Beach Hut Testimonials

Bournemouth Beach Lodges Designers

Having established a design concept for the lodges in 2014, we tendered for the design and build and eventually appointed Ecologic Developments. This local New Forest based company came to our attention early on thanks to their experience and reputation for building huts at Mudeford sandspit. With a lifetimes worth of experience building and repairing huts, Ecologic's Pete Samson demonstrated to us that he understood how the huts could function and meet our expectations for quality design and low maintenance.

After a long exercise to secure planning consent, construction of the lodges began off site in the New Forest in June 2016. In January 2017 all fifteen huts were delivered to site, fully kitted out, within the space of three days. The beach lodges development has been completed on time, within budget and to a very high quality standard.

Andrew Emery, Resort Development & Strategic Planning Manager, Bournemouth Tourism

Mudeford Beach Hut Design

We would like to thank you and your team for the excellent job you have made of our new beach hut. Through the various stages of initial design, consultation, build and construction everything went to plan, even when we changed our mind over some items. It was particularly pleasing that you worked with us to sell and reposition our original hut - an example of effective Ecologic recycling! Workmanship is first class and the project was completed on time as promised. You and your team have been a pleasure to work with and any queries we have had responded to promptly.

We look forward to many years of relaxation on the beach in Mudeford safe in the knowledge that we have a quality hut that will last for years. We have no hesitation to recommending you to and you are welcome to show our hut to potential clients. Keep up the good work!

Peter & Annette Try

Beach Hut Design Mudeford

We didn't need to look far before we found Pete and the Ecologic team and knew straight away we were in safe hands. Innovative ideas and experience were important to us in the design stage brief and Pete did not let us down. Communication throughout the rebuild together with high standards of workmanship from the start through to completion were evident.

We are overwhelmed with the results. Truly stunning and unique! We would not hesitate in recommending Pete and his team but we think the hut speaks for itself. Looking forward to many happy years and memories on the spit. Many thanks.

Sarah, Mike, Martha & Ned, Hut 39 Mudeford Beach

Garden of Light, Bournemouth

Ecologic Developments more than fulfilled our brief, constantly coming up with creative and imaginative solutions, which greatly contributed to the overall success of the project. Working within tight budget constraints and a short programme, the end result was incredibly high quality and something we are all very proud of.

Pete and his team are
a pleasure to work with, they are approachable, committed and an extremely talented resource. We could not have delivered the award winning project without them. We have every intention of working with Ecologic Developments again - and I would not hesitate to recommend them on any project where imagination and quality construction is at the forefront of the project brief.

Michael Grubb, Michael Grubb Studios
Gardens of Light, Bournemouth

Beach Hut Designer Mudeford

We're into our third season in the new hut now so feel well placed to commend the quality of your workmanship and to say thanks for a job superbly done. Looking back on the build process, it was calmer than we could possibly have hoped for at every stage. From our first chat on the beach, through agreeing the contract, discussing the design details, seeing you at work, watching 'her' sail into place by crane, and the final stages through to taking possession, we enjoyed it all.

We've never known a build project go this easily - not just on time and on budget, but hassle free and good natured throughout. We had/have complete confidence in you. We've been 100% delighted with the hut and despite heavy year-round use since April 2011 have only had the one snagging issue since completion and even that was down to our own ignorance of water pumps. What better testimonial could we give than to say that we'd recommend you without hesitation for rebuilds, renovations and repairs. You guys are just a pleasure to work with. Sincere thanks.

Mark & Liz, Hut 213 Mudeford Beach

Lytham St Annes Beach Huts

I first met with Pete back in 2012 when we designed and installed the first Show Hut here in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. A testament to the success of the Show Hut is that we went on to buy a further 15 Beach Huts from Pete, delivered in 3 lots of batches of 5 huts. We have also just secured planning permission for a further 30 huts and are already in talks with Pete to deliver the next lot of huts. The quality and workmanship put into the build, coupled with the materials and "fit for purpose" designs, has definitely saved us time and money. Ecologic Developments have got it right first time, on time, every time.

Stuart Robertson, Managing Director
St Annes Beach Huts Ltd

Mudeford Beach Hut Designer

We are thrilled with our new hut. From the first meeting we were very impressed with the standard and quality of the work of Pete and his team. Their attention to detail and standard of workmanship is extremely high. All our requests for designs were accommodated and during the planning and build process we were kept abreast of progress, meeting up when necessary. We feel we have a really high quality hut and cannot wait to start enjoying our time down at the beach.

Harry & Kim Bradshaw, Hut 387 Mudeford Beach

Mudeford Spit Beach Hut

We can wholly recommend Pete Samson and Ecologic Developments for hut rebuilds, having used him last year. Pete has developed a good name for himself on Mudeford Spit and continues to do so. Not a single person I spoke to had a bad word to say about him or his work. From the very first meeting to discuss our requirements it was obvious that Pete was experienced and professional. He was completely thorough regarding the requirements, offering suggestions without forcing his ideas upon us, and able to share the years of experience that he has acquired. The quote was competitive and detailed and captured all the requirements we had discussed during the first meeting. There were no hidden costs making it easy to know what the overall cost would be.

Pete has a calm and quietly spoken air about him which was tremendously useful when dealing with all the members of our family who had a say in the rebuild. Ours is a shared family hut and therefore having to make decisions was sometimes not straightforward to say the least. Pete was extremely diplomatic when progressing the build and was always a pleasure to deal with. There were numerous reasons why we chose Pete to complete our rebuild, but a significant point was the fact that the hut would be built in the dry and not open to the elements. We were able to visit Pete's workshop to check the progress and watching the hut being lowered into position by crane was a truly spectacular day.

Pete's team are as professional and efficient as he is and the quality of the workmanship is second to none. As we head into our second season with our new hut we can also confirm that Pete remains approachable regarding any after-care issues. Suffice to say we are delighted with the hut which will bring many years of happiness for all the family and if anyone would like to call in to see it or speak to us in person please feel free to knock on the door.

Claire & Family, Hut 70 Mudeford Beach

Calshot Beach Hut Designer

We cannot recommend Pete and his team highly enough. We had some clear ideas about what we hoped for when we decided to replace our old hut on Calshot beach - we also had some need of guidance and advice. What a wonderful surprise when we found that Pete was able to incorporate all our ideas into the custom-made design as well as offering us ideas that we would never have thought of.

The final result totally surpassed all our expectations in that we are now the very proud owners of a stunning space to use in all seasons complete with fridge and freezer, a lovely sink with 'running' water, loads of storage and an almost maintenance free outside finish.

Pete offers a complete service - personalised from beginning to end. Nothing was too much trouble. We can honestly say that we have never before been treated with such respect and offered such personalised service during any other project we have embarked on.

Helen & Rod, Hut 78 Calshot Beach

Mudeford Beach Hut Design

We first met Pete on a very cold winter's day in 2010. We had come to Mudeford to look at a hut that had come up for sale. As we got chatting and found out that he had virtually grown up on the spit and watched him work on a neighbouring hut we soon realized that if we were fortunate enough to get our hut, he would be the ideal person to rebuild it for us when the time came.

Now three years later and well into our second season of the new hut we could not be happier. His suggested layout works brilliantly for us as a family with three young children. The sleeping area is fantastic and gives us lots of space downstairs for sitting, cooking and generally living when not outside on the beach. The quality of the work is fantastic as is the attention to detail. The hut is amazingly cosy even on a wet rainy day and considering how many of those we have had this season, a blessing indeed. Thank you very much Pete and your fantastic team for giving us such a lovely retreat from the everyday busy lives we live.

The Large Family, Hut 207 Mudeford Beach

Mudeford Beach Hut Builder

We would just like to say how happy we are with our new hut! We cannot say enough how gorgeous it is and how perfect the design layout works for us as a family. The storage areas, sitting and kitchen areas are just the right proportions with the put-away table working brilliantly inside and out on the deck area! The upstairs bed area is perfect and it feels so luxurious yet simple at the same time! The only downside is I can't keep people out and all the children end up in our hut like it's their own den, but heh, that's what it's all about over at the head, isn't it? Thanks again so much!

Paula, Rob & Ellie, Hut 140 Mudeford Beach

Mudeford Beach Hut Builder

Pete and his team have transformed our beloved beach hut on Mudeford Sandbank into an amazing family hut. Our new roof incorporating stairs and a mezzanine floor provide the most brilliant sleeping space which in turn releases room in the hut for cupboard storage at ground level. We are thrilled with the result so much of which is down to Pete's skill and dedicated attention to detail.

Pete was our choice because we've seen evidence of his super results and quality finish in previous hut builds. Equally important he possesses a sensitive and understanding approach. Talk to Pete about what you hope to achieve and immediately his knowledge and wisdom about the prospective task becomes evident. He instilled complete confidence and we found ourselves very excited about the project. We were in no doubt that he understood what we wanted and that it would be a first class job.

Throughout early discussions we were confident that pricing is both fair and competitive and we genuinely felt Pete's passion for the wellbeing of the sandbank environment. He took time to listen and throughout the project kept us informed on progress and made constructive suggestions which we may not have thought about till too late! Thank you Pete and your able team.

Bronwen & John Wright

Calshot Beach Hut Builder

We first met Pete and his crew days after our hut at Calshot and three others were destroyed by arsonists. His understanding of our requirements and the flexibility of design and manufacture led us to finalise a hut replacement. We visited his manufacturing base and were made most welcome and the hut was delivered to site in December 2014. A minor point relating to the gas struts was evaluated and refitted within days.
We are extremely happy with the build quality and have received numerous comments regarding the design and materials used in the construction of the hut. It has been a pleasure to meet and work with Pete and Paul and we wish them and all at Ecologic every success. They deserve it.

Ernie & Susan, Hut 128 Calshot Spit

Design of Mudeford Beach Huts

We spent a considerable amount of time looking and assessing most of the beach huts on the Sandspit before drawing up outline plans to rebuild our hut. Our initial approach to Pete at Ecologic was on the basis of his parents being close neighbours and therefore we would give him first opportunity, but we realised early on that his skills were quite unique. From our initial discussions it was clear that his carpentry skills, boatbuilding background and attention to detail were all going to help find solutions and so produce something we would be proud of. His understanding of the regulations and getting problems sorted with the Local Authority were effective.

Dismantling of our existing concrete hut was done with great care for both the site and the people working with him. He was personable and communicated extremely effectively all through the building process which was particularly relevant as ours was the first hut to be built off-site and brought to the Sandspit via a low loader. It would be a pleasure to recommend Pete and Ecologic to anyone considering rebuilding their hut and for anyone wishing to use his services in a building capacity.

John Maynard, Hut 122 Mudeford Beach

Mudeford Beach House

Working with Pete and his team on our new Hut has been a joy from start to finish. He has lots of innovative ideas, an excellent eye for design and a good understanding of family needs. Quality of materials, fittings and craftsmanship are excellent and Pete and his team are always responsive and a pleasure to work with. We can't recommend him highly enough."

Finn & Anne Kenedy, Hut 327 Mudeford Beach

Hordle Cliff Beach Hut

We first came across Ecologic Developments at the New Forest Show 2012 where they won first prize with their exhibited beach hut. We were looking for a company from which to buy a replacement beach hut, to replace one which had rotted. We were really impressed with the exhibited beach hut - it far surpassed anything we had seen before.

We contacted Pete after the show and he came up with a fair price for the replacement which would give us a much better hut than the original. Pete's company built to our spec and kept in contact throughout the build process. The hut was built off-site and was craned over a cliff to put in position when it was ready. Everything went like clockwork and now our new beach hut stands impressively in place of our old hut. We are really pleased with the result and are hoping to use the company again in the not too distant future for a similar project. Ecologic Developments definitely comes highly recommended.

Jill Thompson, Hordle Cliff

Mudeford Beach House Builder

I cannot recommend Ecologic Developments enough. My beach hut is very special to me and as such I must have been a very demanding client. The quality of work is fantastic and equally as important, I found it a pleasure dealing with Pete from the design stage right through to completion. Every effort was made to accommodate my requirements, even though I made some changes during the project, it was still finished on time. This was all done at a very competitive price as well.

Matthew Burden, Hut 215 Mudeford Beach

Mudeford Beach Hut Builder

Pete and his Ecologic team have recently renovated our hut. We chose Pete because we have been impressed with his extensive range and calibre of hut work (new-build/renovation) and word-of-mouth recommendations. We also knew that he had a family hut on the beach, giving him a unique insight into the needs of a family who share a hut. We approached Pete three years ago with tentative ideas the work we wanted done.

Over several years, he patiently listened and offered various ways forward until we had reached a consensus as a family. Pete's gentle wisdom and patience continued throughout the renovation. He has skilfully managed to retain elements of the old design as well as breathing new life into a rather tired old hut.

The quality of the workmanship is breathtaking and Pete worked hard to find creative solutions to keep costs as low as possible. Pete has worked within agreed time frames, budget and exceeded expectations. We have a hut that our parents would be proud of and a hut that our children will enjoy for many years to come. Thank you.

Justim Mills, Hut 71 Mudeford Beach

Mudeford Beach Hut

I am delighted with the work that Pete Samson's Ecologic Developments carried out on our beach hut this Winter. From our initial meeting, through to scoping out the work, gaining consent from Christchurch Council, to completion, Pete has been totally professional. His guidance on the detail at the scoping stage was really good, clearly drawing on his vast experience. Pricing of the project was very reasonable and the quality of work is excellent, all delivered on time and to budget. I have no hesitation in recommending Ecologic Developments to anyone considering work on their hut, however large or small.

Ian Chippendale, Hut 8 Mudeford Beach

Mudeford Beach Hut Builder

Pete and his team at Ecologic Developments rebuilt our day beach hut at Calshot - what a good decision that was! The finished project was of great quality and workmanship, we could not fault their professionalism. Built as requested and on time, so delighted. Now fitted out and admired by all. Thank you.

Derek & Joyce Hooper, Calshot

Beach Hut at Mudeford Spit

Ecologic were commissioned to rebuild our beach hut in February 2009 following an unfortunate fire that destroyed a number of huts. Pete and his team were not just competitive in terms of pricing but you felt there was a genuine level of passion about the job in what is a unique environment and a very important part of our family life. The quality of the finished product, attention to detail and just general guidance made our appointment of Ecologic absolutely the right choice. Don't go anywhere else!

Darren Pidwell, Hut 249 Mudeford Beach