Custom built traditional saunas

Experience the classic mists of rejuvenation with a traditional Finnish sauna, bespoke designed and custom built by experts

Is sauna tradition important to you? Maybe you just love the design of a classic sauna? If so then custom built traditional saunas are probably the choice for you. The traditional sauna is a designated part of Finnish and Estonian heritage. Revered across the world, it is even inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Leisurequip have a deep and intimate understanding of classic sauna building that dates back over 40 years. We can custom build a bespoke traditional sauna for both home and commercial environments. Our in-depth knowledge and vast experience means a complete appreciation of classic Finnish sauna design, materials and construction.

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Getting you your perfect custom built traditional sauna

Any bespoke sauna requirement starts with a consultation. During this period our experts will work out the finer details of what you want and what our experience tells us is the best solution. If you have a limited budget we will aim to provide costs as close to it as possible.

Additionally, you may also have limited space so again, the bespoke wellness solution we provide will take all these points into consideration. With any custom built traditional sauna much of the decision making will already have been made such as design style, wood panelling, type of sauna heater and so on.

If needed, we may also provide a range of technical drawings and design ideas. For the most part this is usually only needed for larger commercial Finnish saunas or if your architect has left an open on their plans and given us free reign.

You’ll be pleased to learn that much of the sauna can be pre-built before we come to your home or business. We’ll still need to install it, but unless the framework needs large scale modifications there shouldn’t be too much mess.

We’ll discuss how to get the site ready before we arrive. Once complete everything will be tested to ensure it’s working perfectly. What’s more, we’ll also provide training to household members or employees of your business.

What to expect when you go bespoke with Leisurequip

  • Consultation

    From the moment we pick up the phone our friendly experts are working on your project.

  • Design

    Our designers can turn a simple scrawl on scrap of paper into a completed design.

  • Manufacture

    Our team of experts will lovingly craft much of your project before we arrive.

  • Installation

    Tools and components in hand we’ll turn up to your premises at an agreed date.

  • Aftercare

    We’ll make sure your project continues to provide an inspirational wellness experience.

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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.