Saunas are rooms that are heated to temperatures between 65°C to 90°C using a heater. They usually have unpainted, wood interiors and temperature controls. Sauna heaters may also include rocks (as part of their heating element) that absorb and give off heat. Water can be poured onto these rocks to create steam. Saunas can also be heated using infra-red panels which directly heat the skin rather than heat the whole room.
The Sven range of commercial sauna heaters are used by 100’s of commercial leisure operators across the UK.
The Sven commercial ranges of sauna heaters are all extremely safe, hard wearing and totally reliable. Should an element fail we always hold stock of replacement elements for the complete range. Contact our service department for prices on any elements you may require even if they are not from the Sven range.
We also supply and fit high quality heaters for the domestic market.
A busy commercial sauna cabin running 18 hours a day can look very dilapidated after just 4 or 5 years. The bench tops and walls will have become stained, the underside of the benches will have begun to rot and harbour smelly bacteria. In areas close to the heater the timber walls will appear scorched and in very poor condition. This is caused by the volatiles slowly leaving the timber which can often leave a charcoal appearance. It's at this stage of a saunas lifespan that we can give your sauna a very cost effective, new lease of life.
We offer a sauna refurbishment service that will leave your sauna cabin looking as good as the day it was installed. The old benching is removed and a new reflective moisture barrier is installed on the walls. The walls and ceiling are then re-clad with new timber and trims. New benching and support modules are then installed along with bench fronts, backrests and in many cases modern IP68 Led sauna lighting.
If your facility's sauna is looking tired, then give us a call. We can provide CAD drawings of your sauna cabin and costs to get it looking as good as new again. We can also supply complete refurbishments kits and instructions to enable you to carry out the work in-house if you prefer.
However, it is usually best to get the professionals in!
We can supply a range of kiln dried sauna timber in Pine, Canadian Hemlock, Western Red Cedar or Obechi. Contact us for details and prices of the different timbers available.
Sven manufacture the safest and most robust sauna benches in the UK Sauna market. All fixings are stainless steel and each joint is further strengthened by a specially developed clear polymer adhesive.
It is vital that commercial sauna benching is kept in tip top condition. It can easily rot and soon collapse, especially in busy saunas. Regular inspection is often overlooked by operators which can result in expensive claims in the event of a collapse. A regular PPM service schedule will give you peace of mind so please visit the PPM/service section of this site for further details.
If you need a quote to replace your sauna benches, please give us a call. We will be happy to visit your site and produce a detailed CAD drawing and quotation. A complete installation kit can be delivered to you along with CAD drawings to fit your sauna. The drawing will show the installation procedure or we can install for you.
Many of our saunas operate in sites that have in excess of 1000 people a day entering and exiting the cabin. Some of our larger cabins accommodate up to 30 people, and most of these users will have entered the sauna having just left the pool or shower, they will sit on the benches and leave behind a pool of water and this is constant 18 hours a day. Sven commercial sauna benches are designed to withstand these rigours of commercial use.
This is why close attention in the design of our Commercial sauna benching is given to use on poolside. As a commercial operator you need peace of mind that your sauna benching is not going to collapse and cause injury. This is why we build the highest quality sauna benching on the market. Our benches are made entirely from a specialist West African hardwood called Obechi. (Sometimes referred to a Abachi). This is the least dense hardwood on the planet and is renowned for its ability to withstand high temperatures and humidity levels without retaining heat. The complete Sven bench assembly is made from this timber including the framework and cross rails. Unlike some of our competitors who use cheaper pine in these areas.
In designing and developing our range of Sauna and Sanarium controllers, safety and reliability were at the forefront of our minds. The Sven range of commercial sauna controllers are in use by leisure operators all over the country, who appreciate the peace of mind our products offer.
Sven Saunas offer a standard range of glass or wooden sauna doors. If our standard frame sizes won't fit your sauna, no problem, we can bespoke build a door to suit your exact requirements. The Sven range of sauna doors are built with hard work in mind. We have monitored use in some of the busiest health clubs and it is not unusual to have upwards of 1000 people a day enter and leave a sauna. That's 2000 uses a day! We set ourselves the task of designing and building the hardest wearing sauna doors on the market.
Our door frames are made of solid 55mm x 75mm Obechi timber. This ensures no warping or movement of the frame once installed. Each glass sauna door is fitted with a low-level aluminium threshold which is removable if not required.
Our installers will be able to replace your sauna door within a couple of hours so give us a call if your sauna door needs replacing.
Standard Sven glass sauna door and frame. 720 x 1940 external frame size. (required opening size) Sauna door comes complete with internal and external Oak handles and heavy duty roller catch. The sauna door is fitted with three heavy duty sauna hinges.
Sven disabled access sauna door and frame. 980mm x 1940mm external frame size (required opening size for installation of the complete door and frame). The actual sauna entry size is DDA compliant 830mm. Sauna door comes complete with internal and external Oak handles and heavy duty roller catch. The sauna door is fitted with three heavy duty sauna hinges.
Bespoke Sauna Doors
Bespoke built glass sauna door. We can manufacture a sauna door to your exact dimensions. Please contact us for pricing and further information.
Frameless glass sauna door.
We can bespoke manufacture frameless glass doors and panels. These are for complete glass fronted saunas. Please contact us for further information and prices.
Everyone who steps foot in a sauna will experience an increase in their circulation. This happens because the heat causes your heart to beat faster, and your blood vessels to widen. This helps blood make its way around your body much more freely.
Why is this such a benefit? Because it can help and improve certain health issues. For example, better circulation can help with muscle soreness, which athletes and other keep fit enthusiasts could benefit from. As well as this, it can improve joint movement, therefore increasing your mobility if you have issues with your joints. Finally, improved circulation can help with arthritis, decreasing pain and increasing mobility. It’s surprising how much improving your circulation can do.
A study in Finland followed men over the course of 20 years, to see how they reacted to cardiovascular disease and other similar issues. As part of that study, it kept track of how often these men used a sauna in a given week.
A surprising result that came out of this study was that men who used a sauna at least once a week were much less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, or sudden cardiac death. In fact, the more they used a sauna, the less chance they had of suffering these illnesses.
It’s thought that these results happen because the sauna has a similar effect to moderate exercise in most people. When you use one, your heart rate increases and circulation improves. Because of this, the cells in the heart function better as more blood is being pumped to them.
While a sauna shouldn’t be used in place of a healthy exercise regime, it certainly can supplement it and keep the risk of cardiovascular disease down.
There are all kinds of ways in which you can try and lose weight these days, but have you thought about how a sauna can help? It’s been found that it can actually help you lose weight by using one. Your heart rate increases while you’re in a sauna, thanks to the dry heat. It’s been suggested that spending 20 minutes in a sauna can help you lose up to 500 calories.
This happens because your body’s metabolism speeds up in a similar way as it does when you exercise. Again, this isn’t going to replace exercise in your lifestyle, but it’s a fantastic way to help you keep your weight under control.
It’s fair to say that most people don’t actively sweat on a daily basis. As many jobs are sedentary, you don’t get the chance to get out there and move as much as you’d like to. That means that you don’t get to sweat as much as you need to.
Yes, you really do need to sweat. You especially need to do so in today’s environment. Just by stepping outside your door, you’re exposed to all kinds of harmful elements that you’re absorbing right into your skin. What’s the solution?
Using a sauna is actually one of the best ways of flushing these toxins from your body. This is because elements such as lead, arsenic and cadmium are all deep in your skin. By spending time in a sauna, you can actually sweat those elements out. It’s a safe and easy way to counteract the effects of these elements in your body.
Many sauna users have known for years that using saunas is a great way to relieve stress. There’s several reasons why:
– You’re choosing to relax: When you step into a sauna, you’re cutting yourself off from the world outside. That means no computers, phones, or anything else that can try and get your attention. All you have to do is sit back and relax.
– Release endorphins: Thanks to the increased heart rate you’ll get after sitting in a sauna, you’ll get more endorphins around your body. These ‘feel good’ chemicals help you relax and feel happier in yourself.
– Social time: If you choose to spend time in a sauna with friends, then it’s a great way to socialise. No one’s spending time on their phone or getting distracted, and you’re all getting the same health benefits. As well as this, socializing in general is a great way to unwind. Why not combine it with the health benefits of the sauna?
A home sauna can give you all these benefits, and more
If all these benefits sound good to you, then perhaps it’s worth having a sauna installed in your own home. There’s all kinds of benefits you can enjoy for yourself, and it’s much more cost effective than you’d think.
– A private sauna: Your sauna will be yours and yours alone to enjoy. You can shut the door behind you and shut the rest of the world out. There’s nothing better than having the whole sauna to yourself.
– Convenience: You no longer have to travel to your nearest spa or gym to use a sauna, you can simply step into the next room and you’re there.
– Health benefits: you can take advantage of the health benefits of saunas whenever you want.
If you live with health conditions that can be helped by a sauna, then getting a home sauna is a smart move. Look after your health in the comfort of your own home.