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The "Serenity" Luxury 5 Person Traditional Sauna with Changing Room - Home Living Luxury

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The "Serenity" Luxury 5 Person Traditional Barrel Sauna - Home Living Luxury

Individually handcrafted to suit your unique tastes and preferences...

Handcrafted from premium Nordic spruce, this outdoor sauna is not only visually stunning but also designed for optimal comfort. Featuring a half-glass window on the front wall, users can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, whether it's a serene lake or majestic mountains.

With a thoughtfully designed layout, including different diameters for enhanced sitting and standing comfort, this new model sauna offers a space-saving yet luxurious sauna experience.

Carefully balancing budget and functionality, this sauna boasts exquisite craftsmanship both inside and out, with upgraded features such as a new sauna room backrest model and redesigned sitting room benches.

Experience serenity and relaxation like never before in the "Serenity" Luxury Sauna.

   

   

Key Features   

  1. Windows That Define Luxury: At the front, you'll find one large wall window, fully opening the sauna to the outside world. Crafted using premium-grade 10mm tempered glass, renowned for its remarkable strength and safety attributes, this sauna room window redefines the aesthetics and safety of the sauna.
  2. Luxury Internal & External LED Lighting: Warm white LED downlighting is thoughtfully integrated into both the changing room and sauna room ceilings, as well as beneath the benches and in the ceiling of the sauna room. This lighting creates a soothing and inviting atmosphere, enhancing your overall relaxation experience. On the outside, this sauna is equipped with beautiful LED lighting around the door frame and around the front frame of the sauna, creating a crisp glow, which truly makes this sauna stand out.
  3. Round Window in the Back Wall: The inclusion of a round window in the back wall serves both practical and aesthetic purposes. It allows natural light into the sauna, creating a brighter interior, and may offer users a glimpse of the outside environment, enhancing the overall sauna experience.
  4. Dual Room Design: The "Aurora" sauna redefines the concept of relaxation by offering you not one, but two dedicated spaces within its luxurious design. It features both a well-appointed sauna room and a separate changing room, ensuring that you can prepare and unwind in privacy and comfort.
    1. To further enhance the convenience and functionality of the "Aurora" sauna, we have incorporated a complete changing bench. This addition provides a dedicated space for you to prepare and relax.
    2. In addition, we have included a clothes hanger within the changing room, offering you a practical and organized solution for your belongings.
  5. Premium Grade Spruce Wood Walls and Roof: The walls and roof of the "Aurora" sauna are meticulously crafted from premium Norwegian spruce wood. This exquisite wood not only lends natural beauty to the interior but also ensures that your sauna remains sturdy and long-lasting.
  6. Exterior Painting: The "Aurora" sauna is professionally spray-painted in your chosen colour, providing a high-quality preservative finish that enhances durability and aesthetics. See the painting dossier below for colour swatches.
  7. Luxurious Deciduous Wood Benches and Spacious Design: Inside the "Serenity" sauna's sauna room, you'll discover meticulously crafted benches and backrests fashioned from premium deciduous wood. This carefully chosen hardwood, sourced from trees like oak or birch, boasts aesthetically pleasing and alluring grain patterns, elevating the luxury and sophistication of your sauna experience.
    1. The sauna benches span the entire width of the sauna, offering ample space for individuals to fully recline, allowing you to stretch out and make the most of your sauna session.
    2. Additionally, we provide four headrests for you and your guests. These headrests are designed to enhance your comfort and relaxation, ensuring that you can fully unwind and savour the soothing warmth of the "Serenity" sauna. 
  8. Harvia Heater Selection and Essential Accessories: The "Serenity" sauna is designed to cater to your preferences, and this extends to your heating choices. You have the privilege of selecting from two exceptional heating options:
    1. The Premium "Harvia Vega 8kW" traditional electric heater, prized for its efficient performance in consistently delivering soothing heat, ensuring that your sauna sessions are not only comfortable but also incredibly convenient.
    2. The Harvia "M3" woodburning stove, which offers an authentic and atmospheric sauna experience. The crackling of wood and the delightful aroma of burning logs add a sensory dimension to your relaxation.
    3. Safety is of paramount importance within the "Aurora" sauna. Regardless of your heating choice, each option comes with a dedicated heater safety fence.
    4. To further enhance your sauna experience, we have included a bucket and ladle with your heater selection. In addition, we have incorporated an accurate thermometer and hydrometer. These instruments provide you with the means to monitor and adjust the temperature and humidity levels, ensuring that your sauna environment is perfectly attuned to your preferences.
  9. Lockable Door with Tempered Glass and Premium Quality Door Fittings: As you step into the "Aurora" sauna, you are greeted by a secure and stylish entry that takes your safety, and makes it a priority. The lockable door is a vital feature designed to prevent unauthorized access to the sauna when it's not in use. This grants peace of mind knowing that your sauna remains off-limits to children. The "Aurora" sauna places safety as a top priority.
  10. Adjustable Ventilation: Customize the airflow within the sauna to your liking with our adjustable ventilation, creating the perfect atmosphere for your relaxation.

   

 

To view the full specifications and technical information, view our tab called "Specifications | Foundations | Installation | Electrical" whereby we delve into the four aforementioned topics in greater detail.

               

    Our Traditional Sauna Heaters

    When it comes to traditional saunas, the choice of heater is paramount. That's why we trust Harvia, the global leader in wood-burning sauna stoves and electric sauna heaters, to provide the heart of our saunas.

    With over seven decades of expertise, Harvia has set the gold standard for sauna heating solutions. We proudly feature Harvia heaters in our traditional saunas, ensuring that you experience sauna bliss at its finest.

    The Harvia Vega Series stands out with its ingenious design. The controls are strategically positioned at the top, offering effortless and ergonomic operation. Our Harvia heaters guarantee even heat distribution across every inch of your sauna, including those lower benches where you love to relax.

        

    Features of the Harvia Vega Series

    1. User-Friendly Integrated Control: Each Harvia Vega  model comes with an integrated control unit, simplifying the sauna heating process. With this user-friendly feature, you can effortlessly adjust settings to create your perfect sauna environment.
    2. Optimal Heat Distribution: Say goodbye to uneven heating. The wall-mounted design ensures that every corner of your sauna is enveloped in warmth.
    3. Durability and Aesthetics: The stainless steel shell not only guarantees durability but also adds a touch of modern sophistication to your sauna space.
    4. Natural Sauna Stones: Enhance your sauna experience with the addition of sauna stones. These stones boost heat and steam distribution, taking your relaxation to the next level.
    5. Finnish Craftsmanship: Crafted in Finland, these heaters embody Finnish excellence in design, engineering, and manufacturing.

      


    Harvia Vega Sauna Stones

    Sauna stones are the unsung heroes of the Finnish sauna tradition, and they play a pivotal role in elevating your Harvia sauna experience. Placed in a basket above the sauna's Harvia Vega stove, these rocks serve two primary functions that contribute to the unique and comforting atmosphere of your sauna:

    • Absorb and Retain Heat: Sauna stones are inherently thermally conductive, just like those used in our Harvia Vega heaters. This means they excel at absorbing and retaining heat. When placed inside the Harvia sauna, these stones absorb the heat generated by the Harvia Vega stove. As they slowly release this stored heat into the air, they help maintain a comfortably warm temperature in your sauna.
    • Produce Steam: To achieve their second function of producing steam, sauna stones, like those found in our Harvia Vega heaters, require contact with water. This is easily accomplished by ladling water onto the rocks periodically, and many Harvia sauna enthusiasts keep a bucket and ladle within their sauna for this purpose. When water is poured over the sauna stones in your Harvia Vega heater, it generates steam. It's important to note that this doesn't saturate the entire room with steam. Instead, it creates localised humidity, enhancing your sauna experience.

     

    Harvia Vega Steam Sauna

    The purpose of generating steam in our saunas with Harvia Vega heaters is not to envelop the entire room in steam but rather to amplify the sauna experience. The presence of steam encourages sweating and intensifies your body's perception of heat, making your Harvia sauna session more invigorating and effective.

    Just as sauna stones are integral to the Finnish sauna tradition, they are equally essential to your Harvia sauna experience. Their unique ability to absorb and retain heat, coupled with their role in producing localised  steam, creates the distinct and comforting atmosphere that Harvia sauna enthusiasts worldwide have come to love. So, the next time you step into your sauna and see those rocks atop the Harvia Vega stove, you'll have a deeper appreciation for the role they play in enhancing your sauna experience.

    In our traditional saunas, the steam effect is optional and can be easily achieved by pouring water, using the provided bucket and ladle, onto the sauna rocks. It's essential to keep in mind that the amount of steam produced is directly proportional to the amount of water you pour over the sauna rocks. This allows you to tailor your sauna experience to your preferences, ensuring that you enjoy the level of steam and humidity that suits you best.

      

                

    Painting

    Below, you'll find our detailed in-house painting documentation. In this dossier, we present an extensive range of colour options to choose from, along with insights into our meticulous painting process and the high-quality paint materials we use ensuring your pod stays in tip top quality for years to come.

     

    Sauna Brochure

    Welcome to our comprehensive outdoor traditional sauna brochure, where you will discover an array of sauna options to suit your unique preferences. Our saunas are not just places to relax and rejuvenate; they are a blank canvas for your imagination. With high levels of customisability, you can configure your sauna to include additional features such as extra seating, advanced heating systems, lighting options, or any other personal touch you desire. We're here to turn your sauna vision into a reality.

      

    Note:

    If you see your dream sauna in this catalogue and we do not have it displayed on the website, reach out to us and we will be able to work a miracle!.. 

         

    Specifications | Foundations | Installation | Electrical

    Specifications         

    People 5 inside the sauna room + 5 inside the changing room
    Rooms
    • 1 Sauna Room 
    • 1 Changing Room
    Shape Oval
      External Dimensions (L x W x H) 4300x 2350 x 2500mm
        Internal Area 4.6m2
          Sauna Area 2.2m2
            Timber Spruce
            Door Size (Single) 990 x 2170mm (W x H)
            Circular Window Size 0.95 x 190 mm (1.9 Ø m)
            Front Door Size 690 x 1800 (W x H) 
            Interior Tinted Glass Door 685 x 1850 (W x H)
            Floor Thickness 18mm
            Wall Thickness 38mm
            Roof Thickness 38mm
            Exterior Cladding 18mm
            Interior Cladding 12mm
            Wall thickness 75mm
            Insulation 50mm stone wool
            Warranty 2 Years

               

            Foundations

            A crucial part of achieving longevity and getting the most out of your sauna is establishing a solid foundation. An inadequate foundation can lead to structural issues, potentially causing cracks in the sauna. Uneven placement of the sauna may alter its geometric shape, resulting in twisting of doors and windows, as well as the formation of gaps. In this section, we'll delve into the essential considerations for the base and access to the sides of your pod, guiding you through the process of creating the perfect foundation for your outdoor space.

                     

            Access for Installation & Maintenance

            For seamless installation and maintenance of our saunas, access to all four sides is essential. We recommend allowing approximately 300mm (about 12 inches) of clearance around each side of the sauna. However, allowing more space should never be overlooked.

            In instances where the sauna is positioned in a tight corner or a confined space, it's important to consider the potential challenges this may pose for future sauna maintenance. Restricted access can hinder routine visual inspections, which are typically recommended every six months. This regular check-up is crucial to identify and address any issues promptly, preventing them from escalating into more significant problems. Therefore, when placing the sauna in a snug location, please be mindful of the potential maintenance difficulties it may entail.

             

            Base

            The sauna's foundation is the bedrock upon which your outdoor relaxation retreat will stand. To maintain the sauna's structural integrity and prevent warping over time, it's imperative that all of our saunas are fitted on a level and sturdy surface. We do not recommend installing any of our saunas on uneven ground, grass, or generally unsuitable surfaces. Instead, we advocate for the ideal base, which includes options such as concrete, tarmac, patio stones, or even a structurally sound patio decking.

            To ensure proper weight distribution and stability, it is crucial that the full, complete base is in contact with the ground. 

            It's crucial to avoid any substantial depressions or gullies on the base surface. A depression of more than 3/4 of an inch (20mm) at any point across the base can lead to undesirable consequences, such as the sauna's floor being pushed down or bowed up in the middle. This not only poses structural issues but may also hinder you or your clients enjoyment of the sauna.

              

            An inadequate base for any sauna can result in gaps forming. Gaps may develop in the sauna's doors or walls. These gaps can have several consequences, including:

            1. Reduced Insulation: Gaps in the structure compromise the quality of the "air gap" insulation of the sauna, making it less energy-efficient and potentially leading to temperature fluctuations inside.
            2. Pest Intrusion: Openings can allow pests to enter the sauna, which could create hygiene and maintenance issues.
            3. Water Ingress: Gaps may permit water to seep into the sauna, potentially causing damage to the interior and its contents.
            4. Aesthetic Deterioration: Uneven gaps can mar the sauna's appearance and affect its overall aesthetics.

            It's essential to ensure that the sauna is placed on a level and appropriate foundation to prevent these issues.

             

            Note:

            If our recommendations for building / choosing a suitable base are not adhered to, the warranty of the sauna will be nulled!

                

            How to Verify Your Sauna Base

            Checking the solidity and levelness of your sauna base is crucial to ensure a flawless installation and prolonged usage. You can follow these simple steps to confirm its suitability:

            • Use a level, a straight piece of material, alongside a spirit level to check for any rocking or depressions exceeding 3/4 of an inch (20mm).
            • For added peace of mind, consider consulting a local builder or landscaper to confirm that the surface is level, ensuring a solid foundation for your outdoor sauna.

               

            Get Our Opinion

            If you have any doubts or questions about the surface where your sauna will be installed, please reach out to us. We are dedicated to providing you with peace of mind and expert assistance throughout the process.

            To facilitate a comprehensive assessment of your sauna base, we invite you to share images via email to sales@homelivingluxury.com. Please include the following details in your email, which will help us evaluate your situation accurately and efficiently:

                

            1. Images: Attach 3-5 images of your preferred pod base. This visual information is crucial for our assessment.
            2. Additional Information: If there are any specific details or noteworthy aspects related to your base, please provide them in the email. This may include any unusual features or conditions.
            3. Contact Number: Include your preferred contact number, allowing us to reach out to you promptly.
            4. Sauna Type/Model: Kindly, mention the sauna type, model and size you are interested in. This will help us tailor our guidance to your specific needs.

                   

            Installation

            The sauna is delivered to you in convenient modular components, making the assembly process a breeze. Detailed and comprehensive assembly instructions are provided, making it easy for your joiner to put everything together seamlessly. 

            The assembly of the sauna can be completed in just one day (roughly between 6-12 hours, depending on chosen size), making the process quick and efficient. Assembly manuals will be provided upon delivery.

                

            Order Timeline

            Once your order is confirmed, our artisans begin crafting your sauna, typically taking 15-20 business days. Following this, we allocate 5 additional days for secure delivery. We aim for a total delivery timeframe of 20-25 days, although this may extend to 30 days under certain circumstances, such as customisation or weather-related delays. Our commitment to communication ensures you stay informed throughout the process.

               

            On the Day of Delivery

            When the delivery lorry arrives, it's crucial to ensure unobstructed access for unloading the sauna. The delivery vehicle will be an arctic lorry, so it's essential to make certain that the lorry can reach your property or the closest possible point for a successful and smooth delivery.

                

            Electrical

            Electrical Guide for Your Sauna

            Before embarking on your sauna installation journey, it's crucial to understand that this sauna model is not a 13amp plug and play unit. Instead, it requires a dedicated hardwired electrical supply. Please take note of this important distinction as you prepare for the electrical setup of your sauna. The following guide will walk you through the necessary steps to ensure a safe and efficient electrical connection.

              

            Power Supply

            Your sauna model requires a 8kW electrical supply to function optimally. This electrical setup must be hardwired, providing a dedicated power source for your sauna. This connection will be made into a rotary isolator, which is a crucial component in the electrical setup of your sauna.

            The rotary isolator serves as a safety switch and allows you to control the power supply to your sauna. It's an essential part of creating a secure and efficient electrical system for your sauna experience.

            For expert guidance on wiring the rotary isolator from your fuse board and connecting it to your sauna's power supply, we recommend consulting with your local qualified electrician. They have the knowledge and expertise to ensure a safe and reliable electrical setup for your sauna.

               

            Rotary Isolator Placement

            Position the rotary isolator within 1-2 meters of the sauna, ensuring convenient access for electrical connection. Thus ensuring the cable length is sufficient for connection.

              

            Booking an Electrician

            Due to high demand for electricians, it's advisable to book their services in advance. This proactive approach helps streamline the installation process.

               

            Choosing Your Timing

            Depending on your preference, electrical work can be completed either before or after the physical sauna installation. If scheduled before installation, our team can connect the sauna to the rotary isolator, assuming it has been fitted by the electrician. Alternatively, if electrical work is planned after installation, the electrician can handle the connection without requiring their presence during sauna installation. The electrician does not need to be present on the day of installation.

             

              

            Qualified Electrical Installation

            Your safety is paramount when it comes to enjoying your Home Living Luxury sauna to the fullest. If you do not have a rotary isolator installed on your property (as pictured above), you will need to have one installed. To guarantee a secure and efficient electrical setup, it's imperative to entrust this task to a qualified electrician who is well-versed in adhering to BS 7671 regulations. This guide outlines the essential knowledge to make your sauna experience both enjoyable and secure.

             

            • Qualified Electrician: All electrical connections for your new sauna must be carried out by a qualified electrician. The installation must conform to BS 7671 regulations to ensure your safety.
            • Residual Current Device (RCD): Your sauna must be supplied through a residual current device (RCD) with a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30mA. This additional safety measure helps protect against electric shock.
            • Hardwired: The sauna requires a hardwired connection and the instructions above must be followed and understood by both yourself and your electrician.
            • Rotary Isolator Requirements: Ideally, it should be as close to the sauna as possible, we strongly recommend within 2 meters. This must have a minimum protection rating of IP55. Your electrician will be able to provide concise information regarding this.

                    

            By following these guidelines, you can confidently proceed with the electrical setup of your sauna. Should you have any specific questions or require further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are committed to providing you with a safe and efficient electrical connection for your sauna experience.

                 

            Specifications | Foundations | Assembly

            Specifications

            People 6-8 persons
            Timber Spruce
            Shape Oval
            Room
            • 1 Sauna Room 
            • 1 Sitting Room
            Inside area 4.6 m2
            Sauna area 2.2 m2
            Total height 2500 mm
            Floor thickness 18 mm
            Roof thickness 38 mm
            Wall thickness 38 mm
            External dimension 4300 x 2350 mm
            Door size 690 x 1800 mm
            Interior tinted glass door 685 x 1850 mm
            Window size 0.95 x 1.9 mm
            Warranty 2 Years

             

            Roof: 

            • Roofing: bitumen weld coating and shingles (colour: black, red, green); 
            • Frame from 38 mm spruce wood;  
            • On the sides - drip profile. 
            • 2.50 m high / 8-degree slope,

               

            Floor material:

            • Solid wood floor boards 18 mm; 
            • Laths 25 x 45 mm; 
            • Frame from spruce 38 mm; 
            • The base support is 160 mm. 

               

            Wall: spruce wood 38 mm with tongue and groove profile. 

            Windows and doors:

            • There is one large  not opening window in the front of the sauna: tempered glass (10 mm), the sizes of window is (W x H): 0.95 x 190 mm (1.9 Ø m); 
            • External sauna door with a lock and big tempered glass window (455 x 1560 mm). 
            • Full glass (tempered) inside the door, of size: 685 x 1850 mm. 

              

            Inside: 

            • Sitting room size is 2.45 m2;  Sauna room size: 2.17 m2 (9.6 m3); 
            • Sitting room benches (from spruce) size is (W x D x H): 2.07 x 0.42 x 0.52 m; 1.46 x 0.42 x 0.52 m; 
            • Sauna benches (alder wood) size (W x D x H): 2.07 x 0.5 x 0.52 m; 1.17 x 0.50 x 0.52 m. 

               

            Foundations

            It is very important to have a proper base for your Delight Sauna

            Therefore, we recommend following our sketches and consulting a qualified local builder or engineer. Making sure that the base for your product fits the location is of utmost importance.

            Due to an improper base, the structure may crack. If the product is unevenly seated, the geometric shape of the building may change, which can result in the door/windows twisting, and/or gaps. In the worst-case scenario, the product may even collapse.

              

                

            Assembly

            Our Assembly and Installation Service

            At Home Living Luxury, we offer comprehensive assembly and installation services for all of our products, across the UK and Ireland. Our qualified contractors handle electrical installation, plumbing, and other necessary tasks. Foundation installation assistance is available if needed.

            Optional hassle-free service eliminates the need to coordinate with multiple tradesmen. Our qualified and vetted contractors ensure efficient and reliable services tailored to your location and requirements.

            Each project requires a personalized quote, so please contact us for accurate pricing.

            For more details, view our full Assembly and Installation Policy.

              

            Assembling time 11hours
            Size of pallets (LxWxH) 1st pallet 3.40 x 1.20 x 2.55 and 2nd pallet - 4.40 x 1.20 x 2.55m


            Sauna Cube 3 x 6 m  with Lounge Room can delivered to you not assembled but with detailed assembly instructions and drawings, and packed on a pallets (KIT). Two or three people can easily assemble Sauna Cube 3 x 6  in 11 hours.

            ~ We pack all accessories on the same pallet if it is possible. Otherwise, all accessories will be loaded on a separate pallet.
              

             

             

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            For more details, view our full Assembly and Installation Policy.

            Size of pallets (LxWxH) 4.3 x 1.2 x 2.55m
            Weight 1200kg

             

            Delight Camping is delivered to a customer fully assembled* or not assembled, but fully complete, with detailed assembly instructions and drawings, and packed on a pallet (KIT)*. 

            *Size of  assembled cargo (L x W x H): 4.3 x 2.4 x 2.5 m. 

            ~ We pack all accessories on the same pallet if it is possible. Otherwise, all accessories will be loaded on a separate pallet.

                 

              

            Specifications | Foundations | Installation | Electrical

            Specifications         

            People 4
            Rooms
            • 1 Sauna Room 
            • 1 Changing Room
            • 1 Shower Room
            Shape Square
              External Dimensions (L x W x H) 3286 x 3286 x 2849mm
                Internal Area 9.0m2
                  Sauna Area 4.0m2
                    Timber Spruce
                    Door Size (Single) 990 x 2170mm (W x H)
                    Window Size 1000 x 2200 mm
                    Wall height 2200mm
                    Floor thickness 126mm
                    Roof thickness 180mm
                    Exterior Cladding 18mm
                    Interior Cladding 12mm
                    Wall thickness 75mm
                    Insulation 50mm stone wool
                    Warranty 2 Years

                       

                    Foundations

                    A crucial part of achieving longevity and getting the most out of your sauna is establishing a solid foundation. An inadequate foundation can lead to structural issues, potentially causing cracks in the sauna. Uneven placement of the sauna may alter its geometric shape, resulting in twisting of doors and windows, as well as the formation of gaps. In this section, we'll delve into the essential considerations for the base and access to the sides of your pod, guiding you through the process of creating the perfect foundation for your outdoor space.

                             

                    Access for Installation & Maintenance

                    For seamless installation and maintenance of our saunas, access to all four sides is essential. We recommend allowing approximately 300mm (about 12 inches) of clearance around each side of the sauna. However, allowing more space should never be overlooked.

                    In instances where the sauna is positioned in a tight corner or a confined space, it's important to consider the potential challenges this may pose for future sauna maintenance. Restricted access can hinder routine visual inspections, which are typically recommended every six months. This regular check-up is crucial to identify and address any issues promptly, preventing them from escalating into more significant problems. Therefore, when placing the sauna in a snug location, please be mindful of the potential maintenance difficulties it may entail.

                     

                    Base

                    The sauna's foundation is the bedrock upon which your outdoor relaxation retreat will stand. To maintain the sauna's structural integrity and prevent warping over time, it's imperative that all of our saunas are fitted on a level and sturdy surface. We do not recommend installing any of our saunas on uneven ground, grass, or generally unsuitable surfaces. Instead, we advocate for the ideal base, which includes options such as concrete, tarmac, patio stones, or even a structurally sound patio decking.

                    To ensure proper weight distribution and stability, it is crucial that the full, complete base is in contact with the ground. 

                    It's crucial to avoid any substantial depressions or gullies on the base surface. A depression of more than 3/4 of an inch (20mm) at any point across the base can lead to undesirable consequences, such as the sauna's floor being pushed down or bowed up in the middle. This not only poses structural issues but may also hinder you or your clients enjoyment of the sauna.

                      

                    An inadequate base for any sauna can result in gaps forming. Gaps may develop in the sauna's doors or walls. These gaps can have several consequences, including:

                    1. Reduced Insulation: Gaps in the structure compromise the quality of the "air gap" insulation of the sauna, making it less energy-efficient and potentially leading to temperature fluctuations inside.
                    2. Pest Intrusion: Openings can allow pests to enter the sauna, which could create hygiene and maintenance issues.
                    3. Water Ingress: Gaps may permit water to seep into the sauna, potentially causing damage to the interior and its contents.
                    4. Aesthetic Deterioration: Uneven gaps can mar the sauna's appearance and affect its overall aesthetics.

                    It's essential to ensure that the sauna is placed on a level and appropriate foundation to prevent these issues.

                     

                    Note:

                    If our recommendations for building / choosing a suitable base are not adhered to, the warranty of the sauna will be nulled!

                        

                    How to Verify Your Sauna Base

                    Checking the solidity and levelness of your sauna base is crucial to ensure a flawless installation and prolonged usage. You can follow these simple steps to confirm its suitability:

                    • Use a level, a straight piece of material, alongside a spirit level to check for any rocking or depressions exceeding 3/4 of an inch (20mm).
                    • For added peace of mind, consider consulting a local builder or landscaper to confirm that the surface is level, ensuring a solid foundation for your outdoor sauna.

                       

                    Get Our Opinion

                    If you have any doubts or questions about the surface where your sauna will be installed, please reach out to us. We are dedicated to providing you with peace of mind and expert assistance throughout the process.

                    To facilitate a comprehensive assessment of your sauna base, we invite you to share images via email to sales@homelivingluxury.com. Please include the following details in your email, which will help us evaluate your situation accurately and efficiently:

                        

                    1. Images: Attach 3-5 images of your preferred pod base. This visual information is crucial for our assessment.
                    2. Additional Information: If there are any specific details or noteworthy aspects related to your base, please provide them in the email. This may include any unusual features or conditions.
                    3. Contact Number: Include your preferred contact number, allowing us to reach out to you promptly.
                    4. Sauna Type/Model: Kindly, mention the sauna type, model and size you are interested in. This will help us tailor our guidance to your specific needs.

                           

                    Installation

                    The sauna is delivered to you in convenient modular components, making the assembly process a breeze. Detailed and comprehensive assembly instructions are provided, making it easy for your joiner to put everything together seamlessly. 

                    The assembly of the sauna can be completed in just one day (roughly between 6-12 hours, depending on chosen size), making the process quick and efficient. Assembly manuals will be provided upon delivery.

                        

                    Order Timeline

                    Once your order is confirmed, our artisans begin crafting your sauna, typically taking 15-20 business days. Following this, we allocate 5 additional days for secure delivery. We aim for a total delivery timeframe of 20-25 days, although this may extend to 30 days under certain circumstances, such as customisation or weather-related delays. Our commitment to communication ensures you stay informed throughout the process.

                       

                    On the Day of Delivery

                    When the delivery lorry arrives, it's crucial to ensure unobstructed access for unloading the sauna. The delivery vehicle will be an arctic lorry, so it's essential to make certain that the lorry can reach your property or the closest possible point for a successful and smooth delivery.

                        

                    Electrical

                    Electrical Guide for Your Sauna

                    Before embarking on your sauna installation journey, it's crucial to understand that this sauna model is not a 13amp plug and play unit. Instead, it can either be a wood-burning powered sauna, or it will require a dedicated hardwired electrical supply. Please take note of this important distinction as you prepare for the electrical setup of your sauna. The following guide will walk you through the necessary steps to ensure a safe and efficient electrical connection.

                       

                    Power Supply

                    Your sauna model requires a 8kW electrical supply to function optimally. This electrical setup must be hardwired, providing a dedicated power source for your sauna. This connection will be made into a rotary isolator, which is a crucial component in the electrical setup of your sauna.

                    The rotary isolator serves as a safety switch and allows you to control the power supply to your sauna. It's an essential part of creating a secure and efficient electrical system for your sauna experience.

                    For expert guidance on wiring the rotary isolator from your fuse board and connecting it to your sauna's power supply, we recommend consulting with your local qualified electrician. They have the knowledge and expertise to ensure a safe and reliable electrical setup for your sauna.

                       

                    Rotary Isolator Placement

                    Position the rotary isolator within 1-2 meters of the sauna, ensuring convenient access for electrical connection. Thus ensuring the cable length is sufficient for connection.

                      

                    Booking an Electrician

                    Due to high demand for electricians, it's advisable to book their services in advance. This proactive approach helps streamline the installation process.

                       

                    Choosing Your Timing

                    Depending on your preference, electrical work can be completed either before or after the physical sauna installation. If scheduled before installation, our team can connect the sauna to the rotary isolator, assuming it has been fitted by the electrician. Alternatively, if electrical work is planned after installation, the electrician can handle the connection without requiring their presence during sauna installation. The electrician does not need to be present on the day of installation.

                       

                        

                    Qualified Electrical Installation

                    Your safety is paramount when it comes to enjoying your Home Living Luxury sauna to the fullest. If you do not have a rotary isolator installed on your property (as pictured above), you will need to have one installed. To guarantee a secure and efficient electrical setup, it's imperative to entrust this task to a qualified electrician who is well-versed in adhering to BS 7671 regulations. This guide outlines the essential knowledge to make your sauna experience both enjoyable and secure.

                     

                    • Qualified Electrician: All electrical connections for your new sauna must be carried out by a qualified electrician. The installation must conform to BS 7671 regulations to ensure your safety.
                    • Residual Current Device (RCD): Your sauna must be supplied through a residual current device (RCD) with a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30mA. This additional safety measure helps protect against electric shock.
                    • Hardwired: The sauna requires a hardwired connection and the instructions above must be followed and understood by both yourself and your electrician.
                    • Rotary Isolator Requirements: Ideally, it should be as close to the sauna as possible, we strongly recommend within 2 meters. This must have a minimum protection rating of IP55. Your electrician will be able to provide concise information regarding this.

                            

                    By following these guidelines, you can confidently proceed with the electrical setup of your sauna. Should you have any specific questions or require further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are committed to providing you with a safe and efficient electrical connection for your sauna experience.

                         

                    Sauna Health Benefits

                    Sauna Health Benefits

                    Saunas have been revered for their potential health benefits for centuries, and today, modern science continues to uncover the therapeutic advantages they offer. In this section, we delve into the sauna's transformative effects on both body and mind. From improved circulation and detoxification to relaxation and pain relief, saunas have a lot to offer in the realm of wellness.

                    Whether you're considering a traditional wood-burning sauna or an infrared variant, understanding the health benefits can help you harness the full potential of this age-old practice for your well-being.

                      

                    Improved Circulation

                    Sauna sessions stimulate the cardiovascular system by causing the heart rate to rise. This effect is similar to moderate exercise and can be particularly beneficial for individuals who may have limited mobility. The increased heart rate encourages blood vessels to dilate, allowing for better blood flow. As a result, your muscles and tissues receive more oxygen and nutrients, promoting overall cardiovascular health. Improved circulation can also help reduce the risk of hypertension and related heart issues.

                      

                    Detox

                    Sweating is one of the body's natural ways to eliminate toxins. When you're in a sauna, your body's core temperature rises, prompting you to sweat profusely. This sweating process helps expel harmful substances such as heavy metals, chemicals, and pollutants from your body. Detoxification through sweating is considered an effective way to support the body's natural detox processes, although it's essential to re-hydrate afterwards to replace lost fluids.

                     

                    Relaxation and Stress Reduction

                    Saunas are renowned for their relaxation benefits. The dry, enveloping heat in traditional saunas and the gentle warmth in infrared saunas create a tranquil atmosphere. This environment allows your muscles to relax, reducing tension and promoting a sense of calm. Furthermore, the heat triggers the release of endorphins, which are natural mood enhancers. Regular sauna use can help manage stress, anxiety, and even symptoms of depression.

                          

                    Pain Relief

                    Heat therapy is a well-established method for relieving pain. Sauna heat can soothe sore muscles and joints, making it an effective treatment for various conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and muscle strains. The heat promotes muscle relaxation, increases blood flow to the affected areas, and may reduce inflammation, resulting in pain relief.

                       

                    Improved Skin Health

                    Sauna-induced sweating opens up pores and cleanses the skin. As you sweat, impurities, dead skin cells, and excess oil are expelled, potentially reducing the risk of acne and promoting clearer skin. Additionally, the improved circulation from sauna use brings essential nutrients and oxygen to the skin's surface, contributing to a healthier complexion.

                       

                    Weight Management

                    Sauna use can complement weight management efforts. While it's not a substitute for exercise and a balanced diet, the increased heart rate and sweating in a sauna can lead to calorie burning. However, it's important to note that the calorie expenditure is relatively modest compared to traditional exercise. Saunas are most effective when used as part of a holistic weight management plan.

                         

                    Enhanced Respiratory Function

                    The warm, humid air in saunas can be especially beneficial for individuals with respiratory conditions. It helps open airways, making breathing easier. For people with asthma or bronchitis, sauna sessions may provide relief from symptoms by reducing airway constriction and promoting better lung function.

                          

                    Better Sleep

                    Sauna-induced relaxation and stress reduction can have a positive impact on sleep quality. After a sauna session, many individuals report falling asleep faster and experiencing deeper, more restful sleep. The relaxation effect of saunas can help calm the mind, making it easier to unwind before bedtime.

                      

                    Mental Well-Being

                    Beyond the physical benefits, saunas offer significant mental health advantages. The serene environment inside a sauna, free from distractions, allows for meditation and reflection. This mental solitude can lead to greater self-awareness, clarity of thought, and emotional balance. Endorphin release during sauna sessions contributes to a sense of well-being and improved mood.

                     

                    Immune System Support

                    Sauna use may have a positive impact on the immune system. The increased body temperature triggers the production of white blood cells, which play a crucial role in defending against infections. Regular sauna sessions can strengthen the immune system, potentially reducing the risk of illness. However, sauna use alone should not be relied upon as a primary method of immune system support but can be a valuable addition to a healthy lifestyle.

                      

                    Closing Remarks

                    It's important to emphasise that the benefits of sauna use can vary from person to person, and individual experiences may differ. Additionally, moderation is key, as excessive sauna use can lead to dehydration or other health issues. If you have underlying medical conditions or are pregnant, consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating saunas into your routine. Overall, when used responsibly, saunas offer a wealth of physical and mental health benefits, contributing to a healthier and more vibrant life.

                         

                    Usage & Maintenance

                    Usage and Maintenance Guide for Home Living Luxury Outdoor Saunas

                    In this section, we will provide you with clear and concise instructions to ensure the safe and enjoyable use of your outdoor sauna. Whether you are new to sauna experiences or a seasoned sauna enthusiast, our guide will help you make the most of your outdoor sauna while also maintaining its pristine condition.  

                       

                    Preparing Your Sauna for Use
                    1. Remove Protective Film: If your outdoor sauna features a wood-burning heater, make sure to remove the protective film from the heater chimney before heating.
                    2. Safety Inspection: Before heating the sauna, perform a thorough safety inspection. Ensure that there are no flammable objects left on or near the heater.
                    3. Water Check: If your sauna has a water tank and you plan to use it, check that it contains an adequate amount of water.
                    4. Sauna Door: Ensure the sauna door is unlocked and easy to open before use. If adjustments are needed, the customer should handle them.
                    5. Avoid Overloading: Avoid mounting any additional accessories or shelves above the heater.
                    6. Heater Activation: Turn on the sauna heater.
                    7. Thermometer Placement: Position the thermometer at head level within the sauna, away from the heater to prevent false temperature readings.
                    8. Temperature Wait: Wait for the sauna to reach the required temperature, typically between 80-90°C.
                    9. Safety Awareness: All users should be aware of potential dangers and requirements before participating in the sauna.

                        

                    Things to Note When Using the Sauna
                    1. Health Considerations: Enjoy the numerous health benefits of the relaxing sauna heat, but be cautious, especially for individuals with heart conditions or other health risks. The recommended time inside the sauna is generally 10 to 15 minutes. After heating, take a 5-minute break and then repeat.
                    2. Safety Precautions: Familiarise yourself with the safety instructions and avoid close contact with the heater when it's hot.
                    3. Caution When Moving: Exercise caution when moving within the sauna, as benches and floors may be slippery.
                    4. Restricted Use: Pregnant individuals and very young children should not use the sauna.
                    5. Jewellery Removal: Remove all jewellery before entering the hot sauna.

                       

                    Our Recommendations
                    1. Periodic Inspection: We recommend inspecting the sauna every 6 months to evaluate the need for re-impregnation and re-painting.
                    2. Summer Humidity: During the summer when the sauna is not in use, keep a bucket of water inside to maintain humidity levels.
                    3. Ventilation: Keep the sauna ventilation open at all times to allow it to dry and air out, preve