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Panel colour comparison
This picture shows the sauna panels quite a light colour when new, and the shade they go over a period of time.
 
Happy Customers
John Crowder - Cornwall
2D OUTDOOR SAUNA
(Email on file)

"To, All the team
Just want to say thank you for an outstanding service from start to finish.
The chaps delivered/installed the sauna today, most impressed with the professional attitude, a credit to your company. That goes for the office team too.
When I first embarked on looking into the purchase of a sauna, there were some very obvious pit falls which made me very nervous to take the plunge.
From my initial enquiry to final sign off, I have been kept informed and therefore felt confident about purchasing experience throughout the process.
For those reading in, I would point out that have not been incentivised to write this testimonial. I am striving to get the same, unprompted feedback from my customers which I in turn can advertise on my business website. Not something that is easily achieved !
I would not hesitate to recommend Zoki. Thank you again."
Mr Mumby - Devon
(Installation checklist)

"Excellent product and excellent service."

Mr Mumby's outdoor sauna is shown at the bottom of our page.
Christine Davies - Carmarthenshire
(Email on file)

Email dated Thurs 5th May -
"The lads arrived at 11.45am which was what we figured, as they started carrying the materials in, it started to rain... typical Welsh weather, it's been hot and dry for weeks until today!
Unfortunately I'm confined to bed today so I won't see them or my sauna until tonight or tomorrow, very frustrating.
So I will email you as soon as I have seen it.
Kind Regards
Christine "

Email the next day, Friday 6th May -
"Hi Tanya and all at Zoki
Firstly I would like to say thank you to your work team, they are a credit to your company, hard working and very pleasant.
They did a wonderful job and cleared up everything after them. Please pass on our compliments and thanks.
The sauna itself far exceeded our expectations, the quality of materials and workmanship is second to none and would recommend that anyone wanting a sauna should look no further than Zoki. I feel I have my own little spa, it looks and feels so professional. Please feel free to use our comments on your website or wherever you wish. Many thanks again.
Kind Regards
Chris and Gary Davies "
Outdoor Sauna View
Looking out of a Zoki Sauna on "Spitbank Fort", a luxury retreat in the Solent
Outdoor Sauna View
Mr Bale of Wales view looking out of his Outdoor Sauna

The picture below shows Sharon and David's outdoor sauna after he applied a colour coating.

Sharon and David's outdoor sauna

"All at Zoki - Thanks for the excellent service I have passed on your great service to others hope you get their business."
Regards Sharon and David Theobald

Outdoor
An outdoor sauna from Zoki is one of the best built outdoor saunas on the market, designed to last for years, from the 80mm secret nailed walls to the twin roof design. Your outdoor sauna would be installed by our own installers so you know we will take care of your order from start to finish.
Please contact us on 0121 766 7888 for an outdoor sauna quotation or if you have any questions.
Our opening times are Monday to Thursday 9.00 - 5.30 and Friday 9.00 - 4.30.
We are closed on Public Holidays.

Peaked Roof
Peaked Roof

Sloping Roof
Sloping Roof
We use a peaked roof or flat sloping roof with a 300mm overhang at the front.

We can convert any of our sauna range to an outdoor sauna or we can custom build any size or shape you require, we can also add on a changing room or extend the roof to give you a covered walkway.

All our outdoor saunas have two roofs, an internal one and an external roof the internal sauna roof has the same high density rock wool filling. Then in the cavity between the sauna roof and the external roof we fill this with rockwool. This is to keep the heat in and running costs down.

So with our wall thickness of 80mm and our twin roof design which is filled with rockwool a Finnolme outdoor sauna is the most economical outdoor sauna to run.

The time schedule to install an outdoor sauna is as follows you choose a size of sauna or give us your size for a custom built Sauna. We then give you a price including installation.

If you decide to order one which you can do over the telephone – our delivery time scale is about 6-7 weeks depending on size.

We then send you a confirmation with a drawing plus details of how to prepare the site prior to having your sauna fitted, we also give you a delivery date which can always be changed if not suitable.

We then ring you 14 days prior to your delivery date if you are not quite ready we can move you into a new date which is suitable to yourself.

Please ring our office on 0121 766 7888 to discuss your requirements or answer any questions you may have. We are open Monday  Thursday 9.00 - 5.30pm and Friday 9.00 4.30pm.

Changing Room of the Outside Sauna
A changing room can be added to an outdoor sauna if required.
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What do we think about Outdoor Barrel Saunas?

Where do we start? We think Barrel Saunas look very nice as a garden feature.
But in our opinion as sauna manufacturers they do not offer a true sauna experience and there are a lot of downsides to them.

Heat Loss

To combat heat loss through the roof of our saunas we have up to 250mm of rockwool plus 38mm of wood section plus a durable waterproof mineral felt to finish off.

Please see below a cross section of our Outdoor Sauna Roof showing the build quality.

outdoor sauna roof section

A Outdoor Barrel Sauna has a roof section of between 35mm to 45mm. The heat loss as you can imagine is quite high resulting in high electric costs with the sauna struggling to reach the correct temperatures even with the stove running at full power.

Types of wood

We use kiln dried selected spruce wood from slow growing spruce trees in sustainable forests, this has a very close grain resulting in one of the hardiest and best wearing woods for outdoor saunas.

Barrel type saunas use wood ranging from spruce to cedar, spuce is ok if it is slow grown and selected for its grain.

Cedar is not good, cedar is used for roof shingles in Canada because it is impregnated with cedar oils.

This makes any rainwater run off so it can be used for the outside of a sauna but it is in our opinion unsuitable for the inside of a sauna. This is because when the heat is applied from the stove the oils in the cedar can give off fumes which can effect anyone with breathing difficulties.

Wear and Tear

The way we build our Outdoor Saunas is with the wall panels going vertically and 30mm off the floor on a base frame this is to allow rainwater on the outside to run off and any moisture on the inside to run down to the floor.

All Barrel Saunas have their wood panels running horizontally this is to enable them to produce the round of the barrel.

The problem with this is that if the barrel has no outside waterproof covering any rainwater will slowly collect in the joints between the panels or on the inside the moisture and steam will also collect on the inside joints and at the bottom of the barrel curve.

This over a period of time creates a musty background smell with a dark mold forming on these areas.

Comfort

When having a session in a Outdoor Sauna you do need the option of sitting on the top bench in the hottest part of the sauna this is essential in the cold winter months, and if you like your saunas to be the correct temperature.

Most Barrel Saunas have only one mid level bench these have comfort issues:-

1. When you want to sit with your back against the curve of the wall you are always leaning forwards.

2. You are heating up a large space above your head with a lot of the heat escaping through the thin roof section so the heat at mid level is not the hottest in readiness for our cold winters.

Zoki UK Ltd - Zoki Works - Alcester Street - Birmingham - B12 0PH - Telephone - 0121 766 7888 Fax - 0121 766 7962