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Prefab Saunas


  • Cabin Pre-Fab Saunas
  • Modular Pre-Fab Sauna
  • Cabin vs. Modular
  • Prefab vs. Material Kit

Cabin Pre-Fab Saunas (2x6 log style)

 

  • Cabin Pre-Fab saunas are manufactured in Canada.
  • Constructed of solid  2x6 tongue and groove Clear Western Red Cedar "logs" with notch corners and threaded rod system for secure assembly.
  • Benches are pre-assembled.
  • Standard heater is the Saaku Sauna CP model with control built into the front base of the heater.
  • Sauna Door with full-length single pane tempered window (15" x 60").
  • Cedar floor in walking area only (not under benches).
  • It is important to remember that a prefab sauna is being built in another room.  You have to plan and allow for clearances required.
  • Outside height is 82-1/8". Due to the assembly process, you need a minimum of 85" for assembly. (we suggest 90" to be safe).
    Some height adjustment is possible when ordering.
    Sometimes people will assemble sauna and slide it into an area of lower height. If you have a height limitation, speak to us and we can review options.
  • Pre-fab saunas are outside dimensions. Add 2" for ceiling overhang. (5' x 6' = 64" x 76"). (Keep in mind when locating the sauna in a corner)
    (Note: We also offer a version without the overhang. Contact us if to discuss this option).

     
Wiring tips for Cabin saunas

  • There is no wall cavity so all wiring is on the surface. Cabin saunas include a heater with built-in control. 240v wire comes directly to the heater through the wall (hole not pre-drilled). If you select one of the Optional Tylo heaters with separate control, we provide a channeled trim to mount control and conceal wire.
  • If light included: We recommend the new wireless light bulbs that come with their own low profile wireless light switch. You can mount the light on the ceiling or hidden wall, so the wire is not visible. You then "stick" the light switch on the front exterior wall of the sauna.
    You can also install a standard light switch in an adjoining wall next to the sauna, conceal wire in the wall and come down into the sauna from a blind side.
  • Use a pancake electrical box for the light.  It can be mounted inside the sauna and sauna fixture will cover it.

 

Cabin Sauna wireless light switch Wireless Light Switch

Tylo sauna heater trimTrim For Tylo Heater

Modular Pre-Fab

 

  • Modular saunas are manufactured in U.S.
  • Modular saunas are assembled using of pre-finished panels.
  • The panels sit on a base track and are screwed together from the top.
  • Panels are framed with 2x2 studs, with insulation and foil barrier installed.
  • Benches are pre-assembled.
  • Standard heater is Sauna Craft CTT-M with control built into front base of heater.
  • Sauna Door with Full Length thermopane insulated window.
  • Cedar floor (in walking area only).
  • Conduit is pre-installed inside panels for you to run electrical wires.
  • Custom larger sizes and design features such as cut corner are available.
  • Modular saunas have CLEAR Western Red Cedar on the inside. 
  • The exterior comes standard with Mahogany paneling ideally suited to paint or stain. You may add cedar as an option to as many outside walls as you like.

 

This design offers maximum flexibility. You may opt to have all exterior walls finished in cedar or you may select to leave the exterior in paneling. This means walls that are hidden from view need not be lined with cedar. It also means you may leave any or all exterior walls as paneling and paint or otherwise finish then to suit your taste or to match other room finishes.

Pre-Fab Cabin vs. Modular - What's the Difference?

 

Cabin

  • The inside and the outside is the same beautiful clear western red cedar.
  • The Cabin sauna is built using solid, 2x6 clear cedar. 
  • The 2x6 logs (1.5" thick) while not offering as much insulation value as an insulated panel, are more than sufficient to hold the heat for a 1 to 2 hour sauna session.
  • The solid log construction means you can't "hide" wires within the structure.  But we offer some trim packages for those who want to move from standard heater with built-in control to heater with external control.
  • Light switch must be on adjoining wall in home. (Or you can get one of the new wireless light bulb/light switch systems)
  • Made in Canada

 

Modular

  • Framed panel with insulation, so it has more insulation value
  • Clear cedar on all interior walls, benches, etc.
  • Mahogany exterior panels can be painted or stained to fit into home decor
  • Cedar exterior available an extra cost on a per wall basis
  • Can be used commercially for public saunas
  • Conduit pre-installed in walls to conceal and facilitate wiring
  • Light switch and conduit provided.
  • Made in U.S.A.

Prefab vs. Material Kit

 

PREFAB SAUNAS
(Also commonly referred to as Pre Built Saunas)

  • Pre-Fab saunas are (as the name suggests) pre-fabricated.
  • They can be assembled in 2-3 hours.
  • With Pre-Fab saunas there is no additional framing or insulation. The walls are self-supporting.
  • Everything is designed for quick assembly without specialized tools.
  • Saunas can be dismantled.

 

SAUNA KITS 
(Also commonly referred to as Sauna Material Packages, Sauna Liner Kits, Do-It-Yourself Sauna Kits)

  • A Sauna Kit refers to the inside "skin" of the sauna.
  • You or your contractor build the frame walls, insulate and finish the exterior.
  • The kit we supply includes the inside materials; including the vapor barrier, cedar lining, benches, door, molding, heater, etc.
  • You will trim the boards and nail them to the walls & ceiling.
  • You will assemble and install the benches, hang the door, etc.
  • Kits are installed permanently into a home (or club) during renovation or new construction.
  • The installed kit can blended in to home decor and can be customized in to any shape or size.
  • Sauna kits are more popular than pre-fab saunas

 

WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?

Prefab

  • It's portable.  While we would not recommend moving it on a regular basis, it can be dismantled and re-assembled elsewhere.  If you are renting your home, this may be a better solution.
  • If you can't build a sauna yourself and can't get someone to build one, then a prefab is a viable option.
  • Perhaps you already have a finished basement and you do not want to deal with the mess of a full construction project.
  • Sometimes renovators do not want to "do" a sauna for whatever reason.  In such cases we often see a pre-fab sauna and then the renovator drywalls around it so it appears built in.

 

Material Kit

  • If you are doing renovations, a material kit allows the sauna to be incorporated as part of the house finishes.  It is not a stand-alone structure set off from the rest of the home. 
  • There are some limitations with a pre-fab structure in terms of size and shape.  With a built in sauna kit, you can build virtually any size or shape sauna.
  • A framed sauna with the stud cavity filled with insulation will have more insulation value. (The flip side is that a sauna is generally only on for an hour or so.  The amount of heat loss in an hour is minimal.  For the hour you are there, the sauna will feel hot.

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