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Raised Beds Frame Prototype From grp / plastic Composite Door Panel off cuts with Handbridge Allotment

Raised Beds Prototype From grp / plastic Composite Door Panel off cuts with Handbridge Allotment 

The aim is to replace the rotting wood frame with composite door offcuts, that are glued and screwed together . These will not rot or be eaten by insects for an estimated 25 yrs +

They may be more visible, being white on one side.

So they may reduce tripping hazards in poor evening light, as many allotments / gardens are unlit

DES Pegs will be hammered into gound to support them 

size is approx 2.44 x 1.22 m2  Frames are approx 30cm tall




Prototype 1

Window cut outs are framed with door edge strips (DES) with a door edge strip section between panels horizontally to screw DES to.

They are glued together with Everbuild lumberjack 5 min PU glue & 75mm screws


A 2nd idea is to use the smaller DES screwed & glued together with cheaper silicon sealant

This is quicker to make, than it appears at first. The planks are also heavier & stronger with the grp side resisting the outward so…
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Prototype Green House / Shed DIY Kit Mk 1 with Slanting Flat Roof (Using DES Strips & Grp Sheets)

Prototype Green House / Shed 1
Thsi is exploring a method for making a one-off shed.
If it was repeated in manufacture , it could be used as a pattern.
my intention is to make differnt roof types to fit the cube base like the previous WedgeBlock shelter 


 Make 4 x 2 mtr square frames with corner braces. Then 2 triangular roof side frames

Note: the top & bottom frames have the grp side on the top & bottom to take the extra weight of the roof ( the composite DES sticks are weaker if facing the othe way)  


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 1. Screw 4 x frames together to form a cube.
2. Move frame onto its' side
3. Screw 2 triangular roof side frames to cube frame


 Screw Grp sheets to the side temporarily and cut to size.

Note: sometime the off cut slanted side is the same angle as the adjoining panel, so it can be reused as the neighbouring panels


 Close up of other side












North West England and N. Wales Allotment Research and Locations / Contacts

Cabinz are currently reseaching ways of supplying materials to improve allotments in the NW & N Wales.

 Allotment sites under the control of Cheshire West And Cheshire are 

https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/leisure-parks-and-events/parks-and-open-spaces/allotments.aspx
Wirral 
https://www.wirral.gov.uk/sites/default/files/all/Leisure%20parks%20and%20events/allotments/Allotment%20Site%20Addresses.pdf
Flintshire 
http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/PDFFiles/Residents/Allotments/Allotments.pdf
Denbighshire 
https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/resident/community-and-living/allotments.aspx
We have five allotment sites, at: Greenfield Road, RuthinFron Bache, LlangollenGlas Meadows, Denbigh

Approx. 1 tonne of Building Materials to build 2 to 3 Small Green Houses / Walking boards or Raised Beds, donated to Ellesmere Port Allotment Residents by the Cabinz Project

For more info , look HERE 

These composite materials included fire & rot resistant door off cuts for insulating & repairing sheds .

Plastic wood type 2m long beams to make green house or shed frames were doanted with opaque grp roof sheets.

Perhaps resisdents will build structures like our Wedge Block prototype shelters Here & Here or Here Screws, glue & corner braces were also donated by Cabinz.
Cabinz has some funding to distribute materials to make 2 to 3 greenhouses .

We would like to hear from community groups in the NW & North Wales, such as allotment or men in sheds projects who may want them.
Please email cabinznet@gmail.com 
Dennis recieves the insulation and frame beams


  Opaque Grp Fibreglass roof / wall sheets are delivered  These composite materials included fire & rot resistant door off cuts for insulating & repairing sheds . Plastic wood type 2m long beams to make green house or shed frames were donated with opaque grp roof sheets.…

MGO Fire Board (Magnesium Oxide) Framed SIPS Panel with Door off cut Frame & Metal Fire barrier

MGO Fire Board  (Magnesium Oxide) Framed SIPS Panel with Door off cut Frame & Metal Fire barrier 

 Without Centre beam

Top beam is strenthened with drywall to take weight of single storey roof

 Corner bracing



Aluminium edge fire barrier between panels (100mm) Edges bent over for strength

 Close up of centre beam. Need for transport by single person ,  But removable if large insualtion sheets used.
 Centre beam in place

Mgo baord side, glues in seam & screwed with 22mm dryall screws 

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Large Quantity of Vintage White Marble from Fire Places for sale

Vintage White Marble from Fire Places for sale .Approx. £8-20+ a piece
( Min £30 spend )

Collection from Chester area (no postage)

contact  07432315470









Experiments with cans & bottle litter used as containers for soil or water in a drywall metal clad shelter vertical frame

Experiments with cans & bottle litter used as containers for soil or water in a drywall metal clad shelter vertical  frame

These vertical beams are designed to be extemely low cost & fire resistant. Theu are probably not strong enought for horizontal beams  


Type A. 
 Whole empty used drinks cans:
1. filled with compressed soil or sand,
2. then at seams, overlapped with a cut side wall of a can, that is filled with compacted soil or sand as well.
Alternatively, concrete or cement could be used as a filler at higher cost, but higher strength

Finally this taped together in an overlapping spiral with waterproof  50mm parcel tape  .
It is placed inside 72mm drywall galv metal channel

Note: for extra strength, the top & bottom of can can be cut out if using cement or concrete, forming a continual concrete fused length of bean.

Furthermore a length of rebar (  8-12mm )can be inserted through the middle


Side view of long sided drywall channel (50mm long side)


 A 72mm wide chann…