When considering wellness applications at home amongst the most popular is the sauna room. This ancient tradition is well-known for delivering a vast array of health benefits to the user. If you’re attempting to design your own sauna for the home and you’ve been conducting some research online, the TyloHelo 3D configurator may be the answer you’re looking for.

Important: This sauna configurator will not work on mobile devices. You will need to use your laptop or desktop PC.

In this comprehensive guide we show you how to design your own sauna using the TyloHelo 3D configurator. We run through every aspect of the sauna design App, breaking it up into key sections with plenty of screenshots to help you along. We’ve also added extra information and building tips from our 30+ years of industry knowledge and experience.

In brief: How to purchase your newly designed sauna.

  1. First complete the design of your sauna room using the 3D configurator.
  2. One complete you must then export the final design specifications pdf file.
  3. Send us the file to: sales@leisurequip.com or upload it to our contact form.

We will then provide you with comprehensive pricing including timescales for delivery plus optional installation cost.

Good to know: Leisurequip are the only trademark approved dealer / installer for TyloHelo in the UK. As a result you can expect 38 years of industry expertise, on-going technical assistance and very competitive pricing.

Start designing with the 3D configurator

Design your own sauna online in 4 easy steps

The perfect DIY sauna is now easy accessible with this handy online App. The TyloHelo 3D sauna designer is the first step to building your own home sauna room. The configurator tool consists of 3 main sections with a summary at the end for you to download a pdf of your specifications.

Screenshot: Start screen of the TyloHelo 3D sauna configurator

Screenshot: Start screen of the TyloHelo 3D sauna configurator

Step 1: Size of your sauna room design

The size of your sauna will of course be dictated by the space you have available. When you begin the sauna designing process there will be minimum standard sizes applied of 2011mm x 2011mm x 2073mm. This is easily editable, however the smaller you go, the less chance there is for interior furniture such as benches and accessories.

Screenshot: Measure up your sauna space and enter the details into the room size option

Screenshot: Measure up your sauna space and enter the details into the room size option

Room size

When you design your own sauna with the App you will first need to measure the space. You’ll also need to consider access points for ventilation. Additionally, you’ll need to leave breathing space between the walls of your home and your sauna when you build it.

sauna room model

Room model

For room model we’ve chosen the glass front specification. Other options for your sauna room design include glass corner, square, corner and round corner. Your choice will be down to aesthetic preferences. You can experiment with the design before you progress to the next part.

sauna design corner side

Corner side

If you choose a glass corner you can also choose which side the corner is to go on. Since we’ve chosen a glass front this isn’t applicable.

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Step 2: Exterior design of your sauna room

At this point you will be ready to move on to the exterior design of your sauna. This will cover an extensive array of building components such as wood type, glass tinting, soffit installation, trim and frames.

Screenshot: It's now time to design the exterior of your new sauna room

Screenshot: It’s now time to design the exterior of your new sauna room

sauna panelling design

Wall type

Choosing between horizontal or vertical wood panelling can be a difficult choice for some people. This where you make that decision.

sauna woods exterior

Material outside

Next up is the choice of wood panelling for your sauna. Different woods can offer a remarkable different sauna experience. Hard woods such as usually have a deeper aroma, darker colour and are more expensive. Softer woods such as Alder, Aspen or Spruce are less expensive and lighter in colour. Consequently, TyloHelo offer a compromise in the Thermo treated Aspen.

Material inside

For inside we’ve chosen the same Aspen panelling purely for aesthetic purposes.

glass type

Glass type

If as we’ve done you choose for a glass front sauna you can also choose which glass you have. This is the same if you just choose to have a simple glass door. Choices are clear, bronze tinted or frosted glass. All glass is tempered safety glass as standard.

soffit style


Whilst not as widely used as it once was, the soffit can also be used to house downlights. As a result it is still widely used for outdoor saunas.

ceiling wood

Material ceiling outside

In the whole it’s rare that anyone will be admiring the external ceiling of your newly designed sauna. Consequently you can cut a few corners here and go for a cheaper wood such as Spruce if you’ve used a hard wood elsewhere.

Material ceiling inside

For inside we will again go with Aspen which we’ve used everywhere else to maintain the aesthetic.

Wood type trim

Wood type trim outside

For wood trim your previous choices will usually dictate what you choose here. You can of course experiment with the sauna design before settling on your final choice.

Wood type trim inside

For inside trim we will choose the same as outside.

Floor frame

For the floor frame we’ve chosen the basic option.