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Dunkirk Migrant Camp was offered Fire Resistant Building Materials, free, a year before it burnt down PRESS RELEASE FROM Paul Ridley, Founder Cabinz Project DATE 5/5/17

PRESS RELEASE FROM Paul Ridley, Founder Cabinz Project DATE 5/5/17

Dunkirk Migrant Camp was offered Fire Resistant Building Materials, free, a year before it burnt down
On 10 April this year, a fire at the Migrant Camp in Dunkirk spread sufficently to destroy over half the buildings, many people lost all their very precious, remaining belongings and 10 people were injured.
The plywood chalets for migrants at the Dunkirk Migrant Camp were built by the charities Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and 'A Home for Winter'.
In February 2016, Paul Ridley of the Cabinz Project, a small community group in Chester UK, wrote warning both charities that the chalets were neither adequately insulated nor fire resistant and indicated methods to improve both and offered to pay for the necessary panels.

The method suggested was to clad the inside with plastic-coated metal sheeting and the outside with rigid foam insulation under steel outer sheeting. Paul offered sufficient panels and fixings to fill…

Cabinz are supplying re-used insulated panels for the Poultry Paddock New Project – Organic Poultry Unit (Update with Vid)

Cabinz are supplying re-used insulated panels for the Poultry Paddocks New Project – Organic Poultry Unit 

www.poultrypaddock.com/new-project-organic-poultry-unit/







Cabinz Prototype Shelter endures 80+ mph winds while adjacent wood shelter has roof blown off & tree behind blown over

Cabinz Prototype Wedgeblock Shelter endured 80+ mph winds while adjacent wood shelter has roof blown off & tree behind blown over


Front view


Above  - Close up of wood shelter with roof blown off

Below - Fallen tree behind Wedgeblock shelter

Below that  - Rear view, no damage to cabinz shelter


Interior pics of shelter show the experiment to fill grp profile gaps with expanding foam still intact. (it was theorised that flx in grp / frame might loosen foam. )
The preferred infil is camping mat type foam

The shelter is pinned to the ground with 4 x 75cm rebar 9no gravel foundations , just Grp DES shed base







Sketch up model of Segal-method Timber Frames

Sketch up model of Segal-method Timber Frames This extension that can help novice builders create the frame for garden offices, workshops, studios (and "Tiny Houses") up to 30m2 floor area using the Segal-method of post and beam timber framing: minimal pad foundations that cope with sloping ground, flexible grid structure, simple bolted timber joints, and using standard-length timbers to reduce wastage  http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/segal-method-timber-frames

Sapele Hard Wood Conservatory Beam & Rafters for Sale in Chester

For more details, or to view in Chester area, call 07432315470 or email vidgamez@gmail.com
£2 per metre 























Newly added



Poultry Shelter Tunnel / Chicken Coop Made From Composite Door off Cuts & Scaffolding Tube / Tube Clamps

Designed & made by Howard on his land. 2 x 1m panels constructed & supplied by Cabinz



Grp Opaque Covering to Protect Birch Ply Wood Shelter Roof (Allowing Attractive wood to still be seen)

I was told by a carpenter that he did not think the treated ply would stand up to rain, even when treated,  but if covered with grp sheets (pics below) , attractive wood effect would still be seen, but protected  .

Grp sheets could be added to walls for a "green house wall" with shelves or trellis as shown in previous prototypes

Mk. 3- 4 Prototype Frame for a Shelter with Green House Walls for Containing Veg or Plants or Garden Office / Shed with Shelves  
cabinznet.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/mk-3-4-prototype-frame-for-shelter-with.html

Building an "Insulated Wall Greenhouse" to make a trailer more attractive & insulate its' contents
cabinznet.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/building-insulated-wall-greenhouse-to.html

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

cabinznet.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/grp-sheet-green-house-or-storage-shed.html