Do-It-Yourself Saunas

Enhance your Home or Cottage with a Self-Built Sauna

For those with a little hand-eye coordination and a hammer or two, building a your own custom sauna can be an extremely rewarding experience. The first time you see any completed project is always a positive and enjoyable experience. But the difference with building a DIY sauna is that you can then get into your newly finished project and soothe those weary muscles.

Basic Sauna Building Materials

Every proper sauna has these basic components:

  1. Reflective foil – This is to insulate the walls and to keep heat in. This unseen element is absolutely essential as it allows your sauna to reach the temperatures that allow it to be effective
  2. Cedar planks – This soft timber is best at resisting decay in the heat of a sauna. Other woods may work for a little while, but cedar will always be best in the long run
  3. Flooring – Kromotex is a four coat epoxy paint system that beautifully seals your floor. Tile flooring is also common.
  4. Lighting – You can’t just use any old lighting source in your sauna. Regular lights are not designed to handle the high heat or humidity. Lights that resist these elements are required. In addition, a popular option on many DIY and prefabricated saunas is a dimmer switch that allows you to control the light levels inside, setting the mood and maximizing your relaxation
  5. Doors – A properly fitting and sealing door is an absolute essential. Heat escaping through poorly fitted doors is a major problem as your sauna may never reach the optimum temperatures you need it to reach for all the health benefits you want to enjoy

Knowledge Is Power - Let The Experts Guide You

From ensuring that you have an efficient layout, to satisfying building code requirements, it's extremely helpful to follow the guidance of a sauna specialist.

Pickup and read The Art Of Sauna Building to become an expert in your own right, or speak to someone who builds saunas professionally.

To learn more about building your own sauna, visit Nordic Energy or give them a call to discuss your building plans with a member of their expert team.