Frequently asked questions
Are custom built traditional saunas better than infrared?
It’s difficult to compare the 2 as they are very different experiences. A bespoke infrared sauna will be designed differently as it is a dry sauna. Most notably, infrared heat warms the body by penetration.
Traditional saunas use wet steam to warm the air inside the sauna and around the body. Most clients prefer traditional over infrared, however you may have certain specifications or limitations that dictate the type of sauna you want.
How much does a classic Finnish sauna cost?
With any custom made sauna, including a classic Finnish installation the costs will be individualised as per your requirement. Motivating factors for cost include whether the sauna is for home or commercial use, how many persons it is for, the overall size, bespoke glass doors and panelling, and the style of the interior. Typically you can expect to pay in region of £7,000 to £30,000 for the entire package.
How hot does a traditional Finnish sauna get?
Most traditional saunas operate at high temperatures. This can mean anywhere from 80-100°C plus around 20-30% humidity. The moisture created by the heat and the steam hitting the sauna stones is called löyly. Getting the löyly in the sauna to reach a sweet spot is an art in itself.
What are the lead times for bespoke traditional saunas?
From initial consultation to fully installed bespoke Finnish sauna you can expect to wait anywhere from 4-8 weeks. You’ll appreciate that there will be factors at play such as size and custom features which will add time to the production process.