Relaxing, beneficial to health, invigorating for your skin – need we say more?
Our Barrel saunas are a fantastic and unique addition to any space, both outdoors and in.
Why is the barrel sauna such a popular design?
The shape makes the most efficient use of the space. With no corners, there is less room to heat up, dramatically increasing heating times. Also, the circular shape makes best use of convection currents allowing the air to circulate and heat quicker and more evenly throughout – Also, it looks fantastic.
Available in pine or treated thermowood, the design is also highly robust. We can supply and assemble your Barrel Sauna for you, or simply deliver for you to assemble yourself. They are a fantastic building to work with and the simple barrel design means many of our customers enjoy constructing their own Barrel Sauna. You can of course pick your building up from us yourself if you wish.
We also have our own 4 metre Barrel Sauna on display at the Garden Centre for you to come and see for yourself. You would be amazed at how versatile these buildings are, they can fit into almost any space, indoor or out, and look equally as fantastic.
What benefits are there from Sauna Bathing?
As well as a general sense of wellbeing, Sauna Bathing is a unique way of cleaning the skin through perspiration, helping remove toxins from your body and cleansing your skin. It also increases circulation and metabolism which aids in weight loss. The increased body temperature and circulation also helps relieve muscular tension and rheumatism, while also boosting the immune system. On top of all these benefits, Sauna Bathing is also a fantastic social or solitary activity.
What is included with a Carr Bank Barrel Sauna?
Our Barrel Saunas are all tailor made & supplied to you with everything you need to get going. You choose which type of wood you want it made from, at what dimensions and also which layout you prefer with regards to porch and changing room. You can also choose which colour roof shingles are supplied – Black, Green, Red or Blue.
As well as ensuring you have everything you need to get bathing right away, our Sauna/Heater/Accessory packages also save you money – Over £300 against purchasing all items separately!
Our Barrel Saunas each include:
Sauna Heater with Stones*
Stainless Steel Tightening Bands
Flooring & Seating throughout
Wooden Front Door with lock and Tempered Glass changing room door**
2 Rear Windows
Wooden Sauna Bucket and Ladle
Thermometer & Hygrometer
*We have matched each Barrel Sauna to a suitable sized heater which can be changed upon request. See the product description for each Barrel Sauna to see which heater comes as standard.
**If available depending on size and layout of your Barrel Sauna.
We’ve got our own!
We are the proud owners of our very own 4m 2.27mØ Barrel Sauna with front terrace and changing room. It really is a fantastic building, and we love having it fired up especially on those cold winter days! Come visit us and have a look at this and all our other display buildings. If you’re lucky we might have them fired up!
We have treated the exterior with a Walnut colour preservative which is a lovely full rich colour. We have a full range of preservative treatments available, including spirit and water based treatments.
What does this symbol Ø mean?
This symbol is used to represent the diameter of the building, which is the measurement at the widest point of the circle. Our Barrel Saunas are available in either 1.97m or 2.27m diameter(Ø).
What options are available?
The first choice to make is what type of wood you would like your Barrel Sauna made from – we offer both Pine and Thermowood Barrel Saunas. Thermowood is slightly more expensive as it has undergone high temperature treatment which makes it much more durable and longer lasting than standard wood. Then you have the option of a 1.97 metre or 2.27 metre diameter Barrel. (6’6″ and 7’5″ in old money)
We have a selection of highest quality Harvia heaters available to suit all size barrel saunas including electric heaters, as well as the option of feeding your log fire externally. Harvia are world renowned for their sauna equipment.
Available in lengths from 1.7m up to 6m there is a size to suit every setting.
What maintenance do Barrel Saunas require?
When your building arrives it is bare wood. The outside will need treating with an exterior wood stain. Any of the well known major brands will do the job, we ourselves use sovereign chemicals as they are a well known industry leader and local to us.
The interior should not be treated with wood stain product. A mixture of soap & water with eucalyptus or tea-tree oil can be used to wipe the interior after use, and any stains can be removed using baking soda and warm water scrubbed lightly into the wood and rinsed with clean water. For more info, check out our Barrel Sauna FAQs.