A family in Cheltenham wanted to transform their basement into an in-home wellness facility. KLAFS at Guncast were tasked with turning their luxurious vision into a reality.
Many houses up and down the country have basements and although some have been converted into extra accommodation, most are used for nothing more than storage. A family in Cheltenham had far grander plans for theirs, something akin to a wellness wonderland.
Gilles Darmon, Director of KLAFS at Guncast, said; “We were tasked with the goal of creating a wellness retreat that fit within the confines of limited basement space, whilst ensuring natural light would transcend the suite to provide a spacious feel – a notorious challenge in any basement conversion. We were delighted to exceed the client’s expectations, installing a spa pool, KLAFS sauna and steam room, and a shower.”
Using expansive glass panels to connect each spa element, including glass doors to the sauna, and a large glass window between the pool and steam room, KLAFS at Guncast met the brief to create the ultimate light and airy relaxation space.
The focal point of the suite is the spa pool, with a six spa jet hot seat, swan neck massagers and lounger seats. Jets are positioned in multiple locations to massage the whole body, with a variety of seating arrangements to allow multiple users at once.
The two swan neck massagers feature different openings, offering two different neck massages helping to alleviate stress.
Through a large glazed wall, the bespoke steam room features stylish bench seating fitted with contemporary LED up lighters. For maximum efficiency, the steam room is fitted with a local steam generator and an efficient Protected Stream Inlet, through which the steam circulates into the room.
The KLAFS LOUNGE Sauna sits behind glass doors, complete with cross-joints Hemlock cladding panels and a full cabin timber floor for maximum indulgence. Bench seating means that up to five people can enjoy the sauna at any given time, with illuminated wall mounted backrests for comfort.
Completing the spa, a luxurious shower sits within an arc-shaped alcove, perfect for cooling down after the sauna and steam room or showering after the pool.
Extending an existing basement to facilitate the spa, KLAFS at Guncast used their expertise and experience from the commercial sector, working closely with Cranatt Construction who carried out all the main works and demolition, to ensure the project ran smoothly without any delays. KLAFS at Guncast advised on replacing non-weight bearing walls with glass panels, whilst ensuring the project was compliant with Party Wall Agreements.
About KLAFS at Guncast
KLAFS was established almost 100 years ago in Germany. They’re regarded as one of the world-leaders in the installation and design of wellbeing facilities thanks to their innovative take on saunas. KLAFS have partnered with luxury swimming pool and spa specialist Guncast to deliver their expertise and quality products in the UK. Guncast is a family-run business that adheres to the most rigorous quality standards
For more information, visit guncast.com/klafs-wellness.
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