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Building a garden sauna - 5 tips for implementation


A garden is not only there for planting, but also for relaxation. So why not build a sauna in the garden? These tips help with the implementation.

A sauna can also find its place in the garden

When it is dirty and cold outside, the number of visitors to the public saunas increases enormously. After all, we all know that sweating is healthy and strengthens the immune system. But not only that. It is also the cozy warmth and the time of relaxation that attracts us more and more to the sauna.

But why always go to the public sauna when you can build one yourself. That doesn't even have to happen in the house. A sauna also fits perfectly in the garden. After all, there are many pretty sauna facilities that are already available as ready-made kits in different sizes and styles for the garden. Some of these saunas look like rustic garden houses, others look like pretty pavilions or conservatories.

Tips for building a garden sauna

➤ Tip 1 - Obtain a building permit:

Before building a garden sauna, you must obtain a building permit from the responsible building authority. Many manufacturers also offer to take over this building permit procedure within their services, including submitting a corresponding building plan.

➤ Tip 2 - select sauna house & size:

Garden sauna systems that are fully equipped are ideal. In addition to the sauna, this also includes a shower, a relaxation room, possibly in combination with a changing room, a toilet, etc. In this way, you can use the sauna in the garden all year round. However, the space required for this should be at least 25 square meters or more.

Rustic-looking log houses in which a sauna room has been installed are particularly popular. Usually provided with an additional anteroom, in which there is a shower with toilet and a shelf for clothes and towels. Such log houses are available from around 5 square meters. However, if you want to have an integrated relaxation area (approx. 2 loungers), you should start from a size of approx. 15 square meters.

Important:

Log houses are always provided with high-quality glazes and impregnations (against fungus and mold, etc.) indoors and outdoors (reading tip: repaint the garden house - step by step instructions). With some combination products, caution is necessary here (clogging of the wooden pores)!

➤ Tip 3 - connecting cables:

Before building a garden sauna, you must take into account that at least an adequate electrical and water connection must lead to the building (note frost depths).

Larger systems also require an associated sewage system, e.g. To be able to drain shower and toilet water. The type of heating system used later should also play a role when laying the connecting cables.

➤ Tip 4 - Foundation:

A garden sauna should always be built on a solid foundation in order to protect it from moisture on the bottom. A completely concrete floor slab or the use of smaller concrete slabs (individual elements) or paving stones made of concrete are suitable for this.

➤ Tip 5 - outdoor area:

You can also combine your garden sauna with a suitable outdoor area, including a shower, a plunge pool, a resting place, etc. Generously designed wooden terrace areas also look very pleasant in front of a garden sauna. The combination of sauna and swimming pool is also ideal. How to create a real wellness oasis in the garden (reading tip: create a wellness garden - 7 creative ideas presented).