DIY Sauna Building Materials

DIY Saunas in Sudbury, ON


Enhance your Home or Cottage with a Self-Built Sauna

For those with a little hand-eye coordination and a hammer or two, building a DIY sauna can be a very rewarding experience. The first time you see your completed project is always a positive and enjoyable experience. The difference with DIY saunas is that you can then get into your newly finished project and soothe those weary muscles.


We provide you with a complete set of supplies:

  1. Reflective foil – this is to insulate the walls and keep heat in. This unseen element is absolutely essential as it allows your sauna to reach the temperatures that allow it to be effective
  2. Cedar planks – this soft timber is best at resisting decay in the heat of a sauna. Other woods may work for a little while, but cedar will always be best in the long run
  3. Flooring – tile flooring is common. Kromotex is a four coat epoxy paint system that beautifully seals your floor.
  4. Lighting – you can’t use any ordinary lighting source in your sauna as regular lights are not designed to handle the high heat or humidity. A popular option on many DIY and prefabricated saunas is a dimmer switch that allows you to control the light levels inside, maximizing your relaxation
  5. Doors – a properly fitting and sealing door is an absolute essential. Heat escaping through poorly fitted doors is a major problem as your sauna may never reach the optimum temperatures you need it to reach for all the health benefits you want to enjoy

Let us Guide You

Rely on Nordic Energy to give you along every step of the way- from ensuring that you have an efficient layout to satisfying building code requirements.

To learn more about building your own sauna, visit our showroom or give us a call to discuss your building plans with a member of our expert team.


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Looking Forward to Using Our New Fireplace!

The guys from Nordic Energy Systems were really good. We called them to install a new fire place/chimney. Going into the project I was a little bit worried. We had a brand new steel roof and I was afraid it might get messed up during the installation, but my fears were unwarranted. Everything looks great!

Neil L., Sudbury, ON

I can’t say enough about Nordic Energy

I can’t say enough about Nordic Energy. From the choosing of the stove to the explanation of how it works the store staff (Denis) was amazing. Where to start with the installation crew. Lucas (Logan) lol Rob and Jacob. What an awesome crew. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. They took such care with my home and in their detail to the little things. The job was never rushed and was done with care. Everything was explained so that it was clear and questions answered. I cannot say enough about Lucas and how he explained everything to me and how if he didn’t like the way things were working once the stove was set up he went back and made sure it was to his satisfaction. It speaks volumes to see someone take such pride in his work. Thanks so much for the amazing service to you all. I would give an 11 if I could. Will highly recommend your company. I will definitely be back for future business. Thanks so much.


We absolutely love the fireplace!

We wanted to let you know that we have used our fireplace a few times now. There were several evenings earlier in September that were chilly and gave us a good excuse to try it out.

We absolutely love the fireplace! It fits our room perfectly and provides just the right amount of heat. You suggested the perfect model for what we needed and wanted.

Thank you so much for the wonderful service provided by you and your team. We also appreciate your patience with us through the installation process, including the return trip to our house to get the fireplace in the right spot. Your efforts to make everything just perfect were much appreciated. Kind regards

A. Lavoie

A completely great experience every step of the way.

Your installers are superb.

Debra S.

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