Your frequently asked questions on saunas, steam rooms, policies and related concerns
Below we answer as many questions as we can on varying topics covering anything from sauna installation to steam room care. If you have a question not answered here please contact us and a member of our team will get back to you.
We do provide method statements, risk assessments and meet all current health and safety requirements. Leisurequip employ The Health and Safety People who update us on all requirements throughout the year.
Have you worked for county councils before?Kenton Mann2022-08-17T13:34:00+00:00
General everyday running costs of your bespoke home sauna are fairly low. Once the sauna is built you will only need to worry about heating costs and accessories such as cleaning, therapy oils and alike. Heating costs vary but can be as little as £1 per session.
Which types of wood panelling are best for saunas?Kenton Mann2022-08-17T13:29:43+00:00
There are many choices available for sauna wood panelling with different scents, colours and textures. The most popular wood choices are aspen or spruce which are seen as traditional sauna woods. They are also the better value choices. More expensive wood panels for sauna include Red Cedar, Fir, Alder, American Tulipwood and Hemlock.
Can I have my sauna installed in any room?Kenton Mann2022-08-17T13:29:00+00:00
The good news is that yes, you can install a sauna pretty much anywhere. There are a few things you need to consider such as a clean waterproof area and electrical point for the lighting and sauna heater. You may also want to consider putting it close to your bathroom as it’s good practice to take a shower after your sauna session.
Is it possible to build by sauna from stone?Kenton Mann2022-08-17T13:27:54+00:00
Many sauna enthusiasts opt to have a stone walled sauna. Although not as popular as a traditional sauna, stones saunas are still widely used around the world. You may want to consider longer heating times and greater build and running costs. Leisurequip can supply and install a range of stone types for your sauna.
Will I need to ventilate my wood burning sauna heater?Kenton Mann2022-08-17T13:26:36+00:00
Simply put a wet sauna is when you pour water over your sauna stones. A dry sauna is when no water is used during the bathing session. The water poured over the stones turns to steam and this is what is meant by a wet sauna.
Can I have the steam generator inside the steam room?Kenton Mann2022-08-17T13:03:22+00:00
This depends on whether you have installed a new sauna heater or kept the old one. It will also depend on how your old sauna room was controlled. It’s important to note that some sauna control panels have been re-branded but are essentially the same technology under the hood. Consequently, there is a chance it could still be relevant.
Can I install my control panel inside my steam room?Kenton Mann2022-08-17T12:58:52+00:00
In some cases and depending on the steam generator and control panel you will be able to control your steam room via the Tylo WellAccess APP. We would never recommend you not being in the property when you operate your sauna or steam room for health and safety reasons.
Do I need specific types of sauna stones for my heater?Kenton Mann2022-08-17T12:53:08+00:00
Firstly the floor should be mopped with mild soap and rinsed. Then clean the benches, again with mild soap and a wet cloth. At least once a year lightly sand the interior to remove stains. Use towels for seating areas and apply sauna wood oil to keep the wood looking fresh.
How hot can I make my sauna room?Kenton Mann2022-08-17T13:02:23+00:00
Your sauna room should be not hotter than 194oF near the ceiling. This is in accordance to UK or ETL recommendations. It is always possible to make the sauna hotter but seek professional advice and possibly medical advice before you decide to do so.