The King of Barrel Sauna
Our amazing suppliers offer The Sumner as their largest Barrel Sauna (excluding one off custom builds) for the family who really love sauna. This magnificent looking barrel has space aplenty and is built for the whole team!
Constructed from tough Thermowood, this model features a large porch area with two windows, under seat storage and LED lighting above. Driving rain is kept off seated guests by the extended ‘beak’ canopy. Moving inside, a generous changing area with more benching and storage greets guests. Finally the main sauna room is reached through a stylish glass door.
The main sauna room is furnished with European Alder benches, a soft wood with few knots for a comfortable experience. The Sumner Barrel Sauna has a wider body in comparison with the standard St Albans. Combined with a slightly oval shaped barrel wall, this barrel offers two tiered benching, meaning that more people can enjoy the steam and bathers can sit higher should they desire. Natural light enters the main room through two rear-facing external windows.
To maximise the lifespan of the barrel, heavy weight bitumen tiles protect the roof from driving rain or snow. Small gutters help shed water off the structure, again to ensure the next generation can enjoy the sauna. The barrel is secured with four stainless steel hoops and four stabilising feet.
As with all of our sauna, this model is made from 45mm thickness Thermowood. A timber used commonly in Scandinavian saunas, because of it’s ability to stay straight and true. This modified timber will resist warping, mould and rot. Other barrels available in New Zealand often use light Pine or untreated Spruce, however insist on Thermowood for durability and longevity.
Before ordering this sauna, please seek guidance with your local planning authority/council for advice on permits.
Contact us to discuss delivery and heating options. The price quoted is kitset includes local delivery to Christchurch. Ensure the ground has been pre-leveled or decking has been reinforced to withstand up to 2200kg. We can suggest a Christchurch based electrician and offer an assembly service.