Ombria Resort

Ombria Resort uses sustainable building materials such as Portuguese cork

Ombria Resort – the luxury sustainable development that is due to open in Loulé this autumn – is investing in building materials with “unique properties, such as Portuguese cork”.

“Ombria Resort is committed to a mission of sustainability and protection of nature, moved by values such as economic, environmental and social responsibility, in order to implement an exceptional development which is in harmony with its natural surroundings and local communities of the Algarve Barrocal,” said the resort.

The resort’s construction is using Diathonite Thermactive, an insulating plaster created by Diasen, which is “recognised for the quality of its ecological, natural and 100% safe products created using elements such as Portuguese cork and hydraulic lime for maximum thermal comfort and safety.”

As the resort points out, Portugal is known for being the main cork producer in the world. The country accounts for 50% of the world’s production and 60% of exports.

“Cork does not change as a result of humidity, avoiding the formation of condensation and slowing the propagation of sound, ensuring acoustic insulation,” Ombria says.

It also helps maintain a mild temperature within the houses, making them “cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter by replicating the geniality of the natural processes that are the essence of Mediterranean construction.”

Cork is also a deterrent when it comes to fire, insects, and mould, and provides “extraordinary durability and a healthy environment” by reducing the buildup of allergens.

“By choosing natural materials like cork, Ombria Resort wants to ensure the preservation of the sanctuary we live in, so that future generations can also enjoy this unique experience,” said Júlio Delgado, CEO, Ombria Resort.

“We have one of the lowest construction densities (3-5%) and one of the highest quality standards of any development in Europe (A or A+ energy certificate),” he said.