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Paul Ridley, Founder of the Cabinz Project has invented "Shelter Banks" Where People Can Collect Materials to Build Basic Shelters

Press Release:

"Shelter Banks" Similar to Food Banks.Providing Building Materials For Outbuildings, to People Squeezed Into The Smallest Houses in Europe


The Uk Property market has been in crisis for many years. The new concept of Shelter Banks, aims to help ease a part of that crisis.

They are similar to Food Banks in the Uk, but distributing, re-used & re-manufactured building materials that have been donated or bought in bulk at low cost.
The shelters built with these materials, may be storage sheds, greenhouse or insulated garden offices for small businesses.

To facilitate this, building materials are stored in a warehouse and collected by local people, or posted to target low income groups, individuals or small businesses over a wider area.

Some materials will be free, but it depends on the amount of resources, funding & donations available, as to whether materials will have to have a small charge. If so, due to low overheads & donator support, they will much chea…
24/5/16

Press Release:

"Shelter Banks" Similar to Food Banks.Providing Building Materials For Outbuildings, to People Squeezed Into The Smallest Houses in Europe


The Uk Property market has been in crisis for many years. The new concept of Shelter Banks, aims to help ease a part of that crisis.

They are similar to Food Banks in the Uk, but distributing, re-used & re-manufactured building materials that have been donated or bought in bulk at low cost.
The shelters built with these materials, may be storage sheds, greenhouse or insulated garden offices for small businesses.

To facilitate this, building materials are stored in a warehouse and collected by local people, or posted to target low income groups, individuals or small businesses over a wider area.

Some materials will be free, but it depends on the amount of resources, funding & donations available, as to whether materials will have to have a small charge. If so, due to low overheads & donator support, they will mu…

Joining Door Frame Off Cuts to Form Beams, Pt. 2 Strengthening with Other Off-Cuts & Surplus Materials

Joining Door Frame Off Cuts to Form Beams Pt. 2 Strengthening with Off-Cuts other Surplus Materials 


A. Parts used 

Door frame core profiles can be joined with "Pallet Protector angles" as outer splints.(They come in 2 sizes - see pic )  Plastic edge strip off cuts (shown in white in pic below) are inserted on the inside. Core profiles are usually straight cut at ends, but shown 45 degrees in pic




B.  Connector 1.

 4 x 6mm BOLTS Plastic edge strip off cuts are attached with another nut for cross bracing, For corner uprights, the other bolts can have Plastic edge strips going at 90 degrees to join adjacent upright.



C.  Connector 3.  Self tapping zinc plated drywall screws 39mm



D.  Core profiles end view



E. Full view of parts used (white edge strip is not shown, but also used inside core profile for inner  tension strength)

Pt. 1 Joining Door Frame Off Cuts to Form Beams & Strengthening with Drywall CladBeam (metalclad)

Joining Door Frame Off Cuts Pt 1.

Screwed together with central insert (see in pic below the first pic) inserted in middle, edge strengthened with 70mm drywall tracking. There is also a plastic profile edge strip (see left of pic)  , which fits to edge in slots, and  may be used for strengthening



Exposed open joint showing core & plastic strip spacers, braced across joint


close up of screws & edge strenthened with 70mm drywall tracking.

Central core fits inside 50mm drywall c-stud . plastic edge strip off cuts are used for spacers & strengtheners across joint


Close up showing edge of 50mm c-stud fitting into central core edge channel
Other side view

CladBeam (aka Metalclad) is for sale 2.012m lengths, 45 - 148mm + wide . I stud I-Beam Core Available POA

CladBeam (aka Metalclad) is for sale in 2.012m lengths, 10mm to 148mm + wide. Wider beams made to order.  I stud I-Beam Core Available POA .

Prices start @ £2 / m or £4 a length. Minimum of 10 lengths.

CladBeam is is a composite beam with a wood grain effect. It is manufactured from thick strips of fire & rot resistant plastic, coated in a fibreglass skin. It comes in up to 7 colours on one side, white on the other.

As it similar to "Grid Beam" when drilled with holes, It can be used for applications such as furnitire & protyping frames.

It can be strengthened by adding dry lining galvanised metal or purlins on the outside for more deamanding uses, such as small outdoor strucures.

A brief explanation with pictures is here .



Contact cabinznet@gmail or phone +44 07432315470 for more info,

Joining Kingspan Wall & Floor Sandwich Insulation Panels Together with minimal Thermal Bridge

Joining Kingspan Wall & Floor Sandwich Insulation Panels Together with Minimal Thermal Bridge

1. Aim  - Join a wall & floor panel of kingspan sandwich insulation panel  together using a c shaped  tracking drywall lining  that has one edge cut into the foam to reduce a thermal bridge. The other edge is screwed into the interior side of the panel.

Please note, the seam will have to be coated with expanding foam or silicone sealant on both sides of drywall lining

2. 80mm wide panels with short overlap

3. Pic from other side
4. Method A -Start at edge
5, Method B -Pull metal away from foam by hand & turnover edge



  6. Method c.  - (pic below)  screw down edge, using self tapping plaster board screws to flatten it & form a stronger edge to support weight of wall. 
Corner may need to be cut away where 2 folded edges meet/
7. Method D. 
Screw C Shaped Drywall lining tracking on top of folded edge . Size of drywall will vary, depending on thickness of kingspan panel 

8. Met…

Experiments with Metlaclad Beams as Footings to Support a Kingspan PIR Sandwich Panel Floor

Experiments with Metlaclad Beams as Footings to Support a Kingspan PIR Sandwich Panel Floor

Mk 1

92mm drywall clads composite door edge off cut (CDEFC) are placed first.  If a stronger beam is required a dry lining I-Stud is inserted in the middle (see right of pic)

Important: If footings are not used, several Rebar "L shape" or "Loop" is inserted into ground at angle away from the building at a 30-50cm depth to anchor. Minuimun of 4 for each corner & 4 at edge & in middle beam     

Then a 50mm CDEFC. Roof kingspan panels is placed upside down (ridges downward for extra strength)


Insulated door off  cuts can be inserted in the gaps for extra insulation & to stop rodents nesting (Rodents do not appear to eat door grp / foam)  

Pic below shows 2 layers

Mk2. These are shown upside down (so current upside would be facing the ground)

For lighter shelters requiring a lower height, the Beams can be inserted the trough between the ridges 
 Again, insualtion ca…