Sunday, 8 January 2017

Grp Sheet Green House or Storage Shed Prototype with Frame on the Outside to Form a Trellis to Suppot Creeping Vines or Beans etc


 Grp Sheet Green House or Storage Shed Prototype (mk 1) with Frame on the Outside to form a Trellis to Suppot Creeping Vines or Beans etc. 



 Trellis Frame on outside


















If a green house with soil floor, base will stay open like this.  Planks can be placed on floor strips to form a path


Inside view with floor & wall frame (if used as a shed, though raised beds counld be installed) . No trellis struts installed yet



If an arched roof is required, frame can be made,  bent out of door edge strips

Close up


Close up of outside frame, without trellis ftrats added

Close up uf corner (butts up nicely) Flashings will need to be installed to cover corners

Frames can be folded for easy trasportation (though 4m long) They will fit through a normal door way if folded.


Cross bracing achieved with the usual door frame off cut, although this may conflict with grp sheet profile, so brace  may need trimming 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

MACHINE PRESS PROTOTYPE BUILT FROM COMPOSITE DOOR OFF CUTS FOR MAKING EXPERIMENTAL DIY SIPS PANELS

 As it's not practical to ship expanded foam as it taks up more volume, and the supply of composite door panels off cuts is limited, I decided to combine the 2 & make a protoype machine using a frame & silver foil.

A similar, previous experiment with  expanding foam , Frame & grp sheet / window is HERE ( Mk 1 & 2 DIY SIPS Framed Panel with GRP Skin & Built in Window )

This was the cheapest way i could think of for making a basic panel. TO protect the oustside of the panel from the wind / rain. a metal or grp sheet can be attached or glued with foam from the start.

If a green house wall  type shelter is required for growing veg, a wider frame can be used & shelves attached to hold plant pots. a grp sheet with removable fixing can then ba attached to the outside

Basic fisrt attempt at a prototype Diy Sips (structual insulated panel) machine. It's using grp skin foam core  composite door off cuts as hinged holding panels

A Composite door edge off cut frame (2.1m long)  with 45degree off cut plastic corner braces is placed on top of  machine.

A plastic sheet & foil sheet would normally be placed underneath, But this pic is to show frame make up



Close up of frame construction , Corner braces screwed with collated dry wall screws


Corners glued & screwed with a 70-8mm 5 torx swcrew & 55mm drywall screw
 

Plastic sheet placed on base to protect from foam leakage

Silver foil placed on top


 Frame placed, then  expanding foam sprayed in . For this experiment, I used 6 x foam cannisters, an expensive way of doing it (£18), but I am not in production yet, so not buying foam in bulk yet



 Foil is then plaed on top with shinier side on outside


 place plastic sheet on top of foil


Close top panel of machine press


6 cans of foam used (could of used 7-8, but was not sure of voume) temp was cold, so did not expand as much as hoped


Put heavy items to weigh top panel down, to counteract foam expansion pressure 


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Chat with the Reciproboo Inventor & Idea For Ladder Adaption

Last summer, I had a chat with Shaun Halbert, inventor of the Reciproboo structure frame, a beautifully simple concept.
 www.reciproboo.org/#/about/4591858953

Shaun was very helpful with an overview of the sector & some comments on my project.

I hav an idea fopr making a ladder to escape a flood etc, by adding a few  rungs. I also expreimented with different angles (see pics)

This was a rough idea, & not developed further, due to time constraints, but I love the design


 

Monday, 17 October 2016

DIY SIPS Simple Panel Building System by IADDIC.net

DIY SIPS Simple Panel Building System by IADDIC.net

 Vids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kunz7ZecH8E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6rul8RcxIw