First beginnings

Growing up along Dorset’s coast and spending family holidays at the beach huts along Mudeford Spit in Dorset, Pete developed an affinity with nature and a keen interest in how to maximise function with limited space. Twenty years ago, Pete Samson’s dad asked him to rebuild the family beach hut at Mudeford, when he and his wife Kat returned from a round-the-world trip. As a result, he founded Ecologic Developments, crafting beautiful beach huts and environmentally-friendly rebuilds. His company has gone on to build 55 more luxury beach lodges along Mudeford Spit, hundreds of beach huts elsewhere around the country and many resort development projects besides.

Passionate about sustainable building systems, the core team of seven full-time staff manufacture SIPs to create beach huts, modular buildings and luxury accommodation units at the company’s New Forest workshop. Pete and his team enjoy collaborating with environmentally-minded architects, planners and suppliers to create lasting positive change for clients and for the natural environment.

An Ecologic evolution

Initially, we specialised in designing and building beautifully handcrafted beach lodges with ample space to sleep, relax and cook in. Each unit was made off-site within our controlled workshop environment, then delivered as a completed structure to site using specialist transport and mobile crane equipment. Our team have many years of experience designing and detailing space-saving and high-quality products that withstand the toughest coastal environments.

Over the years, we’ve upscaled our facilities in order to deliver larger residential development and commercial construction schemes for councils and private landowners such as The Bournemouth Beach Lodges.

In 2020, Pete launched Ecologic SIPs with a focus on empowering people to build more sustainably using SIPs that provide long-lasting environmental and lifestyle benefits.

Futureproofing

Our passion and experience in building with sustainable methods has inspired us to focus our efforts on the manufacturing and installation of SIPs. Our ambition is to empower homeowners, architects, developers and tourism planners to build in more sustainable ways using SIP structures.

We’re upscaling our in-house manufacturing capability and expanding our on-site SIPs installation teams so that we can offer this new, eco-friendly method of construction to a wider client base.

We’ve also established a number of new partnerships with leading companies across the construction sector, from structural engineers and project management to M&E (mechanical & electrical) contractors and health and safety consultants to help support our ambitions for growth.