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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 

Close up

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…

Greenhouse Prototype Made from Grp Sheets & Composite Door Edge Off cuts (Double Garage Size)

Greenhouse Prototype Made from Grp Sheets & Composite Door Edge Off cuts (Double Garage Size)

Made from off cuts of other prototypes,  it has extra strong beams to hang heavy soil

filled baskets .

These are drywall metal 'metalclad' beams

Tee far wall (hidden from view) has the frame on the outside, so it forms a trellis for creeping plants / veg to grow on

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


Door is hinged, but a sliding door may be prefeable to stop wind catching & braking it


Experiments in frame construction



Normally the uprights wild be placed where grp sheets edge overlap.
Instead, I placed it further along as I tried an experiment where a wedge could be placed in here to help ventialtion





Partially finished


Burning Man Has Become A Testing Ground For Extreme Architecture Designers descend to try their creations against the heat and wind of the Nevada desert.

Burning Man Has Become A Testing Ground For Extreme Architecture Designers descend to try their creations against the heat and wind of the Nevada desert.

https://www.fastcodesign.com/90133591/burning-man-has-become-a-testbed-for-extreme-architecture










Materials to Build 2 to 3 Small Green Houses Donated to Chester Allotment Residents by the Cabinz Project

Materials to Build 2 to 3 Small Green Houses Donated to Chester Allotment Residents today.

A green house similar to the Wedge Block Shelter is suggested


Kev accepted the off cuts of 2 metre long door edge strips for the frame & grp fibreglass panels for the walls & roof.
He will have one green house on his plot


Screws & glue were also donated

 Planned site of the greenhouse

A sample frame panel was constructed on site to show Kev & his friends how to make a frame from the off cuts  (4 are required for a 2m x 2m frame)
Triangular shaped corner wedges from door frames off cuts are used for corner cross bracing
Door edge strips (in 6 colours)