I love the idea but I would like to have just a sauna instead of
both, can I do that?
Absolutely, you can have the unit designed anyway you like. That’s
the great part of our units. They can be built to any size or shape
you would like.
Do I have to use thatch on the roof or can I use regular shingles?
We get asked that question all the time. Most of our customers prefer
the thatch look but you can go with any roofing material of your
does the thatch last in our climate?
You will typically get 3 to 5 years from our natural thatch, 20
years from synthetic. No you do not have to remove the thatch in
the winter. That’s way too much work. The thatch is left on
the roof. Do not cover the thatch with a plastic tarp. It will trap
moisture and cause the tarp to condensate and the thatch will start
to rot. If you want to cover your roof you can use house wrap that
lets the thatch breath.
does it take Tiki Escapes to build a Sauna / Cabana /
Bar Unit for me?
It all depends on what time of the year it is. We take fall orders
with a fifty percent deposit, build it over the winter and set it
up in the spring. You might think that the winter is a slow time
for us but we find ourselves just as busy in the winter as we are
in the summer. Spring installs always fill up quick so we suggest
that if you are thinking on having a unit built and installed we
recommend putting your order in as soon as possible. Typically on
the other hand if we aren’t crazy busy we can build and install
a unit for you in approximately 3-4 weeks.
my options when it comes to designing a Sauna / Cabana / Bar unit?
The skies the limit……….you dream it we build it.
How far will you deliver? I live three hours away!
Tiki Escapes will deliver pretty much anywhere in Ontario. Outside
of that we have trucking companies that take care of that end for
us. If you’re interested in a quote on delivery outside of
Ontario please contact us directly and we’ll be pleased to
assist you in a quote.
Do I need to anchor my new unit to anything so that it won’t
Absolutely not, it would take a hurricane force wind to move these
Do I need a building permit?
Typically no, but every township is different so we advise our customers
to check with their township regarding building permits. Tiki Escapes
is not responsible for building permits. It is up to you the customer
to check first with your township regarding permits. In most areas
anything under 10’x10’ does not require a permit; our
units are also classed as portable which in most cases eliminates
the need for a permit.