Committed to Ethical Building and Community Projects
Property developer Impact Samui established early on that there were many opportunities to enhance the beauty of the island, by adapting a responsible approach to its developments.
Director David Birchall says: “Redeveloping older and unfinished houses is a real passion for me. Looking at what exists and then designing something new and relevant to the project location is personally very rewarding.”
Impact’s first project was the transformation of four houses with a central swimming pool. Rebranding it as Lavaliere, the company created four newly-configured villas, each with a private pool. Existing trees and plants were moved to an offsite nursery to be nurtured throughout the building phase and then replanted on completion.
Impact’s current redevelopment project, Residence8, involved transforming a partly-built house into six beautiful and individual apartments, all of which have magnificent views across the Gulf of Thailand.
“We are constantly looking at ways to raise the bar, and using the latest technology to minimise energy consumption and global waming,” says director Rodney Waller.
Impact Samui’s latest new-build project, The Peak, will showcase the highest possible eco-sensitive building standards available to create spacious, family-friendly luxury villas in one of the island’s most sought-after locations.
Social responsibility is a passion of company director, Susan Field. “Whilst our business provides commercial benefits to the country and its people, we feel it is important to give back to our local community. As such, we are involved in the current renovation of the Children’s Ward at the public hospital in Nathon, providing goods and services to help create a friendly, colourful environment for young patients. We have also assisted with Soi Dog’s island-wide neutering programme and supported the island’s Elephant Sanctuary.”