Wood Burning Hot Tubs
Handcrafted by foresters, in Scotland
Our tubs are handmade in Forres using larch - an attractive, deciduous conifer sustainably grown in Scotland for its strong, durable qualities.
It takes almost 1m3 of raw timber to make up a single 1.6m tub which is similar to a circular half barrel or mash-tun in construction with jointed vertical staves. No adhesives or fixings are used: the staves are jointed to interlock and are compressed by welded stainless steel bands. Once the tub is filled, the wood expands like the timbers of a boat to create water-tight joints. Two flanges in the tub’s side carry cold water down to the external wood-burning stove which, when fired, circulates hot water back to the tub by convection. The tub is designed to sit outside, on any flat surface and other than access with a garden hose or rainwater system to fill, needs no connection.
New Fibreglass Options
We are happy to announce that our two new fibreglass options are now available to purchase at Hommel & Co.
These are the two person oval and 1.8m round fibreglass tubs - clad in Scottish larch. They are very much designed for the holiday let market place; due to the lack of maintenance associated with managing them. The main benefit being, you won't have to keep them filled with water when not in use!
Although our wooden Larch tubs have been very popular with individual customers for home use; they do have some drawbacks with changing the water and cleaning which takes time!
The whole concept of heating the tub is exactly the same through convection - No plumbing, No chemicals, No running costs!