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Category: Barrel Saunas

Ukko Barrel Sauna
2.1m length Ukko Cedar Barrel sauna assembled
This traditional hot rock barrel sauna was installed yesterday in Southern Sydney by Ukko Saunas production team. It is 2.1m long to allow its owners, Gerald and Isabelle, to fully lay down and relax during the sauna session. It features 2 full length benches on the sides of the barrel and a big window at the back for a pleasant viewing:
Barrel sauna back window
Big window on the back wall of the barrel sauna
This particular model comes with 6.0kW electric stainless steel hot rock sauna heater and rocks. Controls of the stove are mounted in front to make it easier for owners to setup time and temperature:
6.0kW stainless steel sauna electric heater
6.0kW electric heater with built-in controls in front
Isabelle and I couldn’t have asked for more. It absolutely beautiful and unique. You did a great job… Thank you so much! – wrote Gerald in his sms text after sauna installation.
Many people have asked how difficult it is to install so we decided to put few pictures from the actual barrel sauna installation… First step is to mount the sauna base on the floor and lay few staves to cover the curve:
Sauna base with bottom staves
Barrel sauna base with bottom staves
Next mount pre-assembled back and front walls…
Barrel sauna back wall
Barrel sauna back wall mounted to the bottom staves
Sauna front wall
Barrel sauna front wall mounted to the bottom staves
Sauna back and front walls
Ideally this should look something like this…
Once both walls are in position, simply continue with the rest of the staves so the end result will be similar to this:
Barrel sauna front view before placing rings
Front view of the barrel before placing rings…
Sauna back view before placing rings
Back view of the barrel before placing the rings…
Once all this is done, put stainless steel bands and tighten them up to finish barrel installation:
Barrel installation is done by tightening rings
Finished barrel with stainless steel rings in place…
Then mount bench supports to your liking height and put benches inside the sauna:
Sauna benches in place
Positioning sauna benches…
Don’t forget to get “sparky” to wire your sauna heater and lights. That’s it to it. Enjoy your sauna!

Wood fired sauna heater
Wood fired sauna stove with protective shield and floor bedding
If you have space and are looking for the best sauna experience then wood fired sauna is for you. So what is involved in wood fired sauna stove installation? Well, since wood fired heater does not have thermostat, you can imagine that the stove gets very hot during sauna session and that’s why it requires more space around it not to set an entire structure on fire. To have a general idea on the space required in a sauna room with wooden walls, please look at the diagram below:
Minimum distances for wood fired sauna with wooden walls
Minimum distances for wood fired sauna with wooden walls
As you can see minimum distance is 500mm around the stove. And what if you would like to have wood burning sauna but do not want to built huge sauna for it? We at Ukko Saunas have a solution to that problem – we can supply specially designed protective shield for your sauna stove:
Wood fired heater protective shield
Minimum distances for wood fired heater with protective shield
This little enclosure reduces the space required for wood heater installation by 450mm around it! And if you are planning to install your heater on to a tiled or timber floor, we can supply stainless steel floor bedding to complete your sauna setup:
Wood fired heater floor bedding
Ukko floor bedding for wood fired sauna stove
Few final touches required to finalize your sauna heater installation – chimney pipes and chimney cap. We now supply stainless steel chimneys, extra pipes and all accessories to fit in to our Cedar sauna range:
Complete chimney accessory pack
Complete chimney accessory pack for Ukko Saunas
As you can see wood fired sauna stove installation involves much more and on top of that you have to allow extra budget for certified plumber to mount all the pipes for you. But considering that power cost is rising almost every quarter, your return on initial money investment will be well paid up within a year or two (depending how often you use your sauna). You can learn more about our heater models and other accessories by following links below: And you are always welcome to contact us for pricing and more information.

Ukko Barrel Sauna installed in Blue Mountains
Ukko Barrel Sauna installed in Blue Mountains
We’ve just installed Ukko Barrel sauna in Blue Mountains, NSW. This sauna was built from 38mm thick Western Red Cedar logs with a traditional timber sauna door. Based on customer’s request, benches inside the sauna were placed on to two different levels making them upper and lower benches for better sauna experience:
Ukko Sauna installation - step 1
First step is always the base...
Ukko Sauna installation - step 2
Next step is to place sauna back wall in to the base staves...
Ukko Sauna installation - step 3
Next was sauna front wall following by few more staves...
Ukko Sauna installation - step 4
Continued with more staves to finish sauna barrel...
Ukko Sauna installation - step 5
Finished Barrel Sauna with rings...
Ukko Barrel Cedar Sauna from inside view
Inside the sauna - electric heater, guardrail, bucket, ladle and thermometer...
Ukko Barrel Sauna with two adjusted benches
Different levels of the sauna benches...

8 Aug 2011 – St. Marys, NSW, Australia / Belleisle Creek, New Brunswick, Canada
Scenicview Barrel Sauna Range
Scenicview Canadian WRC Barrel Sauna Range
Ukko Saunas & Barrel Enterprises entered into an agreement to promote and distribute Canadian made barrel saunas in Australia. With Barrel Enterprises product line, we believe to bring to Australian house owners more choice for their outdoor design and setting. Barrel Enterprises SCENICVIEW and STARGAZER series barrel Cedar Saunas will make any backyard stand out:
Stargazer and Scenicview barrel Cedar sauna range
Stargazer and Scenicview Canadian Western Red Cedar barrel sauna range
Now you not only enjoy the sauna but also the stars in Stargazer® dome sauna and great views of your property in Scenic View® barrel sauna! Ukko Saunas is running pre-order specials for all Barrel Enterprises sauna range and everyone who is interested in these saunas can contact us for pricing and more information.