Not just a sauna and plunge pool - Shokk&Awe is a healthstyle.

It's not just a sauna and plunge pool.

It's a healthstyle and a commitment to feeling alive in a way you'd never dreamed possible.

The ultimate mindful and sustainable choice - sauna and plunge pool from Shokk&Awe

Shokk&Awe is the ultimate, mindful and sustainable choice, for people who choose to live a healthier lifestyle.

Submerge into a naturally cold plunge pool.

We’ve created the Shokk - submerge into a naturally cold plunge pond.

Bathe in a luxuriously hot sauna.

And the Awe - bathe in a
luxuriously hot sauna.

All the health and well-being benefits of a traditional sauna experience.

Doubling the health and well-being benefits, as only a traditional sauna experience can do.

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SHOKK&AWE SAUNA LODGES

Each lodge is individually handcrafted from seasoned English oak, constructed with dovetail joints and sealed to perfection with natural. traditional boat building techniques.

The architectural ‘hat’ protects you from whatever the elements can throw your way and is insulated with Cumbrian sheep’s wool. The lodges sit on legs piled into the earth, eliminating the need for harmful concrete slabs.

Using selected aspen and oak, your lodge interior is handfinished to ensure a sublime tactile experience. All internal benches are detachable, transforming your lodge into a garden room — and back again as the mood takes you.

We also offer you the choice of a HUUM wood-fired stove or an electric alternative.

SHOKK&AWE NATURAL

Equally at home in a traditional cottage garden or a contemporary garden space.

EXTERNAL FINISH

Natural untreated English oak, ages with a silver grey patina. The beautifully detailed architectural zinc hat provides a lifetime of protection against the elements.

INTERNAL FINISH

Split-level benches and ceiling finished in aspen wood. The floor and walls are oak.

DIMENSIONS

2.4m x 2.4m square
(other sizes and layouts can be designed to your requirements)

2.6m from ground to roof
(no planning required in most situations)

SHOKK&AWE CARBON

Stylish, contemporary, monochromatic elegance for a minimal aesthetic.

EXTERNAL FINISH

Carbonized black oak made using a traditional Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban.

The striking, weathered steel hat provides a lifetime protection against the elements.

INTERNAL FINISH

Split-level benches and ceiling finished in aspen wood. The floor and walls are oak.

DIMENSIONS

Oak floor. 2.4m x 2.4m square
(other sizes and layouts can be designed to your requirements)

2.6m from ground to roof
(no planning required in most situations)

SHOKK&AWE RUSTIC

Raw, weathered and harmonious. Nature within nature.

EXTERNAL FINISH

Natural English oak, lightly carbonized to create a rustic patina. The utilitarian, crinckley tin hat provides a lifetime of protection against the elements. 

INTERNAL FINISH

Split-level benches and ceiling finished in aspen wood. The floor and walls are oak.

DIMENSIONS

2.4m x 2.4m square
(other sizes and layouts can be designed to your requirements)

2.6m from ground to roof
(no planning required in most situations)

SHOKK&AWE PLUNGE

NATURAL FILTRATION

Filtered naturally by a solar-powered air pump, the water moves softly through the substrates and planting. Aquatic planting is specified to the style of your garden. No chemicals are used resulting in naturally clean, beautifully soft water. Once you experience the plunge, you’ll never go back to hot tubs or chlorine pools. 

POND STRUCTURE

Manufactured from brushed stainless steel, creating a neat finish and a safe place to enjoy the many health benefits of your plunge pool. 

DIMENSIONS

2.4m x 2.4m square
(other sizes and layouts can be designed to your requirements)

1.2m deep
(no planning required in most situations)

SHOKK&AWE
BESPOKE PLUNGE AND SWIMMING PONDS

If you are looking for something wilder, bigger or totally bespoke to you, then talk to us. Our design and build team are always up for the challenge.

Here’s how a pond looks just six months after installation.

SHOKK&AWE EXPERIENCE

Relax in the warm glow of the wood fire then intensify the heat by pouring a little water onto the hot lava stones.

Your body surrenders its stress and impurities to the natural heat of and cleansing steam, as your mind abates and calms to the rhythm of this ancient therapy.

And then comes the exhilaration of crystal clear cold water as you immerse into an experience which, for the first time plunger, is often recalled as life-changing — in a life-affirmingly good way!

Body and mind zing to life as you adjust to the temperature of the water. Stay in for a magical minute, or longer for a scintillating soak.

Stepping out of the pond you feel more alive than you ever thought possible: muscles taught, skin vivacious and feeling euphoric.

SHOKK&AWE HEALTH BENEFITS

Improved blood flow
Inflammation and joint relief
Mood boost
Detoxifying quality
Rejuvenates skin
Burns calories

Health disclaimer: The health benefits and risks to bathing in a sauna and cold water plunging are well documented.  Always consult your doctor if you have any concerns or medical issues before using the lodge or plunge pond. Use at your own risk.

SHOKK&AWE THE STORY

During lockdown 2020, designer Charles Longbottom challenged himself to dig out and create a 10 metre natural swimming pond.

Inspired by Finland and enjoying saunas in the Swiss Alps and Italian Lakes, he soon realised the pond needed something more - an off grid sauna alongside. And so he set to work again.

The design is a contemporary take on the original savusaunas - smoke sauna and a Swiss mountain timber barn. The result is a truly authentic sauna experience.

Teaming up with a trusted team based in the North of England we’ve refined the design and are now proud to present a range of beautiful products delivered by a specialist team to bring you the Shock&Awe experience.

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