The outdoor log sauna cabin 18FS Paltamo is a unique floating sauna cabin/sauna boat, in Puumanni's log sauna range. It is designed to be mounted onto a pontoon and provides a floating sauna cabin with a spacious sauna and a sun room area for relaxing and cooling off. The cabin can have an outboard motor attached at the rear to allow you to move the floating sauna as a 'sauna boat' across a lake to a different mooring place. The cabin has a single pitched roof and an exterior front decking. The sauna has an upper and lower benches, a floor drain and correct sauna ventilation set up. The sauna can have both a wood burning or electric sauna heater within though we would recommend wood burning so that the heater does not need a specialist connection to operate.
The cabin comes in a range of log thicknesses and log types depending on the sturdiness required (please be adviced that drop down lists only those that are currently available):
Light log is a thin log with a single tongue and groove, a cost effective option where a more substantial structure is not required.
Massive log is made from a whole log profile with a twin tongue and groove, this more substantial log option has seals between the tongue and grooves as well as wind blocks in the corners to keep the corners tight and prevent drafts. Massive log is prone to splitting along the log over time as it further seasons, this is normal and most owners of massive log cabins see this as part of the charm of having a log cabin.
If you wish to maintain a clean looking aesthetic without splits along the logs should choose Gluelam log. Gluelam or Glue laminated log is made from two or more logs cut and glued together with very strong wood adhesive. This improves the integrity of the logs, but from the outside they look the same as massive log and are available in many of the same same profile sizes. Gluelam logs also have a twin tongue and groove and the same insulation and draft prevention of massive log but with the reduced risk of splitting along the grain.
The cabin comes with high quality, sturdy and durable doors, double glazed windows and fixtures and fittings. There are specialist gaps left to allow the cabin to settle over time and large bolts run the full height of the cabin in the corners to allow the whole structure to be tightened as it seasons over time. The roof of the cabins have specialist sliding hinges that allow the whole structure to move and settle naturally without tearing itself or the roof apart.
The floating sauna must have a floating pontoon base that we can provide a quote for, please note, the thicker log options, the more substantial the pontoon requirements will be. The floating sauna is suitable for lakes, canals, wide slow moving rivers and harbours. It is not suitable for higher grade waters and should be moored safely during rough weather. The cabin can be installed with a range of roof covering materials, from simple mineral felt and mineral felt shingles, rubber membrane, to cedar shingles or even a green roof. The cabin shold be oiled or painted, there are a range of colours and styles to suit your required aesthetic.
The sauna cabin has roof and floor voids for additional insulation, which can be done simply and easily with a foil backed insulation boards and vapour tape. We recommend this additional floor and ceiling insulation to improve the heat up time and efficiency of your sauna experience.
As with all Puumanni log sauna cabins, adjustments and alterations in the log cabins design and layout, such as larger windows and different door location, can be made as. Please note, layout alterations typically add to the cost of the cabin.
If you are looking for a full service with heater and installation, please contact us to discuss the options and get a quote.
Floating pontoon, roofing material, insulation and sauna heater & equipment sold separately. The list price covers all timbers, doors, windows, drain, floor, roof timbers, and delivery within England (except Cornwall) additional delivery charges may apply to other areas in the United Kingdom, please contract us for details.
Finnmark have searched exhaustively to find what they perceive to be the best sauna cabin company in the world. They have found exactly that in Puumanni, a third-generation sauna and log cabin building company based in Paltamo near the arctic circle in Finland. These artisan sauna cabin builders take the utmost pride in the quality of their work and in innovation to ensure their cabins are the best. All Puumanni cabins are made to order from hand-selected materials; slow-grown, sustainably sourced, Finnish timber that is selected for its tight growth rings, fewer knots and its straightness.
The customer must always check local planning laws and regulations to ensure they are compliant. Finnmark Ltd accepts no responsibility for installations where the customer has not sought checked with the local planning authority to ensure the cabin does not need planning permission. The customer should always seek planning permission where needed. Finnmark Ltd are not planning advisors and any advice given by Finnmark Ltd regarding planning is advisory only. Always check with your local council or planning authority.
For shipping prices please see our Shipping terms page.
We hope that you will be happy with everything you purchase from Finnmark. If you are not happy with your purchase, please get in touch with our customer service team and return your product with proof of purchase to:
Finnmark Returns, Unit 44 Enterprise City, Meadowfield Avenue, Spennymoor, DL16 6JF
- Within 30 days from the date of purchase or receipt of the product, whichever is the latest date.
Please read the sections below for more information:
Any damages or quality issues must be clearly written on delivery notes and the damages must be reported to Finnmark Limited within 24 hours of the delivery. No claims for damages or quality issues will be accepted if delivery notes are not signed for as damaged.
Goods must be checked on delivery. Any quality issues, shortages in quantity or missing items must be written on delivery notes and reported to Finnmark Limited within 24 hours of delivery. No claims for quality issues, shortages or missing items will be accepted if delivery notes are not signed for as short.
Goods where damage is identified at the point of delivery can be refused by the customer and will be rerouted to us. On receipt of the goods, we can provide a refund or replacement.
You will be required to undertake troubleshooting to establish the issue. You may be asked to provide photos and videos which will be required to diagnose the issues.
If your product develops a fault, this will likely be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. These differ from product to product and the warranty/guarantee information can be found in the relevant section on the product page. To discuss a manufacturers warranty claim, please contact our Customer Services team. They will require photo and video evidence to help submit your claim in order to resolve the issue. In some cases this may warrant a replacement part for repair or full exchange to replace the goods in accordance with the terms of the Consumer Rights Act 2015. This does not affect your statutory rights. The appropriate response will be established by our customer services team and their decision on the appropriate action is final.
Please note, on any of our sauna timber products, no manufacturer's warranty or guarantee is offered. The manufacturers do warrant the timber grading standards in line with the European or Canadian timber grading standards.
Right to cancel online orders
Under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 you have the right to cancel your order, at any time up to 14 calendar days after the day on which you receive your delivery with the exception of any bespoke or made to order items, if unsure if the item is bespoke, please contact our sales team on:
The Customer must first contact us to let us know that you wish to cancel the order.
In the event that the goods have been received before an order is cancelled the products must be returned to the point of dispatch at the customer's own cost and risk.
The goods must not be unpacked and be sent back in the same condition as they were received. Once Finnmark Limited has been informed of the customer's intention to return products, the goods must be received at the point of dispatch within 7 days.
All items must be returned along with their original packaging and with sufficient protection to avoid damage occurring in transit. The customer is wholly responsible for the goods in transit and any damage. Goods must be sent by secure carrier and signed for.
In the event that the goods were sent directly from a supplier, the return must be made to the dispatch depot. All supplier fulfilled return charges, including re-stocking charges, handling charges and haulage charges must be paid in full by the customer. Each manufacturer has specific return policies, including non-return policies, which will apply to the customers’ orders.
If the customer believes an order or part of an order to be faulty, please do not return the item before contacting our sales team to explain the problem. With regards to a fault, no full or part refunds or replacements can be issued without first establishing with Finnmark Limited and the manufacturer that the fault lies with the product, in line with the Faulty Products section above.
Receiving your refund
We will issue all refunds using your original payment method. If you originally paid for a product by debit or credit card, a refund will be issued to the same card used for payment.
Things to note:
- Unfortunately, we can’t return or exchange:
- Made to measure goods
- Bespoke fabricated goods
- Design Services and Design Fees
- Gift cards
- Perishable items
- Out of date products
- Products that were marked as non-returnable when you bought them
- Sale or Clearance Items
- Shipping costs of items that have been collected/dispatched.
Once goods have been received by Finnmark Limited, it will be inspected to ensure no transit damage and check the goods are in a resalable condition, refunds will be processed within 7 days. Refunds on goods returned directly to manufacturers are subject to longer processing periods. Only once Finnmark Limited have received confirmation of the refund from the supplier the refund will be processed and any manufacturer's charges deducted.
Delivery fees and charges will not be refunded.
Processing of Refunds
Once received and the return successfully passes inspection your refund will appear in your account in 3-5 days.
Your refund can take up to 14 days to appear in your account.