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.
Plastic strips cut from the edge of door panels (thick upvc plastic in white, light & dark brown) are screwed to a pallet edge protectors with silicon sealent
In place on a roof section - View 1
Inner side view 1
Inner side view 2
Constituent Parts on outside . On inner side 2 edge strips are screwd into each side
Pallet Edge Protectors
Pallet Edge Protectors- Inner view
Door panel edge off cut showing plast ic cover part peeled
Door panel edge off cut
Plastic has a tacky clear plastic film cover. This can be easily peeled
off & scrunched up. This can used to block draughts in a shelter or
for packaging material
Following on from previous prototypes here, & here, this shelter is a lightweight, quickly constructed progression.
It is constructed by one man alone (to save labour costs) it's currently unfinished, a work in progress
The cabinz project has support of a supplier of opaque grp profiled roof sheets at very low cost (less than £3 a mtr). These are very strong & light, & are old stock / slight seconds.
We are selling these sheets for £4 a metre (no Vat ) in the Uk, to rasie funds for the Cabinz project shelter research. The project is currently funded only by voluntary labour & small donations
We recently sold at cost & donated 140 of these grp sheets to a third party aiming to build low cost shelters in Sierra Leone, Africa. This prototype is made partly to explore options for how such shelters would be made .
The frame & corner braces off-cuts are donated free by a Uk composite door manufacturer
Note. This prototype has been screwed together, so it c…