Outlining information and instructions for the design of genuine Finnish saunas, this guide contains sections on sauna rooms, components, benches, and furnishings. It has been updated to match the latest construction regulations in Finland, and tips on related heating, ventilation, and electrical installations as well as selecting sauna stoves are also featured. At the end of the book, four gems of Finnish sauna architecture are presented, each uniquely realized. Representing the best of Finnish expertise in sauna design, this handbook is the all-inclusive key to successfully planning and building a Finnish sauna.
The Building Information Foundation RTS is a private, nonprofit foundation whose task is to foster good planning and building methods and good property management practices. The Foundation and its activities are directed by a board and an assembly that represents the entire building and construction industry through 52 associations and organizations. It is the parent company for the Building Information Group, the leading provider of construction information in Finland. The Foundation acts as the R&D unit and owns the Building Information Ltd (Rakennustieto Oy) publishing house, which publishes instructions for building and property management, regulations, contract documents and forms, and product information both in printed format, on CD, and online.