FAQ

Yes you can.  You can use the sauna daily without any risk. We recommend 15 – minutes each day.  Just make sure you stay hydrated!

The word “Sauna’ refers to a room that is heated with dry heat between the temperatures of 70- 100 degrees Celsius or 158 – 212 Fahrenheit. 

Each type of sauna has its own specific benefits as well as shared benefits.

Traditional saunas create a humid environment.  Prefect for certain types of health concerns that infrared saunas can’t compete with.

Better respiration – blocked noses and passage ways are relieved and opened by the hot moist air.  Unlike infrared heat, which emits heat directly on the body, the steam from the traditional sauna can be inhaled directly to help loosen up lungs.

Infrared saunas emit heat waves that penetrate deeper into the body at a lower temperature than the traditional saunas.  So, if you’re a person who finds the traditional saunas too hot, then the infrared sauna is for you.  Because the rays can get deeper into the skin, infrared saunas make you sweat much more so is great for weight loss, cellulite.

For more information on traditional saunas vs infrared sauna click here and read our blog post

Thats easy…we have a complete list of our favourite sauna must haves here 

We have a full blog post on this. Click here to read.

Your Stunning Sauna™ will heat to a temperature of 70 – 100°C (158-212°F) within 30-60 minutes. 

We recommend you dress as nature intended with just a towel to sit or lie on. However,  if you’re not comfortable being naked, any swim wear is perfectly acceptable. 

All Stunning Saunas™ have a built in ventilation system for the air to circulate feeling and ensure a good sauna experience. Learn more here 

An infrared (IR) sauna costs very little to run.  

Your sauna will take 10 minutes to heat up, even though many people go inside as soon as they switch it on, but lets say 10 minutes to get up to full temperature of 43 – 66°c (110-115°F).  Then lets say you spend 20 minutes.   Thats 30 minutes use of electricity 

The average 2 person IR sauna runs on 6kw of power.  The average price per KW of energy in the UK is 13p. 

We can use this formula: 6kw x £0.13 x 0.5 hrs = £0.39p 

So the cost of running the sauna is:

£0.39 pence per 30 minute session 

£0.78 pence per 1 hour session 

If you use your sauna daily for 30 minutes per day then the monthly running cost would be £11.70per month

Yes we do. Please contact us to book your viewing appointment. 

There are no set rules, but what do you need to ensure is that the stones are reset. So, the general rule of thumb is however many times you use the sauna per week then you need to reset the stones that many times a year, e.g. you use the sauna 3 times a week, you reset the stones 3 times a year.

 
When resetting the stones, broken and sand-surfaced stones are removed and replaced with new ones. Also please vacuum the bottom of the heater out to remove all the sandy bits. As the stones are used they gradually break down and become more compact. It is, therefore, important to restack them occasionally to allow the air flow to flow freely between the stones. Good air circulation is required to ensure the heater works properly and to maximise the life of the heating element

No, the wood we use is natural. We are a natural company and we do not use chemicals to treat our wood. If you want to treat the wood, then that is your preference. If you do not treat Cedar wood it will go a silver/grey colour, again this is customer preference if you want it to go this colour or not.

No you do not. But if you do not have them fitted your sauna will not be water tight and when it rains the water will come through. So, depending on personal preference and what kind of experience you want, that will be the deciding factor on whether you go for the shingles or not. The rain coming through adds to the humidity and does not damage the sauna in any way, in fact it is like a rainforest experience.

The heater needs to be hard wired and needs 35 amps of electricity supply.  Your electrician will need to create an external electrical supply for the sauna prior to our installation. On the actual day of installation we recommend your electrician pops back for around 1hr to cable the heater to the external point they previously created.  One extra thing to consider is your light – your electrician must cable the internal light too as that is also supplied with no cable. 

No installation is not included. A team of 3 people will come and build your sauna and this can take between 8 to 10 hours. The cost will be dependant on where you are located from our warehouse. When you purchase your sauna you will be given a price for installation. Please remember we only build the sauna we cannot do any electrical work, you will have to get an electrician to do this.

The porch will measure 45cms, so you will lose 45cms from your bench. If you have a 2.4m long sauna your bench measurement will be 195cms. If you have a 2.7m long sauna your bench will measure 225cms. If you are having a porch we recommend you go for the minimum length of 2.4m just so you have a bench where a 6ft person can lay down comfortably.