In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued special report on the impact of global warming of 1.5˚C. The critical report sent headlines viral;

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Coral Reef Properties were already on a mission to redefine environmentally friendly development methods and house types, but this news supported us in boosting demand and opportunity for our expertise, homes and projects. We wholeheartedly accept and take on the challenges evidenced in the report with a mission to deliver homes that are not only carbon-neutral but provide a positive environmental impact.

Working with Hempcrete

A truly beneficial approach to building…

Before the report offered a timeline, the majority of us were already aware of our disabling impact on the environment, after all governments and media have reported it for years. We had begun to see changes being made yet these were not dramatic enough to change the course. Developers were being more ‘sustainable’ in ways but continuing to rely on environmentally damaging materials and methods overall. We have researched, tested and gathered the most advanced and environmentally beneficial materials and methods available to go beyond offering homes that reduce energy consumption.

Our homes are built using sustainably sourced wood and recyclable raw materials including Hempcrete. Hempcrete is an organic material made using the hemp fibres. Hemp is a fast-growing plant, needing little irrigation and farming making it very efficient with a low environmental impact. The added benefits of using hempcrete are that it is stronger and more hard wearing than concrete (it is both fireproof and earthquake resistant!), it absorbs and cleanses the air of Co2, it boasts noise cancelling qualities and provides temperature control in warm and cold temperatures.

…that doesn't compromise design, beauty or style

In the past there has been a stigma attached to the quality and style of eco-friendly homes. Our homes are built using sustainable, organic and ethically produced materials yet design and aesthetic are never compromised. In fact, our homes offer a high-quality of living, with a luxurious feel in the organic textures and materials used throughout our homes.

Kevin McCloud on building with Hempcrete