“I wanted to make myself an outdoor wood fired sauna, that was of the highest quality, designed to last through the UK’s worst weather, all the time offering my family and friends the luxury, heat and enjoyment of a sauna right outside our own home. I wanted a beautiful, natural design that complemented the surroundings of our house in the mountains, allowing us to relax and enjoy the views from our garden, whilst sweating nicely at 80 degrees, before dousing ourselves with ice cold water.
The sauna industry is often viewed as a ‘leisure centre or spa only’ luxury, but with Heartwood Saunas you can own or hire a beautifully crafted, highest quality, outdoor sauna – delivered for use wherever you choose.”
Director, Heartwood Saunas
The majority of our timber comes from a privately owned, sustainably managed woodland on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.
Each tree has its own characteristics and values. When selecting our timber, the tree is felled, milled and prepared with care, and utilised to its full potential, and there is zero wastage, even the sawdust gets compressed into pellets for solid fuel stoves.
“The forest was initially planted in the period 1940 – 1965 and has been continuously replanted as timber has been removed when it has become mature. The main coniferous species are; Douglas Fir, European Larch, Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, Lawson Cypress, Western Hemlock , Norway Spruce, Noble Fir and Grand Fir. The Deciduous species are; Sessile Oak, Birch, Beech, Chilean Beech and Sweet Chestnut.” – Esgair Timber Ltd.
Heartwood Saunas are made in Wales, UK. Of course, the word sauna is synonymous with the country of Finland but we’re on a mission to change that. It is our belief that a sauna a day could keep the doctor away… Let’s face it, on an island like ours, we could do with some heat therapy; every day, every week, every now and then (at the very least). There’s something to be said for the combination of hot and cold, activity and inactivity, for providing balance and well-being and a sauna can help to provide just that – from sauna to plunge pool (and repeat) and from exercise and sports to relaxation and better circulation.
It’s a wonder saunas are not trending here in the UK yet, but as new research comes to light and more people talk about the benefits of adding the sauna ritual into their health regime, we hope we can help to spread the message because even if you’re unsure of the science, one thing you won’t be unsure of is how good you feel after.
And if you don’t believe us, ask the Finns. They’ve been in on the secret to health, longevity and youthfulness for hundreds of years.