Skip to main content

Draft proposal for Design of Insulated Panels installed as Shelter Wall Insulation, that can be Re-used as Shelters in the event of a Disaster Situation

Paul Ridley, Founder of the Cabinz Project Uk has designed several insulated panels that can be attached to an existing brick or wood building to insulate it, and make the structure stronger. 

These are designed to counter the problem that if a disaster occurs, there will not be enough materials available immediately to build thousands of shelters.
By have the panels dispersed around the country, in use as insulating building panels , they can quickly be removed from buildings & re-used as emergency shelters or perhaps floating pontoons in a flood.

While the panels are in situ, this addresses the problems stated in the 2 articles below  

If there is a disaster, where thousands of shelters are needed very quickly, the panels can be removed and built into shelters such as Hexayurts

The panels are screwed onto a metal drywall / wood or plastic strip that is connected via wall plugs to the wall. 

The panel has a metal drywall frame, and magnesium oxide (MGO fire ) board on the outside, painted with masonary paint .

There are a variety of insulation core options to suit differing budgets and levels of fire resistance.

Inflammable insulation should ideally be encased both sides with fire resistant Mgo board & metal drywall frame. Fire resistant materials require only single external mgo board sheet cladding.

Note:  Fire resistant materials such as PIR can be further removed from the frame and made into Hexayurts etc, as well as the outer 2.4 x 1.2m framed panel, so nearly doubling the panel usage (inner panel will be slightly smallet to fit inside framed one)   

Some meet building regs, others do not : 

A. Fire Resistant

1. Pir Rigid foam ie Kingspan as seen here in off cut form.  

2. Mineral Wool

3. Off cuts from Industry 

B. Inflammable 

End sealed cardboard (this is currently under study , and may be rejected if damp issues occur) 

 MGO Fire Board (Magnesium Oxide) Framed SIPS Panel with Door off cut Frame & Metal Fire barrier 


Popular posts from this blog

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…

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…

Prototype Wedge Block Shelter with Grp Window Cladding & Composite Door Edge Off-Cut Frame / Corner Brace

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…