Sauna installation

With over 40 years of experience Leisurequip are your premier sauna installation company

We specialise in transforming spaces into luxurious wellness sanctuaries through our expert sauna installation services. We bring decades of experience and dedication to every project, ensuring the highest quality and customer satisfaction.

Choose Leisurequip to install your sauna

Who are we?

As a leading sauna installation company, we pride ourselves on our commitment to delivering exceptional craftsmanship and tailored solutions to meet our clients’ diverse needs. Our expert team is made up of seasoned professionals who have mastered the art of sauna design, construction and installation. We employ the latest techniques and highest quality materials to create a rejuvenating sauna environment for your home or commercial space.

What can we offer?

Our comprehensive services encompass everything from initial consultations and meticulous planning to the precise execution of your dream sauna. Whether you seek a traditional Finnish sauna, a modern infrared sauna, or a luxury design, we have the experience and expertise to bring your vision to life.

Why choose us?

  • 40 years of expertise: With decades of experience in sauna installation, our team brings in-depth knowledge and expertise to every project, ensuring flawless results.
  • Quality assurance: We uphold the highest standards of craftsmanship, following industry best practices to deliver durable and aesthetically pleasing saunas.
  • Customer-centric approach: Your satisfaction is our priority. We listen attentively to your needs, and work closely with you throughout the installation process.

Types of sauna rooms we install

Bespoke saunas

Designed, built and installed to your specifications.

Pre-fabricated saunas

High quality sauna kits for any type of requirement.

Home sauna installation

Leisurequip provide expert home sauna installation to clients across the UK. We can design, build and install bespoke saunas of any type and size for home users. What’s more, we can supply you with a high quality sauna kit and provide installation for that too. Typical steps involved in home sauna installation include:

  • Selecting the location: Choosing an appropriate space for your home sauna means considering factors like available space, ventilation, and proximity to power sources. It’s essential to ensure the space is well-suited for a sauna in terms of size, accessibility and ventilation.
  • Preparing the space: This involves preparing the selected area. It may include making sure the floor is suitable for a sauna (such as concrete or tiling), providing adequate insulation, and ensuring it can manage heat and humidity.
  • Choosing the sauna type: Deciding on the type of home sauna means choosing between traditional, dry, steam sauna or infrared. Purchasing a pre-fabricated sauna kit or the necessary materials for building a sauna from scratch. This includes components like sauna wood panels, benches, sauna heater, lighting, and any additional features.
  • Installing your sauna: Assembling and installing the sauna involves setting up the walls, benches, heater, flooring, and ensuring proper electrical connections if required.
  • Testing and final touches: Testing the sauna will ensure it functions properly. Some elements may need fine-tuning such as the heater, ventilation or door. Additionally, applying finishes or seals to protect the wood and improve aesthetics might be part of the final touches.
Completed installation DIY sauna kit

The image shows a completed installation of a DIY sauna kit.

Commercial sauna installation

Leisurequip can also install a commercial grade sauna in any environment such as a spa, hotel, fitness centre or wellness facility. The installation process for a commercial sauna is more complex when compared to a home sauna. This is often due to the scale, usage frequency, safety regulations, and additional considerations. Here are some key elements involved in commercial sauna installation:

  • Planning and design:
    • Space: Determine the area within the commercial property where the sauna will be installed. Factors like available space, traffic flow, and integration with existing facilities will all need consideration.
    • Customisation: We will design a sauna layout that fits the business’s brand and meets the specific needs of commercial clients. Larger capacity and additional features will be based on the expected usage.
  • Compliance and regulations:
    • Building codes: We’ll ensure compliance with all commercial building codes and safety standards. This includes proper ventilation, emergency exits, disability compliance (if applicable), and other safety regulations.
    • Permits and approvals: Leisurequip will obtain all necessary permits and approvals required for commercial sauna installations from local authorities.
  • Material selection and procurement:
    • Choose high-quality materials suitable for commercial use. These might include durable wood for construction, commercial-grade heating units, and sauna benches designed for higher traffic.
  • Installation and construction:
    • Professional installation: Our commercial sauna installation is conducted by experts with decades of experience. We can handle the construction, assembly, and electrical work.
  • Function and safety:
    • Advanced systems: We’re experts in the installation of more sophisticated heating systems, complex ventilation, and lighting systems designed for frequent use.
    • Safety considerations: We can also incorporate additional safety features like emergency exits, handrails, heater railings, protective sheaths, and non-slip surfaces to ensure safety compliance.
  • Testing and commissioning:
    • Before hand over we’ll conduct thorough testing of the sauna to ensure it functions properly, meets safety standards, and is ready for commercial use.
Custom designed classic Finnish sauna

The image shows a custom designed traditional sauna installed in a commercial spa

Frequently asked questions

How much does sauna installation cost?

In the UK, the cost of installing a sauna can vary depending on various factors, including the type of sauna, its size, materials, labour, and additional features. Prices may differ depending local building regulations, and the availability of materials. Here’s a general breakdown of potential costs:

  • DIY sauna kits: Pre-fabricated DIY sauna kits in the UK can start from around £600 to £15,000 or more. A simple 1 person sauna can be installed in only a few hours, whereas a premium 6 person sauna could take days. As a result you can expect to pay anywhere from £300 to £2000 for your sauna to be installed correctly.
  • Custom-built saunas: Custom-built saunas can cost anywhere from £4,000 to £10,000 for a standard traditional sauna. Larger or more luxurious custom-built saunas can exceed £20,000 or more, especially when incorporating high-quality materials and advanced features. The entire design, build and installation process can take weeks or even months to complete.

As with any construction project, it’s advisable to get quotes from multiple sauna suppliers to get a better understanding of the total cost. The final price of installation will depend on varying factors. Additionally, always ensure compliance with local building regulations and safety standards.

Is commercial sauna installation different to domestic?

Yes, there are many unique differences between commercial and domestic sauna installations. Primarily they relate to scale, design, regulations, and usage. Here are some pointers to consider:

  • Scale and size:
    • Domestic sauna: Typically smaller in size, designed for personal or household use. They may accommodate a limited number of people, often for private relaxation.
    • Commercial sauna: Larger in scale, constructed to accommodate a higher capacity of users. These saunas are commonly found in gyms, hotels, spas, or wellness centres and can serve multiple users at once.
  • Design and features:
    • Domestic sauna: Often more customisable to fit personal preferences. They might have simpler features and fewer complex systems.
    • Commercial sauna: Designed for durability and higher usage frequency. They might include additional features such as advanced sauna heating systems, lighting, specialised seating, and more robust construction to withstand frequent and extended use.
  • Regulations and compliance:
    • Domestic sauna: Usually subject to fewer regulations and building codes compared to commercial saunas. However, safety standards and electrical codes must still be adhered to.
    • Commercial sauna: Subject to stricter regulations concerning safety, accessibility, and building codes. Designed to ensure compliance with commercial building standards and the safety of large numbers of users.
  • Installation complexity:
    • Domestic sauna: Installation might be more straightforward and could sometimes be a DIY sauna project. This is especially true for pre-fabricated or smaller sauna kits.
    • Commercial sauna: Installation tends to be more complex due to the larger size and more sophisticated features. It often requires professional expertise, compliance with commercial building standards, and complex electrical and plumbing work.
  • Intended use:
    • Domestic sauna: Primarily for personal relaxation and health benefits for the household or individual users.
    • Commercial sauna: Used in businesses to attract and serve customers, offering a wellness and relaxation amenity as part of a larger service package.

Whilst the fundamental concepts of installation might be similar, the scale, design and regulatory considerations often differ significantly between domestic and commercial sauna installations. Commercial installations generally involve more stringent requirements due to the higher user volumes and compliance with regulations.