in the front or rear wall or a panoramic half glazed rear wall. To produce the steam we offer a choice of electric or wood burning heaters. LED lighting is also available. Instructions are supplied for DIY self assembly. We offer fitting as a low cost option in many areas.

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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
  • Glazed with 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
  • Mineral felt roof tiles
  • Strong stainless steel barrel hoops
  • 19mm thick slatted 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 L shaped bench supplied with 6'7" (2.0m) long saunas to suit off centre heater position
  • 1 full length bench supplied to each side with all other 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 6'7", 7'3", 8'2" or 9'2" (2.0m, 2.2m, 2.5m or 2.8m)
  • Internal width approximately 6'5" (1.96m)
  • Internal length approximately 4'3", 4'11", 5'11" or 6'11" (1.3m, 1.5m, 1.8m or 2.1m)
  • 6'7" (2.0m) barrel seats up to 3 adults in comfort in the sauna room and up to 4 including 1 or 2 children
  • 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.

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.

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