Q | What are the benefits of using a sauna? A | Physical Benefits may include; blood pressure reduction, muscle recovery, increase in metabolism, and immune system stimulation. Mental Benefits may include; stress and anxiety reduction, increased endorphins, relaxation, and detoxification. Spiritual Benefits may include; increased mindfullness, meditative space, and rejuvenation.
Q | Why would I choose a timber frame over a barrel sauna? A | Your interior size with a timber frame model will be greater than that of a barrel. The added floor space allows for additional activities and the straight walls and roof design provide a more comfortable head space. Timber frame designs also allow for many interior customizations.
Q | Are Mill Lane Saunas water friendly? A | The wood burning stoves are safe for water use but most electric options are not compatible. Please see our stove options for details.
Q | What are Mill Lane Saunas made of? A | High Quality Canadian Eastern White Cedar & Western Red Cedar. Using cedar provides a fantastic aroma, durability and adaptability to the warm and cold environment.
Q | Which Mill Lane Sauna is the right size for me? A | Our most popular model is the Lake View Sauna (8'x8'). Size preference will vary based on the specific use of the sauna. For example, if you are looking to use your sauna for physical activities such as hot yoga, pilates or stretching, we would suggest the Mountain View Sauna (8'x10') as it allows for 2' of additional floor and bench space.
Q | How are your saunas insulated? A | We use a 1.5" cedar tongue and groove design with an average R3 - R4 value. Our roof has an added layer of foam insulation which leads you to a R15 value.
Q | How long does the sauna take to heat up, how hot should it be , how long should I stay in? A | On average the sauna takes 45 minutes to reach 60°Cand 90 minutes to reach 80°C. The recommended temperature is between 60-90°C and time per use would be cycles of 10-15 minutes. These answers will vary based on tolerance.
Q | What permits are required to build a sauna on my property? A | Ontario building department has an allowance of 108 sq/ft structures before a permit it required (our models fall within these parameters). We do suggest you reach out to your municipality for specific requirements.
Q | What type of foundation is required to build a sauna on my property? A | Our design is built with four timber posts and a floating deck that can be placed on as little as four level paving stones. This eliminates the cost associated with full platform builds. For unique terrains and property grades, we will work with you ensure your location is prepped for your sauna.